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

What to know about this week’s inauguration and what’s ahead for the Shapiro-Davis administration

BY: and - January 16, 2023

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis, both Democrats, take the oath of office this week.

Shapiro names longtime aide Dana Fritz as chief of staff

BY: - December 1, 2022

Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro has tapped a former aide in the attorney general's office and gubernatorial campaign manager to lead his staff.

Shapiro transition team pulls in experience from Democratic and Republican administrations

BY: - November 23, 2022

“It obviously sends a very strong and sincere message that he’s wanting to get stuff done,” former Democratic Party chair T.J. Rooney said.

Pa. GOP governor hopeful Mastriano campaigned at event promoting QAnon

BY: - April 27, 2022

The conference was organized by far-right activists Alan and Francine Fosdick, who have prompted QAnon conspiracy theories.


Poll: McCormick, Barletta lead GOP primary pack; but many still undecided | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 8, 2022

In the closely contested races for governor and United States Senate in Pa., the future belongs to the undecideds.

Joe Gale, a Trump supporter and Montgomery County commissioner, declares run for governor

BY: - February 16, 2021

The Montgomery County native is the first candidate from either major party to publicly say he’ll run for governor in next year’s midterm elections. The state constitution prevents Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, from seeking a third term.

Report: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey expected not to run for Senate or governor in 2022

BY: - October 4, 2020

Toomey had been viewed as a prohibitive Republican favorite in either race, and his decision leaves a wide-open GOP primary for the two major elected offices.

Pa. Corrections officials recommend shuttering state prison in Luzerne County. But Gov. Tom Wolf will have the final word

BY: - January 15, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections announced its final recommendation to shutter SCI-Retreat, a 1,200-bed correctional facility in Luzerne County, in a 600-page report it submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday.

Trade unions join the fight against Wolf’s interstate initiative to limit carbon emissions

BY: - December 21, 2019

Lawmakers opposed to Pennsylvania entering an interstate compact limiting carbon emissions have gained a valuable ally — building trade unions.

Advocates, patients ask Legislature to ‘fix’ Pa.’s medical marijuana program

BY: - December 18, 2019

During a Capitol rally Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley chapter of Norml, a national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, also called on lawmakers to take marijuana off the state’s list of banned substances, a move that it said would ease anxieties for medical cannabis users. 

State oversight panel greenlights Wolf’s methane regulations

BY: - December 17, 2019

A state environmental oversight panel has given its approval to the Wolf administration’s efforts to contain methane emissions from oil and natural gas exploration.

Pa.’s Toomey, Shapiro and others set their sights on 2022 elections and the governorship

BY: - December 10, 2019

While the rest of the nation is ramping up for the 2020 presidential election, politicians in the Keystone State have their eyes set beyond 2020 – to 2022 and the governorship.