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Democratic Socialists are coming to Harrisburg. What does it mean for environmental policies?

The candidates want a severance tax on oil and gas, more money for the Department of Environmental Protection, and a moratorium on fracking. They may find it hard to have an impact on legislation, but hope to begin changing the conversation in the Legislature.

By Reid Frazier

Perry, Scott square off on immigration, international trade and other issues

Of districts that lean Republican in Pennsylvania, the GOP is expected to have the hardest time holding onto the 10th.
By Emily Previti

Rep. Scott Perry vs. George Scott debate, annotated

We're breaking down the Thursday evening debate.
By Ed Mahon and Emily Previti

How the debate over guns is playing out in four Pa. swing districts

In races across the state, health care is getting more attention
By Ed Mahon

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

Frustration, anger as clergy abuse bill stalls in PA Senate

It's unclear when, or if at all, lawmakers will be able to get the bill finished to extend statutes of limitations on child sexual abuse cases.
By Katie Meyer

Barletta, Casey clash over pre-existing conditions, ACA repeal

With Casey pointing to a lawsuit set to dismantle the ACA, and Barletta accusing Casey of personal attack ads, the discussion around health care is heating up.
By Brett Sholtis

Smart Talk: Lawmakers on animal protection bills; 10th district candidate George Scott talks issues

Animal protection event at Capitol; Scott, Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, lays out platform
By Merideth Bucher

Wagner’s late-stage campaign strategy? Face-stomping (metaphorically).

“He’s a little bit desperate right now,” said Chris Borick, an analyst from Muhlenberg College.
By Katie Meyer