More than 2,500 apply for pardon under Pa. marijuana pardon project

BY: - September 28, 2022

More than 2,500 Pennsylvanians with minor, nonviolent marijuana criminal convictions have applied for a pardon under a new program launched by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman this month.

Wolf admin announces more than $246M in small biz assistance | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 14, 2022

The federal funding will target socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 13, 2022

Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]

Wolf signs executive order expanding access to voter registration information

BY: - September 7, 2022

The order designates seven state agencies and programs as "Voter Registration Distribution Agencies," the administration said.

Wolf admin announces pardon push for people with certain marijuana convictions

BY: - September 1, 2022

(*This story was updated at 12:08 p.m. on Thursday, 9/1/22 to include comment from House Republican spokesperson Jason Gottesman) With months left to go at the helm, the Wolf administration on Thursday announced it’s launching what it’s describing as a “one-time, large-scale pardoning project,” for people convicted of minor, non-violent marijuana offenses. Democratic Gov. Tom  […]

Wolf concedes on legislatively opening child sex abuse window, agrees to constitutional amendment

BY: - September 1, 2022

The constitutional amendment — initially meant to appear on the May 2021 primary election ballot if not for a Department of State advertising error — could now reach voters in 2023.

Tougher federal rules crack down on ghost guns in Pa., nationwide | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 26, 2022

'Gun deaths are at an all-time high across the nation and right here in Pennsylvania,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Wolf issues executive order discouraging conversion therapy, urges legislative action

BY: - August 16, 2022

The directive — which does not implement an outright ban — comes amid a surge in anti-gay rhetoric and fears of possible rollbacks to constitutional protections for same-sex relationships after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Roe’s reversal puts abortion access on the ballot in Pennsylvania

BY: - August 14, 2022

Abortion is legal up to 24 weeks of pregnancy in Pennsylvania, but there's no guarantee the law will stay that way

Despite economic headwinds, most state budget experts aren’t worried | Analysis

BY: - July 28, 2022

Tax collections remain strong, and analysts are predicting a slowdown, not a recession.


Want to avoid a veto? Fix the process, Pa. Sen. Schwank says | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 20, 2022

It wouldn't kill Republicans to bring Democratic bills to a vote once in a while, the Berks Co. lawmaker says.


Think Biden’s bad? Every other alternative is worse | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 13, 2022

A new poll shows Dems want to dump Biden. That sets up a repeat of the failure of 2016.