Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Senate"

State Sen. John Blake during a recent Zoom call. (Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Senate)
State Sen. John Blake Resigning to Work for US Rep. Matt Cartwright

Blake's resignation will lead to a special election in the district he has represented for a decade.

Pat Moore, with the Chester County Health Department, fills a syringe with Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before administering it to emergency medical workers and healthcare personnel at the Chester County Government Services Center, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in West Chester. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
15 PA Senate Dems Urge Wolf to Update Vaccine Distribution

The lawmakers called for the appointment of a "vaccine czar" to oversee the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

The American flag flies at the Pennsylvania State Capitol building Oct. 24, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
Republican Lawmakers Speed Bill to Limit a Governor’s Disaster Powers

The measure arises from Republican lawmakers’ strident disagreement with how Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has handled the coronavirus pandemic in Pennsylvania.

State Sen. Jim Brewster. (Courtesy of Pennsylvania House Democrats)
Sen. Brewster Takes Seat After GOP Sued to Undo Election

The state had certified Brewster's 69-vote victory, but Republicans refused to seat Brewster while a federal court was considering his Republican challenger's lawsuit.

Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli and Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster.
Federal Judge Upholds Brewster’s State Senate Win, GOP to Stop Blocking Him

Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster beat Republican Nicole Ziccarelli by just 69 votes in the race for the 45th state Senate District seat.

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman gavels in a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate before Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2019-20 fiscal year, Harrisburg, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
PA GOP Refuses to Seat Democrat Whose Election Was Certified

Republicans blocked a Democratic incumbent from being sworn in because his GOP challenger has disputed the razor-thin results of their election.

Republican state Senate candidate Nicole Ziccarelli and Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster.
Republicans Plan to Block Democratic State Senator From Taking His Seat

State officials certified Democratic state Sen. Jim Brewster's victory over Republican challenger Nicole Ziccarelli in November, but Ziccarelli has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to overturn the results.