Jan Murphy, PennLive

I cover state government and basic and higher education policy. Reach me at JMurphy@pennlive.com or at 717-255-4106 or 717-255-4106.

Latest by Jan Murphy, PennLive


Two-thirds of Pennsylvania high schools are falling short of state’s 2030 graduation goal

Find out how your school compares to others in this searchable database.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

Lawmaker on Pa. firefighter issues, ‘I’m telling you we are in a crisis right now’

More than 90 percent of the state’s nearly 2,500 fire companies are volunteer organizations
By Jan Murphy, PennLive

On last day of lawmaking: ‘If you thrive on chaos, you enjoy this time of year.’

Behind the scenes, there was likely lot of horse-trading going on as lawmakers and legislative leaders tried to deliver on legislative promises they made.
By Jan Murphy, PennLive