Republicans and Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate appear to have reached a compromise on appointing members of the Port Authority board.
The bodyguard had told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the mayor encouraged his bodyguards to use debit cards linked to off-books accounts.
The chairman of the Law & Justice Committee, Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, R-Bucks, developed a proposal after holding hearings on a House bill.
County officials think drilling beneath Deer Lakes Park could net the county $700,000 a year.
A new bill allows victims' families to testify before parole board.
North Side residents squared off Monday night during a contentious hearing over a proposal to expand the Mexican War Streets.
The state Supreme Court Monday found that judges challenging Pennsylvania's mandatory retirement age had no legitimate claim.
Lawyer Kevin Acklin joined Bill Peduto, the Democratic nominee for mayor, last week in an introductory session in Harrisburg.
Patrick Dowd represents District 7, which includes the Strip District, Lawrenceville and several East End neighborhoods.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Peduto described Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, a longtime rival, as "subdued yet professional" during the meeting.
The former justice suggested contributions to those campaigns lead the public to perceive judges as influenced by donors.
The new economic reality in the United States reduces President Barack Obama's already limited leverage in his fiscal debate.
It will be based on evidence that the Assad government is gaining ground in the civil war and that it may have used chemical weapons.
The election of Hassan Rowhaniwas greeted by some Obama administration officials as the best of all likely outcomes.
The former vice president said Edward Snowden had violated U.S. law by disclosing the logging of phone calls and might be a Chinese spy.
San Diego's new mayor is Squirrel Hill native Bob Filner, who took to heart his dad's lessons about social justice.
Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina discussed the importance of storytelling within politics and the arts.
Bradford County in Pennsylvania's northeast will collect the most at $7.3 million, while Washington County is second at $4.7 million.
Gov. Tom Corbett fired a member of his Cabinet Thursday over an email containing racially charged language.
Correale F. Stevens, of Sugarloaf, Luzerne County, has served as president judge of the state Superior Court since 2011.
The high court issued a brief describing the suspension of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin as temporary.
A Monroeville-based firm has already systematically leased land surrounding the park, with nearly two dozen new leases since Jan. 1.
She served seven terms, becoming an advocate for breast cancer awareness.
A Mount Washington fire station will be the first city-owned building to get a cool roof, which is expected to cut energy costs.
The defense claims the former Pennsylvania senator suffered a variety of errors during her 2012 trial.
In his first visit to the Capitol since the mayoral primary, Mr. Peduto asked the administration to keep the city under state oversight.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald would go from appointing all nine Port Authority Board members to appointing one.
Democrats failed to get a vote on their proposal to increase education and other spending ahead of a House vote on passing the state budget.
Mayoral runner-up Jack Wagner is keeping his options open.
Allegheny County will accept applications through Wednesday for redevelopment projects paid for with gambling tax proceeds.
New grants will help Pittsburgh expand a program that uses volunteers to provide free home repairs to veterans, the poor and the elderly.
The legislation must still clear the appropriations committee before it can reach the full Senate for a vote.
Little-known Democrats are eager to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, who has experienced a slump in the polls.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz leads a list of largely unknown Democrats who would defeat Mr. Corbett, the Quinnipiac University poll says.
Thousands of low-income workers may be cut off from their jobs if shuttle service ends June 30.
Rob McCord's office won't pay more than $3.48 million for a no-bid contract with a Kansas-based computer services firm.
Advocates in Pennsylvania say the state undercounts cases of child abuse because the current definition is too narrow.
The proposal that cleared the Senate would generate approximately $2.5 billion in new annual revenue by the fifth year.
State law bars anyone except voters, election workers and registered poll watchers from coming within 10 feet of polling place entrances.
The Democrat made a fortune building a payroll-services company before turning to politics.
Chief Justice Ronald Castille has come under fire in recent years for rule-making on the court.
The House GOP proposal would spend $578 million more than the current year's budget.
The political consultant, who lives in Lawrenceville, was the key strategist in Bill Peduto's primary campaign.
The mayoral candidate envisions more housing, unique local retailers and free bus loop system, but it will need financing from the county.
The Cecil Democrat at first denied posting under pseudonyms before admitting his actions in a statement and Facebook post this afternoon.
Former state Sen. Jane Orie was sentenced in June 2012 to a 2 1/2-to-10-year prison term after her public corruption conviction.
Richard Jacobelli defeated the incumbent mayor in the Democratic primary.
House Republican leaders kicked off the budget season with a proposal that increases spending.
President tries to tries to fill 3 vacancies simultaneously on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
The Minnesota Republican was a leading voice of the Tea Party movement in Congress.
