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John Fetterman: Pa. lieutenant governor’s appearance vs. reality might surprise you

“I made the choice at that point in ’95 that I didn’t want to spend the rest of my career just making my circumstances even better than they were."
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

New year, new laws. Check out some of the latest updates to Pa.’s books.

They include a 'Clean Slate' measure, designed to get people back into the workforce after convictions.
By Katie Meyer

Amid swearing-in, lawmakers add significant updates to chamber rules

Lawmakers voted to allow non-religious invocations at the start of sessions and passed a rule creating a new, bipartisan committee with subpoena power to review actions by the executive branch.
By Katie Meyer

Who is Bryan Cutler, and why should you care?

It caps a long climb marked by perseverance that saw him work his way through college and law school as an X-ray technologist, and later run for office out of disgust over the 2005 legislative pay raise
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

Advocates hope Gov. Wolf uses decisive election victory to seek large school funding boost

Advocates for a large boost to school spending say Wolf’s 17-point win over Wagner shows evidence of a mandate for a large ask.
By Kyrie Greenberg, Keystone Crossroads

GOP Congressman Scott Perry wins in close race against Democrat George Scott

"They know that when I say something that's what I'm going to do."
By Emily Previti

Boys club no more: four women to represent Pa. in Congress

‘Year of the woman’ took nearly a century to arrive
By Susan Phillips

Democrats roar in Pennsylvania

Democrats captured nine of the state’s 18 congressional districts and kept the governor's office and a U.S. Senate seat
By Dave Davies, WHYY

Democrats in Pa. request, return more absentee ballots ahead of midterm election

The number of absentee ballots this year approaches levels seen during the last two presidential election years
By Laura Benshoff, WHYY