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COMMENTARY

Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2021

'You just walk around the building and people are like 'Senator, how are you?' It's a ridiculous title. A Roman title,' the first-term, Philadelphia Democrat said in a recent interview.

Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law

BY: - October 13, 2021

The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.

COMMENTARY

Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion

BY: - October 8, 2021

One in every two Pennsylvanians cannot afford the medications they need to manage their health.

Pa. Senate Democrats ask for courts to push back subpoena deadline, block hiring of vendor for GOP election review

BY: - September 23, 2021

Both Senate Republican and Democrats legal efforts will be paid for with taxpayer money.

Pa. Senate Democrats file suit to block GOP subpoenas in 2020 election investigation

BY: - September 18, 2021

The complaint, which was filed Friday night in Commonwealth Court, asks for the state’s judges to block the subpoenas as unconstitutional, claiming that Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are attempting to unlawfully despite the election’s result. 

To kick off election investigation, Pa. Senate GOP subpoenas voters’ social security numbers

BY: - September 15, 2021

The legal requests are the opening shots in what could be a long, messy fight over legislative Republicans efforts to review former President Donald Trump’s reelection loss.

Wolf pulls election chief’s nomination amid legislative election review row

BY: - September 13, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf argued that confirmation hearings would give GOP lawmakers the chance to make bad faith arguments attacking the integrity of the 2020 election.

COMMENTARY

The Pa. Senate’s electoral dog-and-pony show. What’s being overlooked? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - September 11, 2021

A Pa. Senate committee is examining alleged 'irregularities' in the 2020 election. Meanwhile, much remains left undone.

Top Pa. Senate Republican calls for subpoenas for Dept. of State in election probe

BY: - September 10, 2021

The Department of State, which has oversight of Pennsylvania's elections, declined the invitation of the Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee, citing active litigation, the Capital-Star previously reported

Pa. redistricting commission to count people in prison at their old home, not in their cell

BY: - August 24, 2021

This will effectively mark a small but meaningful shift in population from Pennsylvania countryside to it’s cities, increasing urban representation while reducing rural representation.

Pa. Democrats’ constituencies are growing. How does that impact 2022?

BY: - August 18, 2021

“This leadership team … recognizes that if we have fair districts, Democrats will win. We don’t need gerrymandered Democratic districts, and frankly we don’t want that,” Democratic strategist Joe Corrigan said.

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The Pa. Senate’s sham election review threatens democracy | Opinion

BY: - August 18, 2021

The bottom line is that Sen. Doug Mastriano’s escapade will cost Pa. counties millions of dollars to comply and then to clean up the mess.