Darryl Thomas (center), owner of Philly Cuts on Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia, listens as state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, talks to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro. Shapiro visited the community landmark on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek).

‘A meeting place for people of goodwill’: Philly Cuts is more than a barbershop | Friday Coffee

BY: - October 28, 2022

How a West Philly landmark is working to improve the community — one trim at a time.

Josh Shapiro with health care and service industry workers outside the Smithfield United Church of Christ in Downtown Pittsburgh on Mon., Sept. 19, 2022. CP Photo: Jamie Wiggan

‘Critical to protecting our democracy’: Author Tim Miller says of Pa.’s governor race

BY: - October 24, 2022

The former GOP strategist holds forth on Mastriano v. Shapiro; Fetterman and Oz, and why democracy is worth saving.


Josh Shapiro’s sacks of cash | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - October 1, 2022

Democratic nominee Josh Shapiro is poised to break a spending record in the governor’s race after raising $25M this summer.

Environmental groups launch anti-pollution campaign targeting Mastriano, gov race

BY: - August 31, 2022

The $500,000 campaign will air in southeastern Pennsylvania and some of the Lehigh Valley area, Molly Parzen of Conservation Voters of PA Victory Fund said.


Here’s what Mastriano won’t be doing on ‘day one’ | Patrick Beaty

BY: - August 5, 2022

There are basically three kinds of actions a governor can take immediately upon assuming that high office. New governors can appoint their senior staff and nominate department heads to carry out administration policy. They can issue executive orders instructing government agencies to act in certain ways. And they can propose new laws for the General Assembly to consider. 

U.S. Sen John Fetterman, D-Pa., (L) and Gov. Josh Shapiro (Campaign file photos).

Fetterman, Shapiro are teaming up in 2022. Will it help, hurt? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 21, 2022

The two each offer the other advantages in parts of the state where they need it, observers told the Capital-Star.


Analysis moves Pa.’s closely watched governor’s race to ‘Leans Dem’ | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 10, 2022

But 'leans Democratic' isn't 'safe Democratic' - the analysis warns, in a reminder of why they call Pa. the Keystone State.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, attends the Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Doug Mastriano’s largest donor is Shake Shack’s bread maker

BY: - June 3, 2022

Has Martin’s potato roll become the MAGA burger bun?

McSwain tops latest fundraising among Pa. GOP governor candidates with $5M from one group

BY: - May 11, 2022

The former federal prosecutor's campaign was boosted by a group that supports school choice.


The GOP’s anti-abortion crusade is not pro-family at all | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 4, 2022

There's always been a fatal flaw in the arguments of anti-abortion forces: Their indifference to children after they're born

Wolf: In wake of leaked Supreme Court opinion on Roe, ‘abortion is and will remain legal in Pennsylvania’

BY: - May 3, 2022

All four of the leading Republicans vying for the GOP governor nomination oppose abortion rights, with two supporting no exceptions at all.


Monday is the deadline register to vote in the May 17 primary. What to know | Monday Coffee

BY: - May 2, 2022

Your complete guide to participating in this very consequential election.