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Request to join Pa. election lawsuit gets a day in court, Senate GOP lawmakers respond to challenge

BY: - October 22, 2021

If the court grants the request, the groups and their lawyers will be able to participate in a legal effort mounted by Senate Democrats and Attorney General Josh Shapiro.

Pa. judges hear arguments in two mask mandate court challenges

BY: - October 20, 2021

Opponents of the mask mandate argue that it’s invalid because it did not go through the regulatory review process, violates religious freedom, and interferes with the right to free public education.

Pa. GOP lawmaker vowed transparency, but negotiations for election probe are private

BY: - October 20, 2021

Because the General Assembly does not have to follow the same procurement practices as executive branch offices, Sen. Cris Dush, R-Jefferson, has no legal obligation to publicize engagements with third-party vendors for the election investigation.

Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law

BY: - October 13, 2021

The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.

These Pa. legislative districts have the highest, lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates

BY: - October 7, 2021

The Department of Health launched an online database at the end of September that tracks coronavirus vaccination rates by state legislative districts and U.S. Congressional districts.

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The Top 3 ways the debt ceiling debate hits home in Pa. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 7, 2021

The debate isn't academic. A failure to reach a deal would have hit Keystone Staters right in their wallets

Good gov’t advocates, voters request to join lawsuit to block Senate election investigation

BY: - October 5, 2021

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the state chapters of Common Cause, the League of Women Voters, and Make the Road, as well as eight voters, to join Attorney General Josh Shapiro's lawsuit against Senate Republicans.

Negotiations are ‘ongoing,’ but Senate panel has yet to hire third-party vendor for election probe

BY: - October 4, 2021

“It wouldn’t make sense to spend taxpayer dollars for an investigation if the courts would overrule our clear constitutional legal authority to provide oversight,” Jason Thompson, a spokesperson for Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, told the Capital-Star.

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Philly lawmaker will sue to block release of personal info in GOP probe | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 27, 2021

Democratic state Sen. Art Haywood is scheduled to announce his legal action during a press conference today

Pa. Sen. Mastriano barred from attending private Senate GOP meetings

BY: and - September 22, 2021

Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, will no longer have access to closed-door caucus meetings.

To kick off election investigation, Pa. Senate GOP subpoenas voters’ social security numbers

BY: - September 15, 2021

The legal requests are the opening shots in what could be a long, messy fight over legislative Republicans efforts to review former President Donald Trump’s reelection loss.

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GOP-controlled Pa. Senate panel to vote Wednesday on subpoenas in election probe | Monday Coffee

BY: - September 13, 2021

The GOP ups the ante in its inquiry into alleged 'irregularities' in the 2020 election. Dems dismiss it as a 'disgraceful' waste of time.