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The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pa.’s legislative maps. Here’s why

BY: - October 25, 2021

They must draw the maps by Jan. 2022, but likely will try to finish early to meet deadlines for next year's election.

Pa. lawmakers have been busy. But did they get anything done? That depends

BY: - October 7, 2021

Despite some major gaps. GOP House leaders defended their record so far during this fall's legislative session.

Pa. House passes bill to expand open records requests for state health data

BY: - October 4, 2021

Rep. Craig Staat’s open records proposal now heads to the state Senate.

As Harrisburg Republicans craft fall agenda, their allies are asking for more

BY: - September 23, 2021

Abortion opponents, gun right advocates, and spending hawks are all pushing for their proposals to be front and center

Pa. General Assembly’s disaster response faces first test with Hurricane Ida

BY: - September 17, 2021

Wolf asked that the Ida declaration be extended until Nov. 29. Such an extension must be approved by a majority vote of the Pennsylvania House and Senate.

Penn State won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccines, prompting questions about priorities

BY: - August 13, 2021

Penn State University is doubling down on its decision not to enact a COVID-19 vaccine mandate — spurring accusations that its top officials are putting state funding ahead of community safety.

Philly Sen. Hughes says he’s ‘deathly afraid’ GOP will squander $10B in surplus, federal stimulus

BY: - June 12, 2021

Hughes said the state’s revenue surplus combined with the federal pandemic funding was the largest influx of capital into the economy since President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

House advances bills to help military families; stimulus funding for state veterans programs pending

BY: - June 9, 2021

The proposals are sponsored by members of the chamber’s Republican majority and Democratic minority. 

Pa. House votes to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency

BY: - June 8, 2021

Using the powers that Pennsylvania voters gave to the Legislature during last month’s statewide referendum vote, the lower chamber voted 113-90 along party lines to permanently end Wolf’s COVID-19 disaster emergency, and the executive powers that come with it. 

Empowered by referendum, Harrisburg GOP moves to terminate some — but not all — of Wolf’s pandemic powers

BY: - May 25, 2021

The flexing of these new emergency powers comes after voters empowered the 253-member General Assembly to end or edit gubernatorial powers during a disaster.

COMMENTARY

Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 7, 2021

There will be Republican governors in the future, I’m not sure you want to hamstring a governor of any party,' Wolf warned in remarks taped for broadcast on Sunday.

Pa. House Republican leadership set to fundraise with lawmaker they called to resign

BY: - April 23, 2021

Admission to the event at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg runs $250 to $1,000.