Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is a former senior reporter with Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Before working with the Capital-Star he covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter.

Dem group files campaign finance complaint against Barletta-linked PAC

By: - 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: - 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: - 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: and - 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: and - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - January 28, 2022

Fourteen Republican lawmakers filed the challenge last September.