Pennsylvania is part of a minority of states that does not have a minimum wage over the federal standard, but newly elected Democratic Governor Tom Wolf wants to change that.
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While polarization and gridlock continue in the Capitol, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday night outlined new Democratic proposals, an improving economy and the prospect of a new chapter of bipartisanship in D.C.
Education reform. Energy policy. Gentrification. Crime. Taxes. Philadelphia will face a range of pressing issues in 2015, and a new mayor will be at the forefront of it all.
With the Philadelphia mayoral election gaining citywide momentum in anticipation for the Democratic primary on May 19, Penn students are at risk from being shut out of the process.
With a now-Republican-controlled Senate set to begin its term on Jan. 3, new senate committee leaders have Penn administrators hoping they might win a previously lost battle: reinstating sequestration cuts.
After voting for a new governor in November, Philadelphians will soon have the opportunity to select their new mayor.
While Democrats lost the senate in the midterm elections, Democratic students have a plan for how to keep the White House in 2016: Hillary Clinton.
With a democratic governor and republicans dominating the house and senate, is PA doomed to gridlock?
After the Nov. 4 midterm elections, the Pennsylvania state government and the federal government now look quite similar: a Democrat in the executive branch and a Republican-controlled legislature, both fighting for their legislative objectives.
With a new Pennsylvania governor and the Republicans now controlling the U.S. Senate, the midterm elections on Tuesday significantly changed local and national political landscapes.
As Pennsylvania voters flock to the polls today, they will play an important role in affecting the direction of the state by either keeping Republican Governor Tom Corbett in office or replacing him with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf .
With Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial election two days away, Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has enlisted the help of President Barack Obama in a final push to unseat Republican Governor Tom Corbett.
If there’s one thing for students to take away from Penn’s annual Political Action Week, it’s to get involved early and often.
Penn students are jumping into political races across the country to influence the outcome of 2014 midterm elections, which could change the makeup of Congress.
As partisan attacks become more commonplace as the midterm election approaches, there is an issue on which Democratic and Republican Pennsylvania lawmakers seem to agree: giving money to Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine.
While the decriminalization of marijuana takes effect in Philadelphia on Oct. 20 , the issue of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has been making its way to the forefront of the gubernatorial election.
Penn administrators have expressed concerns with a proposed bill to change sexual assault protocols at colleges across the country.
Beginning on Oct. 20, possession of less than an ounce of weed in Philadelphia will land you a fine cheaper than a parking ticket — $25 .
Congressional gridlock has a new victim: higher education.
As the United States continues its campaign against the Islamic State group, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus told a Penn audience on Thursday that the Navy's presence throughout the world gives flexibility and strength in protecting American interests.
Amid U.S. strikes in Syria targeted against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a recent student initiative is bringing the human side of the Syrian people’s story to Penn’s campus.