Today is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Across the state, voters will be choosing nominees for mayor, judge and school board.
Mayor Linda Thompson's biggest enemies in a battle against three Democratic challengers may just be her sharp tongue and quick temper.
Nearly 500 mourners gathered for the funeral Thursday of former Pennsylvania Gov. George Leader.
A Senate panel heard testimony Tuesday from representatives of the various retailers selling alcohol in Pennsylvania.
State Sen. Mike Brubaker, R-Lancaster, plans to rewrite his proposal, which would restrict photography on farms.
A 20-year-old machine gun squad leader, Raymond Prom, of Reserve Township, received the Medal of Honor after his death in 1969.
Running for Pat Toomey's seat would seem to take Joe Sestak out of the field seeking to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's reelection.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department asked the federal government to continue paying the full, uncapped cost of the PA Fair Care program.
Are women less likely to be encouraged to run for political office as youngsters? A recent study from American University suggests so.
Democratic voters will choose between Pittsburgher Jack McVay or Joseph Waters of Philadelphia in the Superior Court race in the primary.
Although Mr. Corbett was not in town, only one member of the organization Working America was allowed entrance into the governor's office.
Pennsylvania's highest court hears arguments in a case that could personally affect the justices.
Convicted murderer Russell Shoatz claims he has been kept in solitary confinement for 21 years despite good conduct.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday approved new maps for the state's 203 House and 50 Senate seats.
It remains unclear whether broad changes can be made to the retirement systems for Pennsylvania state and public school employees.
Prosecutors seek incarceration for Ms. Orie Melvin and her sister, convicted in February of misusing state-paid employees.
Flags at the Capitol and in Lawrence County will be lowered until sunset May 8, the day of Officer William J. McCarthy's funeral.
Lower consumer spending and lower sales tax receipts mean lower-than-hoped-for revenues for Pennsylvania coffers.
Beverly Mackereth has extensive human services experience.
He joined the governors of Maine and Wisconsin to tell business leaders in D.C. on Monday that the Affordable Care Act is destined to fail.
The judge hearing a challenge to Pennsylvania's voter ID law has ordered the state to turn over information from its databases.
Pennsylvania voters disapprove of the first-term Republican's job performance 47-38 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.
The Quinnipiac University Poll says by 94-5 percent that the marathon should be run and by 89-5 percent that the event will be safe.
A case in Commonwealth Court looks at the issue of closing more than half of the Pennsylvania's state health centers.
The Pennsylvania House bill prohibits insurance coverage of elective abortions on the health exchange.
The Commonwealth Court says the Pennsylvania governor's office must turn over calendar entries and emails after a right-to-know request.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak's new Federal Election Commission filing shows he raised $460,250 in the first three months of 2013.
"I think it is a common-sense change that encourages people to participate in the process" said Sen. Lloyd Smucker, proponent of effort.
Richard J. Welsh resigned about a month before the commission considers the proposed Valley View Downs track and casino near New Castle.
The court must decide if Act 80, a bill passed last year, violates the state Constitution.
Commonwealth Court is taking up the question of who owns the property of a church that split because of theological differences.
Senate amendment that would have expanded background checks falls six votes shy of the 60 votes it needed to proceed.
Early voting and same-day voter registration will help increase voter turnout in Pennsylvania, Democratic legislators say.
The plan would raise an estimated $2.5 billion to reverse a long decline in the condition of Pennsylvania's transportation network.
The PSBA's legal argument justified Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed changes to pension benefits for current state employees and teachers.
A group of House Republicans say they have a better plan for how to spend the proceeds from the possible privatization of liquor stores.
The sisters will be sentenced May 7 for theft of services and other crimes.
New standards are proposed for measuring academic achievement on state tests.
A legislator from Lancaster wants to end what he sees as a free ride for municipalities that don't have their own police forces.
School payrolls decline statewide, resulting in $69 million less needed for employer pension contributions.
Pennsylvania Democrats protest Republican proposals to change the state's system of awarding Electoral College votes.
