In the Poconos, calls for justice for Pa. teen fatally shot by State Police | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Christian Hall, 19, was suffering from mental health issues, his family says, when he was fatally shot on an I-80 overpass last December.
Democrat Kenyatta brings his ‘working poor’ Philly upbringing to 2022 Senate race
A tall, brash Democratic politician familiar to Twitter users and cable news viewers alike with a pitch about fighting for working people has just stepped into Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race. You may feel like you have already read this story, but it’s not about Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. It’s about Philadelphia state Rep. Malcolm […]
Pa. state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta announces 2022 run for U.S. Senate
The left-wing of Pennsylvania’s 2022 Democratic U.S. Senate primary just expanded.
As cyber threats loom, state officials aim to boost defenses
Just last week, the House State Government Committee tabled HB 40, a bill introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, that would have established IT governance and oversight, including an Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the state level.
With one election barely over, state lawmakers look to make fixes ahead of the next one
Time’s likely up for Pennsylvania’s Legislature to override the outcome of the 2020 election. But lawmakers have already turned their eyes to changing how Pennsylvanians vote in the future.
Philly Rep. Kenyatta honored for LGBTQ advocacy work
Kenyatta has received the Victory Institute’s Tammy Baldwin Breakthrough Award, which honors an “up-and-coming state or local LGBTQ elected official whose promising political career will move equality forward.”
Philly Rep. Kenyatta puts the focus on legislative races during ‘Flip Pa. Tour’
Kenyatta drove 2,189 miles and met with 17 candidates from all corners of the state as Democrats eye up retaking the House.
After fiery unveiling, some Republicans express concern with House election integrity panel
Republicans in the Pennsylvania House sought this week to give a select committee — that they would control — subpoena power to oversee the integrity of the 2020 election.
Community activists and elected officials demand diversity on Temple’s presidential search committee
Community activists, elected officials and union leaders are calling on Temple University’s board of trustees to form a more inclusive search committee for its new president
Kenyatta, Lamb, Boyle open second night of DNC
Pennsylvania state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta was one of 17 upcoming elected officials from across the country who introduced virtual viewers to Democratic candidate Joe Biden Tuesday night during the second night of the party’s virtual convention. The first term North Philadelphia representative, whose district includes Temple University, is the first LGBTQ+ person of color to […]
The Leg did the right thing on police reform. The work is just starting | Thursday Morning Coffee
The moment demanded action. Lawmakers rose to the challenge. But the work is never over. The real challenge of dismantling systemic racism still lies ahead.
Say her name: Dominque Fells. And what Pa. lawmakers can do next | Monday Morning Coffee
Two Black Trans women were killed within 24 hours in the U.S. last week. The White House's response? Increase discrimination.