State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

BY: - September 27, 2022

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.

Internal polls show ‘tight race’ in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District

BY: - August 20, 2022

Polling from Republicans and Democrats underscore the competitive nature of the NEPA district.

What is Gab? A look at the far-right social media platform backing Doug Mastriano

BY: - August 4, 2022

It’s been referred to as a “haven” for white supremacists and neo-Nazis. It’s been linked to Pennsylvania’s Republican gubernatorial nominee, state Sen. Doug Mastriano, who has paid the platform for advertising. And it has been the focus of ire from state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the state’s Jewish Democratic nominee for governor, who has criticized his opponent for courting “antisemitic, racist, alt-right extremists” on the platform.

Pa. Sen. Toomey faces heat from Jon Stewart, veterans over burn pit legislation

BY: - July 30, 2022

The legislation would have expanded health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic material.

Democratic Governors Association calls on Mastriano to release potential Jan. 6 footage

BY: - June 26, 2022

The GOP nominee was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, but has denied any wrongdoing.

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis

BY: - June 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the GOP House State Government committee boss has ‘no credibility on election issues’

‘A declaration of war’: GOP lawmakers eviscerate PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan

BY: - June 9, 2022

Lawmakers and business leaders have called on the Wolf administration to end the plan.

The Fairness Act has bipartisan support. So what’s holding it up in Harrisburg? | Analysis

BY: - June 5, 2022

As many celebrate Pride month, LGBTQ Pennsylvanians are continuing the fight for protections from discrimination.

Man with a ban: How Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto tally is defining his legacy | Analysis

BY: - May 30, 2022

Except for a flurry of COVID-related vetoes in 2020, Wolf’s use of veto power has been remarkably consistent.

Flush with cash, Pa. could see its surplus go down the drain | Analysis

BY: - May 24, 2022

As budget season approaches, financial experts say COVID relief funds should be reserved for one-time uses.

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

How the SCOTUS opinion could put the General Assembly in the driver’s seat on abortion rights

BY: - May 8, 2022

Legislative leaders appear reluctant to act based on the draft opinion that's mobilized activists on both sides of the divide.