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The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Only you can prevent amendment abuse | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - September 13, 2022

Because we get so much of our news online, many Pennsylvanians did not see the advertisement of five proposed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that were published in Pennsylvania newspapers on Thursday, Sept. 1 — three months before the next general election as prescribed by the state constitution. If approved in the next legislative session, […]

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

‘It all takes a toll’: Pa. Democrats examine secondary impacts of gun violence

BY: - August 24, 2022

Sen. Tim Kearney, D-Delaware, described the speakers’ remarks as “sobering,” as they outlined how the gun violence epidemic has affected communities, the physical and emotional toll of gun violence, and solutions to combat the crisis.

The 5 Pa. Senate races to watch in 2022 | Analysis

BY: - July 22, 2022

Several races in the November election could decide the fate of the General Assembly under a new administration

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Want to avoid a veto? Fix the process, Pa. Sen. Schwank says | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 20, 2022

It wouldn't kill Republicans to bring Democratic bills to a vote once in a while, the Berks Co. lawmaker says.

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How far will Pa. Republicans go to limit constitutional rights? | Opinion

BY: - July 13, 2022

We should expect the GOP to continue its assault on the Pennsylvania Constitution.  

Gov. Tom Wolf signs state budget, celebrates education funding

BY: - July 8, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, who signed the proposal in a private event later Friday evening, celebrated education investments.

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Why the GOP’s amendment gambit on abortion might backfire | John L. Micek

BY: - July 8, 2022

Enraged Pennsylvanians just got a purpose-built focus for their anger -- and there's an election coming up

Pa. Senate committee advances proposals responding to Russia’s war on Ukraine

BY: - June 14, 2022

The Senate State Government Committee unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve two pieces of legislation prohibiting government contracts with Russia and Belarus and divesting public holdings connected with the countries as the war on Ukraine continues.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

It’s budget season in Pennsylvania. Here are five issues to look for

BY: and - June 9, 2022

Pennsylvania lawmakers in the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf have until midnight on June 30 to pass the 2022-23 state budget.

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This Pa. Senate bill will shortchange app-based workers. We can’t let that happen | Opinion

BY: - June 9, 2022

Corporations built their businesses on the backs of app-based workers who risked their lives during the pandemic.

Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports

BY: and - June 7, 2022

The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.

PAC linked to billionaire Jeffrey Yass donated heavily to Coleman’s 16th Senate campaign

BY: - June 2, 2022

Citizens Alliance for Pennsylvania gave more than $376,885 in donations and in-kind contributions.