Government & Politics

GOP Senate aide’s appellate court appointment puts new scrutiny on judicial nominations.

When a judge on one of Pennsylvania’s two appellate courts announced his retirement in August, an office within the Wolf administration began to solicit applications from people who wanted to replace him. Democratic Gov. Tom...

What happens in the Senate now that the House has impeached Trump: 5 questions...

Now that impeachment has reached the Senate, Mitch McConnell will play a huge role in what happens next.

What Pa’s U.S. House delegation said about Wednesday’s impeachment vote

The articles now go to the U.S. Senate, where observers believe President Donald Trump will be swiftly acquitted.

Trump impeached: House votes for 3rd time in U.S. history to impose Constitution’s ultimate...

Now only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached by the House, the case against President Trump now goes to the U.S. Senate.

Wolf signs cost-cutting criminal justice bills into law

The bills will reduce state prison populations by 600 inmates over the next five years, saving taxpayers an estimated $48 million in corrections costs

Lt. Gov. overhaul: House approves deputy home sale, letting governor pick their running mate

The state House approved a pair of bills Wednesday that will change the Lieutenant Governor’s office — literally and figuratively.One of the proposals, sponsored by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, would order...

Undeterred by Wolf’s deadline, House GOP weighs a path forward for minimum wage hike

A House Republican who’s key to the approval of the state’s first minimum wage hike in more than a decade isn’t saying no to that hike -- but he isn’t saying yes either.

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users. 

The U.S. House is voting on the Trump impeachment. Where Pa’s House delegation stands,...

On Wednesday. the majority-Democrat House will vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.Most observers agree the chamber will vote on party lines to send the charges of abuse of power and...

Two maps that explain the changing geography of the opioid epidemic | Wednesday Morning...

Pennsylvania is making progress. But there are really three opioid epidemics. Not just one.