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That speedy Pa. budget? Thank Trump’s booming economy

(Pennlive - Charlie Gerow) Just as the summer solstice arrived, there were puffs of white smoke from the chimneys of the Capitol. The Pennsylvania General Assembly...

Pennsylvania awaits decision in Supreme Court forced union dues case

(PA Watchdog - Andrew Burger) The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in the next week on a case that seeks to end...

REPUBLICAN JUDICIAL DISTRICTING — AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRACY

(Third and State) As a resident of Communist East Germany, Bertolt Brecht understood better than most writers in the 20th century how fragile representative democracy...

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has Parkinson’s

(WFMZ) Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed three-and-a-half years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment...

What Lawmakers Do When They Leave After Harassment Allegations

(Roll Call) Six members of Congress have left office in the past few months after allegations ranging from firing female staffers who rejected sexual advances to...

Pa.’s Auditor General on Legalizing Pot, Spartan Races, and (Maybe) Running...

(Philadelphia) It’s possible you’ve never heard of Eugene DePasquale. DePasquale is the state auditor general, an office that often generates quizzical looks when mentioned to people who don’t...

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