constitutional-amendments

Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend

BY: - July 24, 2021

Happy weekend, all. The 2020 Summer Olympics (happening in 2021, of course) officially started Friday in Tokyo with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron.  While this year’s Olympic Games promise to look different than previous years, more than 600 American athletes have made the trip to Japan to compete in their respective sports, including 21 who hail from […]

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A note to Pa. Republicans: Just because you can amend the state Constitution, it doesn’t mean you should | Opinion

BY: - July 7, 2021

Republican lawmakers defend this end-run around the Governor by saying they just want to “let the voters decide.”

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Pa. Republicans are weaponizing the state Constitution. No one wins there | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 6, 2021

It's hard to amend the Constitution for a reason: To keep it from falling prey to short-term agendas

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Does Pa.’s Primary Day rebuke of Wolf signal rough sailing for Dems in 2022? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - May 28, 2021

Wolf's appeal or lack of it could be a factor in the U.S. Senate race, especially if Lt. Gov. John Fetterman wins the Democratic nomination.

Pa. child abuse lawsuits held up due ‘systemic failures’ in Dept. of State, report says

BY: - May 26, 2021

In a report released Wednesday, the state Inspector General found no evidence of “intentional malfeasance” in an advertising error that delayed a Pennsylvania constitutional amendment to allow survivors of childhood sexual abuse to sue their abusers. Instead the report pointed a finger at an informal and unwritten process for tracking and overseeing constitutional amendments in […]

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Those constitutional amendments were aimed at the Pa. Supreme Court as much as they were at Wolf | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - May 26, 2021

The state Supreme Court, not the executive, is the branch of government that is out of control.

As budget season approaches, Harrisburg finds a way to investigate and legislate

BY: - May 7, 2021

Lawmakers have plenty of policy challenges facing them in the weeks and months to come, but the Legislature is focused on a nesting doll-esque set of controversies.

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Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 7, 2021

There will be Republican governors in the future, I’m not sure you want to hamstring a governor of any party,' Wolf warned in remarks taped for broadcast on Sunday.

After advertising error, Pa. Legislature moves to bring amendment process in-house

BY: - May 3, 2021

Pennsylvania voters historically have approved constitutional amendments when they're put before them.

Pa. racial equality amendment has precedent — and online skeptics

BY: - April 29, 2021

The question asks voters if they support “adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?”

The Capital-Star’s 2021 Voters’ Guide: Everything you need to know about Pa.’s May 18 election

BY: - April 27, 2021

When they head to the polls on May 18, Pennsylvania voters will be making decisions that will impact them at ground level every day.

What you need to know about the 2021 Pa. primary ballot questions

BY: - April 27, 2021

In addition to casting a vote in municipal and judicial races, Pennsylvania voters will have to vote “yes” or “no” on May 18 on four ballot questions.