A bill that would end seniority-based teacher layoffs was voted 14-9 out of the House Education Committee today.
HARRISBURG — The state’s budget picture could be less bleak — at least in the short-term — according to one independent analysis.
Two elected officials who started off as allies now are battling each other for the job of Pittsburgh fiscal watchdog.
HARRISBURG — Five people with long-ago criminal convictions are challenging a state ban on their employment in nursing homes and other health care facilities.
One has sentenced a man to death, and been threatened with death himself. Another prosecuted a woman for providing abortion drugs to her daughter, while others challenged the ethics of fellow court officers.
Three candidates are trying to upend two-term City Councilman Ricky Burgess for the nomination for the seat representing Pittsburgh’s East End neighborhoods in the May 19 Democratic primary.
Twanda Carlisle, the former Pittsburgh councilwoman running for her old seat despite her conviction for stealing thousands of public dollars while in office, isn't the only candidate in the District 9 race with some baggage.
Two incumbent row officers are facing heated contests in the May 19 primary in Westmoreland County.
When it comes time to count the ballots for Allegheny County Council in this month’s primary, all eyes will be on the East End’s District 11, now the only race where an incumbent faces a challenger.
A former Mt. Lebanon commissioner has returned to fill a vacancy.
Many changes are on tap for the Peters Township Public Library, which has appointed a new director for the first time in 44 years, while council voted 6-0 Monday to take over library operations at the request of the board of directors.
Having forged bipartisan relations, attracted development and addressed his city’s pension woes, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski said during a visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday that he’s ready to take his problem-solving skills to the U.S. Senate.
The May 19 primary election in Washington County features nine candidates for county commissioner — the most in recent history — with three Republicans and six Democrats fighting for what will be three seats in the general election.
The office of Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that all expenses incurred by members of his Cabinet will be posted online for the public to see.
HARRISBURG — A federal judge has struck down a Pennsylvania law intended to protect crime victims from upsetting conduct by those who hurt them.
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HARRISBURG — The Montgomery County district attorney confirmed Tuesday that her office has broadened its investigation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane after a court order a day earlier.
Eight candidates are vying for three open seats on the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court in this year’s primary election.
After serving 16 years on the Pittsburgh Public Schools board, North Sider Mark Brentley Sr. isn’t seeking re-election, leaving three newcomers to compete for the District 8 seat, all of whom are concerned about inequities across the district.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to go to court Monday to file a motion “to enforce the consent decree” between UPMC and Highmark after weeks of discussion between state and federal officials resulted in no agreement in the latest dispute between the two health care giants.