Legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Control of the State House Will Be Determined by Upcoming Special Election in Allegheny County

Three vacant Allegheny County state House seats are up for grabs next week in a special election. Democrats need to win all three races to take back control of the House.

Senator Amanda Cappelletti (D-Montgomery), Joined by state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-Philadelphia) and US Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) at an abortion rights press conference May 04, 2022. (James Robinson | Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus)
Pennsylvania’s Bipartisan Baby: How Sen. Cappelletti’s First Child is Changing the Political Environment in the Senate

Democrat Amanda Cappelletti feels her Republican colleagues are viewing issues such as maternity leave on a more personal level now that she is about to become the first state senator to give birth while in office.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, takes part in a state Senate committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, April 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Extremist Doug Mastriano Wants to Limit Where Drag Shows Can Be Performed in Pennsylvania

In Doug Mastriano’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ crusade, he wants to restrict drag shows from being performed anywhere minors could be in attendance.

A sign indicates an empty storefront among is available along East Carson Street in the Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Shapiro Creates New Office to Spur the State’s Economic Growth, Keeping Another Campaign Promise

Governor Josh Shapiro is keeping a promise he made to businesses across the commonwealth by creating a new office to streamline permit processes and expedite reviews and key incentive programs.

Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro speaks after taking the oath of office to become Pennsylvania's 48th governor, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Delivering on a Campaign Promise, Shapiro Eliminates Prohibitive Requirement for Most State Jobs

While campaigning for governor, Josh Shapiro said he would eliminate the four-year college degree requirement for most state jobs. On his first day in office, he has done just that.

Democratic floor leader Rep. Joanna McClinton, right, stands alongside fellow house members as legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Allegheny County Voters Will Decide Control of the State House on Feb. 7 After Court OKs Special Election Dates

With majority control of the state House at stake, the Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that three special elections for vacant Allegheny County seats can continue as planned for Feb. 7, rejecting Republican Bryan Cutler’s argument that the GOP had the right to set the dates.

Shelves display bottles of wines for sale at a Pennsylvania fine wine and spirits store, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Harmony, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Inflation Hits the Bottle: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Raising Prices on 3,500 Wine and Liquor Products

Beginning Sunday, the PLCB is raising the price on thousands of its best-selling liquors and wines, the first time spirits have increased in cost since 2019.