Government & Politics

Dush announces retirement in 2020; third lawmaker to call it quits this November

Two other House lawmakers — Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, and Rep. Steve Barrar, R-Delaware — also announced their retirements this November.

What to do about our paralyzed Congress? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

It is time for our elected officials to return to working for the good of the citizenry, not for political party alliances.

MontCo Dem McCarter announces 2020 retirement

The second House lawmaker in a week, this time a Montgomery County Democrat, has announced their retirement come 2020.

Pa.’s Fitzpatrick rolls out bipartisan bill aimed at fighting fentanyl trafficking | Monday Morning...

One of the country's most targeted incumbents reaches across the aisle. Will it be enough?

Gordon Sondland went full Agatha Christie on the Trump regime | Dick Polman

Do you remember the climax of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express?” It turned out all the murder suspects were guilty.And as Trump’s handpicked ambassador, Gordon Sondland, publicly declared during Wednesday’s House impeachment...

On TV, political ads are regulated – but online, anything goes | Opinion

This election season, the public is closely watching how social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are handling political ads.

Philadelphia leaders tout $10M expansion of commercial corridor cleaning program

The new city investment will pay for 30 part-time jobs in every Council District at a wage of $15 an hour.

With abortion restrictions as potential poison pill, telemedicine bill awaits next move

The language apparently limiting access to medical abortions has raised concerns among abortion rights advocates and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf

So about that legislative gift ‘ban’ bill | Editorial Cartoon

A Pa. House Committee advanced a gift ban bill this week. It ends cash gifts to lawmakers and limit the value of other presents or travel that lawmakers can accept from lobbyists and other private citizens.