How Cherelle Parker’s ‘village’ made a path to victory | Analysis

BY: - May 18, 2023

Looking at the crowd of orange shirts Tuesday, Democrat Cherelle Parker said 'This right here, these are my people.'

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

A guide to the gatekeepers: Here’s who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

BY: - March 21, 2023

Out of the 50 legislative committees in the General Assembly, 41 of them have new majority chairs this year

Here’s how Philly’s mayoral hopefuls would support city’s creative and cultural economy

BY: - March 7, 2023

The candidates made their pitches during a debate last week at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA HQ for first state agency visit

BY: - January 19, 2023

By Justin Sweitzer Gov. Josh Shapiro visited employees at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Wednesday, telling them and a handful of reporters he was there to reaffirm his commitment to public safety and emergency preparedness as he settles into office. PEMA was the first agency that Shapiro has visited since taking the oath of office […]

Whole-Home Repairs Act Rally held on the Capitol steps on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Court rules state House special elections will be held on Feb. 7

BY: - January 13, 2023

Amid the uncertainty in the state House, Pennsylvanians got a bit of clarity Friday.

A timeline of Pa. Rep. Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election | Analysis

BY: - December 15, 2022

Perry’s texts with former a former Trump White House official Mark Meadows are heavy with baseless conspiracy theories.

The late state Rep. Tony DeLuca, as well as former state Reps. Summer Lee and Austin Davis COMMONWEALTH MEDIA SERVICES AND SUMMER LEE FOR CONGRESS

Allegheny County is moving ahead with special elections for vacant state House seats

BY: - December 13, 2022

A spokesperson said the county will hold elections in February barring any court decisions.

Krasner hits GOP in post-impeachment presser

BY: - November 22, 2022

The DA and Philly officials criticized the impeachment effort and called it an effort to ‘silence’ voters.

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.