Andrew Seidman covers Pennsylvania politics, writing about statewide campaigns and officeholders, the Philadelphia suburbs, congressional races, and the 2020 presidential campaign.

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Anti-Trump protesters lay ‘body bags’ outside one of his New Jersey golf clubs; Philly cases top 3,000

As Pennsylvania tries to limit a surge that could overwhelm hospitals, officials reported at least five immigrants held in two ICE detention centers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19.

What small business owners need to get money from SBA’s coronavirus Payroll Protection Program

The $350 billion lending program to businesses will charge 1% interest.

Holtec sues New Jersey Economic Development Authority over millions in tax credits

The suit, filed in Mercer County Superior Court, accuses the state agency of violating its contract by failing to pay Holtec the $26 million in tax credits owed to the company in 2019.

More Philly-area coronavirus deaths; N.J. total cases surpass 1,000; CDC urges N.J., New York residents to avoid domestic travel

Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties each reported one new COVID-19 death on Saturday. A total of 35 deaths linked to the virus have been reported in Pennsylvania to date.

What the economic stimulus bill could mean for Pa. and N.J.

Lawmakers and aides were still scrambling to pin down exactly what was included against a backdrop of a spiraling national crisis that has killed hundreds and crippled the economy.

Coronavirus is challenging underdog campaigns in the Pennsylvania primary election

Amid uncertainty fueled by the coronavirus pandemic, grassroots candidates with limited budgets are trying to determine whether they need to stretch their resources beyond the scheduled April 28 primary date.

Another coronavirus death in Pa. as 540 people sign up to get tested in Montco; N.J. bans all gatherings

Allegheny County reported a coronavirus death Saturday, the second death in Pennsylvania to date. Drive-through testing sites for the coronavirus are now open in South Philadelphia and Upper Dublin, Montgomery County. And in Delaware, the governor closes beaches.

Voters saw a special election in Bucks County as ‘just too important’ to stay home — even to avoid coronavirus

Many who turned out for a special election for a state House district were older voters, who are particularly at risk from the coronavirus.

N.J. announces third death; Wolf orders statewide shutdown; Philly orders nonessential businesses to close

Philadelphia's move to limit nonessential business operations comes after the CDC recommended gatherings of 50 people or more be canceled or postponed for the next eight weeks.

A steel mill, a fracking well, and racial tensions cut through a Pa. community

The politics of fracking and energy policy in a state that sits on the second biggest natural gas reserves in the country is more nuanced than absolutist positions might indicate.