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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.

New Pew poll shows 30% increase in Philly residents concerned about crime

BY: - April 10, 2022

The poll found that 70% of the city’s residents think crime, drugs and public safety are the biggest issues facing the city

State, local officials at odds over banning private election grants

BY: - April 6, 2022

State Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Luzerne, who is sponsoring Senate Bill 982, which would ban such private grants, said the potential impact of private election grants is “a critical challenge we must confront.”

From hunting big game to barring bingo: Here are 10 weird laws still on the books in Pa.

BY: - February 6, 2022

No bartering your kids. And no firing a paintball gun with someone who isn't playing paintball. Got it?

How Pa. pols are adapting their campaigns in the age of COVID | Analysis

BY: - January 30, 2022

Door-knocking and handshakes vanished with the pandemic. Campaigns pivoted to Zoom and TikTok to reach voters.

In Philly’s holiday stocking? A lump of coal for the dumping trolls

BY: - December 25, 2021

With the problem persisting in areas around Kensington, North and Southwest Philly, the city is grappling with ways to prevent it.

Unfair or fair game? The economic gains of private election grants | Analysis

BY: - December 24, 2021

A number of states have already moved to ban these types of grants from being used to fund election administration.

As Philly’s murder rate soars, DA Larry Krasner plays ‘good cop/bad cop’

BY: - December 18, 2021

'This is what people actually want in the United States,' he said. "The mainstream Democratic Party has not figured it out, but this is actually what Americans want'

Pa.’s Latino community has growing political clout – and they’re going to use it | Analysis

BY: - November 23, 2021

By Harrison Cann Pennsylvania is changing and politicians have to catch up. The 2020 census results revealed more than just how voting maps may be drawn, but they also showed the growing influence of Latino voters in Pennsylvania politics. “The truth of the matter is that from here on out there is no candidate who […]

Meet the climate candidate running for Pa.’s sought-after U.S. Senate seat

BY: - October 3, 2021

“We're an underdog, but we believe that once the message gets out and people start to pick up the message that we're going to have a winning case to be made to the people of Pennsylvania," Eric Orts said.