Gov. candidate Shapiro is skeptical of RGGI. It’s unclear if AG Shapiro will do something about it.

BY: - October 27, 2021

Now that he’s running for governor, Democratic state Attorney General Josh Shapiro is trying to separate himself from incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature environmental initiative.  Shapiro’s campaign did not specifically say if, elected as governor in 2022, he would pull the commonwealth out of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Also known as RGGI, it’s a […]


Three years since Tree of Life. All that’s changed are the names of the dead | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 27, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies have made a renewed call for passage of anti-gun violence bills. The Legislature won't vote on them. Again

Pa. regulatory panel upholds Wolf’s school mask order; eyes turn to courts

BY: - October 21, 2021

'Executive overreach should be challenged when it occurs,' Pa. House Speaker Bryan Cutler said.

Battle over abortion rights gains steam as Wolf era nears its end | Analysis

BY: - October 19, 2021

'These are assaults on democracy, these are assaults on freedom. What happened in Texas, I think, is an indication of what would happen in Pennsylvania if Republicans take the governor's race in 2022,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign

BY: - October 15, 2021

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.


Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2021

'We cannot elect Democrats up and down the ballot, let alone protect our governing majorities, if we don’t address those losses,” the report's author, Richard J. Martin, a Democratic campaign veteran, wrote.

Pa., three other states to share gun crime data in new collaboration against gun violence

BY: - October 7, 2021

In a virtual press briefing Thursday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed what’s known as a  memorandum of understanding authorizing the law enforcement agencies in the partnering states to share relevant gun crime data with each other in an effort to prevent gun crimes and violence as well as identify and apprehend traffickers and dealers of firearms. 

These Pa. legislative districts have the highest, lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates

BY: - October 7, 2021

The Department of Health launched an online database at the end of September that tracks coronavirus vaccination rates by state legislative districts and U.S. Congressional districts.


The Top 3 ways the debt ceiling debate hits home in Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2021

The debate isn't academic. A failure to reach a deal would have hit Keystone Staters right in their wallets

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data

BY: - October 4, 2021

Rep. Craig Staat’s open records proposal now heads to the state Senate.

Abortion rights supporters rally in Harrisburg, across Pa. to protect Roe v. Wade

BY: - October 2, 2021

The event at the Pa. Capitol was part of a coordinated day of rallies across the state, nation

Wolf signs bill extending waivers for hundreds of state regulations

BY: - September 30, 2021

Some of the extended suspensions also encourage the use of tele-health services by waiving requirements for in-person medical care in certain settings.