Government & Politics

Pa. House, Senate approve bill upping the tobacco purchase age to 21 for most...

The bill provides a carve-out for active duty servicemembers who can legally purchase tobacco at 18.

Pa’s capital city has some work to do on LGBTQ equality, accommodation, report |...

Philly, Pittsburgh get '100' scores from the Human Rights Campaign, which scored Pennsylvania cities across a variety of different metrics.

Senate passes long-sought lawsuit reforms for clergy sexual abuse victims

Survivors and their advocates hailed the action by the Pennsylvania state Senate as a partial victory Wednesday night, though they lamented the fact that it may be years before they can take advantage of a provision allowing them to bring decades-old cases to court.

A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s...

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.

Universal lead testing touches ideological nerve in Pa. House panel debate

The House Children and Youth Committee voted 17-6 to advance the bill, amid concerns from some of the panel’s Republicans about the proper role of government. 

Veteran DelCo lawmaker Barrar to retire at the end of his term

State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-Delaware, cited health issues and a desire to spend more time with his family as the reason for his retirement

As senior Senate GOP aide Crompton looks to a future on state court, critics...

Drew Crompton says he's ready for a clean break from the Senate.

Pa.’s Toomey, W.Va.’s Manchin want to restart background checks talks with Trump. They’ll be...

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers.Anyone else notice how President Donald Trump has left no stone unturned in his quest to pass a federal 'Red Flag' law, expanded background checks and all the gun control measures he...

Impeachment isn’t the law — but it is judgment | Bruce Ledewitz

impeachment and removal must truly represent the sovereign will of the American people to be considered a legitimate action.

Pa. House Committee advances gift ban bill

The compromise bill didn't go as far as some good government advocates would have preferred, but they welcomed Tuesday's committee vote