Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Legislature"


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.

State Rep. Tom Mehaffie (L) with members of the Hershey Kiss Committee at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg on April 6, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Hershey Kiss Committee)
Sweet Stuff: Bucks County High School Students Looking to Make Hershey’s Kisses the Official State Candy

What better way to learn about the legislative process than by trying to get the iconic Hershey’s Kiss named the official candy of Pennsylvania.

Student teacher Olivia Vazquez leads students through their morning meeting at the Eliza B. Kirkbride School in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Vazquez is finishing up her last semester at Swarthmore College and hoping to help make sure immigrant students arriving in Philadelphia have a more supportive experience in school than she did growing up. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Why Can’t Republicans Get on Board With Common-Sense Education Initiatives?

Republicans refuse to take action on bills that would make Pennsylvania schools healthier, safer, and more inclusive.

Shown is a new map of congressional districts provided by the Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Pennsylvania's highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state's districts. (Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania via AP)
US Supreme Court Rejects PA GOP Congressional Redistricting Plan

The congressional redistricting map selected by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be in effect for the upcoming 2022 elections.

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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.

Shown is a new map of congressional districts provided by the Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022. Pennsylvania's highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state's districts. (Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania via AP)
Why Judges Matter: Court Sets Pennsylvania’s New Congressional District Boundaries

According to analysis, the new 17-district map gives Pennsylvania eight Republican-leaning districts, six Democratic-leaning districts, and three highly competitive districts.

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre holds up maps during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission at the Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. The commission voted Thursday in favor of new preliminary district maps over sharp objections from the House's Republican leader about how his chamber's district lines would change. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Where Things Stand With PA’s Legislative and Congressional Maps

As expected, the courts will likely end up deciding how both Pennsylvania’s legislative and congressional districts will look for the next 10 years.