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Meet the Pa. Commonwealth Court judges who’ve recently sided with Republicans on election rulings, only to be overturned by higher courts
Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court has been a big player in the ongoing attempts by the Trump campaign and other Republicans to overturn the state’s election results or invalidate ballots.
Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree
“They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted.”
Levine: Younger adults now make up 45 percent of Pa.’s COVID-19 cases
Mirroring trends in other states, adults aged 19 to 49 now make up an increasing share of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 cases, state Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said Monday, as she issued an urgent warning for residents to remain vigilant and to wear a mask when they’re out in public. “If you’re in a situation where […]
Pa. missed the boat on gerrymandering reform. Here’s how voting rights suffered | Thursday Morning Coffee
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the Legislature officially on summer recess, and with it, any chance to pass meaningful redistricting reform pretty much out the window, a new report drives home the damage that partisan gerrymandering can inflict on voting rights. The report, by the progressive Center for American Progress, is the latest in a series examining […]
This back to school event in Philly is touching. It’s also what’s wrong with how we pay for schools | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Yes, Pa.’s per-pupil expenditure is huge. Yes, the system is also still broken. And there’s still so much more work left to be done.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Allegheny Co. mulls new dining restrictions
“I leave this open to change depending on our cases,” Health Director Dr. Deborah Bogen said. She said she expects to release the new order by Wednesday afternoon.
‘Demanding justice’: Issues group run by former Wolf aide launches first salvo at GOP Legislature | Thursday Morning Coffee
Whoever said there were no second acts in American life didn’t spend any time in politics. Former Wolf aide J.J. Abbot’s new shop aims to lift progressives.
Feeding the beasts: How a Pa. aquarium and an aviary weathered the COVID-19 crisis
In Scranton and Pittsburgh, zoo, aviary and aquarium workers have faced their own challenges during the pandemic. Here’s how they made it through.
Preparing for the unexpected: 4 questions with interim House Speaker Bryan Cutler | Thursday Morning Coffee
In the COVID-19 era, the interim House Speaker is keeping his options open as the House and Senate move into a busy June.
As COVID cases trend downward, Levine urges Pennsylvanians ‘not to be complacent’
Pennsylvania is one of three states (Montana and Hawaii are the others) to show a downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases over the past 42 days.