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Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps OK-ed by state Supreme Court

BY: - March 16, 2022

The 4-page order found that the new lines, approved in a bipartisan 4-1 vote last month, are constitutional.

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March on Harrisburg crashed a speech. It was a civics class in real time | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 1, 2022

Yes, the people who crashed Majority Leader's Kerry Benninghoff's speech were noisy. That's the point.

Protesters disrupt Pa. House leader’s speech, demand lawmakers pass a gift ban

BY: - February 28, 2022

In wide-ranging remarks, the No. 2 Republican in the state House took on topics ranging from redistricting reform to whether the House will pass a broad rewrite of Pa. election law.

Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine

BY: - February 28, 2022

The exact impact of each move will vary, from $1.1 million in Russian-made vodka to potentially billions in retirement funds. But each dollar will count.

Pa. court rejects GOP request to use old legislative lines in midterm; more challenges pending

BY: - February 25, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a preemptive request from Pennsylvania House Republicans seeking to block new legislative lines this year, and instead use the state’s current map in the upcoming midterm election. The one-page, unsigned order is not the end of the legal debate on new boundaries for the state’s 253 House and Senate […]

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The GOP showed us who they are with challenge to Pa. House map | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2022

We need unbiased districts to ensure that shifts in public opinion about parties and issues are registered in the composition of the General Assembly.

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional districts

BY: - February 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is currently split 9-9, and the final map could decide political campaigns before they start.

Pa. House Republicans ask court to toss proposed legislative maps, reuse current lines in 2022

BY: - February 17, 2022

In a Thursday filing,, House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, called for the maps of 203 state House seats and 50 Senate districts to be  redrawn 'without race as a predominant factor'

Latino advocate promises lawsuit against new Pa. legislative maps

BY: - February 10, 2022

Victor Martinez, a Lehigh Valley radio station owner who has been a vocal critic of the maps, told the Capital-Star that he was setting up a meeting of other like-minded community members to talk over how — not if — to file a lawsuit.

Panel approves final Pa. legislative maps in bipartisan vote

BY: - February 4, 2022

Supporters hope they'll increase minority representation, but House Republicans are skeptical.

Gift ban advocates target Pa. GOP leaders, urging an end to ‘Groundhog Day’

BY: - January 24, 2022

Under Pennsylvania’s existing Ethics Act, state lawmakers and government employees can accept unlimited gifts — lodging, travel, entertainment, and meals — from anyone as long as they disclose those worth more than $250 on annual financial interest forms.

Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight

BY: - January 17, 2022

Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.