Dem group files campaign finance complaint against Barletta-linked PAC
By: Stephen Caruso - February 14, 2022
The spending was from Leaders Only Unite Political Action Committee, or LOU PAC, a so-called leadership PAC that elected officials often use to skirt federal limits on spending while supporting allies and electing like-minded new colleagues.
Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps
By: Stephen Caruso - February 10, 2022
Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.
GOP lawmakers celebrate Act 77 ruling, though what’s next is unclear
By: Stephen Caruso - February 9, 2022
The order, which struck down mail-in ballots, has already been appealed, and further legislative action is on hold.
Pa. Supreme Court suspends candidate petitions pending redistricting suits
By: Stephen Caruso and Marley Parish - February 9, 2022
The high court made the decision in an order issued on Wednesday afternoon.
In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal
By: Marley Parish and Stephen Caruso - February 8, 2022
“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.
Pa. judge suggests Supreme Court adopt GOP lawmakers’ congressional map
By: Stephen Caruso - February 7, 2022
The map is 'functionally tantamount to the voice and will of the People,' Commonwealth Court Patricia McCullough wrote.
Panel approves final Pa. legislative maps in bipartisan vote
By: Stephen Caruso - February 4, 2022
Supporters hope they'll increase minority representation, but House Republicans are skeptical.
Pennsylvania has some big races in 2022, but political parties are mostly staying silent. Why?
By: Stephen Caruso - February 3, 2022
Even with an open governor’s mansion and control of the U.S. Senate potentially running through the commonwealth, Pennsylvania’s once powerful political parties are poised to play little role in picking their candidates for November. Parties were once able to make or break political runs, providing such key resources as access to campaign donors and getting […]
Pa. Supreme Court to take over congressional redistricting fight
By: Stephen Caruso - February 2, 2022
In a 5-2 decision, the court ordered Commonwealth Court Judge Patricia McCullough to write up and submit her findings from last week’s arguments over the shape of the commonwealth’s new congressional map.
The 2022 candidates for Pa. governor are raising big money for a big race
By: Stephen Caruso - February 1, 2022
That race for cash will only intensify in the coming months as war chests grow and outside groups step in
Pa. Supreme Court taking second look at congressional map case; orders stay on lower court
By: Stephen Caruso - January 31, 2022
The state Supreme Court has issued a stay on further action by a lower court on disputed Pennsylvania’s congressional maps until it decides whether to weigh in on it. The order, backed by five of the court’s seven justices, is the first indication that the Supreme Court and its liberal majority might yet intervene in […]
Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting law unconstitutional, state court says; Wolf admin appeals
By: Stephen Caruso - January 28, 2022
Fourteen Republican lawmakers filed the challenge last September.