‘We want to fix Harrisburg’: Reformers summit seeks solutions to state government’s woes

BY: - December 2, 2022

The event, sponsored by Fair Districts PA and the League of Women Voters of Pa., kicks off Saturday.

Carol Kuniholm, of the reform group, Fair Districts PA, speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday, 3/30/22 (Capital-Star Photo by Stephen Caruso).

Advocates ask for rewrite of Pa. Legislature’s rules to prioritize bipartisan bills

BY: - March 30, 2022

House GOP leadership said the calls for reform came from 'participation trophy liberals.'

Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short

BY: and - January 24, 2022

(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]

Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court

BY: - January 12, 2022

To be sure, they are giving it a go. New state House and Senate maps could be approved as soon as next week by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission under constitutionally required deadlines.

Pa. House tweaks congressional map before Christmas, hopes for fresh tidings from Wolf

BY: - December 15, 2021

It unifies three split counties represented by GOP committee members, splits Dauphin County three ways.

Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.

BY: - July 13, 2021

Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.

Former Gov.’s son tours Pa. in VW van to raise redistricting awareness

BY: - April 5, 2021

David Thornburgh, president of the Philadelphia good government group Committee of Seventy, will be driving across the state in his freshly painted red, white and blue Volkswagen bus in the coming weeks to encourage people to engage in the once a decade redistricting process.

Four of Pennsylvania’s legislative redistricting commissioners are confirmed. The fifth will decide who wins and loses

BY: - March 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania House and Senate okayed the start of legislative redistricting this week, sparking a six-week-long race to find a tie-breaking voice agreeable to Democrats and Republicans.


In 2021, tell your lawmakers to put Pa.’s people first | Opinion

BY: - January 3, 2021

Let our legislative leaders know: we want rules that enable collaboration on solutions, not rules that let bad bills fly forward while good bills never get a vote. 


Our declaration of independence: Pa. wants redistricting reform. Lawmakers have failed to listen | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2020

We have attempted every lawful avenue of request, petitioning our legislators in every way we know, All have been met with silence.

In first hearing in 3 years, activists agree Pa. redistricting needs a fix. They disagree on how to get there

BY: - September 18, 2019

A standing-room-only session revealed differences over the fine details of a plan to draw non-partisan maps that everyone agrees are fair.

Appointees, not lawmakers, should draw Pennsylvania’s political districts, Wolf-convened panel recommends

BY: - August 30, 2019

Pennsylvania’s state legislative and congressional districts should be drawn by an 11-member commission of gubernatorial and General Assembly appointees — not by lawmakers — come 2021, a panel convened by Gov. Tom Wolf recommended Thursday.  The plan was crafted over six months with online and in-person input from more than 1,000 individuals, including those who […]