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Ismail Smith-Wade-El

Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills 

BY: - May 26, 2022

'There is no safety as long as any of us lives in fear,' Democratic House candidate Ismail Smith-Wade-El told the Capital-Star.

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Pa. House bill would ban sale of body armor that aided Buffalo, Texas shooters | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 26, 2022

Connecticut has tough restrictions on the sale of body armor, and New York is considering a ban, the proposal's sponsor, Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, said.

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Why the LGBTQ community rejected Brian Sims for lieutenant governor | Mark Segal

BY: - May 20, 2022

Sims was a bad candidate from the start due to a lot of past baggage and controversy.

Report: Hundreds of state legislators, including Pa., have joined far-right Facebook groups

BY: - May 19, 2022

The report shows that 40 Pa. Republican lawmakers, who hold majorities in the state House and Senate, joined such groups.

Lancaster Co. House candidate loses Dem endorsements in confusion over abortion stance

BY: - May 16, 2022

Janet Diaz says she supports the right to choose; but the lawmakers had 'no specific recollection of endorsing' her.

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Yass, he can: Pro-charters billionaire jumps into key Pa. House, Senate races | Thursday Coffee

BY: - May 5, 2022

A PAC connected to Jeffrey Yass, of Montgomery County, recently dumped $65K into Democratic contests, records show.

Brittany Mitchell [L] and David DeVries [R], both residents of Lancaster city at a May Day rally in downtown Lancaster Pa., on Sunday 5/1/22

Lancaster residents call for workers’ rights on May Day

BY: - May 2, 2022

The event was 'a launching point for a larger arc of action to demand a fair deal for everyday working people in Lancaster County,' organizers said.

Lancaster city councilors Izzy Smith-Wade-El and Janet Diaz are competing for a newly open district in Lancaster

More diverse candidates are on the ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, but Latinos are largely left out

BY: - April 24, 2022

This disconnect is particularly notable in Allentown, a majority-Latino city.

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Here’s what Pa. lawmakers could do if they really wanted to protect women and girls | Opinion

BY: - April 21, 2022

A transgender sports ban only hurts women -- and helps no one except lawmakers seeking re-election.

Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response

BY: - April 19, 2022

Among those who face opponents  are House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, both chambers’ top budget officials — House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh — and a handful of other minor members of leadership, as well as a number of rank-and-file members.

Democratic state House candidate Andre Carroll

Dem Andre Carroll hopes to bring his lived experience to the Pa. House

BY: - April 16, 2022

Carroll, who is openly gay, is running for the 201st House District seat now held by state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia.

Democrat Enid Santiago survives petition challenge in Lehigh Valley’s 134th House District seat 

BY: - April 13, 2022

She will face incumbent Democratic state Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, who was among her petition challengers.