A guide to the gatekeepers: Here’s who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg
Out of the 50 legislative committees in the General Assembly, 41 of them have new majority chairs this year
I’m an abuse survivor. The Pa. General Assembly has to do better | Opinion
Changing and updating legislative rules are just the beginning -- not the end -- of addressing the issue.
Pa. House bill would boost accountability on hospital shutdowns | Thursday Morning Coffee
The bill is now before the House Health Committee; companion legislation is before the state Senate.
Let’s talk about the real ‘freedoms’ that are worth defending | Jill Sunday Bartoli
Our elected representatives need to work to heal our economic and cultural divides instead of deepening them.
Former Md. GOP gubernatorial candidate to serve as Mastriano’s chief of staff
Mastriano and Cox sought the governorship of their respective states and campaigned together in the lead-up to the 2022 general election.
Lobbyist’s harassment claim shines new light on efforts to hold Pa. lawmakers accountable
A union lobbyist’s allegation of sexual harassment by a sitting member of the Pennsylvania House has again highlighted the need for comprehensive sexual harassment policies in the General Assembly, lawmakers advocating such rules say. Andi Perez, a lobbyist for the Service Employees International Union 32BJ, said last month that she was touched inappropriately by a […]
Bipartisan Senate bill would change how Pa. charges children as adults | Tuesday Morning Coffee
A judge would have to sign off before a juvenile case is moved to to adult court.
Shapiro’s environmental agenda raises hopes — but also questions
Advocates want Shapiro to 'to lead where his predecessors have failed' on environmental issues.
Is there a statute of limitations on bad ideas? | Editorial Cartoon
Pennsylvania Senate lawmakers voted 28-21 to approve a three-part constitutional amendment package that could appear on the May 2023 ballot.
Voter ID, audits, regulatory authority constitutional amendments advance Pa. Senate committee
"Voter ID laws, like this, are known tactics that suppress votes and make it harder for people to access the ballot,” Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware, said.
Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse
Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session.
Education, lobbying reform and abortion among issues on lawmakers’ agendas in next session
The Pennsylvania General Assembly starts a new two-year legislative session when members return in January. And lawmakers have been busy circulating plans to introduce and reintroduce bills since Dec. 1 — addressing election reform, education, health, safety, and economic development. Here is a look at some of the legislation the Capital-Star is watching so far […]