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

Bill requiring medical providers to bury fetal remains passes House

Supporters say the measure would ensure parents have an opportunity for closure. Opponents say it could discourage women from getting abortions, and might make traumatic experiences worse.
By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania will stop keeping death-row inmates in indefinite solitary confinement

They’ll now get at least 42½ hours per week out of their cell, and will be allowed to eat and attend religious services with other inmates.  
By Katie Meyer

Updated: November 14, 2019 | 10:55 am

State Auditor General: Climate change could be costing Pa. hundreds of millions

Eugene DePasquale wants lawmakers to come up with a more comprehensive plan to improve infrastructure, and hopefully prevent future damage from severe weather.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf says he’s unaware of any wrongdoing in Mariner East pipeline permitting process

The FBI has reportedly opened a corruption investigation into the way the administration issued permits for the multibillion-dollar Mariner East 2.

By Katie Meyer

State lawmakers host rural kids—and their robots—at the Capitol

Officials are hoping early exposure to science and tech will give rural students a leg up in rapidly modernizing fields, like agriculture.
By Katie Meyer

Pa. couldn’t process unemployment for four days. Now 2,500 people may get late checks.

It’s unclear exactly what went wrong with the commonwealth’s dated system, but from Thursday to Sunday, a crash kept unemployed people from filing claims.
By Katie Meyer

Report flags 145 of Pennsylvania’s dams as dangerous

The Associated Press says those high-risk structures are in poor condition, and could kill people if they collapse.
By Katie Meyer

Toomey takes preventative measures as Dems call for fracking bans

Pennsylvania’s Republican U.S. Senator has introduced a resolution he hopes will enable Congress to defeat future presidents’ fracking bans in court.

By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania’s liquor board is posting record profits. That worries some lawmakers.

Republicans in the state legislature have long pushed to privatize the commonwealth’s state-run liquor industry.
By Katie Meyer

Seven Pa. workers want their union dues back

Last year, a Supreme Court decision made it illegal for public sector unions to compel non-members to pay dues. Some non-members are now trying to recoup that money.

By Katie Meyer