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3 more races we’re watching this post-primary Wednesday | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 18, 2022

From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, there was no shortage of interesting races on the ballot on Tuesday.

A Q+A with state Rep. Summer Lee: ‘I’ve learned that there’s a different way to do politics’

BY: - April 19, 2022

After shaking up Harrisburg, the Pittsburgh Democrat has her sights set on Congress in the May 17 primary.

Progressive incumbent women were snubbed by Allegheny Co. Dem Committee. Does it matter?

BY: - April 4, 2022

The county party opted to endorse their primary opponents on May 17. It wasn't unfamiliar territory.

5 women to watch during Pa.’s 2022 midterms: Susan Wild, Carla Sands, Summer Lee and more

BY: - March 28, 2022

Pa.'s 2022 midterm elections could represent a landmark moment for female representation in elected office.

COMMENTARY

A Philly cop killed a 12-year-old. What happened to police reform in Pa.? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 14, 2022

Between 2010 and 2020, Philadelphia paid out $136M to settle police misconduct claims, mostly for use of force incidents, according to the Washington Post .

New congressional map makes Swiss cheese of Swissvale, complicating Pittsburgh primary

BY: - February 24, 2022

The architect of the split defended it, saying it was necessary to avoid a court challenge.

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Report: Unaffordable cash bail is ‘a statewide crisis’ in Pa. | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 3, 2022

Local magisterial district justices 'routinely' set bail that people can't afford, triggering a 'cascade of harmful consequences.'

Bipartisan bill aims to allow Pa. lifers a chance at parole

BY: - November 15, 2021

'We are stronger communities with our elders and grandparents home,' an advocate argued.

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‘A de facto debtor’s prison’: Pgh. Rep. Summer Lee wants to end cash bail | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 18, 2021

'The bail process in Pennsylvania too often centers on an individual’s ability to pay rather than the individual’s risk to public safety,' Lee said.

Pittsburgh Rep. Lee says she has coronavirus, skips swearing in-day 

BY: - January 5, 2021

“I’ve taken every precaution incredibly seriously! Work from home. Since holidays/surge I leave home only for essentials (groceries, dentist). I'm unmasked in front of [four people,]” Lee tweeted. “Yet I still contracted!”

Toomey’s exit kick-starts 2022 guesswork among Pa. politicos

BY: - October 5, 2020

News that Toomey will retire in 2022 has served as a starting gun for speculation about that year's two marquee races: Senator and Governor.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto had a bad summer. Does that mean he’s vulnerable to a challenge? | Analysis

BY: - September 9, 2020

It's difficult -- but not impossible -- to unseat a sitting mayor. What would it take, and who would have to run, to beat Bill Peduto?