The clock is ticking for lawmakers to draw Pa.’s legislative maps. Here’s why
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Wolf: Pa. voters need to ‘think carefully’ about emergency powers amendments | Friday Morning Coffee
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
Admission to the event at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg runs $250 to $1,000.