Katie Meyer, State Capitol Bureau Chief & Host of PA Post's State of the State

Katie Meyer
Katie Meyer is WITF’s Capitol bureau chief, and she covers all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she earned several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies.

Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.

Latest by Katie Meyer

State Sen. Mike Folmer resigns following arrest on child pornography charges

The state attorney general says the high-ranking Republican is not “above the law.”
By Katie Meyer

Environmentalists pressure Wolf to act faster on methane emissions

Their call for action comes as the Trump administration works to loosen federal regulations on the powerful greenhouse gas.
By Katie Meyer

The new minimum wage fight, basically the same as the old fight

The lawmakers and activists who want to raise Pa.'s $7.25 minimum say they’re “deflated” but regrouping after failing to push higher wages into the state budget.
By Katie Meyer

Activists protest Wolf administration’s decision to limit rally sizes in Capitol

The administration says it wants to make sure the rotunda is accessible to people with disabilities. Some disability advocates say the move is unnecessary.

By Katie Meyer

Episode 43: Without parole

If someone takes part in a crime—say, a robbery—in which someone dies, they can be handed a life sentence even if they didn’t kill anyone. And Pennsylvania locks people up for life at a higher rate than any other state.

By Katie Meyer

Pa.’s lawmakers return to Harrisburg this month. Here’s their plan.

Expect arguments on everything from energy to guns, from criminal justice to wages, and more.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. business advocates celebrate Trump’s Clean Water rollback

Meanwhile, environmental groups like the Chesapeake Bay Foundation say the move is an “assault” on clean water.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf, Republicans resume tug-of-war over Medicaid work requirements

The governor has vetoed two different bills. Lawmakers plan to send him a third.
By Katie Meyer

Lawmaker sentenced for DUI in Dauphin County

Representative John Galloway was charged after an incident in May, when police found him driving with a BAC of .16
By Katie Meyer

Do Pa’s liquor laws rip off consumers? Lawmakers hear opposing arguments.

The legislature is weighing a bill that would roll back the pricing flexibility it granted the PLCB three years ago.
By Katie Meyer