Samuel O'Neal

Samuel O'Neal

Samuel O'Neal is a summer intern for the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association. He is a senior journalism major at Temple University.

‘It’s the right thing to do’: Meet the Pa. business owners pushing for a minimum wage hike

By: - June 25, 2023

Higher wages means employee loyalty and greater productivity. And that means a healthier economy, business owners told the Capital-Star.

Pa. Gov. Shapiro reopens damaged section of I-95 in Philadelphia

By: - June 23, 2023

'Let this serve as an example to all that Pennsylvania can do big things,' Shapiro said Friday.

Reproductive rights on the ballot in November, lawmakers from Pa., other battleground states say

By: - June 22, 2023

Pennsylvania, Virginia and Arizona are the three states where the general election in November will likely decide whether or not the states will be able to ensure abortion remains legal. 

Damaged portion of I95 will reopen by the weekend, Pa. Gov. Shapiro says

By: - June 20, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro said Tuesday that he expects to outline detailed plans regarding a permanent fix in the coming months.

Philadelphia Democrat proposes more local options for mass-transit funding

By: - June 20, 2023

Rep. Joe Hohenstein, D-Philadelphia, has announced a new bill allowing communities to raise funds for their own transportation systems.

Minimum wage word written on wood block with American Dollar-bills. Directly above.

‘Some people have three jobs’: All eyes on Harrisburg for a minimum wage hike

By: - June 18, 2023

'The pay does not match what you actually have to pay for things,' Mary Gabriele told the Capital-Star.

After I-95 collapse, Pa. Sen. Fetterman calls for more resources for Philadelphia, SEPTA

By: - June 15, 2023

Fetterman commended the quick delivery of $3 million in emergency relief funds.

Pa. Gov. Shapiro lays out plan to reopen, rebuild collapsed section of I-95 in Philadelphia

By: - June 14, 2023

'I want you to know we are all synced up and we are all working effectively together,' the Democratic governor said.

Decreasing tax; Wooden blocks with "TAX" text of concept.

Pa. extends the deadline to apply for property tax rent/rebates

By: - June 12, 2023

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvanians with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2022 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 21