Five Questions with Sen. Nikil Saval: From community organizing to the Capitol | Wednesday Coffee
'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
The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.
Pa. House, Senate need to work together to rein prescription drug prices | Opinion
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
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
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
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
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.
The Pa. Senate’s electoral dog-and-pony show. What’s being overlooked? | Editorial Cartoon
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
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
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?
“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.
The Pa. Senate’s sham election review threatens democracy | Opinion
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.