Government & Politics

Cropland in the commonwealth: Here’s what’s growing across the state |The Numbers Racket Returns

Pennsylvania had nearly 4 million acres of harvested cropland as of 2017. Who knew?

Exclusive: ex-Democratic Congressional candidate George Scott is running for state Senate seat in Harrisburg

The campaign marks Scott’s return to politics since his Congressional bid, where he emerged from a crowded Democratic primary to come within two points of unseating Perry in the November general election. 

Pa’s Toomey, Casey sharply split on Trump’s Iran strategy

In back-to-back conference calls on Wednesday, Pennsylvania’s two United States senators, Democrat Bob Casey and Republican Pat Toomey, provided ample evidence of the growing partisan divide on Capitol Hill over escalating tensions with Iran.

‘We’re on the front lines every day’: How county officials in Appalachia are fighting...

The 13 states that make up Appalachia, including Pa., spent a year studying the toll abuse has exacted on their counties, and looked for a way forward.

Philly Sen. Art Haywood wants to spend 2020 ‘responding to decades of injustice’

The Democratic lawmaker tells our partners at the Philadelphia Tribune that he wants to right historic economic, environmental and social justice wrongs.

Pa.’s Shapiro, Dem AGs condemn GOP lawsuit trying to block ERA ratification | Wednesday...

'It’s 2020, not 1920,' Dem AGs said of the lawsuit, which was filed when Virginia was poised to become the last state needed for ratification.

Trump’s economy hasn’t lifted all boats. Will that matter in Pa. in 2020? |...

A new study offers a glimpse of hope for Democrats that they can take back Pennsylvania in the 2020 presidential race. A Stateline.org analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 25 counties in Pennsylvania...

Turzai schedules March 17 special elections for three House seats

House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled three special elections barely a month ahead of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential primary, raising the ire of Democrats.

Veteran Democratic Rep. Scott Conklin joins the race for Pa. Auditor General

A veteran state House member from Centre County says he’s jumping into the increasingly crowded field of candidates running for Pennsylvania’s Office of the Auditor General.

Readshaw announces retirement, clearing the way for progressive challenger

Progressive Jessica Benham, a local advocate for people with disabilities and first-time candidate for office, wished Readshaw well in retirment.