‘Vulnerable’ Deluzio gets a new GOP challenger for reelection bid

BY: - August 16, 2023

Republican state Rep. Rob Mercuri, of Allegheny County, has joined the race to challenge U.S. Rep. Chris Deluzio, D-17th District, for his seat in western Pennsylvania. Mercuri, of Wexford, a suburb of Pittsburgh, is in his second term in the state House, where he has served as a member of the education, finance and government […]

Pa. Gov Shapiro signs $45.5B budget but lawmakers have more work to do

BY: - August 3, 2023

The Pennsylvania Senate ended a nearly monthlong impasse on Thursday by sending a partial budget to Gov. Josh Shapiro for his signature. The budget that Shapiro signed Thursday afternoon will release state money for public schools, county human services agencies and other programs that rely on state tax dollars. “The people of Pennsylvania have entrusted […]

Ward calls state Senate back into session to ‘finalize’ Pa. budget

BY: - August 2, 2023

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, said in a statement late Wednesday that she was calling the Senate back into session Thursday at 1 p.m. “to finalize the General Appropriations Budget.” Signing the legislation “will provide the necessary funding to schools, counties, and organizations completing 75% of the budget,” Ward said. She added […]

GOP asks Pa. Supreme Court to take immediate action to enforce ballot dating requirement

BY: - October 17, 2022

The lack of uniformity is, 'eroding public trust and confidence in the integrity of Pennsylvania’s elections,' the lawsuit argues.

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican

Days before his gay son’s wedding, a Pa. Republican cast a vote against same-sex marriage

BY: - July 26, 2022

“”We love it when they find their one true love, especially when they become a part of our families then. That’s what we’re rooting for,” U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson said at his gay son's wedding, days after casting a vote against same-sex marriage protections.


The problem with Republicans opposing Doug Mastriano now | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 9, 2022

Calling GOP gubernatorial nominee Doug Mastriano an extremist, nine prominent Pennsylvania Republicans, including two former congressmen and the first woman elected to the state Supreme Court, have endorsed his Democratic opponent, Josh Shapiro.

Former congressmen, House speaker among Republicans endorsing Shapiro

BY: - July 6, 2022

Nine prominent Republicans, including former Congressmen Charlie Dent and Jim Greenwood, have endorsed Democrat Josh Shapiro for governor.

More than half of U.S. House Republicans back Texas suit claiming election ‘irregularities’

BY: - December 10, 2020

In asking to join the suit filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson led 105 of his Republican colleagues in supporting the efforts of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. 

In Fox News op-Ed, Pa. Rep. Scott Perry blames ‘deep state’ for Trump impeachment inquiry

BY: - December 3, 2019

With the U.S. House  barreling toward an impeachment vote, two of President Donald Trump’s  staunchest allies tried to knock the legs out from under that effort, attacking some of the key witnesses that congressional Democrats used to build their case.

GOP electeds call for Lebanon County Republican chair to resign over ‘racist’ mailer

BY: - May 3, 2019

In an intra-party scrum gone public, three Republican lawmakers from Lebanon County are calling on the county’s GOP chairman to resign over what they say is a “racist” mailer directed at an incumbent county commissioner. Sen. Mike Folmer and Reps. Russ Diamond and Frank Ryan called for local party boss Casey Long to resign in […]

Former Pa. GOP staffer tapped for top U.S. Labor Dept. post

BY: - February 15, 2019

The former staffer to Sen. Rick Santorum served as executive director of the state GOP from 2013-2017.