Politics - State


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

2 days ago


Wolf takes shots at Corbett over Pa. credit downgrade

Tom Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, called the downgrade a “verdict on the lack of management and leadership in Pennsylvania.”

3 days ago


Agency reduces Pennsylvania’s debt rating

Moody‘‍s Investors Service cited pensions and one-time revenue sources for cutting the state’‍s bond rating to Aa3 from Aa2.

4 days ago


Boost in state budget will keep disabled at home

An additional $7.2 million in the state’‍s budget means it will be able to eliminate a waiting list for nearly 300 people with disabilities.

4 days ago


Report criticizes state's longwall mining regulations

The state Department of Environmental protection‘‍s application process for long-wall mining is deficient, a new report says.

4 days ago


Advocates continue push to rename Pennsylvania’‍s Department of Public Welfare

The new Department of Human Services would more accurately reflect what the department does, supporters say.

4 days ago


Democrats expect gains in Pennsylvania Senate

"We're really excited,'' said Sen. Jay Costa, the Democrat's Senate leader. "We're really right on the cusp."

6 days ago


San Francisco billionaire to spend money in Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign

Tom Steyer and his Super PAC, NextGen Climate, are making big moves in Pennsylvania this year.

6 days ago


Staffer for Pennsylvania congressman arrested on gun charge

Ryan Shucard, press secretary for Republican Rep. Tom Marino, is charged with carrying a pistol without a license.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signs the state budget in his chambers Thursday in Harrisburg.

Corbett visits area to bolster campaign

Mr. Corbett appeared with state Sen. Randy Vulakovich at a Monday news conference at the Shaler Township Municipal Building.

1 week ago


 The House Republican pension bill, which Gov. Tom Corbett, also a Republican, supports and has urged legislators to pass, would provide school budgets with little near-term property tax relief.

Corbett: Pension overhaul targets property tax issue

Current benefit costs put a strain on many school districts' budgets.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg.

Gov. Corbett says he will take pension reform to the public

Gov. Tom Corbett, State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai wrangle over public pensions reform, leadership issues

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa.

Gov. Corbett, own party display years of mutual frustration

Republican governor denounced a Legislature controlled by his own party.

2 weeks ago


Minor parties win right to challenge Pa. election code

Third-party candidates are required to bear administrative and legislative costs if petitions are successfully called into question.

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Corbett care plan cuts aid for disabled

Many people with disabilities would be forced to pay higher health insurance rates in the commercial marketplace.

2 weeks ago


Republican convention to put Cleveland on national stage

Both Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, are still contenders for the Democratic convention as well.

2 weeks ago


Pensions, social services driving costs of proposed Pa. budget

A closer look at Pennsylvania‘‍s proposed state budget, which await’‍s Gov. Tom Corbett‘‍s signature.

2 weeks ago


 Tom Wolf holds up one of the plastic pieces given to him from Alejandro Sklar, co-founder of PieceMaker Technologies made by their 3-D printer. Mr. Wolf visited the Alphalab Gear facility, an incubator for companies in East Liberty as part of his "Made in Pennsylvania" manufacturing plan.

Democratic candidate Tom Wolf visits Pittsburgh entrepreneurs

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate visited some of Pittsburgh‘‍s high-tech start-ups on Monday.

2 weeks ago


 Chairman's Selection wines are displayed at the state liquor store in Pittsburgh.

Review finds Pa. prices for alcohol competitive with surrounding states

A Post-Gazette comparison of PLCB products and those sold by stores in neighboring states found many comparable prices.

2 weeks ago


Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

2 weeks ago


Business as usual despite no signed Pa. budget

All state services are continuing as normal while Gov. Tom Corbett reviews the budget passed by the Legislature on Monday.

3 weeks ago


Ride-sharing legislation unlikely until September

Both the House and the Senate have an Allegheny County member preparing legislation to allow and regulate ride-sharing services.

3 weeks ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett holds a news conference in his chambers addressing the budget spending plan for the new fiscal year.

Governor reiterates call for pension legislation; budget signing on hold

Gov. Tom Corbett said his office continues to review the $29.1 billion state budget approved by legislators late Monday.

3 weeks ago


Pension jockeying stalls Pennsylvania budget

State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, one of the House’s more liberal Republicans, says the plan had not been properly vetted.

3 weeks ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett refused to sign the state budget before the fiscal year ended at midnight because "it does not address all the difficult choices that still need to be made.”

Governor refuses to sign state budget

The GOP governor cited the failure of legislators to deliver measures reshaping the pension system for state and public school workers.

3 weeks ago


 Sen. Bob Casey chairs a Senate Aging Committee hearing to examine the challenges faced by the "Sandwich Generation," at the Allegheny County Courthouse on June 20. The "Sandwich Generation" includes adults who are providing financial and/or physical care for both their own parents and their children.

Sen. Bob Casey aims to ease burden on ‘‍sandwich generation’

Bob Casey held a hearing in Pittsburgh Monday to discuss the challenges facing caregivers, and possible solutions to ease their burden.

3 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Down to the wire: State lawmakers take up budget again as deadline looms

Floor votes are expected to advance the $29.1 billion spending plan today, the last day of the fiscal year.

3 weeks ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett at a Capitol news conference Friday.

Gov. Corbett on transportation funding, same-sex marriage, voter ID, medical marijuana and more

In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Corbett defends his record and focuses on re-election bid against Wolf.

3 weeks ago


Pa. Senate panel OKs bill limiting payroll deductions

The controversial bill, advocated by Republicans, passed the Senate state government committee on a party-line vote.

4 weeks ago



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