Democrats have won control of the Pennsylvania House by sweeping three special elections, gaining new power in an important swing state.
Pittsburgh-area voters are participating in special elections to fill three vacancies in the state House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania’s Democratic Party is endorsing an appellate court judge from Philadelphia, Daniel McCaffery, to be the party’s nominee for an open state Supreme Court seat in this year’s election.
Republican state lawmakers are filing an appeal that seeks to overturn a lower court’s decision on whether articles of impeachment filed November 2022 against a progressive Philadelphia prosecutor met legal standards.
Several candidates running for Mayor of Philadelphia held a debate on gun violence Thursday night at St. Joseph’s University.
The 49-year-old Shapiro took office Tuesday with more experience in state government than any recent predecessors.
The weekend before Josh Shapiro's inauguration as Pennsylvania governor, he called out the “absolutely unacceptable” level of gun violence plaguing the Keystone State but offered scant details on his plans to curtail the bloodshed.
A panel of Pennsylvania state judges is divided over whether a Republican-led effort to impeach and seek to remove Philadelphia’s progressive prosecutor meets legal standards.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has more than doubled the number of pardons granted by any governor in the state before him, with a quarter of the pardons being for non-violent marijuana offenses.
Mayor Jim Kenney is pledging to tackle the city’s most daunting challenges as he enters the final year of his two terms in office.
Dr. Val Arkoosh, an anesthesiologist who led Pennsylvania’s third-most populous county through the pandemic, will be nominated to lead the sprawling Department of Human Services under the incoming Democratic governor, Josh Shapiro.
Pennsylvania’s state Senate is postponing a trial seeking to remove Philadelphia’s progressive district attorney on the heels of a court ruling that said the impeachment articles don’t meet the constitutionally required standard.
A school superintendent who won Pennsylvania superintendent of the year and has experience in both wealthy and poor districts will be Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s nominee for secretary of education.
The man who was a surprise choice last week to become speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is canceling sessions for the rest of the week after failing to reach a deal on his primary legislative priority.
A former Philadelphia election official who has told of enduring death threats whipped up by Donald Trump for defending the city’s 2020 vote-counting against the former president’s lies will be nominated for the top election administration post in Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s administration.
Rep. Mark Rozzi was elected speaker by a vote of 115-85 after Republicans were unable to convert a two-seat majority into a vote to retain control of the chamber.
Kim Ward, Pennsylvania’s ranking state senator, has ascended to the job of state lieutenant governor. That happened Tuesday, when Democrat John Fetterman resigned minutes before he was sworn in to office as the state’s newest U.S. senator.
Pennsylvania’s top elections official is fully certifying results from the November vote after recount petitions in some counties delayed the process.
When map drawers reimaged the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 2532 legislative districts, they did it with an eye on the state's growing racial and ethnic minorities. Now, Pennsylvania has what officials say is the most diverse incoming class of lawmakers in state history.
Closed-door negotiations haven't resolved a dispute between Republican and Democratic leaders in the Pennsylvania House about when to hold three special elections that will determine control of their chamber.