Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania House of Representatives"


Then-state Rep. Margo Davidson during a debate on the 2019-20 budget. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
Democratic State Rep. Margo Davidson Charged With Theft, Resigns

Davidson said she will pay $6,900 in restitution.

State Rep. Jessica Benham is sworn in on Jan. 5, 2021. Benham is the first openly queer woman and openly autistic person elected to the state Legislature. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House of Representatives)
More Women Than Ever Are in the PA Legislature. That’s Still Not Enough.

Women make up approximately 51% of the state population, but just under 29% of the state Legislature. Several groups are working to change that.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong) speaks at a rally in the state Capitol Rotunda on April 30, 2018 in Harrisburg. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Republican State Rep. Jeff Pyle Retires, Special Election Scheduled

The special election is the fourth to be scheduled for May 18.

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. (Shutterstock Photo/Nagel Photography)
GOP Effort to Gerrymander Judicial Districts Advances by 1 Vote

Democrats lost an effort to have the committee hold a public hearing on the legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution.

The American flag flies at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building Oct. 24, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Special Election to Fill State House Vacancy Set for May 18

Voters in Westmoreland and Somerset counties will choose between candidates selected by the two major parties.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman gavels in a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate before Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year, Harrisburg, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA GOP Refuses to Seat Democrat Whose Election Was Certified

Republicans blocked a Democratic incumbent from being sworn in because his GOP challenger has disputed the razor-thin results of their election.

Chester County, Pa., election workers check mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 General Election in the United States at West Chester University, Nov. 3, 2020, in West Chester, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
GOP-Led State House Approves Election Audit

Gov. Tom Wolf said the state House Legislative Budget and Finance Committee has no authority to audit the election, and the audit "would be incomplete, duplicative, and unreliable.”