A Pa. lawmaker who won despite a sexual harassment allegation won’t seek reelection again

State Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone had faced an allegation of sexual harassment that resulted in a secret settlement worth almost a quarter-million dollars in taxpayer money.

A Pa. lawmaker who won despite a sexual harassment allegation won’t seek reelection again

State Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone had faced an allegation of sexual harassment that resulted in a secret settlement worth almost a quarter-million dollars in taxpayer money.

Bucks County’s last dry town could start allowing alcohol sales

For seven decades, Lower Makefield Township has restricted the sale of alcohol. But a new Pennsylvania law that makes it easier to get a question on the ballot could help turn Bucks County’s only dry municipality wet.

Bucks County’s last dry town could start allowing alcohol sales

For seven decades, Lower Makefield Township has restricted the sale of alcohol. But a new Pennsylvania law that makes it easier to get a question on the ballot could help turn Bucks County’s only dry municipality wet.

Pa.’s $59 billion pension fund chooses a history teacher as new chair

Chris Santa Maria, former head of the Lower Merion Township Education Association teachers’ union, is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System

Pa.’s $59 billion pension fund chooses a history teacher as new chair

Chris Santa Maria, former head of the Lower Merion Township Education Association teachers’ union, is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System
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Pa. officials want Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp harassment policies after scandal

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to revamp its personnel policies after the scandal involving a former assistant director.

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Youth groups are skirting background check law intended to protect children from abuse

Pennsylvania requires anyone working with children — from swim club volunteers to youth soccer coaches to Boy Scout leaders — to undergo background checks. But there’s little enforcement and few ways to know who isn’t complying with the law.

Mike Bloomberg putting together nearly 100-person staff in Pa. to prepare for primary

Bloomberg is rapidly building a nearly 100-person campaign staff in Pennsylvania, an early indicator of the amount of money he can personally pour into the 2020 presidential race and his unusual strategy of betting on later states in the Democratic nominating contest.

Pennsylvania House votes to stop drivers’ use of handheld phones

The Pennsylvania House is voting to expand the state's ban on texting while driving to also prohibit motorists from using handheld devices to make phone calls.

Pa. is getting a different kind of ‘early voting’ in time for the 2020 election

It’s not technically what most people understand as “early voting,” but it’s a method for people to cast ballots in person in advance of the actual election day, without worrying about deadlines and mail problems.

How Pennsylvania teens are preparing to cast their first vote for president: ‘The boys mostly like Trump’

For people turning 18 in the months before a presidential election, and coming of age in a polarized social and political environment, registering with a political party is one of the first times they formally define identities they’ve been developing for years.

Daylin Leach was a #MeToo moment for Pennsylvania Democrats. But beating him won’t be easy.

The state senator is facing voters for the first time since allegations against him roiled progressives who had long seen Leach as a champion for women. But his detractors are still having trouble getting rid of him.

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At funeral for former U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, a chilling portrait of our failure against cancer | Maria Panaritis

His mom, dad, grandparents and a sister all had cancer. How is this possible in America in 2020?

Elizabeth Warren is gearing up for the 2020 Pennsylvania primary

Elizabeth Warren’s early investment in Pennsylvania is being fueled by a growing grassroots movement supporting the Democratic presidential candidate in Philadelphia, where her campaign just opened its first field office in the state.

Joe Biden told this protester to ‘vote for Trump.’ Bernie Sanders just hired him.

A immigrant-rights protester whose exchange with former vice president Joe Biden made headlines was hired by Bernie Sanders’ campaign this week.

Biden flexes foreign policy muscles amid Iran conflict. But rivals point to his Iraq War vote.

The high-stakes conflict with Iran has give Joe Biden an opening to emphasize his experience on the world stage and promise to be a steady hand, while his rivals say it's a reminder of his vote in favor of the ill-fated Iraq War.

Robert Menendez and Andy Kim are playing vocal roles amid the Iran crisis

Two New Jersey Democrats have emerged as key voices for their party as lawmakers grapple with President Donald Trump’s confrontation with Iran.

Republicans ‘got greedy’ in drawing Pa. congressional maps, new documents say

A trove of documents recently released by the daughter of a deceased GOP strategist includes some clues about what Republicans were thinking almost a decade ago when they redrew Pennsylvania’s congressional maps in a way that was later ruled unconstitutional.

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