Ohio voters reject Issue 1 constitutional amendment changes, the Associated Press projects

BY: - August 8, 2023

Ohio voters have rejected state Issue 1, which sought to make it harder for voters to pass constitutional amendments, the Associated Press has projected. The full counting of unofficial results is ongoing, but the AP has officially projected that the “No” side has won. As of 9:30 p.m., with half of precincts counted statewide, the […]

Commonwealth Court dismisses Wolf challenge to amendment that would ban abortion

BY: - April 17, 2023

A Commonwealth Court panel has dismissed former Gov. Tom Wolf’s challenge to a package of proposed constitutional amendments including language stating there is no constitutional right to abortion or government funded abortion. The Republican-backed legislation, passed last summer during late-night sessions of the General Assembly, also proposed allowing candidates for governor to choose their own […]

Wolf asks Commonwealth Court to declare proposed amendments, including abortion ban, unconstitutional

BY: - September 26, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf has renewed an effort to have a state court declare a package of proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution – including one that would revoke the right to abortion and another to raise the voting age to 21 – unconstitutional. About two weeks after the state Supreme Court declined to invoke its […]

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

Pa. Supreme Court tells Wolf to bring abortion amendment challenge to Commonwealth Court

BY: - September 12, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday denied Gov. Tom Wolf’s request to hear his challenge of Republican-backed legislation that includes a proposal to amend the state constitution to say there is no right to abortion services in the commonwealth. The high court’s order left open the possibility for Wolf to bring its case to Pennsylvania  […]


To engage the ‘will of the voters,’ you also have to empower them | Opinion

BY: - June 28, 2022

The bad faith use of the constitutional amendment process reduces the power of voters under the guise of increasing it.