Katie Meyer, State Capitol Bureau Chief & Host of State of the State

Katie is a reporter for WITF and hosts PA Post's political podcast State of the State. For two years she has covered the legislature, governor, and a wide range of political issues for public radio stations across Pennsylvania.

Latest by Katie Meyer

Lawmakers reel after Folmer’s ouster

The top Republican, arrested on child pornography charges, was heavily involved in efforts to overhaul redistricting and elections laws.
By Katie Meyer

State Sen. Mike Folmer resigns following arrest on child pornography charges

The state attorney general says the high-ranking Republican is not “above the law.”
By Katie Meyer

Activists protest Wolf administration’s decision to limit rally sizes in Capitol

The administration says it wants to make sure the rotunda is accessible to people with disabilities. Some disability advocates say the move is unnecessary.

By Katie Meyer

Episode 43: Without parole

If someone takes part in a crime—say, a robbery—in which someone dies, they can be handed a life sentence even if they didn’t kill anyone. And Pennsylvania locks people up for life at a higher rate than any other state.

By Katie Meyer

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback

Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an “assault” on clean water.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf, Republicans resume tug-of-war over Medicaid work requirements

The governor has vetoed two different bills. Lawmakers plan to send him a third.
By Katie Meyer

Lawmaker sentenced for DUI in Dauphin County

Representative John Galloway was charged after an incident in May, when police found him driving with a BAC of .16
By Katie Meyer

Do Pa’s liquor laws rip off consumers? Lawmakers hear opposing arguments.

The legislature is weighing a bill that would roll back the pricing flexibility it granted the PLCB three years ago.
By Katie Meyer

Amid trade uncertainty, Pennsylvania sheds manufacturing jobs

The head of Pennsylvania’s Manufacturer’s Association said he supports the president’s trade tactics.
By Katie Meyer

Lawmakers gathering data in hopes of expanding broadband

The FCC estimates more than 600,000 state residents don’t have access to high-speed internet.
By Katie Meyer