Spending Millions to Stop the Spread of a Destructive Insect Invader

Southeastern Pennsylvania is ground zero for an invasive species outbreak that’s threatening trees and crops. Can it be contained?

Pennsylvania Governor's Views on Recreational Marijuana Diverge From His Allies

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Dallas City Council member indicted … pipe dream for new Ala. interstate … and a frustrated city manager leaves job due to armchair quarterbacks.

Voter Registration Increases Among Young People

A state-by-state analysis of voter registration data found a nationwide 2.16 percent increase among people ages 18-29.

Pennsylvania Law Will Automatically Seal Some Criminal Records

Gov. Tom Wolf signed the "clean slate" legislation on Thursday. Other states are eying similar bills.

What a ‘State of Fiscal Crisis’ Will Bring in Harrisburg

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Spokane eliminates parking minimums in some areas … Florida audit looks at state procurement cards … and Columbus passes new anti-panhandling law.

Data, Police and Mental Health: How a Pennsylvania County Helps People in Distress

Mental health co-responder programs are increasingly common in law-enforcement agencies across the country, due largely to declines in the resources available to mental health providers that have forced police officers and sheriff’s deputies to take on additional responsibilities when answering calls.

Pennsylvania’s ‘Johnstown Flood Tax’ May End Up Helping Johnstown Again

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Judge orders LePage to act on Maine Medicaid expansion … no big shakeup expected under Missouri’s new governor … and Baltimore’s unofficial sewage overflow.

Exploring Pittsburgh’s War Monuments and Memorials Inventory

The city's guide currently includes 120 locations and is still a work in progress.

Uber Irks Pittsburgh’s Mayor With Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing Announcement

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Milwaukee mayor, police chief apologize after Bucks incident … Delaware lawmakers OK state worker bonuses … and N.Y.C. mayor thinks plastic straws suck.

‘No Silver Bullet’ for Opioid Crisis in Philadelphia, Other Urban Areas

A mix of education, treatment, and other measures shows promise, experts say.

Pittsburgh Airport Partnership Will Create Testing Ground for New Technology

Artificial intelligence could soon make its way into the aviation space through a collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University.

Pittsburgh's Path Out of Financial Distress

The fiscal future now looks more stable for Pennsylvania’s second-largest city.

S&P Nudges Philadelphia's Credit Rating Downward

The city's finances face pressure from public employee pensions and added public school costs are on the horizon.

Governors Want Room to Shape Health Care Innovation

Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper are making a second, bipartisan attempt at improving Obamacare and affordability.

Pittsburgh’s Finances Reach an Important Milestone

The city’s recovery has “captured the attention of the nation, and, frankly, the world,” according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Congress May Resurrect Earmarks. In Some States, They Never Went Away

States say earmarks unclog the wheels of government. But what about wasteful spending?