Despite population growth, minorities lost representation in redistricting | Friday Morning Coffee
Pa. was among the states that bucked the trend. How did that happen?
A U.S. Supreme Court case could reverse 200 years of progress on voting rights | Opinion
The 'independent state legislature' doctrine could take power away from voters. Here's how.
How a U.S. Supreme Court case on redistricting will impact Pennsylvania | Opinion
At stake is our ability to shield ourselves from partisan gerrymandering, a onetime state House candidate writes.
What legislative races the Capital-Star is watching on Nov. 8
Here’s a look at the legislative races the Capital-Star is watching in Pennsylvania ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.
How the U.S Supreme Court is poised to roll back decades of progress on racial equity | Opinion
In an Alabama case, the Supreme Court could to finish off the Voting Rights Act, an action with disastrous consequences for communities of color across the nation.
More diverse candidates are on the ballot for Harrisburg in 2022, but Latinos are largely left out
This disconnect is particularly notable in Allentown, a majority-Latino city.
A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’
After shaking up Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh Democrat has her sights set on Congress in the May 17 primary.
Pennsylvania’s new legislative maps OK-ed by state Supreme Court
The 4-page order found that the new lines, approved in a bipartisan 4-1 vote last month, are constitutional.
Pa.’s new legislative maps are better, but not good enough | Opinion
By Mike Walsh Last month, the Legislative Reapportionment Committee (LRC) released final district maps for the state Senate and House. They’re now the subject of litigation. The new maps are a big improvement over the maps from 2012, which were gerrymandered to help the GOP. Unfortunately, the new maps have several significant flaws, and they […]
SCOTUS denies emergency injunction, kicks Pa. congressional map challenge back to lower court
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied an emergency request from a group of Pennsylvania Republicans seeking to block the commonwealth’s new congressional map. The one-page order issued Monday evening, instead keeps the case, whose plaintiffs include two GOP congressional hopefuls, in front of a panel of three U.S. district judges. The order did not note […]
Pa. U.S. Rep. Susan Wild’s redrawn 7th District seat is a ‘toss up’ for ’22 | Monday Morning Coffee
The Lehigh Valley lawmaker is the most vulnerable member of the 'Fab Four' class of 2018, a new analysis suggests.
GOP appeals to SCOTUS to overturn new Pa. congressional map
A group of Pennsylvania voters, including two Republican congressional candidates, are asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to override the state Supreme Court’s choice for the commonwealth’s new congressional map. Ending months of uncertainty, justices picked a map last week submitted by a national group aligned with the Democratic Party, and represented by Democratic attorney […]