Listening Post | PA Post

You have a say in the stories we cover.

Share with us your questions about what makes Pennsylvania, well, Pennsylvania. Whether you are curious to know where your tax dollars are being spent or how a township earned its name, we want to answer your questions through stories you'll love. Use the form below to start the conversation.  

Our reporters are working to answer these questions:

  • "Who stands to profit from the sale of voting machines in PA? How is voting machine certification done?" Submitted by Glenn
  • "What efforts are underway to create state-wide anti-discrimination protections on grounds of gender expression and sexuality in line with other protected classes?" Submitted by Ed
  • "We now have a state bicycle official, when will we see any benefit from this full time position?" Submitted by Eric
  • "I am a senior citizen, age 66, living in Schuylkill County. I pay property taxes of about 4k per year on a home valued at about 170k, way too much. What factors keep these taxes in force?" Submitted by Robert
  • "Can we reduce the number of state representative seats? 203 is absolutely ridiculous." Submitted by Brendan

Here are more topics and questions we have already covered:

Is this the year Pa. gives LGBTQ+ people discrimination protection? ‘A lot has changed,’ one lawmaker says.

A long-stalled bill would prohibit work and housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Its supporters say this time around, it might actually have a shot.

By Katie Meyer

Cost of shutdown in Pa. shows potential impact if it happens again

Most extensive effects would hit if a shutdown lasted 90 days
By Emily Previti

The regions of Pennsylvania, defined by Pennsylvanians

According to our survey, the most commonly used terms to define the regions of Pennsylvania are Central Pennsylvania, the Pocono Mountains, Western Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

By Lisa Wardle

Through the Cracks mental health series: Share your stories and questions

Through The Cracks will draw on experts and first-hand accounts to target problems and break down stigma associated with mental health.

By Brett Sholtis

Episode 6: Countdown to the midterms

How voter registration is shaking out in the commonwealth and why any inroads Democrats make in Congress probably won’t extend to state House and Senate races.
By Katie Meyer

What do you call the regions of Pennsylvania?

We’re all Pennsylvanians. But we don’t always agree on what to call parts of the commonwealth. Tell us your region names — and we’ll create a map that defines the state in your words.

By Lisa Wardle

Curious or concerned about an energy issue? Ask us — and see what we’ve already answered

At a public event last month in Pittsburgh, we got lots of questions about carbon capture — including whether widespread use of the technology is a pipe dream — so reporter Amy Sisk provided some answers.

By Scott Blanchard