State


A "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign in downtown Easton. (Shutterstock/Andriy Blokhin)
Pennsylvania Is the Best State for Many Reasons. Here Are the Top 10.

It’s Pennsylvania Day! We have many reasons to be proud to call Pennsylvania home.

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
State Democrats Keep Proposing Ideas to Help Pennsylvania. Republicans Keep Ignoring Them.

From pandemic relief to election laws, Republican leaders in the state Legislature continue to ignore Democrats.

Republicans in the state Legislature are pushing bills that would roll back abortion rights and expand gun rights.
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Legislature Passes Budget that Boosts Education Funding, but Misses Other Opportunities

Next year’s state budget will pump millions into struggling schools, but also sets billions of dollars aside while the state struggles to reopen from a historic pandemic.

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, checks his phone after speaking with members of the media at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, March 22, 2021. Majority Republicans in the state Senate announced Monday they will not employ a rarely used emergency process to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a two-year window in which to file civil lawsuits. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Senate GOP Won’t Let Child Sex Abuse Lawsuit Amendment Move Through Special Process

The proposed amendment likely won't finally pass until 2023.

State Rep. Jessica Benham is sworn in on Jan. 5, 2021. Benham is the first openly queer woman and openly autistic person elected to the state Legislature. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
More Women Than Ever Are in the PA Legislature. That’s Still Not Enough.

Women make up approximately 51% of the state population, but just under 29% of the state Legislature. Several groups are working to change that.

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building Reopening to the Public

The Capitol building will reopen on Monday.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong) speaks at a rally in the state Capitol Rotunda on April 30, 2018 in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Republican State Rep. Jeff Pyle Retires, Special Election Scheduled

The special election is the fourth to be scheduled for May 18.