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Will Brian Sims Fight Off Two Ballot Challenges?

When state Rep. Brian Sims dropped out of the 2nd Congressional District race last week, some political observers speculated that it meant he would have a smoother reelection […]

City Life

Proposal: Pa. Legislators Should Serve Longer Terms

Would lengthening the terms of senators and representatives in Harrisburg lower the temperature of politics at in the state capital? Rep. David Parker thinks so. The […]

City Life

Wolf’s Policy Director, John Hanger, Resigns

Governor Tom Wolf’s secretary of policy and planning, John Hanger, is leaving the administration. In a statement, Hanger explained that he wants to spend more time with […]


Pa. “Sanctuary Cities” Could Face Crackdown

A Philadelphia Republican plans to introduce a state bill that would hold “sanctuary cities” liable for damages and crimes caused by undocumented immigrants — and […]

City Life

Kathleen Kane Won’t Run for Second Term

Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s scandal-plagued attorney general, said today she will not run for reelection. “This was not easy decision,” she said, before announcing. “I am […]

City Life

State Could Ban Cold Medicine Sales to Minors

The war on cold medicine continues. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, a Republican who serves parts of Bucks and Montgomery counties, told colleagues this week he […]

City Life

Pa. Senate to Vote Wednesday on Kane’s Future

Kathleen Kane’s ability to survive scandal will face its biggest test so far on Wednesday. That’s when the Pennsylvania Senate will vote, deciding whether or […]

School District of Philadelphia

Study: Philly Support for Public Schools Is On the Rise

There is a perception in some circles that the City of Philadelphia has been less than generous when it comes to public schools. But maybe it’s time […]

City Life

Pa. Bill Could Curb Corporate Political Spending

If corporations are going to spend money lobbying government and making campaign contributions, Eddie Pashinski wants to make sure they do so with the consent […]

City Life

Cruz Seeks State Audit of School District

A Philly Democrat is once again seeking a state audit of the Philadelphia school district’s finances, saying the district needs to show a “greater level […]

City Life

Josh Shapiro Running for Attorney General “To Clean Up a Mess”

When he formally announces his candidacy for attorney general on Tuesday, Josh Shapiro will do so in a three-and-a-half-page letter to Pennsylvanians that never once […]


Pennsylvania Bill Would Do Away With Non-Compete Clauses

A Berks County Democrat is proposing to do away with non-compete clauses in employment contracts, saying they quash innovation and drive workers out of state. […]

City Life

Kane Won’t Defend Self in Pa. Senate

A bipartisan State Senate committee will meet next week to decide whether to recommend Kathleen Kane’s ouster from the attorney general’s office — but Kane […]

City Life

Philly Dem Proposes State Assault Weapon Ban

A Philly Democrat wants Pennsylvania to impose an assault weapons ban at the state level. Sen. Larry Farnese on Tuesday sent colleagues a memo urging […]

City Life

A Modest Proposal to End State Budget Impasse: Fire Half the Pa. Legislature

I’ve got a solution to the ongoing budget crisis in Harrisburg — let’s tear down the General Assembly and start over again. Let’s abolish the […]