Legislative agency says Democrats lack a majority in the Pa. House
House GOP leader Bryan Cutler's office sought an opinion from the Legislative Reference Bureau.
With no majority in the Pa. House, Democrats and Republicans are fighting over who calls the shots
(This story was updated at 10:56 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.) Foreshadowing contentious times to come, Democrats and Republicans in the evenly-divided state House sparred Thursday over who has the power to call a special election for a vacant seat in western Pennsylvania. Caucus leaders took umbrage at each others’ positions on the unusual circumstances […]
Protesters picket top Pa. House leader’s office over proposed constitutional amendment on abortion
'This bill will enshrine discrimination into our Constitution,' Lindsey Maulin, of Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania said.
Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities
Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office in January 2023, touted the 2022-22 spending plan’s investments in long-term care and nursing facilities.
Trumpism is fascism, American-style | John L. Micek
The Jan. 6 committee is laying out the evidence. We ignore it at our peril.
U.S. House committee examines efforts to pressure GOP state officials — including in Pa. — to overturn 2020 election
In a Tuesday hearing, the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol showed testimony from House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and played voicemails left by Trump lawyers who pushed unsubstantiated claims of a fraudulent election.
Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills
'There is no safety as long as any of us lives in fear,' Democratic House candidate Ismail Smith-Wade-El told the Capital-Star.
Wave of GOP primary challengers seek Harrisburg shakeup over mail-in voting, pandemic response
Among those who face opponents are House Speaker Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, both chambers’ top budget officials — House and Senate Appropriations Committee chairs Rep. Stan Saylor, R-York, and Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh — and a handful of other minor members of leadership, as well as a number of rank-and-file members.
GOP opposition to proposed Wolf regs on carbon pricing; charter schools could shape coming months
Wolf, who has long called for charter school reform and a raise to the minimum wage, celebrated the commission’s decision, pushing back against accusations from Republicans by telling the commission the regulations are not outside of its jurisdiction.
In a full day of proceedings, Pa. court hears closing arguments in school funding trial
Commonwealth Court Judge Renée Cohn Jubelirer is now tasked with a ruling in the case, which focuses on the General Assembly’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” education system.
Court to hear closing arguments in landmark school funding trial
Lawyers will make their closing arguments in Commonwealth Court on Thursday.
Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional districts
Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is currently split 9-9, and the final map could decide political campaigns before they start.