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Justin Sweitzer

Digital Government

The Keystone State partners with OpenAI for first-in-nation AI pilot

Led by Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, staff in the Office of Administration will use the AI tools to create and edit copy, update policy language, draft job descriptions and help employees write code.


Norfolk Southern Has Spent Millions on Lobbying and Political Donations. Will It Pay Off?

Lawmakers in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. are pushing reforms to railroad laws as Norfolk Southern faces scrutiny over recent train derailments.


As His First Order of Business, a New Governor Drops College Degree Requirements for State Jobs

The executive order from Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro–affecting 65,000 jobs–came on his first full day in office.


Pittsburgh Bridge Set to Reopen One Year After Collapse

Officials credit the infrastructure law for its swift completion. The Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed in January just as President Joe Biden was set to visit to discuss infrastructure improvements.


Can a State Erase Property Taxes Without Wiping out Education?

The long, difficult and ongoing quest to reduce property taxes in Pennsylvania.


State Lawmaker Discusses New $125M Program That Will Help Pay for Home Repairs

Pennsylvania State Sen. Nikil Saval's Whole-Home Repairs Program was included in this year’s state budget.


Trump Wades Into One State's Budget Discussions

The former president says Pennsylvania's spending plan should be "tied" to controversial elections legislation.


Philadelphia's Mayor Opens Up About His Proudest Moments in Office – and His Biggest Mistakes

In an exclusive interview, Mayor Jim Kenney talks about the city's soda tax, gun violence, Covid-19 and his plans for the future.