Top Pa. lawmakers have tentative deal to ban private money, increase funding for county election offices
Top Pa. lawmakers have tentative deal to ban private money, increase funding for county election offices

The exact language of the deal is still being written, and, if finalized, it would need approval from lawmakers in both chambers as well as Gov. Tom Wolf.

June 23rd, 12:53 PM EDT
Statewide Pennsylvania police hiring database hindered by loopholes, lack of enforcement
Statewide Pennsylvania police hiring database hindered by loopholes, lack of enforcement

The database was hailed as a model to stop bad officers from hopping from one job to another. But now State Police say legislative changes are needed to make it more effective.

June 21st, 12:38 PM EDT
High-profile GOP primary losses could make passing Pa.’s next budget painful
High-profile GOP primary losses could make passing Pa.’s next budget painful

Capitol insiders believe the poor primary performances of Harrisburg’s top budget negotiators could inspire frustrated Republicans to revolt during budget season.

May 27th, 10:58 AM EDT
Companies blanket Pa. with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card, but doctors are silenced
Companies blanket Pa. with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card, but doctors are silenced

With millions of dollars at stake, certification businesses buy radio ads, dominate Google searches, and even offer Groupons. But if doctors do the same, they risk their license.

May 26th, 10:45 AM EDT
Lawmaker urges Pa. legislature to make it easier for attorney general to investigate police killings
Lawmaker urges Pa. legislature to make it easier for attorney general to investigate police killings

State Sen. Art Haywood said his bill — inspired in part by the police killing of Christian Hall — would address the “appearance of bias” that erodes trust in law enforcement.

May 24th, 11:12 AM EDT
How a mail ballot ruling in Pa. could affect 2022 primary election results
How a mail ballot ruling in Pa. could affect 2022 primary election results

A federal appeals court has ruled that undated mail ballots cast in one 2021 election should be counted, but the opinion could have much bigger implications.

May 24th, 10:08 AM EDT
How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity, and Facebook
How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity, and Facebook

A middling fundraiser with little party support, Mastriano rose to the top of a crowded GOP field for Pennsylvania governor through candid chats about his extreme conservative views.

May 23rd, 11:04 AM EDT
New partnership with Spotlight PA to provide northwestern Pa. with more investigative and public-service journalism
New partnership with Spotlight PA to provide northwestern Pa. with more investigative and public-service journalism

Spotlight PA is built on the belief that the public will support unique, high-quality investigative journalism you can’t get anywhere else.

May 18th, 9:02 AM EDT