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On his way out the door, Pa.’s Toomey calls for Biden admin. to be investigated over personnel practices | Tuesday Morning Coffee
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, who is retiring, is calling for a government watchdog to investigate the possible sidelining of career executives, according to a published report.
Alle. Co. DA Zappala faces rising criticism over reports he retaliated against Black attorney
Ed Gainey, the Democratic nominee for Pittsburgh mayor, has joined the chorus of voices calling for an investigation into Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.
Report: It’s time for Pa.’s horse racing subsidy to be put out to pasture | Friday Morning Coffee
Pa.’s $239M subsidy is a loser for the taxpayers, and the money should be directed toward education funding, advocates argue.
Pa. state troopers demand apology from Wolf over Juneteenth letter to state employees | Wednesday Morning Coffee
What got the State Police so angry? Wolf noted the deaths of Black people at the hands of police. A thing that’s happening in the real world.
Earth Day 2021: Philly, Allegheny Co. get ‘Fs’ on air quality in new report | Thursday Morning Coffee
A new American Lung Association report grades all 67 counties on high ozone days and particle pollution.
A Keystone Election: Meet the 2021 candidates for Pittsburgh mayor
Mayor Bill Peduto has three challengers for the Democratic nomination this time around, all of whom are shining a spotlight on the two-term mayor’s record.
As Congress starts sprint on COVID relief bill, Pa.’s Casey, Evans push minimum wage hike | Tuesday Morning Coffee
‘How can we be the greatest country when our essential workers aren’t being protected?’ one worker asks as the Fight for $15 intensifies.
Year in Review: Your Top 10 most-read stories of 2020
The stories listed here were the most viewed stories on our site, according to Google Analytics.
Meet the Pa. Commonwealth Court judges who’ve recently sided with Republicans on election rulings, only to be overturned by higher courts
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has been a big player in the ongoing attempts by the Trump campaign and other Republicans to overturn the state’s election results or invalidate ballots.
Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree
“They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted.”