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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. House Republicans still seeking Senate impeachment trial of Philly DA

BY: - January 26, 2023

House Republicans announced plans to file an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — still seeking a Senate impeachment trial.

Pa.’s Evans, Lee among congressional Dems condemning Biden admin’s expansion of Title 42

BY: - January 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — Nearly 80 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the White House expressing their “great concern” that the Biden administration is walking back on its promise to restore migrants’ access to asylum. In the letter, they also condemned the administration’s expansion of a controversial policy that immediately turns away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, […]

Perry Co. receives ‘main street’ designation in community and economic development program

BY: - January 26, 2023

State officials and local business leaders gathered in downtown Duncannon to announce the designation, which they say will invest in towns across the rural county, including Blain, Duncannon, Landisburg, Liverpool, Marysville, Millerstown, New Bloomfield, New Buffalo, and Newport. 

‘A shell game:’ Fiscal watchdog’s report on school tax hikes kicks up a fuss | Thursday Coffee

BY: - January 26, 2023

Auditor General Tim DeFoor called for changes to state law to fix it; districts defend their actions.

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Efforts to bring passenger rail back to NEPA keep chugging along

BY: - January 26, 2023

'Hopefully, 2023 is the year this went from an idea to implementation,' rail backer Tyler Kusma told the Capital-Star

EPA ruling could shutter W. Pa power plant ahead of schedule

BY: - January 26, 2023

The Keystone-Conemaugh plant was one of six sites tagged by federal regulators.

Looking to solve a Harrisburg problem, Pa. House Speaker Rozzi turns to Pittsburgh for advice

BY: - January 25, 2023

The roughly 90 minute-long session  was held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

Office of Transformation and Opportunity aims to be ‘one-stop shop’ for Pa. businesses

BY: - January 24, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro established a new office to serve as a one-stop shop to help businesses cut through red tape and streamline operations.

Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey speaks during a live-streamed 6/27/22 press conference

Pgh Mayor Gainey orders review to make sure city’s big nonprofits are paying fair share in taxes

BY: - January 24, 2023

PITTSBURGH — Mayor Ed Gainey signed an executive order on Tuesday directing the city of Pittsburgh’s finance and law departments to review all tax-exempt properties in the city, to ensure their tax-exempt status meets the state’s legal requirements.  “In the City of Pittsburgh, 34 percent of the property is designated as tax-exempt, that is, the […]

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Postal service on-time performance similar in rural, urban areas, report finds

BY: - January 24, 2023

Pa. was among the locales where USPS periodical deliveries occurred 5% or more frequently in rural areas than urban areas.

The Union League building on South Broad Street in Philadelphia (VisitPhiladelphia/The Philadelphia Tribune).

Protest set for Philly Union League event honoring Florida Gov. DeSantis

BY: - January 24, 2023

Leaders will gather at 4 p.m. on Tuesday outside the Philadelphia landmark to protest the honor being bestowed on the Florida governor.

Bipartisan Senate bill would change how Pa. charges children as adults | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 24, 2023

A judge would have to sign off before a juvenile case is moved to to adult court.