Government & Politics

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting.

A Pa. House bill that blocks the closing of two centers for the intellectually...

The bill requires the state to clear a waitlist of adults with developmental disabilities who are to be provided with home care

How a debate over mandatory sentences for gun crimes could sink savings gleaned from...

The state has saved more than $20 million and seen crime rates drop since 2015, when the Pa. Supreme Court threw out mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.

Bipartisan bills in state House and Senate increase access to solar energy

Legislation now before the state House and Senate would allow Pennsylvania utility customers subscribe to 100 percent solar energy from their local power company.

A ‘Kafkaesque Hell:’ 3 Questions on Pa’s probation system with CNN’s Van Jones |...

An effort to reform a system that Jones says is a 'spiderweb of Catch-22s' has brought together both Republicans and Democrats.

Philly City Council approves land transfer to bring new tower, entertainment hub to S....

Council members voted unanimously last week to approve the land transfer of District Health Center No. 1 to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp.

Another GOP abortion ban bill. The same glaring weakness | John L. Micek

There's no mistaking where state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz stands on abortion. She wants it gone. And to help that goal on its way, the freshman Republican from Clinton County is sponsoring a bill that...

Hunting in Pennsylvania on (some) Sundays moves closer to reality, as state House committee...

The measure, passed by the state Senate in June, was advanced Monday by the Pennsylvania House Game & Fisheries Committee in a 20-4 vote.

Democrats choose history professor for special election in 48th Senate District

The state party nominated Annville resident Michael Schroeder at a convention on Sunday, according to a press release.

Your guide to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 5 general election

Here's what you need to know about Pa.'s statewide judicial races as well as a ballot question concerning Marsy's Law.