Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Legislature"


Two proposed amendments that voters will face deal with limiting the power of governors like Tom Wolf during disasters.
Get Out and Vote: All PA Voters Eligible to Vote on Statewide Ballot Questions

Primary ballots will include four questions, three of which propose amendments to the state’s constitution.

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.

A voter drops off their mail-in ballot prior to the primary election, in Willow Grove, Montgomery County, May 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA Republicans Are Waging a War on Voting. The For the People Act Could Be the Solution.

As the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Legislature works to pass voter suppression laws, Democrats in Congress have one chance to stop the assault on voting rights.

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.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., regarding the counting of ballots in the 2020 general election. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Wolf Signs $912 Million Pandemic Relief Bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Friday by lawmakers that carries over $900 million in pandemic-driven aid.

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019 file photo Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, speaks during a news conference at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. A bid to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a new legal window to sue over otherwise time-barred allegations got new life Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 days after the disclosure of a paperwork error threw it into disarray. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Lawmakers Consider Fast-Track Plan for Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, told colleagues during a state House session that GOP leaders in both chambers were working with him and he hoped to get the proposed amendment on the spring primary ballot.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
What to Watch for in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Nobody in Harrisburg is talking about tax increases or spending cuts to balance the budget.