Senate Judiciary committee advances bill to increase penalties for people who evade arrest
The legislation sponsored by Sens. John Yudichak, I-Luzerne, and Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, came after Scranton police officer John Wilding fell to his death in 2015 while chasing three teenagers suspected of armed robbery.
Welcoming two new members, Pa. Senate back to full complement
Joined by friends and family, Sens. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, and Chris Gebhard, R-Lebanon, were sworn into the chamber.
Republicans want Rep. Marty Flynn removed from Senate special election ballot
Charlie Spano and Arthur J. Albert, better known as Joe Albert, contend Flynn never personally filed a valid financial interest statement on time.
Pa. House lawmakers Mullins, Flynn face off to run for Scranton state Senate seat
The district includes all of Lackawanna County, home to Scranton, as well as parts of neighboring Monroe and Luzerne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Pa. state Sen. Blake to take econ development job with Cartwright, sparking NEPA special election
*This story was updated at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, 2/15/21 with additional information State Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawanna, will resign his office March 8 to take a job with northeastern Pennsylvania’s congressional representative. Blake, first elected in 2010, will now work to bring federal economic development dollars back to Scranton and its surroundings under U.S. […]
Pa. Rep. Marty Flynn apologizes for Facebook post appearing to attack local businesses
The post was preserved with a screenshot and shared on social media. A local television station, FOX-56 TV, picked up the story and first reported it.
A special election in suburban Scranton will test Democrats’ hold on the northeast
“If the GOP does win, it’s a great way to start of special election season,” Republican political operative Chris Nicholas said. “No one thinks the GOP is gonna switch the seat in Philly.”