Stories tagged: "Amendment"


Rep. Jim Gregory, R-Blair, speaks with members of the media after Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid's news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Degraffenreid discussed the results of an internal investigation into a bureaucratic blunder that scuttled a statewide voter referendum on whether to give victims of childhood sexual abuse a fresh opportunity to sue their abusers and complicit institutions. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Inspector General’s Report: No Intentional Act To Derail Sex-Abuse Amendment

Voters were supposed to be able to vote on an amendment this month, but a blunder by the Department of State kept it off the ballot.

In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at an event in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  Beyond the local races on ballots, Pennsylvania’s primary election determined the future of a governor’s authority during disaster declarations. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Pennsylvanians Back Amendments that Limit a Governor’s Powers

Pennsylvania voters appear to have approved two state constitutional amendments that will restrict a governor’s powers during statewide disasters.

In this Nov. 5, 2020 file photo, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa. A proposed constitutional amendment allowing lawsuits for otherwise outdated child sexual abuse claims was not advertised as required, delaying the required voter referendum for at least two years. The Department of State issued a news release Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, calling it “simple human error” and apologized. As a result, Boockvar is leaving her job, and the inspector general will be looking into the matter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Secretary of State to Leave After Agency Bungles Ballot Referendum for Child Sex Victims

Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar will leave her post after an error will delay a proposed Pennsylvania state constitutional amendment for two years.