Record number of women to serve in Pa. state legislature this year
Record number of women to serve in Pa. state legislature this year

Three of the longest-serving female lawmakers hail from Northwestern Pennsylvania.

January 15th, 6:29 PM EST
Wolf pledges increased bipartisanship, transparency in second inaugural address
Wolf pledges increased bipartisanship, transparency in second inaugural address

Gov. Tom Wolf was sworn into office for a second term Tuesday in Harrisburg.

January 15th, 6:05 PM EST
Several local state legislators to chair top committees in Harrisburg
Several local state legislators to chair top committees in Harrisburg

As Gov. Tom Wolf prepares for a second term in Harrisburg, the upcoming 2019-2020 session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly will be heavily influenced by lawmakers from Northwestern Pennsylvania.

January 14th, 8:32 PM EST
Local lawmakers at odds over Trump's border wall
Local lawmakers at odds over Trump's border wall

Call it the battle of budge. Neither Republicans nor Democrats appear any closer to a deal that would end the government shutdown, now in its 19thday.

January 9th, 6:26 PM EST
Trump, Dems to address shutdown in primetime
Trump, Dems to address shutdown in primetime

Trump is scheduled to speak at 9p.m. ET with the Democratic response to follow.

January 8th, 5:22 PM EST
Thompson moves district office to Oil City
Thompson moves district office to Oil City

The start of a new Congress in Washington, D.C. is bringing some changes if you live in Congressman Glenn Thompson’s district.

January 7th, 1:44 PM EST
Erie Downtown Development Corporation presents Opportunity Zones in D.C.
Erie Downtown Development Corporation presents Opportunity Zones in D.C.

The Erie Downtown Development Corporation was among the first organizations in the country to utilize Opportunity Zones earlier this year.

December 18th, 5:37 PM EST
Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters
Casey bill offers more resources for disabled, older Americans during natural disasters

The first response when natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires strike is for everyone to evacuate the area.  But that’s not always possible for more than 60 million disabled Americans.

December 13th, 1:55 PM EST
Federal transportation grants aid projects in Western Pa., Northeastern Ohio
Federal transportation grants aid projects in Western Pa., Northeastern Ohio

The Trump administration Tuesday announced it is distributing more than a billion dollars in federal grant funding for transportation projects nationwide.

December 11th, 6:35 PM EST
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree now lit and on display
U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree now lit and on display

With the flip of a switch, Washington wasn’t just its partisan colors of red and blue. Instead, they are the colors of the season.

December 6th, 10:17 PM EST
Emotional state funeral for George H.W. Bush
Emotional state funeral for George H.W. Bush

The nation says goodbye to its 41st president in an emotional state funeral in Washington Wednesday paying honor and respect to the life of George Herbert Walker Bush.

December 5th, 4:56 PM EST
From soldiers to students, thousands pay respects to George H.W. Bush inside Capitol Rotunda
From soldiers to students, thousands pay respects to George H.W. Bush inside Capitol Rotunda

There was a steady stream of well-wishers throughout the day inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Tuesday with thousands of Americans paying their respects to the late president George H.W. Bush on Tuesday.

December 4th, 5:57 PM EST
Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding
Three Big Things: Bush funeral, gov't shutdown looms & border wall funding

The funeral proceedings for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush have shifted the legislative schedule and holiday ceremonies on Capitol Hill this week.

December 3rd, 3:10 PM EST
Ridge recalls friendship, election night phone call with George H.W. Bush
Ridge recalls friendship, election night phone call with George H.W. Bush

Former Pennsylvania Governor and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge worked with late President George Herbert Walker Bush before either man served in the executive branch.

December 1st, 6:52 PM EST
Thompson, Agriculture conference committee reach Farm Bill deal
Thompson, Agriculture conference committee reach Farm Bill deal

The new five-year farm bill is now expected to pass by the end of the year.

