As the Pennsylvania state House remains deadlocked, members of the public told Speaker Mark Rozzi they want more bipartisan cooperation, open primaries, and less reliance on constitutional amendments.
You’re invited! A free ‘How Harrisburg Works’ event on Pennsylvania special elections
Two days after critical special elections are held in Allegheny County, Spotlight PA will host a free event explaining how these contests work and why they matter.
Pa. takes over troubled mortgage relief program from contractor after complaints, backlogs
Officials in Pennsylvania have temporarily halted applications for mortgage, utility, and tax relief as they make the transition.
Some Pa. courts are excluding probation officers from requirements under police misconduct law
The decision further undermines the effectiveness of a program once lauded as a national model and championed by Gov. Josh Shapiro when he was attorney general.
Tax caps leave many Pa. municipalities with few ways to raise revenue
Pennsylvania municipalities that lack home rule charters are unable to increase a variety of taxes beyond limits set by a state law from the 1960s, according to a new report.
How Pennsylvania homeowners can apply for mortgage and utility assistance
The Pennsylvania Homeowner Assistance Fund can help people who fell behind on mortgage and utility bills because of the pandemic — but be prepared for a monthslong wait.
Hopes of bipartisan cooperation give way to complete deadlock in the Pa. House
With Pennsylvania’s state House likely deadlocked until next month, Republicans argue, Democrats wait, and constitutional amendments languish.
Thousands of Pa. homeowners feel stuck in a high-stakes game of telephone with their homes, vital utilities on the line
Backlogs and bottlenecks have dragged out wait times for a $350 million Pennsylvania mortgage relief program.
How communities in north-central Pa. are attempting to preserve a scarce resource: darkness
Light pollution is slowing encroaching on the Pennsylvania Wilds. Environmental groups and residents are suggesting regulations that protect night sky views and the commerce they bring.
Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro loosens his predecessor’s notoriously strict gift ban for top officials
Gov. Tom Wolf’s gift ban barred officials from accepting even water bottles. New Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro has announced new, more permissive rules.
Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro fills executive staff with loyal allies, political veterans
Newly minted Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro is stocking his executive staff of advisors, mediators, and policy experts with political veterans and loyal allies.
Who has Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro nominated for his cabinet? (Full list)
The proposed cabinet would assemble people from across the ideological spectrum who already have experience at top levels of government and public service.
Democrat Josh Shapiro sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 48th governor
Shapiro pledged to deliver on promises of growing the economy, decreasing gun violence, and ending the opioid epidemic.
Special elections to fill Pa. House seats vacated by Democrats should be held Feb. 7, court rules
The outcome of these races will likely determine which party holds the majority in the state House, which is currently at a standstill amidst a partisan power struggle.
No significant changes found in hand recount of 2020 presidential election in Pa.’s Lycoming County
County commissioners agreed to the recount after being pressured by activists associated with election conspiracy groups.