Buyers of rifles, shotguns and other long-barrel weapons are not required now to have background checks.
The Democratic Party has questioned the selection of participating businesspeople, noting that some have donated to Gov. Corbett's campaign.
A dealer was charged with sneaking $200 worth of poker chips off the table and sliding them into his tip box at the North Shore facility.
Washington County commissioners have run out of appeals to prevent a property revaluation.
A Garfield man on death row is seeking a new trial in the bludgeoning death of his wife and son.
Questions have been raised about whether the state Supreme Court should rule on the issue on mandatory age-70 retirement for judges.
Michael Wolf had been serving as acting secretary since October. Mr. Wolf also was Pfizer's director of worldwide public affairs and policy.
Gov. Tom Corbett continues to say he can't recommend expanding Medicaid at this time but still won't rule it out.
The swelling roster of Gov. Tom Corbett's rumored or declared challengers has reached double digits.
Paul Long has been serving as the district's chief recovery officer under the state Financial Recovery Act for school districts.
PASBO officials said they would consider changes to future benefits for current employees and tossing pensions for some part-time workers.
New disclosures from the union representing state liquor store workers show continued spending to fight privatization of the system.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey announced that he supports gay marriage after being swamped with letters from couples seeking his support.
It's the second year in a row the state has invited bids on such an offering.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale this week began a performance audit Allegheny County agency that handles transit, light rail and inclines.
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency expanded the free energy efficiency program to low-income families in Allegheny County.
Suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin submitted her resignation a month after she was convicted on public corruption charges.
House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would allow private sales of wine and liquor while phasing out government stores.
The bill would allow allow private sales of wine and liquor, ends state wholesale operations and phase out state liquor stores.
The governor said an agreement on a new funding plan will maintain Amtrak passenger service between Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia.
The proposed legislation would allow students without documentation to pay in-state tuition rates at state-owned universities.
Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-Lancaster, described his bill as a way to give all young people in Pennsylvania equal access to higher education.
A liquor privatization plan is headed to the House floor after a Republican-driven committee vote Monday.
Housecleaning at the scandal-plagued Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is just getting started, according to turnpike officials.
Four former governors are urging the state Legislature to begin the process of exploring merit selection for appellate court judges.
The bid from Camelot, the company the administration has picked to run the Lottery, has been extended through June 30.
Joe Brimmeier's attorney says his client will be exonerated on charges stemming from allegations of a "pay-to-play" scheme.
The SEA board agreed to pay the Steelers $567,160 and the Pirates $19,746 for work on Heinz Field and PNC Park.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll found 53 percent of voters statewide say Mr. Corbett does not deserve re-election in 2014.
Legal observers have said it's possible, if not likely, Justice Orie Melvin will be removed from her position on the high court.
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus cites two specific sections of the Pennsylvania Constitution that must be addressed.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll says 49 percent disapprove of the governor's work; most say he does not deserve reelection next year.
Sen. Andy Dinniman introduced two bills that could increase civil damages and restrict the circumstances where killing a pet is justified.
Charter school reform legislation resurfaces with proposals from both parties and more expected.
Shona Eakin is one of many Pennsylvania residents who would like to see the governor expand Medicaid statewide.
The "Prepare All Kids Act" is an attempt by Sen. Casey, D-Pa., to aid children of low-income families and those with special needs.
In the 2,700 boxes are documents, recordings and other items on the Warren Commission, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination and more.
Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie will be sentenced May 7.
The governor says the program -- which would pay the full cost for 3 years and then 90 percent -- is too costly.
The proposed legislation would maintain the overall size of the sequester but would authorize the White House to decide where to cut.
The attorney general spoke out against the law during her campaign. Now she is heading the office that is scheduled to defend it in court.
After the Duquesne City school board rejected the appointment of recovery officer Paul B. Long to the post, Ron Tomalis went to court.
The jury found suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie guilty of public corruption charges.
The jury in the public corruption trial of Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie, began deliberating Friday.