Conservative group mobilizes against Senate GOP aide Crompton’s judicial nomination | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 26, 2019

Conservative activists say 'there must be more qualified candidates'

As senior Senate GOP aide Crompton looks to a future on state court, critics have questions

BY: - November 20, 2019

Drew Crompton says he's ready for a clean break from the Senate.

Wolf nominates senior Senate GOP aide Crompton to fill appeals court vacancy

BY: and - November 19, 2019

His nomination appeared on an executive calendar for Tuesday, Nov. 18, and could come before a Senate committee on the same day.

Top Senate Republicans aren’t happy with Pa.’s environmental regulators. Here’s why

BY: - April 25, 2019

Two senior Republican senators want an appellate court to force the state Department of Environmental Protection to issue new clean water standards for a byproduct of coal mining. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Chairman Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, filed the suit in late March in Commonwealth Court. […]

Why does the Pa. Legislature begin sessions with prayer? Experts say it’s more than just tradition.

BY: - March 30, 2019

When a member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives gave a fiery Christian prayer before the chamber welcomed a new Muslim lawmaker on Monday, critics were quick to denounce it as Islamophobic and unconstitutional. In a two-minute prayer, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, called Jesus “our only hope” and willed “every knee” to bow to God. Minutes […]