Government & Politics

Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget

From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities

Looking to improve Pa’s business climate, Gov. Wolf? Here’s a suggestion or two |...

By Gene BarrIt’s the start of a new legislative session -- and a new term for Gov. Tom Wolf.The governor’s budget address this Tuesday sets in motion a very busy time in state government,...

Climate action has to be the major benchmark for environmental progress in Pa. |...

Pennsylvania can protect the environment and use market-based strategies to do it. This is how.

Wolf, lawmakers have to step up this budget season to help survivors of sexual...

The time is now to provide additional, sustained resources to help survivors weathering the storm both today and in the future.

Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion

A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.

Pa. voters spoke: On Budget Day, it’s time for Wolf, lawmakers to turn those...

As the draw up a new state budget for 2019-2020, Gov. Tom Wolf and the General Assembly need to hear the voices of all Pennsylvanians. Not just special interests.

Pennsylvania budget season starts today. Here’s what you need to know

Getting a budget passed is complicated, but the end result should be: spending = revenue.

Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?

When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues.As one of...

No, John Fetterman isn’t wearing a tie. And you need to stop talking about...

Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor is already well-known for a few things. He'd like you to look beyond that.

This powerful Capitol committee has a new chair. He’s not Daryl Metcalfe 2.0

Colleagues expect new House State Government Chair Garth Everett will bring decorum and cooperation to Metcalfe’s old committee