Politics can be a thankless gig but there's plenty that Pennsylvania pols can be thankful for this year. Including President Trump.
There are factors beyond gerrymandering that discourage political competition in Pennsylvania.
Too much money in state politics kills competition and diminishes democracy, and Pennsylvania's a prime example.
The 2018 mid-term elections would seem to favor Pa. incumbents. Will they?
In the category every little bit hurts, here are two examples of how politics stays divisive.
Electing statewide judges doesn't make sense in Pennsylvania, but for now it's what we've got. So, vote, but get some info first.
As the governor decides what to do with a new state budget finally on his desk, we ask what, if any, political fallout comes in the budget's aftermath.
The issue of diversity in Philadelphia unions popped up recently on two fronts.
Fixing the state's dysfunctional government requires changing some of the fundamentals. A constitutional convention can make that happen.
Pat Halpin-Murphy leads the PA Breast Cancer Coalition - and the push to make the state a national leader in the crusade against breast cancer.
Philadelphia's controversial soda tax didn't go down well at a state Senate hearing that some see as a warm-up to an effort at repeal.
Accomplished Pittsburgh lawyer Laura Ellsworth joins the race to lead a state known for "man's world" politics.
Tuition aid for Pennsylvania in-state students is caught up in the budget impasse and adding to higher education woes.
With state finances still in shambles, Gov. Wolf is adding a new wrinkle to the process: says he'll fix the budget all by himself.
As if managed by a national director, political response to mass shootings has become a matter of rote reaction.
"It boggles the mind how dysfunctional this process is," says Philly Rep. Chris Rabb in our third of four planned columns on his first year in Harrisburg.
Russian hackers, fraud searchers and ineligible Philly voters keep the controversies of Election 2016 alive.
Montco Rep. Kate Harper candidly dishes on the woes of Harrisburg - and even suggests it might be time for a coup.
Pittsburgh Republican Paul Mango is up on TV with very early ads for a race still a long way off.