Pa. legislators stall emissions regulation

BY: - August 16, 2022

The state risks health and highway funding if it doesn’t pass regulations on oil and gas pollution.

Pennsylvania oil lobby keeps abandoned wells unplugged

BY: - May 10, 2022

The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.

With new amendment strategy, Pa. GOP could target voter ID, mail-in ballots

BY: - June 20, 2021

Nowhere is this newfound love of permanent changes to the commonwealth’s governing document clearer than in the fight over Pennsylvania’s election law. 


House, Senate GOP stymie Wolf on climate change, hold up key appointments | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 26, 2021

Republicans are setting a 'reckless precedent,' by holding up appointments to a key state agency, the Wolf administration says.

Harrisburg Republicans meet with Kansas’s Kobach to talk election, immigration policy

BY: - April 7, 2021

The session, organized by arch-conservative Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, included former Kansas Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an unspecified number of GOP lawmakers, as well as the state House GOP’s top election official. 


Metcalfe brags about owning the libs. What legislating and feeding raccoons have in common | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 7, 2021

A drama about the ridiculousness of Harrisburg, a play in three Tweets.

MAP: These are the GOP lawmakers who want to impeach Gov. Tom Wolf 

BY: - February 23, 2021

For the second time, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, has introduced impeachment articles against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The five articles claim Wolf unconstitutionally overstepped his executive authority — a claim that’s yet to gain traction with state and federal high courts — and cite issues with unemployment compensation, nursing homes and transparency. “While Governor Wolf […]

Pa. appeals court dismissed GOP lawmaker suit challenging presidential results as state meets safe harbor deadline

BY: - December 9, 2020

The lawsuit is one of a number brought against Pennsylvania’s election results, which show an 80,000-plus vote lead for Democrat Joe Biden against Republican President Donald Trump.

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.


Dems came up short on Election Day. That’s bad news for climate change | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 20, 2020

Republican wins in Pa. and elsewhere make action on climate bills unlikely. Joe Biden could be Dems' only hope.


In one deranged press release, Metcalfe gets everything wrong about mask-wearing | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 24, 2020

In one dangerous press release, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe tries to undermine the public health benefit of wearing a mask. He's wrong. But he's hardly alone.


The Pa. GOP masterplan, revealed | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 20, 2020

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, filed impeachment articles against Gov. Tom Wolf for his management of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is unlikely to gain a vote.