A Senate panel approved a proposal to make the federal health care law and its requirement that residents purchase health insurance illegal
The bill would limit contract buyouts and mandate student-achievement clauses.
The Democratic congressmen both seek nomination in the 12th District after Republicans redrew boundaries.
Former state Rep. Mike Veon and his ex-aide found guilty of misuse of taxpayer money.
As the state House Appropriations Committee today conducts a hearing on state education spending, parents, students and other taxpayers will
They say bill would disenfranchise voters who are elderly, poor or minorities.
State Sen. Jane Orie's lawyer spent a second day Saturday trying to show that his client kept politics out of her legislative offices, but p
HARRISBURG -- In most communities here, a gay person can still be fired simply because a boss doesn't want a gay person working for
The prosecution in the case against state Sen. Jane C. Orie spent more than an hour this morning going over document after document with the
Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney, is following Supreme Court orders and scheduling special elections in six
State Sen. Jane Orie's former chief of staff spent the entire day on the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the McCandless
HARRISBURG -- A Dauphin County jury is expected to begin considering the public corruption charges against former Democratic state Rep. Mike
In the hours after an intern resigned her position with state Sen. Jane C. Orie, the McCandless Republican and her chief of staff quickly sc
The state's 50th House District will get another chance to pull the lever for recently convicted state Rep. Bill DeWeese.
The largest service reduction in Port Authority history would displace senior citizens, the disabled, working people and businesses, and rev
The defense attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie said this morning that the prosecution will use "an optical illusion" to try to prove his clie
HARRISBURG -- State prosecutors today filed a motion to withdraw four counts against former Democratic Rep. Mike Veon, who is facing his sec
Six jurors have been selected today in the criminal case of state Sen. Jane C. Orie.
HARRISBURG -- When Fred Anton calls Republican politicians at the state Capitol, they don't put him on hold.
HARRISBURG -- New state legislative maps, which were planned for a vote today, are still being negotiated, according to top lawmakers who he
Testimony resumed on Tuesday in the trial of former Democratic state Rep.
The campaign of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, claims almost 950 nominating signatures filed by U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire, D-McCandless, a
Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal would eliminate the Public Employee Retirement Commission, the watchdog agency that last year allowed Pit
The newest buzzword in the Capitol for the future of the much-maligned state Liquor Control Board: modernization.
There is good reason for state GOP leaders to mull every option -- including postponing Pennsylvania's April 24 primary -- in the face of de
Two Philadelphia attorneys filed a lawsuit Friday in the state Supreme Court trying to force House Speaker Sam Smith, R-Punxsutawney, into s
HARRISBURG -- Opening statements began this morning in the case against former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon, who faces charges that he mi
A bill fast-tracking through the General Assembly aims to send a tough message to local governments in Pennsylvania: Pass gun-control measur
A flurry of pretrial motions Wednesday afternoon delayed the start of former Democratic state Rep. Mike Veon's trial on public corruption ch
Jury selection is under way in a state corruption case against a former top Democratic lawmaker in Harrisburg and his one-time aide.
The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will assume growing responsibility for a refurbished Point State Park in coming y
Several Pittsburgh students are in Harrisburg for Valentine's Day, but it's not so they can deliver chocolate and flowers to Gov. Tom Corbet
After serving eight years in the state House and eight years in the Pennsylvania Senate, John Pippy, a Republican lawmaker from Moon, said
Gov. Tom Corbett today again declined to give details of how he plans to deal with the state's transportation funding crisis, and said he
HARRISBURG -- The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted today to send a bill to extend unemployment compensation benefits for
HARRISBURG -- After more than three hours of debate today and months of wrangling over the legislation's details, a Marcellus Shale
HARRISBURG -- The state Senate passed a Marcellus Shale regulatory and impact fee measure this morning, sending the plan for a final vote
Gov. Tom Corbett has unveiled his plan for a $27.14 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, proposing another round of significant
In early 2010, in an effort to ease the burden of the state's prison system, Gov.
Jurors have found Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese, the onetime House speaker from Waynesburg, guilty on five of six felony counts.
HARRISBURG -- The April 24 primary date may be in jeopardy after the state Supreme Court on Friday explained its rejection of new
Bowing to Gov. Tom Corbett and his party's hierarchy, Washington County businessman Tim Burns announced yesterday that he had withdrawn
HARRISBURG -- The state Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion this afternoon regarding the state's legislative redistricting plan they
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate today rejected a permanent end to earmarks but its leadership consented to a one-year extension of a
Democratic state Rep. Eugene DePasquale proposed legislation this morning that would direct $30 million to 18 academically and fiscally dist
WASHINGTON -- A temporary ban on Congressional earmarks could become an enduring law of the land under a bill amendment sponsored by Sens. P
HARRISBURG -- Seeming to summarize his morning on the witness stand, Democratic state Rep. Bill DeWeese left the jurors with two parting wor
WASHINGTON -- A temporary ban on Congressional earmarks could become an enduring law of the land under a bill amendment sponsored by Sens.
