Support this bill upping the penalty for child porn offenders | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2020

By Dave Arnold I’ve been in law enforcement for more than 18 years. I was elected District Attorney in Lebanon County and served in that capacity from January 1, 2006 through January 28, 2020, when I resigned to take office in the Pennsylvania Senate. I now serve the constituents of the 48th Senatorial District (representing […]

Republican Dave Arnold apparently on track to win in Pa. Senate special election

BY: - January 14, 2020

The 48th District, which covers Lebanon and parts of York and Dauphin Counties, has been vacant since former Sen. Mike Folmer, a Republican, resigned in September after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Democrats choose history professor for special election in 48th Senate District

BY: - October 21, 2019

The state party nominated Annville resident Michael Schroeder at a convention on Sunday, according to a press release.

Veteran Lebanon County prosecutor chosen as Republican nominee for 48th District special election

BY: - October 19, 2019

Democrats from the district will meet Sunday to choose their candidate for the seat formerly held by ex-Sen. Mike Folmer, who resigned in September.

What Pennsylvanians can expect if their state lawmaker unexpectedly resigns

BY: - October 10, 2019

The average citizen won't notice the change, according to one expert.

A running list of candidates vying for former state Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat

BY: and - October 7, 2019

Voters in the 48th district, which includes all of Lebanon and parts of Dauphin and York counties, will choose Folmer’s replacement in a special election on Tuesday, Jan. 14. 

Veteran conservative activist Matt Brouillette says he’s running for Folmer’s state Senate seat

BY: - September 25, 2019

Matthew J. Brouillette, the former head of Harrisburg's preeminent rightwing think tank, announced Wednesday that he is seeking the nomination for the state Senate seat last held by Mike Folmer.

Special election for former Sen. Mike Folmer’s seat to be held Jan. 14

BY: - September 25, 2019

Folmer, R-48, who resigned last week after being charged with possession of child pornography. 

Pennsylvania state Sen. Mike Folmer resigns after child pornography charge

BY: - September 18, 2019

“We are sickened and disturbed by the charges brought against Mike Folmer yesterday," Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said in a statement.


New report: Pa. lags all but one of its neighbors in diversity | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 18, 2019

Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Thanks, in large part, to an exploding Hispanic population, Pennsylvania is growing ever more diverse. But as a new report shows, the state still has some ground to make up — especially when it’s compared to its nearest neighbors. Pennsylvania is the 29th most diverse state of these 50 states, […]

AG Josh Shapiro brings child porn charges against state Sen. Mike Folmer

BY: - September 17, 2019

"No one is above the law, no matter what position of power they hold," Shapiro said in a statement released Tuesday night.