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Retiring Rep. Brian Sims finds next act with LGBTQ business, policy group

BY: - November 27, 2022

'Discrimination and violence against LGBTQ people are on the increase because it is fueled, in part, by legislative attacks in local, state, and national governments,' Sims said.

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Outgoing Pa. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghfoff, R-Centre (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Rolling the dice on redistricting was a bad bet for Pa. House Republicans | Opinion

BY: - November 26, 2022

GOP leaders’ refusal to engage on redistricting reform helps to explain their stunning loss of power.

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

Pa. environmental groups see hope, progress on the horizon in Harrisburg

BY: - November 25, 2022

In addition to carbon capture, Szybist said pieces of environmental justice legislation, which have previously stalled in the General Assembly, could be reintroduced in a Democratic-controlled House with support from Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro.

Pa. House Republican leadership gets a shakeup as control of the chamber is in limbo

BY: - November 22, 2022

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre, is bowing out of his leadership role with control of the lower chamber uncertain.

Krasner hits GOP in post-impeachment presser

BY: - November 22, 2022

The DA and Philly officials criticized the impeachment effort and called it an effort to ‘silence’ voters.

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Who’s the turkey in the Krasner impeachment? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - November 19, 2022

The Pa. House has approved impeachment articles against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.

You need to be prepared so you can vote on Election Day. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Challenges to Montgomery County ballots likely to determine Pa. House control

BY: - November 16, 2022

Control of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives likely will be determined by 59 provisional ballots in Montgomery County’s closely contested 151st Legislative District. 

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Krasner impeachment is a ‘hold my beer’ moment for Pa. Republicans | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 16, 2022

A week after Pennsylvania voters said yes to democracy, Republicans in the state House are working to topple an election.

Outgoing Pa. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghfoff, R-Centre (Capital-Star photo by Peter Hall).

Pa. House Republicans poised to send Philly DA Krasner’s impeachment to state Senate

BY: - November 15, 2022

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Tuesday to send articles of impeachment against Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to the floor of the Republican-led chamber. A vote on whether to send the articles to the state Senate is expected to happen Wednesday, on the last scheduled day of the session and […]

You need to be prepared so you can vote on Election Day. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Parties challenge ballots as counties keep counting votes in pivotal Pa. House races

BY: - November 14, 2022

Monday proved true what Melissa Cerrato said she told voters on thousands of doorsteps during her campaign for a Pennsylvania House seat in Montgomery County: Every vote counts. Cerrato, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican incumbent state Rep. Todd Stevens in the 151st Legislative District, held on to a 14-vote lead nearly a week after the […]

Pa. lawmakers extend grant program protecting synagogues, houses of worship

BY: - November 3, 2022

With antisemitic attacks on the rise, Gov. Tom Wolf is reviewing the bill, a spokesperson said.

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner takes questions from reporters after a press conference in Harrisburg on Friday, 10/21/22. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

If Pa. Republicans were serious about crime in Philly, they’d fight actually fight it | Marc Stier

BY: - October 24, 2022

Instead of really fighting crime, Republicans are pursuing the performative and partisan impeachment of District Attorney Larry Krasner.