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Updated: January 23, 2020 | 2:30 pm

Pa. House Speaker Turzai will not run for reelection

The Allegheny County Republican’s announcement kicks off speculation about GOP leadership shuffle, and whether Democrats could win his suburban Pittsburgh seat.

By Katie Meyer

The Pa. State Police was warned about possible racial bias in car searches. The agency’s answer? End the research

Troopers were 2 to 3 times more likely to search black and Hispanic drivers. Officials are unsure if anything was done to address the problem.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/Spotlight PA and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Would zero-based budgeting be good for Pa.?

A quick dive into the dark arts of budgets
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

PFAS chemicals detected in water supplies nationwide

In Philadelphia, the survey found two of the most commonly researched PFAS chemicals at levels far below the EPA’s recommended limit.
By Susan Phillips

Updated: January 23, 2020 | 9:50 am

Rumors swirl around Capitol as GOP House Speaker schedules announcement

Lawmakers are speculating that Allegheny County Rep. Mike Turzai plans to leave office.
By Katie Meyer

House moves to tighten Pennsylvania’s human trafficking laws

One of the bills now goes the governor for a signature, and the rest still have to pass the Senate.
By Katie Meyer


Trump lags — especially with women — according to new poll in Pa. and other states he narrowly won in 2016

About 47 percent of Pennsylvanians would vote for the Democratic candidate (the poll didn’t name one) challenging Trump.
By David Wenner/PennLive

Is there a down side to raising the minimum wage?

Pa.'s wage is the same as the federal rate, which hasn't been raised since 2009
By Joseph Darius Jaafari
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