Rush hour fees, supplemental appropriations and more | Five for the Weekend

BY: - February 29, 2020

The top five stories from this week's news and more!

Federal lawsuit over Pa.’s voting machines set for its first hearing in Philly | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 18, 2020

The voting system at the heart of the challenge is among the most expensive and least secure, critics say.

Here’s how voting will be different in Pennsylvania by the 2020 primary

BY: - October 31, 2019

All Pennsylvania voters will be able to cast a ballot by mail by April 2020.

Bill that overhauls how Pennsylvanians can vote is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf

BY: and - October 29, 2019

Wolf supports a bill that allows any Pennsylvanian to vote by mail, provides millions of dollars in state funding for new voting machines, and eliminates straight-ticket ballots.

Amid Democratic dissent, brokered election reform bill advances in the Pa. House

BY: - October 22, 2019

The bill allows voters to register up to 15 days before an election and vote by mail, and — most controversially — ends straight-ticket balloting. 


Your voting habits may depend on when you registered to vote | Analysis

BY: - September 27, 2019

Not all who register vote. Research shows factors like timing and major tragic events can influence who, in the end, makes it out to the polls.

There’s bipartisan agreement Pa.’s absentee voting law is broken. Will the Legislature act?

BY: - September 16, 2019

Faced with a smorgasbord of potential electoral reforms at an informal meeting Monday, a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers gravitated toward expanding Pennsylvania’s restrictive and archaic absentee ballot rules. “I hope we can finally finalize a plan to bring no-excuse absentee ballots to Pennsylvania,” Senate State Government Committee Chairman Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, said […]


Some counties are paying a lot more for less secure voting machines | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 16, 2019

A new analysis from Pitt Cyber and Citizens for Better Elections finds that some county voters are paying nearly double for new voting machines compared to their neighbors.

Wolf borrows $90 million against economic development dollars to fund voting machines

BY: - July 9, 2019

The money will cover 60 percent of the costs incurred by Pennsylvania's 67 counties to purchase new voting machines.

Gov. Wolf vetoes bill that tied voting machine funding to end of straight-ticket ballots

BY: - July 5, 2019

“Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” Wolf said in a statement Friday.

How one bill could fund voting machines, change Pennsylvania’s elections, and tick off Democrats

BY: - June 27, 2019

The measure includes some provisions most politicos agree are a long time coming, but also features some controversial changes that Democrats are comparing to voter suppression.

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks at the PEMA headquarters on May 21.

‘These are key elections’: State officials pledge safe and secure voting on Pennsylvania primary day

BY: - May 21, 2019

Polling places across Pennsylvania saw modest voter turnout but no major issues in the early hours of the May 21 primary, the state’s top election official said Tuesday.