A beginner’s guide to requesting public records on Pa. law enforcement

A beginner’s guide to requesting public records on Pa. law enforcement

Interviews with experts and an analysis of data from the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records offer tips for successfully using the state’s Right-to-Know Law.

July 21st, 11:50 AM EDT
New Pa. budget injects $125M into private school tax credit program that lacks basic accountability

New Pa. budget injects $125M into private school tax credit program that lacks basic accountability

A lack of transparency baked into state law makes it impossible to determine whether the program is actually improving outcomes for students who receive tuition assistance.

July 18th, 11:47 AM EDT
High-profile GOP primary losses could make passing Pa.’s next budget painful

High-profile GOP primary losses could make passing Pa.’s next budget painful

Capitol insiders believe the poor primary performances of Harrisburg’s top budget negotiators could inspire frustrated Republicans to revolt during budget season.

May 27th, 11:04 AM EDT
Companies blanket Pa. with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card, but doctors are silenced

Companies blanket Pa. with ads about how to get a medical marijuana card, but doctors are silenced

With millions of dollars at stake, certification businesses buy radio ads, dominate Google searches, and even offer Groupons. But if doctors do the same, they risk their license.

May 26th, 10:55 AM EDT
Lawmaker urges Pa. legislature to make it easier for attorney general to investigate police killings

Lawmaker urges Pa. legislature to make it easier for attorney general to investigate police killings

State Sen. Art Haywood said his bill — inspired in part by the police killing of Christian Hall — would address the “appearance of bias” that erodes trust in law enforcement.

May 24th, 11:35 AM EDT
How a mail ballot ruling in Pa. could affect 2022 primary election results

How a mail ballot ruling in Pa. could affect 2022 primary election results

A federal appeals court has ruled that undated mail ballots cast in one 2021 election should be counted, but the opinion could have much bigger implications.

May 24th, 10:44 AM EDT
How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity, and Facebook

How Doug Mastriano built a grassroots movement in Pa. on election denial, Christianity, and Facebook

A middling fundraiser with little party support, Mastriano rose to the top of a crowded GOP field for Pennsylvania governor through candid chats about his extreme conservative views.

New partnership with Spotlight PA to provide Pa.'s northern tier with more investigative and public-service journalism

New partnership with Spotlight PA to provide Pa.'s northern tier with more investigative and public-service journalism

Spotlight PA is built on the belief that the public will support unique, high-quality investigative journalism you can’t get anywhere else.

May 18th, 12:53 PM EDT