Stories tagged: "politics"

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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

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Who’s the Boss? GOP Lawmakers Continue Fight to Limit Governor’s Emergency Powers

When it comes to the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, it’s a tug of war between health and politics.

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850,000 Pennsylvanians Will Lose Healthcare Coverage If Republicans Don’t Do Something

Lawmakers had a chance to advance legislation that would have enshrined consumer provisions of the Affordable Care Act into state law. They opted not to.

A worker folds up a tarp after attaching a poster to a shuttered business in Philadelphia, Monday, May 4, 2020. The Center City District and Mural Arts Philadelphia posted the original works on multiple locations in an effort to enhance the neighborhood awash with business shuttered to help curb the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Lawmakers Vote to End Gov. Wolf’s Emergency Order. Here’s What That Means.

The Republican-majority state legislature approved a resolution they believe will reopen businesses across the state. It may not be that simple.

File —In this file photo from Jan. 23, 2020, Pennsylvania Speaker of the House, Mike Turzai, announces at a news conference he will not run for another term as a Pennsylvania Representative, in McCandless, Pa. Turzai's last day will be Monday June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
State’s Top House Republican, Mike Turzai, Is Stepping Down Next Week

Turzai played an active role in campaigns, helping the Republican party expand its majority, and was a forceful opponent of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

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A Record Number of Women Are Running for Office in 2020

New data shows 295 women have already filed for office to run as Democrats, while 195 are Republican candidates.

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Republicans Are Using the Pandemic to Seize Control From Governors

The GOP lawmakers' strategy echoes earlier attempts in some states to curb the powers of Democratic governors. But this round comes with added health and political risk.