‘Agriculture is central to our growth’: Pa. Gov. Shapiro attends opening of Carbon Co. farm’s greenhouse

BY: - May 31, 2023

Little Leaf Farms isn’t done growing either — Sellew said the company aims to build the world’s largest producing area for baby leaf greens with the continued support of Carbon County and the Commonwealth. 

Pennsylvania Gov . Josh Shapiro delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the state House and Senate on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

America’s new governors, including Pa.’s Shapiro, are holding their own | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 31, 2023

An analysis finds mostly clear sailing for chief execs elected in 2022. Though having your party in control of the Legislature helps.

Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

A mom of children with intellectual disabilities asks: When will it be our turn? | Opinion

BY: - May 31, 2023

People with intellectual disabilities and autism -- and their families -- desperately need help now.

How Pa. lawmakers are clawing back the state’s power to plug abandoned wells

BY: - May 31, 2023

By  Audrey Carleton  A majority-Democrat state House panel voted last week to advance legislation that would resurrect regulators’ ability to address the commonwealth’s orphaned and abandoned oil and gas well crisis after that power was stripped last year. Altogether, there are estimated to be between 300,000 and 500,000 orphaned and abandoned oil and gas wells in Pennsylvania […]

‘We can’t sit on our hands anymore’: Cash-strapped volunteer fire depts. ask lawmakers for help

BY: - May 30, 2023

The House Republican Policy Committee traveled to Lehigh County for a hearing on Tuesday.

Dems hit Pa.’s Perry, Fitzpatrick over debt ceiling vote, vets funding | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 30, 2023

A U.S. House vote on a debt ceiling bill could come as soon as Wednesday.


Broadband access for all starts with transparent data | Opinion

BY: - May 30, 2023

Decision makers should use every resource available to make informed choices about which areas of the state need broadband grant funding.

A voting sign in Philadelphia

‘We’re in a moment’: Is it time to expand voting rights for incarcerated Pennsylvanians?

BY: - May 28, 2023

'When I was told I could vote, it was an amazing feeling,” Jessie Tate said. “It felt so good. They gave you an ‘I voted’ sticker, and I was walking around with that sticker on all day long.”  

The Rankin Bridge (Photo by Rankinbr/WikiMedia Commons/Public Domain).

After 34 years, Allegheny Co. borough exits Act 47 protection | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 27, 2023

The exit 'proves that when you stay focused, committed and work together -- all things are possible," Rankin Borough Council President William H. Price III said.

$14M in federal aid for brownfield cleanup headed to Pa., Sens. Casey, Fetterman say

BY: - May 27, 2023

Organizations with brownfield site issues had to apply for the grant. Applicants received varying sums, ranging from $472,000 to $2 million. 


Mastriano’s good news/bad news U.S. Senate announcement | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 27, 2023

Did the Franklin County Republican leave the door open to a U.S. Senate run in 2024? Based on his remarks this week, it sounded that way.


We’re Pa. college students. Let’s fix the broken primary system we’re inheriting | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2023

College-aged voters register as unaffiliated voters at disproportionate levels. But we're shut out of the primaries.