Mystery Shopper: Registering to Vote in Pennsylvania

How hard is it for a first-time voter to register in PA? In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper column, a Philly student finds out

Guest Commentary: What’s Next for School Funding

A longtime state politics watcher weighs in on the “morally necessary court decision” that could mean more money for local schools — but not without a fight

By Charlie Bacas

Cooperation Makes Good Environmental Policy

Republicans and Democrats have worked together for good, meaningful environmental regulation in the past. They should continue to do so in the new legislative session.

By Scott Martin

What Shapiro Got Right on College Degrees

The new governor eliminated the requirement of a four-year degree for most jobs in state government. A longtime university president explains why she applauds the decision

By Elaine Maimon

Election 2022: Who Is John Fetterman?

Here are some things we've learned about the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor, who's running for a hotly contested U.S. Senate seat

By The Philadelphia Citizen Staff

Ideas We Should Steal: Rape Kit Tracking System

Pennsylvania is one of only 12 states without a statewide system for tracking evidence from rapes, something that holds authorities accountable and helps ease trauma. Two state legislators want to change that

By Grace Shallow

Senator Troll?

Senate candidate John Fetterman’s heckling of Mehmet Oz may entertain the already converted, but it might work against actually persuading independent voters

By Larry Platt

Hope For Housing Access

Philly 3.0’s engagement director applauds the state legislature’s big moves on housing this year. Now, let’s keep it going.

By Jon Geeting