josh-shapiro

Battle over abortion rights gains steam as Wolf era nears its end | Analysis

BY: - October 19, 2021

'These are assaults on democracy, these are assaults on freedom. What happened in Texas, I think, is an indication of what would happen in Pennsylvania if Republicans take the governor's race in 2022,' Gov. Tom Wolf said.

Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022

BY: - October 19, 2021

Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.

The Democratic establishment is behind Josh Shapiro for governor. Will Pa. follow?

BY: - October 13, 2021

Shapiro said he has "been in the game. I have taken on the powerful and I’ve held them accountable. I’ve gotten real things done for the people."

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro will seek Democratic nod for governor in 2022

BY: - October 11, 2021

There have been been low-key efforts to recruit a progressive primary challenger, but they haven't been successful.

COMMENTARY

Report shows risk for Dems losing blue-collar voters in Pa., other states | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 8, 2021

'We cannot elect Democrats up and down the ballot, let alone protect our governing majorities, if we don’t address those losses,” the report's author, Richard J. Martin, a Democratic campaign veteran, wrote.

Shapiro files criminal charges against Energy Transfer in construction of Mariner East 2 pipeline

BY: - October 5, 2021

The charges accuse the Texas-based pipeline company of using unauthorized chemicals in their drilling fluid, releasing it into state water, and not reporting the spills.

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.

Abortion rights supporters rally in Harrisburg, across Pa. to protect Roe v. Wade

BY: - October 2, 2021

The event at the Pa. Capitol was part of a coordinated day of rallies across the state, nation

Capital-Star Q+A: Lou Barletta thinks second time’s the charm in GOP governor’s run

BY: - September 24, 2021

A native of northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal fields, he was known for passing city ordinances attacking undocumented immigrants, and for being among the first state politicians to back former President Donald Trump.

Pa.’s top prosecutor sues to block subpoenas issued as part of Senate GOP election investigation

BY: and - September 23, 2021

In an 85-page suit, Attorney General Josh Shapiro argues that the subpoenas issued as part of the election investigation threaten Pennsylvanians’ rights to “free and fair elections and to the protection of their personal information.”

Capital-Star Q+A: Longtime GOP activist Charlie Gerow thinks he’s the man to beat in 2022

BY: - September 10, 2021

'Pennsylvania needs help. And I believe that I know what needs to be done,' the veteran operative said.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s Shapiro, 21 AGs tell Congress to guard against voter suppression | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 9, 2021

'We ... write to emphasize that the peril to our democracy did not end on Inauguration Day,' Shapiro and other state AGs warned members of Congress.