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

Senate committee advances bill eliminating alternative fuels tax for EVs, creating new fee

BY: - June 7, 2023

The bill eliminates the alternative fuels tax on EVs and replaces it with a $380 fee for noncommercial EVs and $450 for commercial EVs.

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3 more races we’re watching this post-primary Wednesday | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2022

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, there was no shortage of interesting races on the ballot on Tuesday.

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The job is hard enough. Let teachers teach | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 22, 2022

If I were teaching now, I'm not sure that I'd stay want to stay in the profession, a 32-year veteran educator says.

Pa. Black Caucus pushes for universal collection of racial data from traffic stops

BY: - May 2, 2021

Black lawmakers could hold the deciding votes on two long-sought changes to state driving laws, giving them the rare leverage to ask that an expansion of police oversight be accompanied by protections for Black drivers.

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Is this year the year that local police departments finally get radar? | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 30, 2021

Local police departments have been looking for the right to run radar on Pa. motorists since there were cars -- or at least it feels like it sometimes.

Republicans claim sweep of three House specials in midst of coronavirus outbreak

BY: - March 17, 2020

Republicans claimed a sweep in three state House special elections Tuesday, keeping the partisan balance of the lower chamber intact, and dashing Democratic hopes of a strong night. The wins came across the commonwealth, from suburban Philadelphia to old milltowns south of Pittsburgh to a rural district in western Pennsylvania, and left the GOP confident […]