Government & Politics

Climate denial? Vaccine denial? Don’t Pa. lawmakers have better ways to spend their time...

So I really wanted to believe that this guy was just trolling us:In case you're wondering what you're looking at, that's what a reader comment to a Capital-Star story looks like before we make...

GOP electeds call for Lebanon County Republican chair to resign over ‘racist’ mailer

In an intra-party scrum gone public, three Republican lawmakers from Lebanon County are calling on the county's GOP chairman to resign over what they say is a "racist" mailer directed at an incumbent county...

Southeast Republicans, unified Dems in the House find common ground: opposing mandatory regulation slashing

Environmental allies celebrated a rare Harrisburg victory this week when the newly emboldened Democratic caucus in the state House, with the help of a few Republican holdouts, voted down a GOP bill to slash...

With impeachment talk heating up, some Pa. Dems try to turn down the temperature...

Democrats can try impeachment if they want to - Pennsylvania's Republicans say. Keystone State Democrats are urging caution, however.

Bucking Trump, Pa. U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick votes with Dems on bill supporting Paris...

Thursday's vote is a largely a symbolic rebuke to Trump, who announced in 2017 that he’d withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris accord the Obama administration helped broker in 2015.

‘There’s a water crisis in Pennsylvania’: Environmental advocates call for clean water funding

Environmental advocates on Wednesday presented a grim picture of polluted streams, plastic-filled rivers, and underfunded state departments as they called on the Legislature to pony up more money for clean water programs.But the Capitol...

Is this the next fight over abortion rights in Pennsylvania? | Thursday Morning Coffee

In the absence of judicial action, anti-choice advocates are trying to legislate the medical procedure (and that's what it is) out of existence.

Pa. lawmakers should consider this Senate alternative to a nuke bailout | Opinion

While it’s true that nuclear generation doesn’t emit greenhouse gases, there are several important reasons why I feel this is the wrong way to go.

This Pa. House bill would make building inspections less reliable and more expensive |...

If the goal of the proposed legislation is to curb a rogue building inspector, the current language fails to accomplish that objective.