As Pa.’s Fetterman nears return to Senate, voters have stayed supportive

BY: - March 15, 2023

From Arlen Specter to Tom Wolf, Keystone State residents have stuck by pols contending with illness.

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More than 1.1M in Pa. applied for Biden’s student debt relief | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 30, 2023

The program is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, which could overturn it.

Shapiro announces three-part ethics package — including a more relaxed gift ban

BY: - January 20, 2023

In a change from the Wolf administration, the executive order allows some exceptions, such as awards, T-shirts, occasional meals or beverages, pens, notepads, or mugs.

LIVE COVERAGE: The inauguration of Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis

BY: - January 17, 2023

Up-to-the-minute coverage from the Capital-Star on the transfer of power in Pa. today

House Republican Leader Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, speaks to reporters beside a map of three vacant Allegheny County legislative districts that will be the subjects of special elections next year. (Capitol-Star photo by Peter Hall)

Harrisburg Republicans are leveraging abuse victims for political gain | Opinion

BY: - January 11, 2023

Long-delayed justice for abuse victims has become hostage to the GOP's partisan attack on voting, abortion rights.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Pa. finished 2022 with $19.7B in tax collections; ahead of projections so far | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - January 4, 2023

December tax revenues totaled $4B, 8.6 percent ahead of estimates, officials said.


Let us now praise Tom Wolf, the political scientist who did good | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - January 4, 2023

The outgoing Democratic governor reestablished politics in Pennsylvania as the art of the possible.

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Wolf admin announces $5M for traffic signal tech to make Pa. roads safer | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 14, 2022

Twenty Pa. municipalities will benefit from the money, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said.


Tom Wolf’s Legacy: Progressive change, steady leadership, better government | Opinion

BY: - December 9, 2022

The Democrat delivered on his promise of a government that actually works for the people of Pennsylvania.


Shapiro, Senate Republicans will have to work together. Can they do it? | Ray E. Landis

BY: - November 21, 2022

Both say they want to move Pa. forward. Their methods and policies inevitably will differ.

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Wolf, Dems tout infrastructure law on its 1st birthday | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 18, 2022

You may not have noticed it, what with all the ongoing hubbub on Capitol Hill over the results of last week’s midterm elections, and the announcement by a Florida retiree that he plans to run for president in 2024, but the federal infrastructure law turned a year old this week. Democratic pols from President Joe Biden to […]

Shapiro, Davis vow to build an administration that ‘looks like Pennsylvania’

BY: - November 16, 2022

Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis vowed to build an administration that "looks like Pennsylvania."