Advocates call on PHFA, courts to halt foreclosures citing assistance program delays

BY: - June 27, 2023

“PHFA must resolve this and must resolve this in a way that keeps people in their homes,” state Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said. 

State Sen. Nikil Saval, D-Philadelphia, speaks during the Whole-Home Repairs Act Rally held on the Capitol steps on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Democrats propose overhauling Philly’s landlord-tenant officer system

BY: - April 3, 2023

Two Philadelphia-area lawmakers want to ensure that public offices — not private contractors — are responsible for handling court orders in landlord-tenant cases.

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

Democrats propose abolishing death penalty; Republican floats mandatory sentence for murdering cop

BY: - February 22, 2023

Democrats reintroduced legislation to ban capital punishment in Pennsylvania.

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

Pa. lawmaker proposes mandatory reporting to address prescription drug affordability, access

BY: - February 14, 2023

The bill would require the Pennsylvania Insurance Department to collect and release data from pharmaceutical companies about drug costs.


Pa. Dems Chair Sharif Street on Election ’22: Three takeaways | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 22, 2022

Democrats 'held [themselves] out as the grown-ups in the room,' the Philadelphia Democrat said.


‘A political stunt’: Philly’s Black clergy, officials slam Krasner impeachment probe

BY: - September 24, 2022

The Democratic prosecutor faces an impeachment probe by the Republican controlled state House of Representatives.

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.


Spring Brings New Life: Let’s pass compassionate release for our incarcerated neighbors | Opinion

BY: - May 2, 2022

Everyone deserves a second chance. This is our chance to give it to them. Let's pass bills sponsored by Sen. Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine

BY: - February 28, 2022

The exact impact of each move will vary, from $1.1 million in Russian-made vodka to potentially billions in retirement funds. But each dollar will count.

Pa. Senate committee takes up legalizing adult-use cannabis in initial legislative hearing

BY: - February 7, 2022

The Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold another hearing on adult-use cannabis within the next month.

Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short

BY: and - January 24, 2022

(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]

Pa. Sen. Street hopes shooting at his office forces urgency on gun violence prevention efforts

BY: - December 15, 2021

'I'm hoping that something is actually done because the stuff is happening to us,' Street said