Pa. Senate bill would create database of inspection info for Pa. bridges | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 31, 2023

PennDOT would maintain the database under a plan by a W.Pa lawmaker.

The site of a Shell ethane cracker plant, shown under construction in 2018, in Monaca, Pa.

W.Pa. residents, advocates urge state lawmakers to take action against fracking

BY: - June 6, 2022

'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

BY: - January 13, 2021

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

BY: - January 13, 2021

'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

BY: - January 12, 2021

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

BY: - January 11, 2021

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

BY: - January 5, 2021

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

BY: - January 5, 2021

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

BY: - November 30, 2020

"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

BY: - November 18, 2020

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

BY: - March 15, 2019

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.