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After fiery unveiling, some Republicans express concern with House election integrity panel

BY: - October 1, 2020

Republicans in the Pennsylvania House sought this week to give a select committee — that they would control —  subpoena power to oversee the integrity of the 2020 election.

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3 things that will give you hope that democracy isn’t crumbling – and one that might | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 1, 2020

A momentary respite from looking out the window for marauding Goths.

With primary in rearview mirror, Wolf, Republicans agree more election tweaks needed

BY: - June 29, 2020

The call for change comes after new voting rules led to a weeklong delay in final results in Pennsylvania’s June 2 primary election.

House passes restaurant reopening with bipartisan support; Wolf says he’ll okay take out mixed drinks

BY: - May 19, 2020

The bills passed with wide bipartisan support, but neither reached the two-thirds majority needed to overcome a veto by Gov. Tom Wolf.

House GOP retirements continue, as State Government Committee chair announces exit

BY: - January 7, 2020

State Rep. Garth Everett is the ninth House lawmaker, and the seventh Republican, to announce their retirement ahead of the 2020 election.

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

BY: - October 22, 2019

The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting. 

In first hearing in 3 years, activists agree Pa. redistricting needs a fix. They disagree on how to get there

BY: - September 18, 2019

A standing-room-only session revealed differences over the fine details of a plan to draw non-partisan maps that everyone agrees are fair.

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that tied voting machine funding to end of straight-ticket ballots

BY: - July 5, 2019

“Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” Wolf said in a statement Friday.

How one bill could fund voting machines, change Pennsylvania’s elections, and tick off Democrats

BY: - June 27, 2019

The measure includes some provisions most politicos agree are a long time coming, but also features some controversial changes that Democrats are comparing to voter suppression.

Six Pa. House members voted against naming the Eastern hellbender the state amphibian. Why?

BY: - April 17, 2019

After two years of inter-chamber warfare, the Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday to make the Eastern hellbender, a foot-long salamander native to the Keystone state’s creeks and streams, the commonwealth’s official amphibian.  The proposal originated in the Senate, where it was introduced by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, last year at the urging of students to bring […]

How the Pa. General Assembly is trying to expand rights for crime victims

BY: and - April 14, 2019

The House and Senate have approved a dozen victim-centered bills over the last past week, including a few identical versions of the same bill passed by both chambers.

Could this be the year Pennsylvania lawmakers ban LGBTQ discrimination?

BY: - February 11, 2019

The legislation, nicknamed the Fairness Act, has never been brought up for a vote. This year could be different.