Pa. GOP lawmaker says he’s taking election investigation ‘very seriously’

BY: - August 23, 2021

Sen. Cris Dush, now tasked with leading an investigation into the state’s elections, says he’s taking the newfound responsibility “very seriously.”

Mastriano, Pa. state lawmakers visit Arizona election audit

BY: and - June 2, 2021

According to a press release from Mastriano, no taxpayer money was used on the trip.

‘Our rights will be defended’: Mastriano brings the fight over ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’ to the Pa. Capitol

BY: - May 12, 2021

Even as President Joe Biden’s White House and Democrats on Capitol Hill move to combat an epidemic of gun violence nationwide through executive orders and legislative action, Republicans governors and state lawmakers are racing to short-circuit such efforts by turning their states into “Second Amendment Sanctuaries” where federal restrictions would be flouted and agents would […]


Pa. lawmakers just can’t resist comparing things to the Holocaust & Nazis. It’s time to banish this lazy and offensive rhetoric from our dialogue | Opinion

BY: - May 3, 2021

The Holocaust is not a rhetorical device to be manipulated and deployed against one’s political opponents, and to use it as such is contemptible.


In the Pa. Senate, an object lesson in how not to respond to a national tragedy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 18, 2021

There were any number of ways that state Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, could have responded to a murderous rampage in Georgia on Tuesday night. He picked the worst one.

Pa. conservatives’ hopes for subpoena-fueled election investigation quashed by political reality

BY: - November 22, 2020

The effort was first announced at a press conference last week, when 26 House and Senate Republicans — barely a fifth of all GOP lawmakers — called for the General Assembly to delay the certification of Pennsylvania’s 2020 results until lawmakers could conduct their own election audit.

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is not seeking re-election

BY: - February 12, 2020

This breaking story will be updated: The Pennsyvlania Senate’s most powerful Republican said Wednesday that he will not seek re-election this November. In a statement released Wednesday night, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, said he’d been “proud to have been a leading advocate for rural Pennsylvania” in the upper chamber. But after 20 […]

Dush announces retirement in 2020; third lawmaker to call it quits this November

BY: - November 26, 2019

Two other House lawmakers — Rep. Steve McCarter, D-Montgomery, and Rep. Steve Barrar, R-Delaware — also announced their retirements this November.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

BY: - April 23, 2019

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.