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State budget agency projects billion-dollar plus deficits in early 2020’s — and that’s without a recession

BY: - November 15, 2019

Better get used to budget fights. Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog agency is predicting deficits in the hundreds of millions of dollars annually over the next five years — some topping a billion dollars in the early 2020’s. The Independent Fiscal Office, a state agency tasked with analyzing economic and budgetary data for the General Assembly, predicted […]

Top Pa. Senate Democratic campaign staffer steps down after sexual harassment allegation

BY: - November 15, 2019

The staffer, David Marshall, was hired as executive director of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee in 2017.

Harrisburg church hosts support group for parents with transgender kids

BY: - November 15, 2019

The group's first meeting is scheduled for Mon., Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in the guild room at Grace Church on State Street, blocks from the Capitol.

Rural Pa.’s immigrant workforce is growing, new study finds

BY: - November 14, 2019

The share of immigrant workforce in rural parts of Pennsylvania has grown by 75 percent between 2000 and 2016, a new study has found. Using 2016 American Communities Survey data, the report by Penn State University and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, found that 3.5 percent of the rural workforce — defined as those between […]

Stretch of Philly’s Broad Street to be renamed after civil rights champion, the Rev. Leon Sullivan

BY: - November 14, 2019

The stretch of North Broad Street between Oxford Street and Girard Avenue will be renamed "Rev. Dr. Leon H. Sullivan Way" in his honor. The unveiling ceremony begins at noon in front of the Leon H. Sullivan Human Services Center at 1415 N. Broad Street.

McCaffery, King win seats on Pa. Superior Court as Democrat Green-Hawkins concedes

BY: - November 13, 2019

Democratic Superior Court candidate Amanda Green-Hawkins officially conceded Wednesday, eight days after an election whose result led to a split decision to fill two judgeships on the busy appellate panel.  Green-Hawkins, a former United Steelworkers attorney and Allegheny County Councilor, came in a close third among four candidates to fill two open spots on the […]

Riding Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights Amendment 

BY: - November 13, 2019

A similar resolution has been introduced in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, it's unclear whether it will get any traction.

How Pa’s members of Congress reacted to the first day of impeachment hearings

BY: - November 13, 2019

Here's what Pa.'s Capitol Hill delegation had to say. This list will be updated as more public comment becomes available

DePasquale: Climate change costing Pa. millions in infrastructure damage, but there’s a fix

BY: - November 13, 2019

The Democrat's office rolled out a new report that contains nine recommendations for the state to get ahead of the issue that he said poses a long-term threat to public safety.

In radio interview, Wolf breaks with Pittsburgh’s Peduto on nat gas, enraging environmentalists

BY: - November 13, 2019

A war of words between labor and environmentalists — with Democrats in the middle — roared back into the spotlight Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf waded in, saying that more petrochemical development was “exactly what we need” in western Pennsylvania to meet clean energy standards. During a radio interview with Pittsburgh radio station KDKA-AM, Wolf […]

How one Philly school is working to create well-rounded students

BY: - November 13, 2019

Officials at Penrose School are working hard to give students thei training they need so they can flourish in life beyond high school.

Police widow Maureen Faulkner wants Philly DA Krasner off Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal

BY: - November 13, 2019

Attorneys alleged in a King's Bench Petition filed with the state Supreme Court that Krasner was tainted with conflicts of interest in the Abu-Jamal case.