Pa. House Democrats secure majority with Rep. Todd Stephens’ concession in close race

BY: - November 17, 2022

(*This story was updated at 6:20 p.m., Thursday, 11/17/2022 to include the vote total) Democrats secured control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday when incumbent Republican state Rep. Todd Stephens, R-Montgomery, conceded his loss to Democratic challenger Melissa Cerrato.  Montgomery County elections officials counted provisional ballots on Thursday after lawyers for the Democratic […]

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Control of Pa. House comes down to three races in the Philly suburbs

BY: - November 10, 2022

Three state House races in the Philadelphia suburbs that will determine control of the lower chamber are too close to call.

With election victories stacking up, Democrats expect to take control in Pa. House

BY: - November 9, 2022

With more than two dozen state House races undecided Wednesday afternoon, Democrats predicted they would take control of the General Assembly’s lower chamber. Democratic House leaders said their confidence in the prediction was bolstered by victories in unexpected districts, the Democratic trend of mail-in ballots that were still being counted, and the competitive districts created […]

Whole-Home Repairs Act Rally held on the Capitol steps on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, the longest-serving member of Pa. House, has died after lymphoma fight

BY: - October 10, 2022

State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Allegheny, the longest serving member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has died, the chamber’s Democratic leaders announced Monday.  DeLuca, 85, was fighting lymphoma, a disease he had previously defeated, when he died at his home in Penn Hills outside Pittsburgh. House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia said the House lost […]

House Democrats pitch bills to take on price-fixing and price-gouging

BY: - June 22, 2022

As the war in Ukraine and other factors drive inflation, companies report record profits and House Democrats have a slate of bills they say would stop corporate price-fixing.

House Dems to hold hearing on Pa.’s hemp industry | Five for the Weekend

BY: - May 7, 2022

In 2021, the Pa. Agriculture Department reported that it issued 426 hemp growing permits.

Pa. Democrats unveil $3.75B education spending blueprint ahead of budget season

BY: - January 31, 2022

The proposal would use $2.75 billion out of the general fund and $1 billion from unspent federal American Rescue Plan funds allocated to Pennsylvania last year.