Campaigns & Elections

Pa.’s Lee, Fetterman get choice committee posts on Capitol Hill

BY: - January 27, 2023

(*This story was updated on Sunday, 1/29/23 at 3:19 p.m. to correct attribution on a photograph of now U.S. Rep. Summer Lee.) Newly-elected members of Congress from western Pennsylvania will hold seats on some of the higher-profile committees in their respective chambers. U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, has been appointed to the House Oversight […]

National Dems ready to OK new 2024 primary voting calendar, despite uncertainty in two states

BY: - January 27, 2023

Party bosses will meet Feb. 4 in Philadelphia. But it won’t be the last step in what’s become a contentious process.

WOMAN VOTER WITH BABY

What W.Pa. voters need to know ahead of the Feb. 7 Special Election for the House

BY: - January 23, 2023

The open seats were previously held by former state Reps. Austin Davis and Summer Lee, who won higher offices in the November general election, and the late state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, who died in October from lymphoma.

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A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

A deep-pocketed donor from Pa. is moving onto the national stage. That’s a problem | Opinion

BY: - January 19, 2023

No one in public office should take money from billionaire Jeffrey Yass - Democrat or Republican

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Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

The legislative leadership shuffles in Harrisburg and D.C: Will they matter? | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - January 18, 2023

Yes, the changes were historic. Will they result in changes in governance? That's an open question.

LIVE COVERAGE: The inauguration of Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis

BY: - January 17, 2023

Up-to-the-minute coverage from the Capital-Star on the transfer of power in Pa. today

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speaks at an abortion rights rally outside Philadelphia City Hall on Saturday, 10/22/22 (Capital-Star photo by John L. Micek).

Shapiro/Davis Inauguration: Three storylines to follow today | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 17, 2023

The Democrat takes the oath of office at noon. Watch what he says - and what he does.

Commonwealth Court opinions on Krasner impeachment ‘create more questions than answers’

BY: - January 15, 2023

Judge Michael Wojcik said it's not the Commonwealth Court's job to decide if a Senate impeachment trial of Larry Krasner should proceed.

Allegheny County Council candidateJoanna Doven

LGBTQ outlet spars with Allegheny County Council contender over tweets and political record

BY: - January 10, 2023

'I will be having eye-to-eye conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community. I already am,' candidate Joanna Doven said.

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Philly mayoral hopeful Domb’s deep pockets put pressure on rivals to raise money

BY: - January 9, 2023

'The financial reports are a road map to what they are doing,' veteran political consultant Maurice Floyd said.

A week out from Election Day, outside groups have reported spending $7.7 million on behalf of Democratic and Republican candidates. (Photo by Daniella Heminghaus for the New Jersey Monitor)

As 2024 election looms, state legislatures consider voting changes | Analysis

BY: - January 9, 2023

In Pa., Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro included protections for election workers in his official platform while running for office.

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The U.S. Capitol. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

How Republicans normalized George Santos | Dick Polman

BY: - January 9, 2023

It’s also a mystery how the guy managed to pump $700,000 into his own campaign.