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Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court

BY: - January 12, 2022

To be sure, they are giving it a go. New state House and Senate maps could be approved as soon as next week by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission under constitutionally required deadlines.

Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight

BY: - January 10, 2022

The proposal has a long way to go to become law — the earliest that could happen is spring 2023. But it’s the latest in a run of constitutional changes from Harrisburg Republicans that could reshuffle the balance of power in favor of the General Assembly.

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Pennsylvania Republicans are planning a redistricting redo in time for the 2024 election | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2022

Power is everything, and almost nothing is out of bounds in pursuit of power - even amending the state Constitution.

A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, election review and reform efforts continue in Pa.

BY: - January 6, 2022

As GOP members emphasize a lack of voter confidence in the electoral process, Democrats say some of their Republican colleagues’ actions helped feed doubt.

Year in review: The top 5 Capital-Star stories of 2021

BY: - December 27, 2021

From mask mandates and election investigations, to COVID-19  and lawmaker arrests, there was no shortage of important stories to tell in 2021. 

Pa. lawmakers say they have time to draw maps; but state courts, Wolf admin. disagree

BY: - December 22, 2021

Pennsylvania lost one congressional seat in the 2020 census, the lawsuits argue, making a timely new map even more critical. The state is going from 18 to 17 congressional seats.

Pa. House tweaks congressional map before Christmas, hopes for fresh tidings from Wolf

BY: - December 15, 2021

It unifies three split counties represented by GOP committee members, splits Dauphin County three ways.

Listening to GOP lawmakers, Pa. House committee doesn’t vote on citizen-drawn map

BY: - December 13, 2021

Advocates, Democrats wait to see that they've been heard on congressional lines.

Pa. House Republicans pick citizen map submission as draft congressional plan

BY: - December 8, 2021

The map was drawn by Lehigh County resident Amanda Holt who has been a frequent advocate for redistricting reform.

Republicans say voter ID will increase voters’ trust in elections; researchers say otherwise

BY: - December 8, 2021

Add in a lack of faith in the GOP proper, and compromise on election reforms is seemingly hard to come by.

Counties are caught in between as Wolf, GOP once again try to negotiate election reform

BY: - September 27, 2021

Counties want to count mail ballots before election day, but House Republicans need new restrictions to back it — which Wolf opposes.

Redistricting hearings moved as Pa. House plans early return to Capitol

BY: - September 9, 2021

Pennsylvanians who want to provide in-person testimony have until Oct. 13 to sign up to do so.