An Election Day win: A Legislature that looks more and more like all the people it serves | Opinion

BY: - November 12, 2022

From Philadelphia to Lancaster to Braddock, we’re not just looking for a seat at the table, we are building a bigger, more inclusive table.

Shapiro claims victory in Pa. governor’s race; Mastriano says he’ll ‘respect’ what voters say

BY: and - November 9, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro claimed victory around 11 p.m. on Election Day as he maintained an 11-point lead over Republican Doug Mastriano, according to unofficial tallies.

Pa. Dems take ‘Don’t be Caught Naked’ campaign to the skies over Philly

BY: - October 12, 2022

It's part of a tongue in cheek effort to remind Pennsylvanians voting by mail not to forget their secrecy envelopes.

Capital-Star Q&A: Lt. Gov. nominee Austin Davis aims to be ‘strong governing partner’ for Shapiro

BY: - September 26, 2022

Austin Davis, 32, is the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor on the ticket with gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro.  After working in Allegheny County government, Davis was elected in a special election to fill Allegheny County’s vacant 35th District state House seat in in 2018 and has been re-elected twice.  He entered the three-way Democratic primary […]

Davis campaigns in Allegheny County touting education, economy, and safety

BY: - August 8, 2022

Davis, 32, was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2018. He would become Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor if he wins his statewide race in November.

State Rep. Austin Davis wins Democratic nod for Lt. Gov.

BY: - May 17, 2022

Davis beat out fellow state Rep. Brian Sims, D-Philadelphia, and Montgomery County banker and insurance agent Ray Sosa, taking 66.22 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. 

It’s official: State Rep. Austin Davis enters LG race with Josh Shapiro’s backing

BY: - January 5, 2022

By Justin Sweitzer Democratic state Rep. Austin Davis is entering this year’s race to choose the state’s lieutenant governor, and he’s doing so with unprecedented support from the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania. Davis, of Allegheny County, formally announced his candidacy on Tuesday after months of speculation about his entrance into the race. His formal announcement came […]

W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing

BY: - December 14, 2021

'I'm humbled and excited to have the support of so many of my colleagues from across the Commonwealth,' Davis said.

Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated

BY: - December 2, 2021

If the composition of the General Assembly matched Pennsylvania’s rapidly diversifying population,  there would be at least 47 lawmakers who were not white. Instead, there are just 31 elected state legislators who are not white. The space between Harrisburg and reality could be chalked up to a multitude of things, but as legislative leaders hammer […]

Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022

BY: - October 19, 2021

Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.


‘We carry each other, we help each other’: These Pa. moms lost sons to gun violence. They want Harrisburg to help | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 23, 2021

New legislation would give a financial hand-up to Pa. families living with the cost of gun violence.

With Biden bound for Pittsburgh, W.Pa Dems want to put the focus on the Mon Valley

BY: - March 29, 2021

The lawmakers want Biden and Congress to invest in the Monongahela River Valley to help kick start the region's economy.