New state board kicks off ‘nuts and bolts’ review of Pa.’s election laws
The state’s newly created Election Law Advisory Board convened its first session Thursday, meeting for an hour over Zoom to elect officers and let its members get acquainted.
Pa. House GOP pushes measure to restrict Wolf emergency response, remake judiciary
The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House advanced two constitutional amendments Tuesday that would address their long simmering balance of power grievances.
Capitol siege lays bare GOP electoral misinformation in Harrisburg
“I do believe words have consequences,” Republican state Rep. Natalie Mihalek, of Washington County, told the Capital-Star. “And those consequences were on full display” at the U.S. Capitol.
The Electoral College meets today. Remember these GOP lawmakers who tried to stop it | Monday Morning Coffee
The wheels of government will continue to turn -- despite the efforts of these Pa. Republicans.
Pa. appeals court dismissed GOP lawmaker suit challenging presidential results as state meets safe harbor deadline
The lawsuit is one of a number brought against Pennsylvania’s election results, which show an 80,000-plus vote lead for Democrat Joe Biden against Republican President Donald Trump.
With deadline approaching, here’s how Pa. counties are doing with their Census response rates | Thursday Morning Coffee
Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As we’ve mentioned before, the U.S. Census is a very big deal, indeed. The decennial head count of everyone living in the United States impacts everything from federal assistance to the states to representation on Capitol Hill. So, with the count set to end on September 30, the Pennsylvania State Data Center has an […]
Here’s everything libertarians like Russ Diamond get wrong about mask-wearing | Bruce Ledewitz
Refusing to wear a mask exposes others to disease. It is not intolerance to oppose behavior that is harmful to others. It's a moral duty to protect others.
Report: Thousands in Pa. excluded from emergency SNAP benefits | Friday Morning Coffee
35 percent of Pa. households, or more than 553,000 people, have been cut off from an emergency expansion in SNAP benefits.
Pa. lawmaker compares treatment of anti-maskers to transphobic bigotry
In a statement shared on his state Facebook account, GOP Rep. Russ Diamond described a “spirit of intolerance and discrimination” directed at people who don’t wear facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judicial redistricting proposal clears Senate committee in party-line vote
The bill advanced through the Senate State Government Committee by a vote of 7-4 Monday, with all Democrats on the panel voting against it.
The Capitol reopens Monday, and visitors must wear masks. Will House lawmakers?
The masking requirement is the first to cover lawmakers. It was included in new rules approved by a bipartisan committee of House Republican and Democratic leadership last week.
COVID-19 in the Capitol: One lawmaker positive for COVID, two more in quarantine
In a statement Wednesday, Rep. Andrew Lewis, R-Dauphin, confirmed he has tested positive for the disease.