After year of tough votes, Dermody loses reelection, clearing way for Democratic free-for-all
After three decades in Harrisburg, one of them spent managing an increasingly diverse Democratic caucus, and a number of electoral close calls, House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, will not be returning for a 16th term.
Seeking to block a carbon tax, the House fell short of a veto-proof majority. How?
It’s a political trick as old as time in Harrisburg: Force Democrats into a tight spot by pitting environmentalists against labor.