It’s official: State Rep. Austin Davis enters LG race with Josh Shapiro’s backing
By Justin Sweitzer Democratic state Rep. Austin Davis is entering this year’s race to choose the state’s lieutenant governor, and he’s doing so with unprecedented support from the Democratic Party in Pennsylvania. Davis, of Allegheny County, formally announced his candidacy on Tuesday after months of speculation about his entrance into the race. His formal announcement came […]
W.Pa. Rep. Austin Davis to enter Pa. Lt. Gov race with Dem Josh Shapiro’s backing
'I'm humbled and excited to have the support of so many of my colleagues from across the Commonwealth,' Davis said.
Advocates want a more diverse General Assembly. But making that a reality is complicated
If the composition of the General Assembly matched Pennsylvania’s rapidly diversifying population, there would be at least 47 lawmakers who were not white. Instead, there are just 31 elected state legislators who are not white. The space between Harrisburg and reality could be chalked up to a multitude of things, but as legislative leaders hammer […]
Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022
Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.
‘We carry each other, we help each other’: These Pa. moms lost sons to gun violence. They want Harrisburg to help | Wednesday Morning Coffee
New legislation would give a financial hand-up to Pa. families living with the cost of gun violence.
With Biden bound for Pittsburgh, W.Pa Dems want to put the focus on the Mon Valley
The lawmakers want Biden and Congress to invest in the Monongahela River Valley to help kick start the region's economy.
Two dozen Democrats flip as House fails to override Wolf sports crowd veto
The final vote 130-71, short of the two-thirds majority needed to override Wolf’s veto. It marked the Republican-controlled chamber’s second failed override attempt in three weeks. Another attempt in May also failed.
As Turzai backs police reform before resignation, Black lawmakers judge his legacy
Mike Turzai’s retirement announcement Wednesday came just days after he added his voice to the chorus of millions calling for policing reforms in America.
Amid unrest, Pa. Rep. Austin Davis steps down as vice chair of Allegheny County Dems
Davis has thrown his support to disability rights activist Jessica Benham and incumbent Rep. Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, both were passed over for endorsement.
Congressman Mike Doyle, Sen. Lindsey Williams, others call on Allegheny County’s Democratic chair to resign
The fallout from a controversial endorsement meeting last week continues.
Family support centers are a critical lifeline to struggling families | Opinion
I’m grateful that Gov. Tom Wolf put a stop to a decision that would have been detrimental to many families in Allegheny County, a Democratic House member writes