Historic flip of Dauphin County commissioners hangs on Democratic challenger’s narrow lead
Control of the Dauphin County board of commissioners would change parties for the first time in at least a century if Democratic candidate Justin Douglas holds on to a razor-thin lead over incumbent Republican Chad Saylor. Dauphin County elections officials were counting about 250 provisional ballots and just over a dozen military and overseas ballots […]
Spending mess in Congress could arch over into pivotal 2024 election year
Next year, the entire House and one-third of the Senate will be up for reelection, with possibly acrimonious congressional primaries on both sides of the aisle and the battle over selection of a Republican presidential nominee.
Voter registration update: Republicans enjoy a strong year ahead of Election 2023
Off-years, or odd-numbered years, tend to be favorable for the party out of the White House, and 2023 looks to be no exception. Since my last voter registration update in October 2022, Pennsylvania Republicans saw impressive gains all across the Commonwealth. Back then, the statewide Democratic margin was 549,288, a lead that’s since been whittled […]
DLCC making six-figure investment in Pennsylvania Supreme Court race
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) announced Wednesday it plans to make a “six-figure investment” in Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court race, calling it an election that will have “long-term consequences, not just for the court, but for the state Legislature as well.” Republican candidate Carolyn Carluccio, a judge on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, […]
President Biden touts jobs and economy in Philadelphia on Labor Day
PHILADELPHIA — President Joe Biden made his seventh trip of the year to the City of Brotherly Love on Monday, telling an audience of union workers that America’s best days are ahead of it, and that support for unions is the strongest it’s been in 60 years. “I told you when I ran for president […]
‘This is not sustainable’: Pa. educators detail staffing shortage, urge legislative relief
Before the pandemic, there was already a growing staffing shortage, especially among classroom substitutes, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated educational challenges.
The partisan divide over climate change is as deep as ever, poll finds | The Numbers Racket
A February study by the Pew Research Center found that a growing number of Americans share concerns over climate change. Over the last four years, the percentage of Americans who think climate change should be a top priority rose from 38 percent to 52 percent, the study found. However, it also concluded that a large […]
Like it or not, the two party system is never going away | Opinion
The two-party system will survive, regardless of political turbulence -- For that, thank the way the U.S. elects its leaders.