W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking
'As a politician, you can’t be pro-industry and pro-health, you have to pick one,' an advocate told lawmakers.
W. Pa. Sen. Brewster takes oath of office in drama-free ceremony
The brief session did not include any remarks from Brewster or from leaders of the Democratic or Republican caucuses.
Pa. prosecutor slams Trump for ‘treasonous violence,’ says he’s left the GOP | Wednesday Morning Coffee
'There is a sickness in our nation which must be thoughtfully and skillfully confronted,' Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said in a forceful statement.
In wake of federal court ruling, Corman says Sen. Jim Brewster will be seated Wednesday
More than 300 voters who made minor errors casting their mail-in ballots will still have their votes counted in a close state Senate race, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
Pa. Senate Republicans need to seat Sen. Jim Brewster | Bruce Ledewitz
Republicans are hardly standing on principle in the Brewster matter. Ziccarelli is seeking to disenfranchise ordinary Pennsylvania voters because they made an innocent mistake.
Democrats decry ‘farce’ as Senate descends into chaos over swearing-in
The session reached a fever pitch when Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democrat who serves as Senate president, started to recognize Democratic lawmakers over the protests of Republicans.
Senate GOP leaders say they’ll block swearing-in of Democratic lawmaker
The Pennsylvania House and Senate will swear in 228 veteran and newly elected lawmakers on Tuesday, kicking off a fresh legislative session in Harrisburg two months after an historic general election.
Ziccarrelli continues to say certain mail-in ballots shouldn’t be counted, even after courts disagree
"They’re saying these Westmoreland County voters should be disenfranchised,” a Democratic attorney said. “Senator Brewster is urging for those votes to be counted."
Allegheny County Court judge tosses ballot challenge from GOP Senate candidate, drawing immediate appeal
The legal battle could further delay a final vote count in the race for the 45th Senate District, where Ziccarrelli, an attorney, trails incumbent Democratic Sen. Jim Brewster by just 30 votes
Let Pennsylvanians decide: Put marijuana legalization on the ballot | Opinion
The use of a ballot question to better understand how legalizing marijuana is viewed by a broader swath of Pennsylvanians would provide invaluable guidance as the legislature takes up this issue.