The state Legislature received masks made by prisoners — but it’s unclear who used them

BY: - April 24, 2020

The 200 masks lawmakers received are just a fraction of a fraction of the 311,193 masks inmates have produced as of last week.


Bored with property tax reform? Here’s a plan to slash the sales tax to 1.9 percent | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 11, 2019

Is that 'Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun' we hear playing gently in the background?

How Pa.’s Supreme Court moved left, and what it means for the GOP

BY: - August 9, 2019

(*Updated: This story was corrected at 11:50 a.m. to correct the spelling of David Senoff’s name.) It’s been nine years since Pennsylvania Democrats last controlled a chamber of the General Assembly. With Gov. Tom Wolf’s election in 2014, the party regained its grip over the executive branch. In his four years in office, Wolf has […]

GOP electeds call for Lebanon County Republican chair to resign over ‘racist’ mailer

BY: - May 3, 2019

In an intra-party scrum gone public, three Republican lawmakers from Lebanon County are calling on the county’s GOP chairman to resign over what they say is a “racist” mailer directed at an incumbent county commissioner. Sen. Mike Folmer and Reps. Russ Diamond and Frank Ryan called for local party boss Casey Long to resign in […]

Picking candidates for special elections can be a covert and complicated process. A state lawmaker wants to change that

BY: - March 15, 2019

By primary day in May, Pennsylvania will have seen more special elections than months in 2019.

Falling Back: Rep. Russ Diamond wants to end Daylight Saving Time in Pennsylvania

BY: - March 4, 2019

A Lebanon County Republican wants Pennsylvania to fall back — or is it spring forward? — from the twice yearly time changes that have been the norm for the past century. State Rep. Russ Diamond circulated a co-sponsorship memo Monday looking for allies to eliminate the custom, first implemented in 1918. At the time, proponents […]