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Legislation eliminating ballot drop boxes advances to Pa. Senate

BY: - April 11, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee voted 7-4 along party lines to approve the bill, which requires mail-in ballots not returned through the postal service to be delivered by voters directly to their local elections office rather than deposited into a drop box. 

Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump

BY: - April 10, 2022

There's small distinctions between each candidate's plan; though some activists want to see them be more creative.

Advocates again call on Pa. Senate to open two-year window for child sex abuse survivors

BY: - April 4, 2022

If it weren’t for an advertising error made last year by the Department of State, a proposed constitutional amendment authorizing the window for child sex abuse survivors would have appeared on the May 2021 primary election ballot.

Doug Mastriano speaks at an event

The platforms are the same, but strategies differ for Pa. 2022 GOP governor hopefuls

BY: - April 1, 2022

In a likely first, all nine GOP hopefuls were in the same place Friday for an annual conservative conclave.

Four GOP gov. candidates demand Republican moderator, no yes or no q’s for primary debates

BY: - March 22, 2022

Representatives of the four campaigns told the Capital-Star that the letter’s debate criteria only applied to the May primary.

In Maryland, gas tax ‘holiday’ bill advances; lawmakers hope for lower prices at the pump

BY: - March 17, 2022

In Pennsylvania, a top Republican lawmaker is pushing his own plan.

An early guide to Pennsylvania’s 2022 Senate and governor’s primary election

BY: and - March 15, 2022

A TV star, an attorney general, a lt. governor, and a former member of Congress will be among those competing for voters' attention this spring.

In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial

BY: - March 10, 2022

Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer is now tasked with a ruling in the case, which focuses on the General Assembly’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” education system.

Pa. lawmaker proposes lowering state liquid fuels tax amid rising gas prices

BY: - March 9, 2022

States have some flexibility for spending American Rescue Plan funding, but the money cannot be used as offsets of a reduction in net tax revenue, according to guidelines from the U.S. Treasury.

Court to hear closing arguments in landmark school funding trial

BY: - March 9, 2022

Lawyers will make their closing arguments in Commonwealth Court on Thursday.

Corman asks for investigation of GOP gov rival Mastriano’s campaign finances

BY: - February 23, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, sent a letter to the Franklin County District Attorney on Wednesday.

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional districts

BY: - February 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is currently split 9-9, and the final map could decide political campaigns before they start.