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Senate panel proceeds with election bill hearing despite Department of State absence

BY: - October 5, 2021

The Senate State Government Committee met for 25 minutes on Tuesday.

Pa. Senate moves to bolster constitutional amendment process with increased training, transparency

BY: - September 27, 2021

The Senate acted on a pair of bills to create additional requirements for the Department of State to publicize and explain ballot questions and establish further training for agency staff. 

Pa. county officials say bipartisan election reform bill is a step toward ‘badly-needed relief’

BY: - September 24, 2021

The 11-page bill allows for precanvassing of mail-in ballots at least three days before an election and moves back the deadline to receive applications for mail-in ballots from one week to two weeks before an election.

Months after its launch, risk-limiting election audit pilot comes under review by Senate panel

BY: - August 24, 2021

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid outlined the risk-limiting audit, a post-election review piloted during the 2020 general and 2021 primary elections, before a Senate panel on Tuesday.

Two Pa. lawmakers are working on bipartisan election reform. Here’s what they’ve proposed

BY: - August 17, 2021

Two months after a panel of lawmakers released a report on election integrity, the Republican and Democratic heads of a Senate committee with election oversight are putting its recommendations into action.

Now Hiring: Redistricting commission seeks applicants for chair to oversee 2021 mapmaking

BY: - March 29, 2021

The four-member commission, which redraws the boundaries for Pennsylvania’s state House and Senate districts once every 10 years, announced Monday that it’s accepting applications for a fifth member who will serve as its chair.  

Pennsylvania’s property tax, explained: A moral wrong, or the building block of government finance? 

BY: - September 6, 2019

When he started knocking on doors during his inaugural campaign for state representative in 1992, Sam Rohrer noticed a topic popping up again and again — property taxes. He was aware of complaints, but the extent of the problem became more and more apparent as he talked to his soon-to-be constituents in Berks County. Rohrer, […]

Pa. governor candidates would get to pick their running mates under revived Senate bill

BY: - April 8, 2019

A bill that would end the arranged marriage between the top of the ticket and his second in command advanced through a Senate committee Monday.

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A new bill, a new legislative session. But the math of property tax reform remains as daunting as ever | Analysis

BY: - March 20, 2019

Math is hard. Property tax reform math is even harder.