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‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package

BY: - September 14, 2022

The five-part amendment package includes language to state that the Constitution does not guarantee any rights to abortion.

Pa. General Assembly approves amendment package as reproductive rights advocates protest

BY: , and - July 8, 2022

Late Thursday night, the Senate Rules Committee voted along party lines to advance the bill and table a series of amendments proposed by Democrats.

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Senate Republicans advance late-night constitutional amendment package on abortion, voter ID

BY: - July 8, 2022

Senate Republicans advanced a package of proposed constitutional amendments, including one related to abortion rights in Pennsylvania.

State Rep. Barb Gleim, R-Cumberlaand, speaks in support of House Bill 972 during a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: - June 29, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 to send the proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has already promised to veto the legislation, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland.

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: and - June 7, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.

The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis

BY: - May 9, 2022

Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.

House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams

BY: , and - April 12, 2022

The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.

Fulton County commissioner ‘clarifies’ response to Senate committee investigating Pa. elections

BY: - April 4, 2022

More than a month after appearing before the Pennsylvania Senate committee that’s investigating past elections, Fulton County Commissioner Stuart Ulsh signed an affidavit to “clarify” statements he made during a September hearing. During the Sept. 9, 2021, meeting on guidance issued by the Department of State ahead of the 2020 election, Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, […]

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With abortion amendment, Pa. GOP has given up on legislating | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 26, 2022

On Tuesday, a state Senate panel got the ball rolling on legalized discrimination against half the commonwealth's population.

Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate

BY: - January 25, 2022

Republicans, who hold the majority in the General Assembly, appear to have adopted the strategy to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and his veto pen since successfully curtailing the office’s emergency powers through a referendum.

What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records

BY: - January 23, 2022

Here’s a breakdown of what we know about the review based on Right-to-Know Law requests granted by Fulton County

Pa. ACLU files lawsuit over missing financial information in 2020 Fulton County election review

BY: - January 7, 2022

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Fulton County Court of Common Pleas, the ACLU said some documents requested as part of a Right-to-Know Law request are missing — including financial information for the review.