Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Legislature"


Former President Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd during a campaign rally with Republican Rick Saccone, in March 2018 in Allegheny County. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Ex-Lawmaker Who Posted Video From Capitol Insurrection to Run for Lieutenant Governor in Pennsylvania

Rick Saccone drew attention Jan. 6 when he posted videos from outside the US Capitol that appeared to support the violent insurrection by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

(CREDIT: PA House of Representatives)
Assembly Map-Drawing Panel to Count PA Inmates in Home Towns

The Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission voted for the policy change that was introduced by House Minority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia.

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)
State Democrats Keep Proposing Ideas to Help Pennsylvania. Republicans Keep Ignoring Them.

From pandemic relief to election laws, Republican leaders in the state Legislature continue to ignore Democrats.

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.