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Sanctuary Cities Bill That Could Defund Philly Clears Pa. Senate

A bill that could drastically restrict state funding to so-called sanctuary cities like Philadelphia has cleared the Pennsylvania Senate. State lawmakers yesterday pushed the controversial […]

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71-Year-Old Republican Wants to Reduce Pa. Pot Penalties

If you want to look at how the debate on marijuana has shifted, just look at state Rep. Barry J. Jozwiak. Jozwiak served in the […]

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Pa. Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Anti-Union, Anti-Immigrant Bills

Much like President Donald Trump, Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are wasting no time in using their majority status to pass bills on their agenda. 

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Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Stall Naming of Cops Who Shoot Civilians

Gov. Tom Wolf has just vetoed a controversial bill that would have limited transparency at police departments across the state.

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Martina White Wins Reelection to the Pennsylvania House

Republican state Rep. Martina White won reelection in Northwest Philadelphia with 54 percent of the vote in the Northeast’s 170th District.

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know to Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election

Happy Election Day, Philadelphia! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The most important presidential race in modern memory is today. There are also lots […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Philadelphia Presidential Election

Only two days left. The most unbelievable election of our lifetimes is, mercifully, coming to an end. The vast majority of you know whether you’re […]

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State Legislators Approve Bill Limiting Police Transparency in Pennsylvania

Last week, we told you about three controversial bills being fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature. One of them, a bill that would limit police transparency, is […]

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Tom Wolf’s Crash Course in State Government

In late July — on the day Donald Trump was nominated for president — Governor Tom Wolf drove from Harrisburg to a strip mall in […]

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Harrisburg Outraged After Trump Calls City a “War Zone”

Donald Trump has had a busy week. But even with all of that going on, he also appeared at a rally in Mechanicsburg, just eight […]

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A Pennsylvania Representative Just Introduced a “Blue Lives Matter” Bill

Pennsylvania Representative Frank Burns, a Cambria County Democrat, has introduced a “Blue Lives Matter” bill that would prompt crimes committed against law enforcement and corrections officers to […]

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Wolf: Pennsylvania Budget Will Become Law Without My Signature

Governor Tom Wolf announced on Sunday night that an appropriations bill approved by the state House and Senate would become law without his signature. Late […]

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State House and Senate Send Spending Bill to Wolf

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Thursday evening to adopt a spending bill for the next fiscal year, with hours to spare before the midnight […]

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The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle

It’s budget season once again in Harrisburg. Or more accurately, it’s still budget season. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican leaders in the state House and Senate […]

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Pa. Legislators Want to Put Golf Courses, Water Slides in State Parks

Two state representatives want to give Pennsylvania’s parks a makeover. Pa. Representatives Brian Ellis and Jim Christiana are supporting bills that would allow for Pennsylvania’s award-winning state parks […]