election-reform

Florida gave voting rights to people with felony convictions. Now some face charges for voting

BY: - April 30, 2022

Eight of the 10 people who were charged for these violations in Alachua County, Fla. were Black men.

Josh Shapiro about to speak a press conference

Capital-Star Q+A: Josh Shapiro on the death penalty, climate and Harrisburg

BY: - April 8, 2022

The only Democratic gubernatorial candidate on the ballot in 2022 says he's here to take on 'big fights.'

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Free and open elections are good for voters – and good for business. This is why | Opinion

BY: - April 7, 2022

Pa.'s business leaders would rather focus on doing their jobs instead of protecting democracy -- especially when so many other needs remain unmet.

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Democracy is all of us. We need to work together to affirm our commitment to elections | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2022

Lawmakers should increase funding for elections at both the state and local levels. This is the year to do it.

Decline in federal grant funding for local elections criticized by advocates

BY: - March 18, 2022

Voters in many states, including Pa., have also come to expect such pandemic conveniences as increased options for voting by mail.

States, including Pa., target ballot drop boxes in fight over voting rights | Analysis

BY: - February 9, 2022

In the November 2020 general election, nearly 40 states had ballot drop boxes available and more voters used drop boxes than in any election in U.S. history.

Republicans say voter ID will increase voters’ trust in elections; researchers say otherwise

BY: - December 8, 2021

Add in a lack of faith in the GOP proper, and compromise on election reforms is seemingly hard to come by.

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.