Stories tagged: "Pennsylvania Senate"


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.

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.

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.