lehigh-valley-politics

Former Sen. Browne’s last win for his Lehigh Valley district draws criticism of state hospital sale

BY: - December 7, 2022

Browne sponsored legislation to sell the Allentown State Hospital property directly to a developer with whom the GOP lawmaker has strong ties.

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

For three open seats in Legislature, Lehigh Valley picks two Democrats, one Republican

BY: - November 10, 2022

(*This story was updated at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, 11/10/22 with additional reporting) In November 2021, Republican Jarrett Coleman, an airline pilot from Upper Macungie, won a seat on the Parkland School Board after running on an anti-mask platform that drew support from parents who said they were exhausted by school policies enacted at the […]

Lehigh County controller: Plan to monitor ballot drop-off boxes would ‘intimidate voters’

BY: - April 29, 2022

Democratic Controller Mark Pinsley is examining whether he can take action on GOP DA Jim Martin's plan.