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.

The Capitol Bureau Chief Desk is partially funded through generous gifts made in the memory of Tony May through the Anthony J. May Memorial Fund.

For more information about Tony May, click here.

Latest by Katie Meyer

Wolf’s cap-and-trade proposal takes a step forward

The Democratic governor issued an executive order declaring Pennsylvania would join a regional agreement aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Not everyone is on board.

By Katie Meyer

Joe Scarnati, top state Senate Republican, announces retirement

Joe Scarnati has represented the 25th Senate District for two decades, and rose to power as Senate President Pro Tempore in 2006.
By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

Pa. congressmen in vulnerable seats have posted relatively strong fundraising

Republican Scott Perry and Democrat Matt Cartwright are both considered to be in toss-up races.
By Katie Meyer

Pennsylvanians can now apply online to vote by mail, without an excuse

The new application website comes courtesy of Act 77, which expands voting laws. Lawmakers passed it in an effort to boost participation.
By Katie Meyer

Attorneys expand lawsuit seeking abuse information from Pa. dioceses

They’re adding new plaintiffs from the Philadelphia, Altoona-Johnstown, Greensburg and Harrisburg dioceses.
By Katie Meyer

Some lawmakers think they can override Wolf’s veto on manufacturing tax break bill

Overrides are rare, and can only happen when two-thirds of the legislature are willing to support a bill against the governor’s explicit wishes. The last one happened a decade ago.

By Katie Meyer

State auditor says dog law enforcement needs more funding

According to Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, the Dog Law Enforcement Bureau could be out of money by this summer.

By Katie Meyer

Senate Dems say they’re tired of some Republicans resisting pro-LGBTQ measures

Over the past three sessions, at least a dozen Democratic-sponsored resolutions related to honoring LGBTQ+ people have failed to pass the state House or Senate.

By Katie Meyer

Pence stops by Pa. in hopes of rallying the Trump vote

At a Women for Trump event in Camp Hill, the vice president touched on education, veterans’ issues, abortion, undocumented immigrants and what he sees as ‘socialism’ in the Democratic party.

By Katie Meyer

Wolf paints a rosy revenue picture in his sixth budget proposal

The governor says the days of “painful” budgets are behind Pennsylvania, thanks to a strong economy. But Republicans say Wolf should work harder to reign in spending.
By Katie Meyer