Speaking in a rousing, pulpit-worthy cadence, state Treasurer Rob McCord reminded an audience at the Hill District's Central Baptist Church that his wife is African-American as he sought to forge a bond with the largely black crowd weeks before they would have a chance to vote in the Democratic primary for governor.
HARRISBURG -- A campaign ad from state Rep. Harry Readshaw attacks a transportation funding law for aiding mass transit in Philadelphia -- yet the same legislation also helped transit in Allegheny County.
HARRISBURG -- Four years later, Gov. Tom Corbett is campaigning uphill as he seeks a second term as Pennsylvania's chief executive.
Contrasts in the Democratic primary race for the realigned 36th Legislative District were obvious last week as Reps. Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany stood in a St. Paul's Monastery conference room high atop the South Side slopes.
Contrasts in the Democratic primary race for the realigned 36th Legislative District were obvious last week as Reps. Harry Readshaw and Erin Molchany stood in a St. Paul's Monastery conference room high atop the South Side slopes.
HARRISBURG -- The vast majority of applicants for welfare benefits in Pennsylvania are rejected every month, data from the state show, and some blame a 2012 change in state law for sharply increasing the rate at which people are rejected from the program.
Pittsburgh City Council on Monday voted to create the Pittsburgh Land Bank, the culmination of weeks of rancorous debate and compromise.
In Allegheny County, April has quickly become Deer Lakes Park month.
Five years ago Alex Hribal almost certainly would have gone straight to an adult jail following his arrest on charges that he stabbed more than 20 people inside Franklin Regional Senior High School.
HARRISBURG -- A Dauphin County Court judge on Thursday made public a wealth of documents detailing the secret sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia Democrats accepting money and gifts -- and revealing a fierce behind-the-scenes legal fight about the undercover operative at the heart of the operation.
Three weeks ago, when residents packed the pews at a Hill District church calling on city council members to “kill the bill,” compromise on a proposal to create a land bank, an independent entity that would handle Pittsburgh’s vacant land, didn’t seem possible.
A controversial bill that would enable larger and financially healthy state-owned universities to secede from the State System of Higher Education may not have the votes to pass the Legislature — at least not this year, its prime sponsor now concedes.
HARRISBURG -- A Commonwealth Court panel on Wednesday questioned the validity of the NCAA consent decree entered into by Penn State University in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
Like a boxer answering the bell, state Treasurer Rob McCord bounced up as he offered the evening's first answer on how he would pay for his education proposals.
Burgettstown lawyer Paul Walsh is dropping out of the race for the 46th Legislative District in favor of another Democratic candidate.
A motion to censure a member of Allegheny County Council is on the agenda for council's meeting tonight.
A judge on Monday ordered lawyers for the city of Pittsburgh and UPMC to meet and determine whether to make a mirror image of the data on former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s computer.
HARRISBURG -- The state Senate on Monday approved a version of legislation that would remove exemptions for labor disputes in bans on stalking and harassment, but a House Republican spokesman said the Senate changes need review.
Katie McGinty has some empathy for restaurant workers. She spent much of her childhood watching her mother march off to an evening shift as a hostess in Philadelphia eateries.
HARRISBURG -- From creating a statewide database of child abuse reports to boosting children's advocacy centers, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law additional changes to Pennsylvania's protection laws Monday, part of a sweeping series of reforms recommended by a task force convened in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
HARRISBURG -- Two political experts will attempt to answer this perennial question today: how to get more women to run for political office in Pennsylvania?