Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Senate"


First term legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2021-2022 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
Find Out Who Your Pennsylvania State Legislator Is and How They Can Help You

Don’t know who represents you in the state House and Senate? We’re here to help you find the lawmakers who can help you with everything from cutting through bureaucratic red tape to getting a birth certificate.

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.

FILE - Mehmet Oz takes part in a forum for Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Camp Hill, Pa., April 2, 2022. Millionaire candidates and billionaire investors are harnessing their considerable personal wealth to try to win competitive Republican primaries for open U.S. Senate seats in Pennsylvania and Ohio. In Pennsylvania, three multimillionaire candidates, including TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz, report loaning their campaigns over $20 million combined. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Dr. Oz Delivers Keynote for Conference Supporting Pyramid Schemes

Just days after winning the GOP primary for Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat, celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz delivered the keynote address at a conference for a lobbying group that supports pyramid schemes.

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.

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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.

FILE PHOTO: Semi-automatic handguns are displayed at shop in New Castle, PA. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
PA Senate Backs Bill to Allow Guns to Be Carried Without Permit

The bill faces a certain veto from Gov. Tom Wolf, along with another one the senate passed to punish municipalities that impose gun laws stricter than state law.

Pennsylvania Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell speaks ahead of a campaign rally with President Donald Trump Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 in Moon Township. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Republican Senate Candidate Bartos Says Rival Parnell is Unfit for Office Due to Restraining Orders

The race for Pat Toomey’s US Senate seat is getting personal, with real estate developer Jeff Bartos bringing up restraining orders sought by the wife of his rival, Sean Parnell.