The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Long-delayed relief for sexual abuse survivors passes Pa. House

BY: and - February 24, 2023

Proposals letting now-adults file civil lawsuits against their abusers still face challenges in the GOP-controlled Pennsylvania Senate

Pa. House stalemate stops constitutional amendments from appearing on May ballot

BY: and - January 27, 2023

A department spokesperson said that the General Assembly must pass the constitutional amendment by Jan. 27 to appear on the May 2023 ballot.


To really fix Harrisburg we need to fix the Pa. Constitution | Patrick Beaty

BY: - January 27, 2023

As Pa. House Speaker Mark Rozzi said, 'Harrisburg is broken.' Fixing it will require long-term solutions. 

Looking to solve a Harrisburg problem, Pa. House Speaker Rozzi turns to Pittsburgh for advice

BY: - January 25, 2023

The roughly 90 minute-long session  was held at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

Looking to break a logjam in HBG, Pa. House speaker takes show on the road | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 23, 2023

But will it play in Pittsburgh? Panel convened by Speaker Mark Rozzi will hold a public session in the Steel City on Wednesday.


After historic election, historic challenges await Pa. Gov. Shapiro | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 18, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro said he wants to be a governor for all Pennsylvanians. He has his work cut out for him.


After a shot of normal, it’s back to chaos as usual in the Pa. House | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 13, 2023

The narrowly divided chamber is in disarray. Can it get back on track?

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker Dennis M. O'Brien, R-Philadelphia (WikiMedia Commons).

Mr. Speaker? Dennis O’Brien on life in the Big Chair and what’s next for Mark Rozzi

BY: - January 12, 2023

Former House Speaker Dennis M. O'Brien, once a compromise candidate himself, on what it's like being Mark Rozzi right now. 'There is a window of opportunity -- you have to jump through it,' he said.


Progressives have high hopes – and expectations – for a Rozzi speakership | Marc Stier

BY: - January 12, 2023

We are not looking for leadership in the House tilted in our direction. We are looking for fair, open, and inclusive leadership.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package

BY: - January 11, 2023

The House has until Jan. 27 to pass the statutory window constitutional amendment, and the other proposed changes, for them to appear on the May ballot.

House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, speaks to reporters beside a map of three vacant Allegheny County legislative districts that will be the subjects of special elections next year. (Capitol-Star photo by Peter Hall)

Harrisburg Republicans are leveraging abuse victims for political gain | Opinion

BY: - January 11, 2023

Long-delayed justice for abuse victims has become hostage to the GOP's partisan attack on voting, abortion rights.

‘Is this ever going to end?’ Abuse survivors still waiting for statutory window

BY: , and - January 10, 2023

The latest effort to amend the state Constitution to open a retroactive window for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue their attackers became mired in a partisan dispute in the state House on Monday.