With the state facing a looming cash crunch, the state House of Representatives was preparing to work late into the night Wednesday to vote on its gambit to end a months-long budget impasse.
Fresh off a near-political-death experience - winning reelection by 1.5 percentage points - Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) has dived into the two most contentious legislative battles of 2017, authoring conservative proposals and pushing his colleagues to go farther than many are first inclined. He began by...
Gov. Wolf on Tuesday said Oct. 1 is now the date by which he believes he can stave off any major negative impact stemming from the protracted stalemate over the state's $32 billion budget.
YORK, Pa. (AP) - Bill Goodling, a former Republican congressman who represented parts of central Pennsylvania in the U.S. House for more than a quarter century has died. He was 89.
Even if he wins his corruption trial, Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) still has to stand for reelection next year - and at least one poll shows that the daily headlines coming from the bribery case are taking a toll. A Quinnipiac University poll released last week found that 50 percent of New Jersey voters...
Saying changes in state beer laws are hurting them, tavern owners want the state to approve video gaming terminals in Pennsylvania's bars. Casino interests object.
A Western Pennsylvania representative pledged on Twitter violence against protesters.
Gov. Wolf forced to cut money out of the budget.
Chris Hurst planned to marry Alison Parker - until she was shot and killed on live television while reporting for Roanoke, Va., station WDBJ. Now Hurst, originally from Chester County, is running for office in a district that reflects many of the country's sharp political and cultural divides.
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, bitter rivals in many spheres, will compete to land Amazon's proposed giant new headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it will create. Pittsburgh has more state political juice. Will it matter?
Jimmie Moore, a Philadelphia Municipal Court senior judge who resigned this week, will plead guilty as soon as next week to a single count of making false statements in his campaign finance filings, lawyer Jeffrey Miller said.
Critics call it the lobbying world's version of the double-dip. They have pushed, with little success, to ban the practice of allowing lobbyists to also manage political campaigns because they believe it perpetuates a culture of favoritism and undue access.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The number of people without health insurance in Pennsylvania continues to decline, reaching what Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's office says is the lowest uninsured rate on record.