‘Our diversity is our strength’: Movita Johnson-Harrell will be Pa. Legislature’s first female Muslim lawmaker
“I think this is a good sign for Pennsylvania,” Johnson-Harrell told the Capital-Star after her win. “Our diversity is our strength.”
Wolf joins bipartisan group of Midwestern governors resisting Trump’s Great Lakes cuts
"This is a risk we simply can’t afford to take."
The Family Research Council’s latest congressional scorecard isn’t very pro-family | John L. Micek
Spoiler alert: Republicans did well. Democrats, less so.
Pa. House committee advances expanded public employee pension forfeiture bill
The bill, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, now goes to the House floor for consideration.
It’s Sunshine Week in Pa.: Here’s how we’ve been helping to shine a light on government | Opinion
The Right-to-Know Law is perfect. It’s strong, but it can be stronger
Report: Will Pittsburgh’s gun-ban put more of the city’s black residents in harm’s way? | Wednesday Morning Coffee
"If it’s proposing to disarm black people, no, not in the age of Trump, and Charlottesville," one local activist says.
Pa.’s Brian Fitzpatrick: ‘Republican enabler’ or ‘bipartisan dealmaker?’
U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick has cast some key votes with Democrats. Will that be enough to immunize him against a challenge in 2020?
Sunshine Week celebrates a critical part of our democracy: The free press | Opinion
Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted.
Democrats easily hold on to suburban Scranton state House district in special election
The final margin was a blowout, as Kosierowski won 62-38, according to unofficial results. Turnout was a little less than 25 percent.
Movita Johnson-Harrell wins state House election to represent West Philadelphia district
Johnson-Harrell said she is the first Muslim woman elected to the state House.
Pa. House committee advances ban on vaping in schools
Everybody knows that smoking cigarettes isn’t allowed in school. But is vaping? The House Judiciary Committee unanimously advanced a bill Tuesday to close a loophole that lets students use electronic nicotine delivery systems like vapes on school property. The legislation would also make it a crime under state law to sell these products to anyone […]
Rookie lawmakers push legislation to limit General Assembly members’ tenure
Another session, another reform effort. In previous years, campaign finance reform, shrinking the legislature, and redistricting changes have been pushed as a solution to Harrisburg’s dysfunction. This year, House lawmakers from both parties have coalesced around a bill to restrict lawmakers from gaining power through endless tenure in the Capitol. “We are not trying to […]