Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania House of Representatives"

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
6 Races That Could Help Determine Future of the Pennsylvania State Legislature

All 203 of the state’s House seats are up for reelection in November. With new legislative districts and a number of GOP incumbents not seeking reelection, Democrats have the potential to narrow the majority gap with new candidates.

First term legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2021-2022 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Find Out Who Your Pennsylvania State Legislator Is and How They Can Help You

Don’t know who represents you in the state House and Senate? We’re here to help you find the lawmakers who can help you with everything from cutting through bureaucratic red tape to getting a birth certificate.

FILE- In this file photo from Nov. 19, 2019, a man is silhouetted in the shade as he walks by the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Now More Than Ever in Pennsylvania, State Legislative Races Matter

With all 203 of the state’s House seats and half of the Senate seats up for re-election in November, voters can play a big part in determining what democracy will look like in the commonwealth.

Brick and Mortar Fireworks Stores  Sky King Fireworks is one of two brick-and-mortar fireworks stores located right off the Easton exit of I-78 in Northampton County. Photo by Bill Uhrich 12/14/2018 (Photo By MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)
New Fireworks Restrictions Could Arrive Soon in Pennsylvania

New bill would limit the hours when fireworks can be set off and would provide greater penalties for improper sales or illegal use.

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Up for Grabs: Open Seats in the State Legislature in the 2022 Election

All 203 seats in the state House of Representatives and 25 of the 50 seats in the state Senate are up for election in 2022.

Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Ex-Delaware County Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Double-Dipping Reimbursements Case

The attorney general's office accused Margo Davidson, a Democrat, of getting reimbursed for hotel stays, parking, tolls and gas by both her campaign and by the House from 2015 to 2019, and for putting in for reimbursements for hotel stays that never actually occurred.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 9, 2021, file photo, demonstrators from MarchOnHarrisburg stand outside Pennsylvania's Capitol to press lawmakers to pass legislation banning them from taking gifts from lobbyists and others aiming to influence them, in Harrisburg, Pa. On Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, Pennsylvania's state House of Representatives began advancing a package of bills aimed at lobbyist influence, including limiting gifts from lobbyists and prohibiting lobbyists from trying to influence an elected official for whom they also worked as a campaign strategist. (AP Photo/Marc Levy, File)
Bills Seek to Keep PA Lawmakers From Falling Under the Influence… of Lobbyists

Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015 banned employees under his jurisdiction from accepting gifts of any amount, but lawmakers still allow themselves to accept gifts in unlimited quantities from anyone seeking to influence them.