Pa. House Democrat’s flip to end leadership limbo stemmed from a GOP leader’s quip
Democratic Rep. Mark Rozzi agreed to become an independent and was elected speaker after a Republican ally told a colleague to "just ask."
Mr. Speaker: Lancaster County Rep. Bryan Cutler takes the gavel
Cutler will take over the lower chamber in the middle of turbulent political times. The state is still slowly reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic and faces a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall that still must be filled.