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At schools, airports, and mushroom farms, Democrats sell voters on Biden’s stimulus

Democrats in Pennsylvania and elsewhere are criss-crossing their districts to make sure constituents know how the package can help them.

Matt Gaetz money gets messy and Brian Fitzpatrick wants nothing to do with it

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a big fan of Donald Trump, gave $2,000 last year to U.S. Rep Brian Fitzpatrick. (R-PA) Now Gaetz is under federal investigation and Fitzpatrick is giving away his money.

Trump favorite Sean Parnell is almost definitely running for Senate in Pennsylvania

The decorated former Army Ranger drew national attention in 2020 and could have support from former President Donald Trump's inner circle.

Biden unveils his multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh: ‘We can get it done’

Biden argued that the proposal is a once-in-a-generation investment to vault the economy toward a cleaner, more equitable future.

Why Joe Biden is pitching his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh, where he launched and ended his campaign

The president returns today to a city long associated with heavy industry, but a place local leaders say offers a blueprint for how to build an economy for a new era.

Pennsylvania’s 2022 U.S. Senate race: Who’s in, who’s out and what comes next

Despite early moves by John Fetterman, Malcolm Kenyatta and Val Arkoosh, it could be months before the Senate race solidifies as Democrats eye decisions by key members of congress.

Former U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain is taking a step toward running for Pa. governor next year

McSwain has formed a political committee blasting Gov. Tom Wolf’s leadership, his most significant step yet toward a run for governor next year.

Biden has his first big win and he’s coming to Pa. to make sure people know about it

Biden’s legacy, and Democrats’ fragile control of Congress, will likely hinge first and foremost on whether Americans believe he has delivered relief, recovery, and normalcy.

Here’s what Pa. and N.J. are getting out of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package

It includes billions for schools, restaurants, transit agencies, and state and local governments, along with hugely expanded tax relief for the region’s poor and working class.

The new coronavirus relief bill promises big financial help for parents in the Philly region

The $1.9 trillion stimulus passed Wednesday could deliver about $15,000 to some parents, including what some are hailing as a landmark advancement in aid to children.