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Even in Victory, Pennsylvania House Democrats Are Finding Ways to Lose

If 2023 has taught us anything thus far, it’s this: Know how to count. Someone should have told that to elected-after-15-rounds-of-voting U.S. House Speaker Kevin […]

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Here’s Exactly How Access to Abortion in Pennsylvania Could Disappear Very Very Easily

As it stands right now, a person in Pennsylvania can, at least legally speaking, get an abortion with relatively few restrictions. Among them, there’s the […]

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These 4 Big Political Questions Will Loom Over Philly in 2022

“Expect the unexpected” could best sum up the past year in Philly politics. While matters have yet to return to any sort of pre-pandemic normal, […]

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Helen Gym and Kenyatta Johnson, Grandstand Less and Legislate More

Having grown up in the South, I’ve never forgotten a piece of wisdom from my elders: “Know your role, play your part.” In a democracy, […]

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People Protesting Coronavirus Lockdown Orders Are Terrorists

One day after Pennsylvania reported its highest daily increase in deaths caused by the coronavirus, a group of disgruntled residents was protesting, demanding that the […]

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How Pennsylvania’s Latest Anti-Abortion Bill Fits Into Anti-Roe Strategy

Just one day before Alabama governor Kay Ivey signed the country’s strictest anti-abortion bill into law this week — bringing a fierce abortion rights debate […]

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Pa. Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Could Soon Sell Smokable Products

Since medical marijuana products officially debuted in Pennsylvania last month, demand has been through the roof – and supply has been hard to come by. […]

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Daylin Leach Drops Congressional Bid, Says He’s Keeping State Senate Seat

Pennsylvania state Sen. Daylin Leach is no stranger to long-winded Facebook posts. The 17th District Democrat took to the social media platform several times in […]

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Pa. Legislators Set to Vote on Country’s “Most Restrictive” Abortion Bill

Pennsylvania is already one of the nation’s toughest states on abortion – in the company of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri. But on Tuesday, state legislators […]

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Trump Comes to Pa., Talks Almost Exclusively About Truckers

When we found out President Donald Trump was returning to Pennsylvania on Wednesday, we wondered what he’d talk about – other than the tax reform plan (the […]

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Harrisburg Apparently Wants to Kill Philly’s Hotel Industry

In an effort to end the state budget stalemate, Republicans in Harrisburg are pushing a plan to add a 5 percent tax on hotel stays statewide. […]

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Report: Pa. Woman Legislators More Effective at Passing Laws

A new report claims that Pennsylvania’s woman legislators are more effective at passing laws. Researchers at the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University found […]

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Report: Pa. Is One Of the Worst Places To Start A Business

WalletHub, a personal finance website, recently released its annual list of the best and worst states to start a business in the U.S. Pennsylvania ranked […]

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Pa. Senate OKs Bill That Would Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

The Pa. Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow teachers and other school employees to carry guns on school property. After a heated debate, […]

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Philly Woman Charged With Attacking Police Horse During Protest

A woman from Philadelphia was arrested for allegedly attacking a state police horse during a protest in Harrisburg this past weekend. State police say 23-year-old […]