Katie Meyer, Reporter & Host

Katie is a reporter for PA Post and she hosts its 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


Starting today, Pennsylvanians can apply for pardons for free

Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman said he thinks they're just too burdensome.
By Katie Meyer

Episode 25: To nuke, or not to nuke

Pennsylvania lawmakers have to decide whether they want to aid two nuclear plants, or let them shut down ahead of schedule.
By Katie Meyer

ACLU blasts county prison in central Pa. for ‘blatantly unconstitutional’ legal mail policy

The group says the prison’s plan for keeping out drugs is a “cheap copy” of a maneuver for which the state prison system was already sued.  
By Katie Meyer

How to stop overdoses? One Pa. lawmaker wants to perfect the ‘warm hand-off’

It's modeled after a Lehigh County program that has recovery counselors follow up with people who have overdosed.
By Katie Meyer

Shrinking the PA legislature? It’s possible, but unlikely.

In order to change the size of the House or Senate, the chambers would have to sign off on a constitutional amendment. That means passing identical versions of a bill in two consecutive legislative sessions, then having voters approve it in a statewide referendum.

By Katie Meyer

Episode 24: The neighborhood beneath the Capitol

Long ago, Harrisburg knocked down an African American and immigrant neighborhood to make way for Capitol expansion. Now, a group is trying to memorialize it.
By Katie Meyer

Three prison staffers arrested for drug smuggling

The arrests come after the DOC significantly tightened security to prevent smuggling–much of which officials have blamed on inmates and outside friends and family.

By Katie Meyer

Another moderate Pa. Republican may be hitting the road

"There is no question that 2020 will be a challenging time for southeast Republicans."
By Katie Meyer

PLCB’s latest move to draw consumers? Auctioning really old scotch.

The starting bid for the 52-year-old Macallan 1949 Cask No. 935 Single Malt Scotch Highland is $25,000.

By Katie Meyer

Episode 23: The greatest hits of Budget Hearings 2K19

On this week’s podcast, we’re recapping some of the biggest issues that have come up (repeatedly) thus far: the minimum wage, the debt-ridden turnpike, and what the commonwealth should require of people receiving public benefits.

By Katie Meyer