Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania House of Representatives"

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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.

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.