Redistricting hearings moved as Pa. House plans early return to Capitol
Pennsylvanians who want to provide in-person testimony have until Oct. 13 to sign up to do so.
With a softened stance from the governor, House GOP to reintroduce election reform bill
On Wednesday, the bill’s author, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, said he planned to reintroduce the bill that Wolf vetoed in June over its strict voter identification requirements.
‘We are committed to competition’: Top Wolf official says
The Wolf administration requested $340M in emergency contracts during the pandemic, according to a published report
Pa. redistricting is poised to be transparent. Will it be fair? Advocates think yes.
Pennsylvanians will be able to participate in perhaps more than a dozen hearings on their congressional and legislative maps in the coming months, as well as submit their own maps online.
Catching up on this week’s biggest stories | Five for the Weekend
From election audits to 5G, unemployment to opioids, there was no shortage of news this week, despite it following a holiday weekend.
Wolf vetoes Republican voting bill; GOP pivots to constitutional referendums
Such measures are approved by the Legislature before they go before voters in a referendum. Governors have no say on their ratification.
GOP election bill with voter ID, tighter mail-in ballot deadlines passes Pa. House
General Assembly Republicans are all in on the House GOP’s 150-page election bill to rewrite Pennsylvania’s election code with tighter deadlines, stricter voter verification requirements, and more controls on how voters return ballots. The proposal passed the state House by a 110-91 margin Tuesday evening, and a Senate vote could follow within the week, sending […]
With new amendment strategy, Pa. GOP could target voter ID, mail-in ballots
Nowhere is this newfound love of permanent changes to the commonwealth’s governing document clearer than in the fight over Pennsylvania’s election law.
Elections officials, advocates see some to like — but a lot to raise eyebrows — in Pa. House GOP election bill
Since last November, House State Government Committee Chairman Seth Grove, R-York, has signaled his interest in rewriting the state’s election law. Now, after eight months and 30 hours of hearings, Grove’s nearly 150-page bill was approved in a party-line committee vote on Tuesday, making the first step in the long path to changing a law. […]
House GOP releases election reform plan; includes voter ID, early voting
It comes as Republican legislatures across the country have passed stricter voting laws, often driven by former GOP President Donald Trump's baseless claims of voter fraud.
With election reforms on GOP’s radar, Wolf and Democrats draw red line on voter ID, other proposals
“I will always uphold our democracy,” Wolf said Wednesday. “I am here to get things done for the people of Pennsylvania. But I am also a steward of a grand democratic tradition, and I recognize both.”
Trump pressures Pa. Senate GOP to approve legislative audit of 2020 election
*This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, 6/4/21,with a response from Senate President Pro-Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, and at 5:55 p.m. with a statement from Senate State Government Committee Chairman David Argall, R-Schuylkill. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday backing a legislative audit of the 2020 election in Pennsylvania. Trump celebrated […]