In search of bipartisanship, lawmakers work to trim the fat in Pa. House
The group was started in the aftermath of the 2020 election by Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Tom Mehaffie, R-Dauphin.
With audit rejected, lawmakers shift focus to future changes to Pa.’s election code
A bipartisan legislative research panel has rejected a watered-down House Republican proposal to complete a duplicative audit of the 2020 presidential election. The rejection was the latest in a running battle between Harrisburg Republicans and Democrats over the election’s administration, featuring tough rhetoric backed by scant evidence in preview of a 2021 voting reform push. […]
Campaign committees raise record $35.4 million to spend on Pa. Legislature in 2020 election
Democratic and Republican campaign committees are smashing records as they vie for control of the Pennsylvania General Assembly this year.
‘This is about local control’: House GOP rolls out fall sports, school reopening bills
Days after the Wolf administration recommended the optional postponement of the fall sports season, a Republican lawmaker says he wants to take that power out of the administration’s hands and give decision-making power back to local school districts. At a news conference Tuesday, Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland, said the Democratic administration’s abrupt announcement last week […]
Pa. Republican looks to block PennDOT from officially offering gender-neutral licenses
A Republican lawmaker from central Pennsylvania wants to stop the Wolf administration from officially offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses. But under state law — which makes no reference to sex or gender on licenses — the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says its legal authority is clear and would oppose the bill. On Wednesday, Rep. Jesse Topper, […]