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Experts, advocates call for ‘transparency,’ ‘clarity’ in reapportionment process

BY: - July 22, 2021

Led by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, the House State Government Committee, which is tasked with planning how best to redraw Pennsylvania’s now-17 congressional districts, heard recommendations on criteria for map-making, public engagement, and representation in an hours-long hearing on reapportionment.

Pa. House lawmaker facing misdemeanor theft charges, to resign immediately

BY: - July 22, 2021

Rep. Margo Davidson, of Delaware County, is accused of filing fraudulent reimbursement requests, Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday.

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Lawmakers need to support this important funding increase for Pa.’s court-appointed guardianship program | Opinion

BY: - July 9, 2021

To date, no action has been taken by fellow state lawmakers to advance Rep. Melissa Shusterman’s sensible resolution.

COMMENTARY

Here’s $1.8M worth of reasons to hate politics | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 26, 2021

A Democratic lawmaker has charged the taxpayers for $1.8 million in expenses since taking office in the 1990s. They haven't gotten much in return, according to a published report.

$40B Pa. budget revealed in Harrisburg; saves $5B in federal aid for future

BY: , and - June 25, 2021

Republican leaders indicated that Wolf has agreed to the proposal. A spokesperson for Wolf did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

GOP bill stripping powers from Secretary of Health, banning public vaccine checks advances through Pa. House

BY: - June 23, 2021

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf had already said he does not plan to implement restrictions on accessing government buildings or resources based on vaccination status — proposals colloquially called “vaccine passports.” 

GOP election bill with voter ID, tighter mail-in ballot deadlines passes Pa. House

BY: and - June 22, 2021

General Assembly Republicans are all in on the House GOP’s 150-page election bill to rewrite Pennsylvania’s election code with tighter deadlines, stricter voter verification requirements, and more controls on how voters return ballots. The proposal passed the state House by a 110-91 margin Tuesday evening, and a Senate vote could follow within the week, sending […]

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Wolf must veto these bills defanging Pa.’s power to fight climate change | Opinion

BY: - June 22, 2021

While the rest of the world embraces action and common sense, Pennsylvania cannot afford to fall further behind.

With new amendment strategy, Pa. GOP could target voter ID, mail-in ballots

BY: - June 20, 2021

Nowhere is this newfound love of permanent changes to the commonwealth’s governing document clearer than in the fight over Pennsylvania’s election law. 

Elections officials, advocates see some to like — but a lot to raise eyebrows — in Pa. House GOP election bill

BY: - June 15, 2021

Since last November, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, has signaled his interest in rewriting the state’s election law. Now, after eight months and 30 hours of hearings, Grove’s nearly 150-page bill was approved in a party-line committee vote on Tuesday, making the first step in the long path to changing a law. […]

House advances bills to help military families; stimulus funding for state veterans programs pending

BY: - June 9, 2021

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

BY: - June 8, 2021

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.