Pa. House Republican leadership gets a shakeup as control of the chamber is in limbo
House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, is bowing out of his leadership role with control of the lower chamber uncertain.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects House GOP boss’ claim that Pa. legislative districts are racially gerrymandered
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to Pennsylvania’s 2021 legislative redistricting map that said its makers engaged in racial gerrymandering. Filed on behalf of House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, the petition for appeal argued the Legislative Redistricting Commission used race as the predominant factor in creating 14 districts where […]
Advocates optimistic gift ban will advance farther ‘than ever before’ as Pa. House returns
And as MarchOnHarrisburg begins a 33-mile, 3-day march from York to Harrisburg on Friday, their first since May 2019, Pollack is optimistic that a proposed gift ban will go farther in the Legislature than ever before when the House of Representatives returns to session on Monday, he told the Capital-Star.
Gift ban advocates look to circumvent GOP leadership, pressure lawmakers
Previous efforts to tighten Pennsylvania’s gift laws have died in the General Assembly, but lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed a desire for a more comprehensive ban over the last year.
Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps OK-ed by state Supreme Court
The 4-page order found that the new lines, approved in a bipartisan 4-1 vote last month, are constitutional.
March on Harrisburg crashed a speech. It was a civics class in real time | Tuesday Morning Coffee
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
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
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
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 […]
The GOP showed us who they are with challenge to Pa. House map | Opinion
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
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
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'