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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.

A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’

BY: - April 19, 2022

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

BY: - March 16, 2022

The 4-page order found that the new lines, approved in a bipartisan 4-1 vote last month, are constitutional.

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s new legislative maps are better, but not good enough | Opinion

BY: - March 9, 2022

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

BY: - March 7, 2022

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 […]

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Pa. U.S. Rep. Susan Wild’s redrawn 7th District seat is a ‘toss up’ for ’22 | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 7, 2022

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

BY: - February 28, 2022

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 […]

Pa. court rejects GOP request to use old legislative lines in midterm; more challenges pending

BY: - February 25, 2022

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a preemptive request from Pennsylvania House Republicans seeking to block new legislative lines this year, and instead use the state’s current map in the upcoming midterm election. The one-page, unsigned order is not the end of the legal debate on new boundaries for the state’s 253 House and Senate […]

New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary

BY: - February 24, 2022

The architect of the split defended it, saying it was necessary to avoid a court challenge.

COMMENTARY

The GOP showed us who they are with challenge to Pa. House map | Opinion

BY: - February 24, 2022

We need unbiased districts to ensure that shifts in public opinion about parties and issues are registered in the composition of the General Assembly.

Pa. Supreme Court court picks national Dems’ map as new congressional plan

BY: - February 23, 2022

(*This breaking story was updated at 12 p.m. with additional information on the plaintiffs, federal legal challenge, nd the justices, at 12:25 p.m. with additional information on the map, and 1:12 p.m. with comment from House Republicans and attorney Adam Bonin and 1:25 p.m. with Gov. Tom Wolf.) Pennsylvania’s highest court has picked a map […]

Federal suit asks to block Pa. judges from picking congressional map

BY: - February 22, 2022

The case is being argued by two lawyers, one of whom is former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell. A conservative legal scholar, Mitchell helped design Texas’ recent abortion ban that the U.S. Supreme Court declined to overturn.