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Lawmakers renew calls for rail safety reforms after Pa.’s latest train derailment

BY: - July 18, 2023

The Montgomery County accident has intensified the attention of state and federal officials.

Q&A: Pa. House Health Committee Chairperson Dan Frankel

BY: - July 17, 2023

The Allegheny County Democrat spoke ahead of the Greater Pittsburgh Healthcare Summit.

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Pittman: Hundreds of millions in state funding could be at risk without more budget bills

BY: - July 12, 2023

Meanwhile, the leader for House Democrats urged the Senate to advance an already-passed $45.5B spending plan.

How Cherelle Parker’s ‘village’ made a path to victory | Analysis

BY: - May 18, 2023

Looking at the crowd of orange shirts Tuesday, Democrat Cherelle Parker said 'This right here, these are my people.'

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

A guide to the gatekeepers: Here’s who’s running the most powerful committees in Harrisburg

BY: - March 21, 2023

Out of the 50 legislative committees in the General Assembly, 41 of them have new majority chairs this year

Here’s how Philly’s mayoral hopefuls would support city’s creative and cultural economy

BY: - March 7, 2023

The candidates made their pitches during a debate last week at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Shapiro, citing the importance of public safety, stops by PEMA HQ for first state agency visit

BY: - January 19, 2023

By Justin Sweitzer Gov. Josh Shapiro visited employees at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Wednesday, telling them and a handful of reporters he was there to reaffirm his commitment to public safety and emergency preparedness as he settles into office. PEMA was the first agency that Shapiro has visited since taking the oath of office […]

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. Court rules state House special elections will be held on Feb. 7

BY: - January 13, 2023

Amid the uncertainty in the state House, Pennsylvanians got a bit of clarity Friday.

A timeline of Pa. Rep. Scott Perry’s texts following the 2020 election | Analysis

BY: - December 15, 2022

Perry’s texts with former a former Trump White House official Mark Meadows are heavy with baseless conspiracy theories.

The late state Rep. Tony DeLuca, as well as former state Reps. Summer Lee and Austin Davis COMMONWEALTH MEDIA SERVICES AND SUMMER LEE FOR CONGRESS

Allegheny County is moving ahead with special elections for vacant state House seats

BY: - December 13, 2022

A spokesperson said the county will hold elections in February barring any court decisions.

Krasner hits GOP in post-impeachment presser

BY: - November 22, 2022

The DA and Philly officials criticized the impeachment effort and called it an effort to ‘silence’ voters.

State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Inside Pa.’s proposed ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which critics are calling homophobic

BY: - September 27, 2022

The legislation would place limits on teachings of sexual orientation and gender identity in younger grades.