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

Katie Meyer
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.

The Capitol Bureau Chief Desk is partially funded through generous gifts made in the memory of Tony May through the Anthony J. May Memorial Fund.

For more information about Tony May, click here.

Latest by Katie Meyer


ACLU sues over Jim Thorpe traffic stop

Attorneys say they believe the stop was racially motivated. The ACLU’s client was detained, then placed in ICE custody.
By Katie Meyer

How to lower prison costs? Secretary advises medical parole.

Pennsylvania sentences a lot of people to life without the possibility of parole. Research has shown their odds of reoffending are low after years of incarceration.
By Katie Meyer

Updated: February 19, 2020 | 6:45 pm

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

The diocese has been under financial strain from legal fees and payouts to people its clergy and other affiliates abused over many decades.

By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

Lawmakers question Wolf’s corporate tax proposals—again

The Democratic Governor has pitched the same overhaul to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax structure for five years in a row.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf’s cap-and-trade proposal takes a step forward

The Democratic governor issued an executive order declaring Pennsylvania would join a regional agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Not everyone is on board.

By Katie Meyer

Joe Scarnati, top state Senate Republican, announces retirement

Joe Scarnati has represented the 25th Senate District for two decades, and rose to power as Senate President Pro Tempore in 2006.
By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

Pa. congressmen in vulnerable seats have posted relatively strong fundraising

Republican Scott Perry and Democrat Matt Cartwright are both considered to be in toss-up races.
By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvanians can now apply online to vote by mail, without an excuse

The new application website comes courtesy of Act 77, which expands voting laws. Lawmakers passed it in an effort to boost participation.
By Katie Meyer

Attorneys expand lawsuit seeking abuse information from Pa. dioceses

They’re adding new plaintiffs from the Philadelphia, Altoona-Johnstown, Greensburg and Harrisburg dioceses.
By Katie Meyer

Some lawmakers think they can override Wolf’s veto on manufacturing tax break bill

Overrides are rare, and can only happen when two-thirds of the legislature are willing to support a bill against the governor’s explicit wishes. The last one happened a decade ago.

By Katie Meyer
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