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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. collected $3.6B in taxes in January, coming in under projections | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 3, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro's first budget address is weeks away. Here's a look at the state's bottom line and what's ahead.

Pa.’s Fetterman using assistive tech in Senate to aid in stroke recovery | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 2, 2023

Report: The Senate got a digital upgrade to help its newest member do his job.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Dems shake the money tree ahead of Feb. 7 special elections | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 1, 2023

With control of the House on the line, Democrats warn of the consequences of a GOP majority.

Pa. Senate bill would create database of inspection info for Pa. bridges | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 31, 2023

PennDOT would maintain the database under a plan by a W.Pa lawmaker.

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More than 1.1M in Pa. applied for Biden’s student debt relief | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 30, 2023

The program is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which could overturn it.

Pa. gets failing marks for tobacco control policies | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 27, 2023

Despite years of education efforts, Pa. has a higher than average adult smoking rate, according to a new report.

COMMENTARY

No, guns do kill people. And the solution is glaringly obvious | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 25, 2023

Two mass shootings in California in as many days. We know how to end the madness.

Bipartisan Senate bill would change how Pa. charges children as adults | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 24, 2023

A judge would have to sign off before a juvenile case is moved to to adult court.

Pa. to share in $63M in federal aid to support community schools | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 20, 2023

The money also will help expand or establish community schools in eight states and territories, the Biden admin said.

Philly, Pgh. among U.S. cities with lowest real minimum wage | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 19, 2023

Rising prices, inflation wiped out Pa.'s $7.25/hr wage, according to a new report.

COMMENTARY

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.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speaks at an abortion rights rally outside Philadelphia City Hall on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek).

Shapiro/Davis Inauguration: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 17, 2023

The Democrat takes the oath of office at noon. Watch what he says - and what he does.