State Rep. Tina Davis is introducing a bill to move the commonwealth’s cut of sports betting proceeds into its property tax relief fund, through which the state removes some of the local school tax burden from homeowners, rather than its general fund. The money Pennsylvania collects from newly legalized sports betting could become a touchdown or a […]

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed Republican state Rep. Thomas Murt’s May 20 opinion piece titled “Mail order orthodontics on the rise.” In this column, Rep. Murt outlined the reasons that he believes mail-order braces and at-home straightening kits, such as Invisalign, to be (in his words) “a very dangerous practice that needs to be addressed.” He ends […]

Pennsylvania needs state lawmakers who will put working families first and build an economy that works for everyone. The number one way to do that? Pass a state budget that allows working families to succeed. For too long, we’ve seen working families struggle to get ahead while big corporations and wealthy special interests get all […]

Biden cited her past business experience and her time as a Solebury supervisor as reasons for his support. Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic candidate Helen Tai in the race to represent the 178th state House district. Tai faces off against Republican Wendi Thomas to serve the remainder of former state Rep. Scott Petri’s term in the May […]

Once. That’s the number of times that House Democrats say they’ve successfully managed to get a bill out of the chamber’s State Government Committee in the eight years that Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the notoriously touch-averse Republican from Butler County, has held the reins. And it was …  a land-transfer bill. In 2014. “It’s a black hole,” fumes […]

Calvin Creighton of Armstrong County has announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination in the 60th Legislative District through a write-in campaign in the May primary. “My goal is to work hard for the families of this district and to fight for common-sense governing,” Creighton said in a press release. “Knowing what people want […]

With the Pennsylvania primary election just about two weeks away, candidates continue to receive endorsements in their respective races… …Fellow Democrat Jennifer O’Mara of Springfield was meanwhile being backed for her bid in the 165th state Legislative District by United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America Local 1069, representing Boeing employees. O’Mara is […]