Private policy holders could get cancellation notices; smokers could encounter unaffordable premiums.
Pension change appears to be the least likely of Gov. Tom Corbett's major legislative proposals to be completed by June 30.
The Black Political Empowerment Project said Homewood and other minority-dominated neighborhoods have suffered because of city demolitions.
The report, by TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research group, urged the Pennsylvania Legislature to act.
Examination reveals an array of election activities tax experts and former IRS officials said would provide a legitimate basis for flagging.
New statewide policies follow procedures that were put in place last year in Allegheny County.
Access to cannabis remains a lightning rod of legal, legislative and social debate.
Wilkinsburg is one of the Allegheny County towns taking advantage of a lien-clearing program to spur new investment.
Support for LGBT rights is at an all time high among Pennsylvania voters but lagging in the Legislature.
Beverly Mackereth has been a social worker, elected official and human services administrator.
Largely independent of government inspection, medical marijuana growers such as John Evans in Michigan are part of an emerging industry.
Alleged misbehavior by the IRS and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as economy recovers.
Bill Peduto, the Democratic nominee for mayor, hopes the Ravenstahl administration will work with him in his transition into the office.
A state judge removed five plaintiffs from the challenge of Pennsylvania's voter identification law Friday but allowed the suit to go on.
Members of the The Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable, the companies worked with others, community groups and Rich Fitzgerald.
The switch preserves her ability to challenge Bill Peduto and Josh Wander in the election for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's successor.
Cecil District Judge Valarie Costanzo and assistant district attorney Mike Lucas secure nominations from both parties for empty judge seats.
Voters selected a Meagan Bilik DeFazio as the Republican and Democratic nominee for Common Pleas judge in the primary.
The unofficial results of Tuesday's primary election balloting in Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh.
Unofficial results from Tuesday's primary balloting across Washington County.
Unofficial results from Tuesday's primary balloting across Beaver County.
Police say J. Jason Elash drove through a wooden fence and into a building in a January 2012 car crash.
After a video clip of an interview surfaces on the Internet, the governor's office issued a lengthy news release defending his comments.
A trio of new air quality laws will tighten restrictions on printing plants, industrial solvents and wood-burning boilers.
The unofficial results of Tuesday's primary election balloting in Westmoreland County.
There is still a chance that an independent candidate could emerge and secure enough signatures to add their name to the general election.
City Councilman Bill Peduto said his approach to the office will differ from Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in nearly every area of governance.
Jack Wagner is undecided on whether to make another run, but says he plans to stay involved with Pittsburgh and the region.
The unofficial results of Tuesday's primary election vote across the county:
Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday's primary vote in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties.
Councilman Bill Peduto said he plans to conduct national searches for department heads, including for the bureau of police.
Attorney William Costopoulos argued that the convictions should be thrown out.
Jack McVay now will face Republican judicial candidate Vic Stabile, of Cumberland County, in the general election.
A Democratic incumbent won his party's nomination for Allegheny County Council, while Republican voters chose new faces in other races.
Bill Ward, a Corbett appointee, leads the Republican field, and deputy DA Mark Tranquilli heads the Democratic ticket.
The three former Pittsburgh city schools teachers captured both the Democratic and Republican nominations.
Democrat Dan Miller of Mt. Lebanon will take over the seat vacated by Matt Smith, who was elected to the state Senate.
On Pittsburgh City Council, three incumbents hold onto their positions while a newcomer fills a seat vacated by Councilman Bill Peduto.
City councilman Bill Peduto defeated Jack Wagner in the mayoral primary to become the odds-on favorite to succeed rival Luke Ravenstahl.
Bill Peduto received a raucous ovation from a crowd of hundreds at Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers headquarters on the South Side.
Voters selected candidates for two judge seats in Washington County and one seat in Westmoreland County in Tuesday's primary.
Scott Russell, Tara Fisher and incumbent Ralph Pagone win spots on both tickets.
Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg chose bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse over Mayor Linda Thompson.
Summerset at Frick Park is seeking a TIF to divert $24 million in property taxes from the neighborhood to improve infrastructure.
The spokesman for Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says layoffs were needed because of budget cuts.
There is widespread agreement that the IRS was wrong to single out conservative groups without applying similar scrutiny to liberal groups.
Bill Peduto is on the threshold of capturing the office he's sought in three campaigns.
Today is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Across the state, voters will be choosing nominees for mayor, judge and school board.
Other than first-time voters, those voting today in Pittsburgh's mayoral primary will be asked, but will not be required, to show ID.
Primary Day is finally here, and our interactive map of Pittsburgh has the latest on who leads the race for mayor in each ward.