A ‘commonsense’ budget? In Harrisburg? Just maybe | Wednesday Morning Coffee
There's a little something for everyone in Gov. Josh Shapiro's first budget. Here's why that might work in his favor.
For McClinton, a historic speaker’s election – and a historic challenge | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The Philadelphia Democrat has the gavel -- and a slender majority. What she does next matters.
Looking to break a logjam in HBG, Pa. House speaker takes show on the road | Monday Morning Coffee
But will it play in Pittsburgh? Panel convened by Speaker Mark Rozzi will hold a public session in the Steel City on Wednesday.
Relief for child sex abuse survivors passes Senate as part of constitutional amendment package
The House has until Jan. 27 to pass the statutory window constitutional amendment, and the other proposed changes, for them to appear on the May ballot.
Pa. Legislature welcomes new members, House elects Rozzi as speaker
The Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2023-24 session started Tuesday with the swearing-in of new lawmakers and the resolution of a leadership quandary in the lower chamber.
The Pa. Legislature returns: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee
Welcome to the first Tuesday of 2023. At high noon today, incoming members of the state House and Senate will take the oath of office, officially kicking off the new, two-year legislative session. And while last November’s general election is squarely in the rearview mirror, that doesn’t mean the coming weeks and months are going […]
Here’s what election reforms could come in Harrisburg after power shift in Pa. statehouse
Lawmakers, lobbyists, and voting advocates preview their elections reform wishlists for the next session.
With new leadership in the Pa. Senate, what are lawmakers prioritizing when they return to session?
Since Democrats and Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber announced new leadership teams this week, their policy agendas and goals vary.
Pa. Senate expected to remain under GOP control, while Democrats add new member
Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate will retain power, holding a 28-22 majority after Tuesday’s election.
Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs
The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday approved two pieces of legislation that eliminate out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer screenings for high-risk patients and remove costs for genetic testing and counseling for hereditary cancers.
Wolf concedes on legislatively opening child sex abuse window, agrees to constitutional amendment
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.
Pa. Senate Republicans advance late-night constitutional amendment package on abortion, voter ID
Senate Republicans advanced a package of proposed constitutional amendments, including one related to abortion rights in Pennsylvania.