Austin Davis resigns from Pa. House to focus on lt. gov.-elect role during transition

BY: - December 7, 2022

Davis' resignation is one of two that will erase the Democrats' slim majority in the state House, at least temporarily.

Raphael Warnock wins U.S. Senate runoff, giving Democrats a 51-seat majority

BY: - December 7, 2022

By early Wednesday, Warnock had 51.3 percent of the vote, edging out Republican Herschel Walker by about 90K votes.

Election workers sort ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 9, 2022, in Phoenix. John Moore/Getty Images

Three ways to restore public faith in our elections | Opinion

BY: - December 2, 2022

A healthy democracy requires trust in our institutions. Here's a path toward that.

With no majority in the Pa. House, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who calls the shots

BY: - December 1, 2022

(This story was updated at 10:56 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.) Foreshadowing contentious times to come, Democrats and Republicans in the evenly-divided state House sparred Thursday over who has the power to call a special election for a vacant seat in western Pennsylvania. Caucus leaders took umbrage at each others’ positions on the unusual circumstances […]

Shapiro names longtime aide Dana Fritz as chief of staff

BY: - December 1, 2022

Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro has tapped a former aide in the attorney general's office and gubernatorial campaign manager to lead his staff.

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)

Inside the post-election review designed to give Pa. voters more confidence in the results

BY: - December 1, 2022

All 67 counties were required for the first time to participate in a 'risk-limiting audit,' a statistical method of checking the accuracy of the election outcome.

Rendell fundraiser, Casey campaign manager among leaders of Shapiro’s inaugural committee

BY: - November 30, 2022

A prominent Democratic fundraiser, a former campaign manager for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, and a Philadelphia securities lawyer are among the co-chairs of Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro’s inaugural committee. The group will lead the planning and fundraising efforts for the inauguration of Shapiro and Lt. Gov.-elect Austin Davis on Jan. 17.  “This inauguration will be a […]

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., campaigning in Atlanta on Monday 10/24/22 (Capital-Star photo by Ariana Figueroa).

Early voting mattered In Georgia in 2022. Don’t let them cancel it in 2024 | John A. Tures

BY: - November 28, 2022

It would be a slap in the face to working Americans and the parents of school-aged children

Voters in the midterm elections decided that the GOP would run the House, while the Democrats would run the Senate. Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images.

What the midterm results say about U.S. voters in 2022 | Opinion

BY: - November 27, 2022

They reflected the diversity of the electorate and were not the endorsement or repudiation of a candidate’s or party’s agenda.

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Abortion advocates aim to outflank lawmakers in 2024 using ballot measures | Analysis

BY: - November 26, 2022

The midterms showed the political potency of abortion ballot measures.

Outgoing Pa. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghfoff, R-Centre (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Rolling the dice on redistricting was a bad bet for Pa. House Republicans | Opinion

BY: - November 26, 2022

GOP leaders’ refusal to engage on redistricting reform helps to explain their stunning loss of power.

Shapiro transition team pulls in experience from Democratic and Republican administrations

BY: - November 23, 2022

“It obviously sends a very strong and sincere message that he’s wanting to get stuff done,” former Democratic Party chair T.J. Rooney said.