3 more races we’re watching this post-primary Wednesday | Wednesday Morning Coffee
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, there was no shortage of interesting races on the ballot on Tuesday.
Central Pa. state House candidate David Buell battles fake tweets, online smear tactics
By David Wenner State House candidate David Buell said that someone impersonated him in racially tinged tweets and also set up websites intended to hurt his campaign. “The divisive and racially-biased political attacks being used against me are disgusting and wrong. Whoever created the fake websites and Twitter account pretending to be me must be […]
‘Something needs to change’: Wolf admin, Casey, state lawmakers call for action on wage gap
Calling unequal pay practices “antiquated” and “absurd,” Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf didn’t mince words about the importance of pay equity in the commonwealth.
Where to draw the lines in Black, Latino communities at center of Pa. legislative map fight
Some leaders in communities of color have raised concerns that the proposed House map may, intentionally or not, dilute their voices.
Building a ticket that matches Pennsylvania’s diversity could pose challenge for Democrats in 2022
Democratic hopeful Shapiro doesn’t look like the majority of Pennsylvanians — 51 percent of the state’s population are women. About 20 percent of the state is not white, a share that's grown in the last decade.
‘These are issues that affect our families’: Pa. Dems call on Congress to pass infrastructure bill
Pa. is set to receive $11.3B for highway construction programs and $1.6B for badly needed bridge repairs and replacements
Chauvin verdict reignites calls for police reform in Pa. | Friday Morning Coffee
"A jury unanimously decided that chokeholds are acts of murder, and this decision should compel us to examine policies of our own law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth,” one lawmaker said.
Denied for now in D.C., advocates keep up the fight for $15 in Harrisburg | Tuesday Morning Coffee
New polling data from a progressive nonprofit shows majority support for a wage hike in the Keystone State
‘It’s all about pulling the next one up:’ How women are helping women make inroads in Pa. politics
By Kristin Gjelaj In a letter dated March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged her husband, John Adams, and the other members of the Continental Congress not to forget about the nation’s women when fighting for America’s independence. In 2020, the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, incoming Pennsylvania state Treasurer Stacy Garrity […]
Pa. Rep. Patty Kim tests positive for COVID-19
Kim confirmed the diagnosis in a tweet Friday morning, saying she was experiencing mild symptoms.
Looking to boost minimum wage, Pa. Dems want to end preemption. That’s a heavy lift
After a deal to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage — stuck at $7.25 — fell apart last year, some advocates for a statewide pay raise are shifting their approach to win Republican votes.
A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s up to the House.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.