Gov. Shapiro plans to propose $282.8 million in new funding for Pennsylvania transit agencies in 2024-25 budget

BY: - January 28, 2024

Gov. Josh Shapiro plans to propose $282.8 million for public transit in his 2024-25 budget, a 1.75% increase in Pennsylvania’s share of funding toward its mass transit systems, and nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over the next five years. According to the Inquirer, which first reported the news, that funding will come from an […]

Philly DA Krasner sues state to overturn special transit prosecutor law as unconstitutional

BY: - January 11, 2024

A lawyer for Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said the effort to usurp the authority of an elected prosecutor is unprecedented.

Philadelphia leaders say SEPTA prosecutor would usurp DA Larry Krasner’s authority

BY: - December 18, 2023

Community and faith leaders spoke out Monday against a new law they say will strip Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office of its authority to prosecute crime in much of the city. The legislation, passed in the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Josh Shapiro last week, allows the state attorney general to appoint […]

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Pa. Supreme Court justices question GOP effort to impeach Philly DA Larry Krasner

BY: - November 28, 2023

Chief Justice Debra Todd suggested articles of impeachment, like other unfinished legislation, die when the General Assembly's session ends.

Parker and Oh talk gun violence, opioid crisis, and housing in mayoral forum

BY: - October 27, 2023

Less than 12 hours after the candidates faced off in the first and only scheduled debate before the Philadelphia mayoral election, Democrat Cherelle Parker and Republican David Oh participated in a candidate forum hosted by The Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) at Temple University on Thursday evening. 

Report: Racial inequities ‘pervade’ Philly’s juvenile justice system | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 23, 2023

More kids have been diverted, but costs have 'soared' for those who remain, according to a report released Monday.

Pa. Senate approves bill creating SEPTA crimes division in Philly DA’s office

BY: - May 9, 2023

The bill sponsored by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Cambria, is now before the House Judiciary Committee.

Temple U. president asks for help to fight gun violence after campus police officer is killed

BY: - February 22, 2023

'We can’t fulfill our mission if we cannot keep our students safe,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.


Who to blame for gun violence? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - February 4, 2023

Republicans have asked the state Supreme Court to rule on their effort to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

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

Pa. House Republicans still seeking Senate impeachment trial of Philly DA

BY: - January 26, 2023

House Republicans announced plans to file an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — still seeking a Senate impeachment trial.

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If I were a betting man: Some predictions for the year we have left | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - January 25, 2023

Predictions are difficult, especially, as Yogi Berra might have said, about the future.

Commonwealth Court opinions on Krasner impeachment ‘create more questions than answers’

BY: - January 15, 2023

Judge Michael Wojcik said it's not the Commonwealth Court's job to decide if a Senate impeachment trial of Larry Krasner should proceed.