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Fact-checking Gov. Tom Wolf’s statement that Pa. is the only state without a natural gas severance tax

Among the 34 states that produce oil or natural gas, Pennsylvania is the only one that doesn’t tax the extracted resources.

Fact-checking impeachment trial claims by the Philly-area lawyers who played big roles

Lawyers from the Philadelphia region played starring roles in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. We fact-checked some of the claims they made during the trial.

Fact-checking impeachment trial claims by the Philly-area lawyers who played big roles

Lawyers from the Philadelphia region played starring roles in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump. We fact-checked some of the claims they made during the trial.

What to know about Scott Perry, Trump’s election plot, and Section 3 of the 14th Amendment

After a Pennsylvania congressman was connected to a failed plot to overturn Georgia’s election results, a top Democrat suggested he ran afoul of an obscure section of the Constitution.

What to know about Scott Perry, Trump’s election plot, and Section 3 of the 14th Amendment

After a Pennsylvania congressman was connected to a failed plot to overturn Georgia’s election results, a top Democrat suggested he ran afoul of an obscure section of the Constitution.

Fact-checking Toomey’s claim that families with ‘six-figure incomes’ would get thousands from Biden relief plan | PolitiFact

Married couples making up to $150,000 annually would qualify for $2,800 in new payments, on top of the payments they received from the last relief package.

Fact-checking Toomey’s claim that families with ‘six-figure incomes’ would get thousands from Biden relief plan | PolitiFact

Married couples making up to $150,000 annually would qualify for $2,800 in new payments, on top of the payments they received from the last relief package.
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Fact-checking a top Pa. Republican who said false election claims didn’t play ‘any role’ in the Capitol attack

A false but deeply held belief that the election was rigged and stolen from Trump led thousands of his supporters to gather in Washington and later storm the Capitol.

Fact-checking Trump’s false claims about Pa.’s election before his supporters attacked the Capitol

Trump spent several minutes rattling off a slew of false claims about Pennsylvania’s election. Here are the facts.

Toomey claimed Wolf is ‘closing down businesses again.’ Is that true? | Fact-check

Pennsylvania shuttered many businesses earlier this month, and seven other states have imposed similarly sweeping restrictions.

Fact-checking false claims about Pennsylvania’s presidential election by Trump and his allies

President Donald Trump’s relentless and false attacks on the results in Pennsylvania as the product of widespread fraud are completely disconnected from reality.

Will Eagles, Steelers players wear masks during games? They don’t have to.

Under Pennsylvania's new statewide order, players must wear masks on the sidelines but not under their helmets at the line of scrimmage. Doing so could dangerously restrict their breathing.

No, George Soros wasn’t arrested in Philadelphia for ‘election interference’ | PolitiFact

Despite reports, the 90-year-old billionaire philanthropist and Democratic campaign contributor was not arrested in Philadelphia.

Trump says Philly Democrats stole an election in the ’90s. Is that true?

Nothing like what happened nearly three decades ago occurred during the 2020 election in Philadelphia or anywhere else.

Fact-checking a Trump campaign tweet that Pa. mail ballots arriving after Election Day won’t count

Guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of State says ballots that arrive after 8 p.m. on Nov. 3 will be processed differently. Nowhere does the guidance say those ballots won't be counted at all.

Fact-checking Trump’s claim that Biden said he would ‘abolish the oil industry’ | PolitiFact

Trump’s characterization of Biden’s position is vastly oversimplified, and he’s suggesting Biden doubled down on a stance he never took in the first place.

Fact-checking Trump’s claim that Pa. ‘never opened’ after coronavirus closures | PolitiFact

Day-to-day life in Pennsylvania hasn’t returned to normal. But the state’s schools and businesses aren’t uniformly shuttered like they were in the spring.

No, the boilermakers union didn’t endorse Joe Biden | PolitiFact

Biden hasn’t been endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers or Local 154, the Pittsburgh-area chapter mentioned at last week's town hall in Philadelphia.

Fact-checking Trump’s claim in Pa. that he’s ‘putting our great coal miners back to work’ | PolitiFact

Trump stabilized the mining industry after years of losses under Obama. But then the pandemic began, and the subsequent recession turbocharged the hobbled industry’s decline.

Don’t believe election misinformation about ‘shredded’ Pa. ballot applications for Trump

Clips of a video inside the back of a tractor-trailer are being falsely used on social media to stoke a fear that people are trying to rig the election against President Donald Trump.