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Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget

BY: - February 5, 2019

From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities

Rep. Jake Wheatley thinks Pa. is ready for recreational pot – again

BY: - February 5, 2019

Even with Senate GOP leadership opposed and a decriminalization bill just receiving its first tentative vote last fall, Rep. Jake Wheatley sees reasons for optimism that this session could mean legal pot for Pennsylvania.

Black Caucus celebrates past, present and future with Black History Month kickoff

BY: - February 5, 2019

One month after Pennsylvania swore in its most diverse class of lawmakers ever, members of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus aren’t just celebrating Black History – they’re also making it. Pennsylvania’s Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC) kicked off Black History Month yesterday with 90 minutes of song, dance and speeches Monday in the Capitol Rotunda. Lawmakers […]

Pennsylvania budget season starts today. Here’s what you need to know

BY: - February 5, 2019

Getting a budget passed is complicated, but the end result should be: spending = revenue.

Can doctors and rising suicide rates convince Pa. lawmakers to act on guns?

BY: - February 5, 2019

When more than a dozen moderate Republican lawmakers lost their re-election bids in 2018, some advocates worried that the new makeup of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly could stymie legislation on progressive policy issues. As one of the state’s leading advocates for gun-control, Shira Goodman, executive director of CeaseFire PA, knows that moderate lawmakers can drum up […]

This powerful Capitol committee has a new chair. He’s not Daryl Metcalfe 2.0

BY: - February 5, 2019

Colleagues expect new House State Government Chair Garth Everett will bring decorum and cooperation to Metcalfe’s old committee

Leach steps down from key committee post in light of sexual misconduct accusations

BY: - February 4, 2019

He stepped down to "avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest" as he pursues a defamation lawsuit against three women, one of whom accused him of sexual assault.