November 30th, 4:11 PM EST
Casey "considering" 2020 bid, yet to form exploratory committee
Casey "considering" 2020 bid, yet to form exploratory committee

U.S. Senator Bob Casey is has confirmed he is considering a run for president, but has not yet formed an exploratory committee in the process.

November 29th, 4:34 PM EST
Pelosi wins Speaker nomination, full House vote scheduled for January
Pelosi wins Speaker nomination, full House vote scheduled for January

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is making progress on her way to becoming Speaker of the House once again.

November 28th, 4:58 PM EST
Chautauqua Institution opens D.C. office, seeks year-round programming
Chautauqua Institution opens D.C. office, seeks year-round programming

As the non-profit approaches its 150th anniversary in 2024, leaders are planting a second set of roots in Washington, D.C.

November 26th, 3:37 PM EST
Toomey revives "common sense" gun reform proposal following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
Toomey revives "common sense" gun reform proposal following Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

“Common sense” gun reform: U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) is reintroducing a measure calling for mandatory background checks on all commercial gun sales.

November 16th, 5:05 PM EST
McConnell's Court: How Republicans have shaped a conservative judiciary for a generation
McConnell's Court: How Republicans have shaped a conservative judiciary for a generation

Washington Bureau Correspondent Matt Knoedler examines how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, not just President Trump, constructed a conservative Supreme Court & conservative federal courts nationwide, including here at home.

November 15th, 5:47 PM EST
Compromise necessary between Trump, Dems in next Congress, analysts say
Compromise necessary between Trump, Dems in next Congress, analysts say

Trump believes working with Congressional Democrats won’t be as hard as everyone thinks it will be.

November 8th, 4:51 PM EST
Wolf defeats Wagner, wins second term as Pa. governor
Wolf defeats Wagner, wins second term as Pa. governor

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has clinched a second term in Harrisburg after defeating Republican nominee Scott Wagner in Tuesday’s general election.

November 7th, 1:08 AM EST
Three Big Things: Election Preview
Three Big Things: Election Preview

There is still a lot of uncertainty about whether Republicans will retain the U.S. House or if Democrats will win it back.

November 5th, 3:11 PM EST
Trump, friends and generational divides are why some people are voting early
Trump, friends and generational divides are why some people are voting early

Early voting wraps up today and tomorrow across the country. Already, millions of voters have cast their ballots, setting midterm records.

November 2nd, 4:38 PM EDT
Pollsters expect accurate midterm polls following flawed 2016 projections
Pollsters expect accurate midterm polls following flawed 2016 projections

The polling industry is going through a tremendous change. If the poll is automated, it has to be done on a landline – cell phone autodialing is banned nationwide. That means if someone doesn’t recognize the number, it’s likely they don’t pick up.

November 1st, 7:25 PM EDT
Pa., N.Y. voters rank among most powerful in House races, study finds
Pa., N.Y. voters rank among most powerful in House races, study finds

The report from personal finance site Wallet Hub found Pennsylvania ranks ninth in U.S. House races, Ohio in tenth and New York in fourteenth.

October 30th, 6:36 PM EDT
Sessions outlines new funding, strategies at National Opioid Summit
Sessions outlines new funding, strategies at National Opioid Summit

Among those strategies, more than $100 million in new funding to combat the nation’s opioid crisis, including $35 million to establish new programs to provide services to children victims of the opioid crisis.

October 25th, 3:08 PM EDT
Reed expects Problem Solvers Caucus to play key role in next Congress
Reed expects Problem Solvers Caucus to play key role in next Congress

The group is rather unique: 48 members split down the middle -- 24 Republicans and 24 Democrats. It's bipartisan, and that's the point.

October 24th, 5:01 PM EDT
One-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
One-on-one with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue talks trade, E15 fuel, and the latest on the Farm Bill with our Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler.

October 23rd, 5:20 PM EDT
Kelly, DiNicola dig into entitlement reform debate
Kelly, DiNicola dig into entitlement reform debate

Those three programs are the biggest pieces of the federal budget. Together, the programs total nearly $2 trillion.

October 18th, 5:17 PM EDT