Judicial redistricting proposal clears Senate committee in party-line vote

BY: - July 13, 2020

The bill advanced through the Senate State Government Committee by a vote of 7-4 Monday, with all Democrats on the panel voting against it.


In 2017, 3 Pa. Supreme Court races cost nearly $3m – they were among the nation’s costliest | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 13, 2019

As if you needed another reminder that electing judges is an absolutely terrible idea. Two of the races were uncontested retention races.

McCaffery, King win seats on Pa. Superior Court as Democrat Green-Hawkins concedes

BY: - November 13, 2019

Democratic Superior Court candidate Amanda Green-Hawkins officially conceded Wednesday, eight days after an election whose result led to a split decision to fill two judgeships on the busy appellate panel.  Green-Hawkins, a former United Steelworkers attorney and Allegheny County Councilor, came in a close third among four candidates to fill two open spots on the […]

The Pa. Bar Association carefully creates judicial candidate ratings. But do they actually serve voters?

BY: - November 1, 2019

Judicial candidates can't campaign like other office-seekers. This is one of the sources that voters can use to make up their minds

Want to vote in this year’s municipal elections? The last day to register is Oct. 7

BY: - September 30, 2019

To vote in the 2019 municipal elections, you must be registered by next Monday, Oct. 7. You can register to vote online here. Or, you can register in person at your county election office or by printing out this form, and mailing it or hand-delivering it to your county election office. If you do not […]

Republicans emphasize unity, 2020 as they tap Tabas as new state party chair

BY: - July 13, 2019

During an hour-long session in a hotel ballroom, Republican activists tapped Lawrence Tabas, a well-known Philadelphia elections attorney and long-serving party general counsel, as their new chairman.


The way Pa. picks its judges is broken. But it’s still better than this GOP alternative | Opinion

BY: - May 29, 2019

To say that the elections are a farce probably understates the severity of the situation.