HARRISBURG -- Seeming to summarize his morning on the witness stand, Democratic state Rep.
Democratic state Rep. Eugene DePasquale proposed legislation this morning that would direct $30 million to 18 academically and fiscally
HARRISBURG -- A parade of southwestern Pennsylvanians from Democratic Rep. Bill DeWeese's district took the witness stand this morning to re
HARRISBURG -- The Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives has filed a suit in federal court, seeking to prevent elections t
As part of a 35 percent service reduction planned for September, the Port Authority expects to close 18 park-n-ride lots with more than 2,90
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Chester County businessman Steve Welch, Gov. Tom Corbett's chosen candidate for U.S. Senate, received the backing of state R
Entering a pivotal year for his administration, with a state budget due soon and Pennsylvania swinging into campaign mode, Gov. Tom Corbett
HERSHEY, Pa. -- With a closely watched party endorsement vote set for this morning, seven of the GOP contenders for U.S. Senate gave their f
HERSHEY -- Gov. Tom Corbett and state GOP leaders had harsh words today about the state Supreme Court rejection of the new legislative map a
HERSHEY, Pa. -- After hours of wrangling and some fiery discussion, Pennsylvania's Republican Party state committee members voted this after
Prosecutors finished their case Thursday against state Rep. Bill DeWeese, D-Waynesburg, in his public corruption trial after presenting the
HARRISBURG -- In a surprising move, the state Supreme Court today remanded the new state reapportionment plan back to a redistricting commis
State Sen. John Pippy, R-Moon, announced Tuesday that he would not run this year for a third full term in the state Senate.
The United Steelworkers union announced its support Monday of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, in the increasingly competitive race for th
State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, is backing out of his plans to run for Congress in the new 12th District.
HARRISBURG -- A former top aide to state Rep. Bill DeWeese returned to the witness stand this morning, telling jurors the failed political c
The United Steelworkers union announced its support this morning of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz, D-Johnstown, in the increasingly competitive race
Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi announced today that he is running for Congress in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, cu
HARRISBURG -- Opening arguments began this morning in the state prosecution against Democratic Rep. Bill DeWeese, who is accused of illegall
The cold of winter did not stop Republicans in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties from breaking ground Friday night in the race for one of
HARRISBURG -- Jury selection was completed today for the political corruption trial of former House Speaker Bill DeWeese, a Waynesburg Democ
HARRISBURG -- The same citizen activists who pushed to rescind the Legislature's 2005 pay raise are now calling for the immediate resignatio
Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed's odds of becoming the next state attorney general have improved dramatically now that his o
HARRISBURG -- Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed's odds of becoming the next state attorney general have improved dramatically
Justice Joan Orie Melvin continues to sit on the state Supreme Court even after receiving a letter last month identifying her as the target
Mitt Romney's rivals came out slugging against the front-runner Sunday morning, in a collective pummeling that contrasted with the more plac
HARRISBURG -- Two weeks ago, state Budget Secretary Charles Zogby warned that state tax revenues could fall $500 million below estimate by t
Gov. Tom Corbett is finishing up his first year in the state's top job, and, like any rookie, he got a few bumps and bruises on the politica
Here's a rundown of the region's top stories of 2011, as voted by the Post-Gazette staff.
A new CNN poll shows Rick Santorum leaping into contention in next week's Iowa's caucuses.
Pennsylvania will get $41,326,299 to improve primary and secondary education as one of seven states receiving money through the federal "Rac
HARRISBURG -- Despite complaints from Democrats about some strangely shaped districts and about separating many neighboring communities, the
HARRISBURG -- A bill authorizing state officials to borrow more than $1.6 billion for construction and economic development projects is head
State Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, announced Monday that he will not run for a new congressional seat expected to stretch from the north t
HARRISBURG -- The state House gave final approval today to a new map of congressional districts to be in effect for the next 10 years.
Will it happen again? Four years ago, Gov. Ed Rendell tried in vain to persuade the Legislature to move Pennsylvania's primary earlier in th
Allegheny County prosecutors have filed a slew of new charges against the sister of state Sen. Jane Orie, saying she directed an aide to des
The long-term political effects of Pennsylvania's 18 new congressional districts will be unknown for years. In the short term, mapmakers hav
As predicted, Western Pennsylvania incumbent Democrats Jason Altmire and Mark Critz are set to be in a combined congressional district next
HARRISBURG -- A state Senate panel this morning tweaked a measure to require all voters to show photo identification at the polls.
WASHINGTON -- There's a storyline in professional wrestling that gets recycled every few years: Two best friends, often tag-team partners, a
The defense attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie has signed an affidavit affirming that he was not responsible for creating documents the prose