- High court may get first independent candidate since 1990s Updated: Jul-27-15 6:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Philadelphia judge could become the first independent or minor-party candidate more than two decades to make the ballot for Pennsylvania's highest court.
- House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget Updated: Jul-27-15 4:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A leading proponent of liquor privatization in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Monday that selling off the state stores must happen for any type of tax to be increased, with budget talks deadlocked nearly a month into the state's new fiscal year.
- State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania's US seat Updated: Jul-26-15 10:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats can expect to decide a primary contest in nine months to see who will challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Republican who is seeking his second six-year term in the 2016 election. The seat is expected to be crucial to determining control of the U.S. Senate, and Democrats hope their four-to-three registration advantage in Pennsylvania and heightened voter interest in the presidential election will deliver a victory to their eventual nominee. Here is a look at the race and the candidates:
- Wolf seeks review amid outcry over Planned Parenthood video Updated: Jul-24-15 12:02 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf says his administration is taking steps to make sure that human fetal tissue isn't being sold commercially in Pennsylvania.
- Gov. Wolf names Isenhour to succeed chief of staff McGinty Updated: Jul-23-15 1:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf tapped to his top liaison to state lawmakers to become his next chief of staff on Thursday as her predecessor prepares to run for U.S. Senate.
- Official: Pennsylvania governor's aide preparing Senate bid Updated: Jul-22-15 6:42 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The top aide to Pennsylvania's governor resigned Wednesday in preparation to run for U.S. Senate in 2016 in a state seen by Democrats as key to helping them regain the chamber's majority.
- Resentencing hearing remains open in old murder case Updated: Jul-22-15 5:37 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - The state Supreme Court has rejected a request to close a western Pennsylvania courtroom for a resentencing hearing in a decades-old murder case.
- Burn to step down as chairman of Pennsylvania Democrats Updated: Jul-21-15 11:26 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's Democratic Party chairman says he's stepping down, a year after a fight with Gov. Tom Wolf over the job.
- Studies continue into 70 mph speed limit possibility Updated: Jul-19-15 12:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania motorists who gravitate toward the left lane may have to wait a bit longer to learn whether state policymakers consider it safe to increase interstate speed limits to 70 mph.
- State Police say troopers shoot man who fired at them Updated: Jul-18-15 8:22 pm
LETTERKENNY, Pennsylvania - State Police say troopers in southern Pennsylvania have shot a man who fired at them, striking a trooper in the leg.
- GOP 'majority of majority' rule could test any budget deal Updated: Jul-18-15 10:41 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - In one of Pennsylvania's defining legislative battles this century, then-Gov. Ed Rendell won passage of a $1 billion tax package, and it still nags some Republicans that their leaders worked with Democrats to make it law, despite opposition from most members of the GOP's legislative majority.
- Pennsylvania AG says decision to charge her is in DA's hands Updated: Jul-14-15 1:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's attorney general said Tuesday that prosecutors in the Philadelphia suburbs have not told her how soon they will decide whether to charge her in a grand jury leak investigation.
- Senate OKs bill to require pre-conviction DNA from suspects Updated: Jul-13-15 6:47 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - State senators are trying again to widen DNA sampling from suspects accused of certain crimes, passing a bill for the third time in four years Monday to expand the state's existing sampling and storage of DNA.
- Wolf vetoes GOP's pension bill, Republicans 'dismayed' Updated: Jul-09-15 2:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf shot down another key Republican agenda item Thursday, vetoing a GOP-crafted bill to overhaul Pennsylvania's two major public employee pension systems, saying it would provide no immediate cost savings and inadequate long-term savings.
- The Latest: Senator says sales, income tax hikes won't fly Updated: Jul-07-15 3:28 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest news from discussions between Gov. Tom Wolf and top Pennsylvania lawmakers about a week-old budget impasse (all times local):
- Pennsylvania lawmakers consider changes to open-records law Updated: Jul-03-15 11:25 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A 2009 law that made wholesale changes to Pennsylvania's open records law has been praised for expanding the universe of government records available to the public and improving the process by which people can obtain records.
- Kane's twin sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The twin sister of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being sued over a $200,000 loan by an FBI agent who was her boyfriend.
- Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the staff at some of the facilities failed to meet residents' most basic human needs, falsified records about care and willfully deceived state inspectors.
- Absent Pennsylvania House leaders still voted on school bill Updated: Jul-01-15 1:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Leaders of Pennsylvania's House Republican majority are being recorded as "yes" votes on a key budget-related schools bill, even though they weren't in the House chamber for the vote.
- If Pennsylvania budget stalls, a rundown of what to expect Updated: Jun-30-15 1:38 pm
If Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal year Wednesday without a budget in place, here's a rundown of what to expect:
- Exit to be renamed in memory of slain Pennsylvania trooper Updated: Jun-29-15 5:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - An exit off Interstate 84 will be renamed in memory of a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year.
- School aid formula being considered creates winners, losers Updated: Jun-29-15 11:20 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.
- State trooper hurt in crash on Pittsburgh-area highway Updated: Jun-29-15 10:41 am
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania state trooper has been treated for minor injuries after an out-of-control SUV struck his parked cruiser on a Pittsburgh-area highway.