election-reform

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.

Counties are caught in between as Wolf, GOP once again try to negotiate election reform

BY: - September 27, 2021

Counties want to count mail ballots before election day, but House Republicans need new restrictions to back it — which Wolf opposes.

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.

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It’s not a tough choice: Submit to the vax and the mask or become a pariah | Opinion

BY: - August 11, 2021

To vax, or not to vax. To even entertain such questions this late in the death spiral is an affront to family, friends and associates as well as a self-inflicted death-wish by those who consider them.

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Pa.’s Casey: GOP voter suppression bills are ‘really just about white supremacy’ | Monday Coffee

BY: - July 26, 2021

In a Sunday TV interview, the Keystone State's senior senator suggests alternatives to abolishing the filibuster to move stalled voting rights bills.

With a softened stance from the governor, House GOP to reintroduce election reform bill

BY: - July 21, 2021

On Wednesday, the bill’s author, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, said he planned to reintroduce the bill that Wolf vetoed in June over its strict voter identification requirements. 

Pa. Senate sends election law rewrite to Wolf, who promises veto over Voter ID language

BY: - June 25, 2021

The bill sponsored by House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, is the product of 10 hearings on election reform held after the 2020 General Election.

Senate Democrats’ voting rights push stalls in the face of GOP opposition; Pa.’s Toomey votes to block

BY: - June 22, 2021

As of May 14, state Republican legislators have introduced 389 bills with restrictive voting provisions across 48 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. 

New F&M poll: Wolf’s approval plummets; Pa. residents back major voting changes

BY: - June 18, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf’s approval ratings have taken a post-pandemic hit among Keystone State voters, with barely four in 10 (39 percent) saying he’s doing an excellent or good job, down from 52 percent in July 2020, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll. That 13-point drop is tied to a pessimism about the […]

Elections officials, advocates see some to like — but a lot to raise eyebrows — in Pa. House GOP election bill

BY: - June 15, 2021

Since last November, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, has signaled his interest in rewriting the state’s election law. Now, after eight months and 30 hours of hearings, Grove’s nearly 150-page bill was approved in a party-line committee vote on Tuesday, making the first step in the long path to changing a law. […]

House GOP releases election reform plan; includes voter ID, early voting

BY: - June 10, 2021

It comes as Republican legislatures across the country have passed stricter voting laws, often driven by former GOP President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud.