Pa.’s largest coal plant is retiring. Could it transition to renewables?
Homer City Generating Station has been used to delay environmental regulations. Could the infamous site become a symbol for the just transition?
Sure the budget jockeying is interesting. But don’t forget it impacts real people | Ray E. Landis
The one-vote majority Democrats hold in the lower chamber could also be more a curse than a blessing in budget negotiations.
Pa. collected $5.7B in taxes in April, new state data show | Wednesday Morning Coffee
State revenues continue to grow as the June 30 budget deadline closes in.
‘For every Pennsylvanian’: Pa. Senate Dems release 2023 priorities list | Monday Morning Coffee
'We share a strong belief that our government can -- and must -- level the playing field,' Senate Democrats said.
Is Pennsylvania any closer to having legal weed?
The commonwealth continues to lag behind its neighbors in cashing in on legalized recreational marijuana
A ‘commonsense’ budget? In Harrisburg? Just maybe | Wednesday Morning Coffee
There's a little something for everyone in Gov. Josh Shapiro's first budget. Here's why that might work in his favor.
Pa. Senate Democrats urge vote on House-approved proposals providing relief for abuse survivors
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats argue that the upper chamber hasn’t fulfilled a commitment to providing relief for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse
Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session.
Opponents of cap-and-trade contemplate legislative, legal options to stop RGGI
Tax carbon? You’re gonna need a bill for that. It’s a message that Republicans — and some Democrats — have hammered home ever since Gov. Tom Wolf announced in early October he was forging ahead with a plan to enter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. RGGI, as it’s known in official shorthand, is a nine […]
Republican special election winners sworn in to state Senate
Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Adams, and Sen. Joe Pittman, R-Indiana, took the oath of office on Monday, three weeks after soundly defeating Democratic challengers in special elections on May 21.
Representing a majority, elected by a minority: Low voter turnout persists in special state Senate elections
Paltry voter turnout Tuesday in a pair of special elections for the Pennsylvania state Senate means the Republican-controlled chamber will gain two new members who were voted into office by a sliver of their constituents. Only a quarter of registered voters in the Indiana County-based 41st District, and a scant 17 percent of voters in […]
Republicans cruise to victory in two state Senate special elections
Republicans held on to two state Senate seats in central and western Pennsylvania on Tuesday, as GOP candidates in the 33rd and 41st districts cruised to easy victory.