A deep dive into Bucks County’s 18th House District special election and what it tells us | Analysis
Democrats were hoping for a win in the suburban Philadelphia district. They didn't get one. But the results still have much to teach us.
In the battle of the Philly ‘burbs, Republicans tap a familiar name in March special House election
House Democrats are targeting southeastern districts to flip the House and earn their first legislative majority since 2010. Nine seats must flip red to blue to change control of the lower chamber.
Turzai schedules March 17 special elections for three House seats
House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled three special elections barely a month ahead of Pennsylvania’s 2020 presidential primary, raising the ire of Democrats.
The last moderate standing?: Suburban Republicans look to life after Gene DiGirolamo
The ripples from Tuesday night’s Democratic sweep in the Philadelphia suburbs aren’t going to wait until next November to exert their influence on Harrisburg. One of the chamber’s last, and most stubbornly moderate Republican lawmakers, Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, ran for, and won, a seat on Bucks County’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. He’ll be […]
The House GOP wants to ‘Energize PA.’ Environmentalists say ‘no thanks’
Moderate Republicans in the state House have put the brakes on a top priority for Speaker Mike Turzai — a plan encouraging natural gas development in Pennsylvania.
Days after Wolf veto, Bucks County Rep. DiGirolamo floats plan to help counties pay for new voting machines
The Bucks County legislator is looking for co-sponsors for legislation that would float up to $90 million in bonds that would to reimburse counties for the cost of replacing their existing voting machines.
Southeast Republicans, unified Dems in the House find common ground: opposing mandatory regulation slashing
Environmental allies celebrated a rare Harrisburg victory this week when the newly emboldened Democratic caucus in the state House, with the help of a few Republican holdouts, voted down a GOP bill to slash state regulations. Eight Republicans, joined by every Democratic member, voted against a bill that would have formed an office of the […]
Union opposition to post-Janus proposal divides Republican caucus in Pa. House
A bill that targets state unions and should be an easy sell to GOP lawmakers in the House has instead been stopped by a debate over how much to push a powerful interest group that has dug in its heels.
Reformers hope redistricting can open broader conversation on changing Harrisburg
At their peak last year, Fair Districts PA’s neon green button-wearing members had convinced nearly 55 percent of the Pennsylvania House to sponsor a bill to create an independent citizens' redistricting commission.
How cash assistance for disabled Pennsylvanians was eliminated in 2012 — and could be again in 2019
Michael Froehlich remembers being at his computer on a Tuesday morning in February 2012, anxiously waiting to see what the Department of Public Welfare’s budget would look like. That would seem odd for the average Pennsylvanian, but not for Froehlich. At the time, he was an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Community Legal Services’ Public Benefits […]
Rep. Gene DiGirolamo is running for Bucks County Commissioner
After 24 years in the General Assembly, the southeastern moderate is looking at a career change.