How to offer feedback on a plan to expand broadband access in Pennsylvania

BY: - July 28, 2023

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority launched an online survey to help draft the plan, which requires federal approval.

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

How Pennsylvania’s budget impasse has affected tuition rates at state-related universities

BY: - July 25, 2023

Pennsylvania lawmakers likely won’t solve the budget impasse before schools return this fall, forcing the state’s four state-related universities to consider, and in some cases already approved, tuition increases for the upcoming year.

Deadline to appeal decision in K-12 funding case passes

BY: - July 24, 2023

Education advocates hope this clears a path for Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro and lawmakers in the General Assembly to develop a new funding method.

Aerial view of the train derailment wreckage in East Palestine. (Screenshot from NTSB B-roll recorded Feb. 5, 2023)

Norfolk Southern pays $1 million to Pennsylvania communities for relief after train derailment

BY: - July 24, 2023

More than five months after a train derailed along the Ohio-Pennsylvania border, western communities affected by the fiery wreck have received financial support from the railroad company to help with relief.

Amid state budget impasse, PASSHE board approves tuition freeze for fifth consecutive year

BY: - July 20, 2023

For the fifth consecutive year, tuition at schools within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, typically $7,716 for in-state students, remains unchanged.

What does the budget impasse mean for Pennsylvania K-12 schools?

BY: - July 20, 2023

Pennsylvania is still without a finalized spending plan, and K-12 school districts could feel the impact of the budget impasse if the standstill drags into the upcoming academic year.

Biden debt relief plan will forgive federal student loans for roughly 30,000 Pa. borrowers

BY: - July 19, 2023

Nearly 30,000 Pennsylvanians qualify for student debt forgiveness under a new plan from the Biden administration to provide borrowers with relief.

16 Michigan Republicans charged with felonies in 2020 fake elector scheme 

BY: - July 19, 2023

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has charged 16 residents in the state in the investigation into a false electors scheme following the 2020 presidential election, including Michigan GOP National Committeewoman Kathy Berden and former Michigan GOP Co-Chair Meshawn Maddock. It is believed that these 16 individuals from all over the state met in the basement […]

Pa. lawmakers introduce Abortion Protections Package, proposing safeguards for patients, providers

BY: - July 18, 2023

Just over a year since the U.S. Supreme Court gave state legislatures authority over abortion and its legality, two Pennsylvania Democrats are preparing a legislative package ensuring protections for reproductive care.

The exterior of the Pennsylvania state Capitol on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

Pa. is still without a final budget. What does the impasse mean for state, county programs?

BY: and - July 14, 2023

Here’s what to know about the impasse and what a late budget means for Pennsylvania programs:

How Pennsylvania plans to deploy $1.16B allocated for broadband expansion

BY: - July 12, 2023

Here's what to know about the plan to invest in broadband and high-speed internet infrastructure in Pennsylvania

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Democrat proposes statewide protections for pregnant workers, building on federal PWFA

BY: - July 11, 2023

Sen. Amanda Cappelletti said the proposal is a “commonsense” bill that protects pregnant people without creating “a significant burden” on employers.