local-government

Historic flip of Dauphin County commissioners hangs on Democratic challenger’s narrow lead

BY: - November 9, 2023

Control of the Dauphin County board of commissioners would change parties for the first time in at least a century if Democratic candidate Justin Douglas holds on to a razor-thin lead over incumbent Republican Chad Saylor. Dauphin County elections officials were counting about 250 provisional ballots and just over a dozen military and overseas ballots […]

Report outlines the costs of climate change on Pa. communities, taxpayers

BY: - July 26, 2023

A new report is shedding light on the hefty price tag associated with climate change adaptations in municipalities across Pennsylvania. The report comes in the wake of fatal flash floods in Bucks County and continued poor air quality statewide from Canadian wildfires. 

Philly DA Krasner vows to arrest federal law enforcement if they break the law in Philadelphia

BY: - July 21, 2020

Krasner’s comments come after President Donald Trump mentioned Philadelphia and five other cities as destinations for an ad hoc federal police force.

What would a fair service for state police services look like? | The Numbers Racket

BY: - February 6, 2020

At Tuesday’s budget address, and for the third time during his administration, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a fair-service fee for local governments who are covered by the Pennsylvania State Police. 

Gun owners don’t need to break local firearm laws to bring a legal challenge, Commonwealth Court rules

BY: - September 13, 2019

A ruling issued by a state appeals court Thursday will allow gun owners to challenge locally passed firearms laws, regardless of whether they have been prosecuted for violating the ordinances.  In a 7-0 decision, Commonwealth Court ruled that the pro-gun group Firearms Owners Against Crime and three of its members may challenge the constitutionality of […]

Pennsylvania’s small cities are strapped for cash. Can lawmakers help them make ends meet?

BY: - July 12, 2019

Officials representing Pennsylvania's small cities say they need increased taxing authority to help make ends meet.