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Legislative agency says Democrats lack a majority in the Pa. House

BY: - December 9, 2022

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

BY: - December 1, 2022

(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

BY: - July 14, 2022

'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

BY: - July 11, 2022

Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office in January 2023, touted the 2022-22 spending plan’s investments in long-term care and nursing facilities.

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The photo below is of Wandrea ArShaye “Shaye” Moss (L), former Fulton County Georgia election worker comforted by her mother Ruby Freeman (R) as Moss testifies during the fourth hearing on the January 6th investigation.

Trumpism is fascism, American-style | John L. Micek

BY: - June 22, 2022

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

BY: - June 21, 2022

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.

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Lancaster Co. lawmakers, hopefuls prepare for renewed debate on gun violence reduction bills 

BY: - May 26, 2022

'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

BY: - April 19, 2022

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

BY: and - April 7, 2022

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

BY: - March 10, 2022

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.

Students, families, and education advocates join Children First and Education Voters of Pennsylvania to host a rally on the Capitol steps to “ring the bells of justice,” and call for equitable funding for Pennsylvania public schools. The rally, which took place Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, occurred on the first day of the landmark trial that could change how Pennsylvania funds its 500 school districts. (Capital-Star photo by Marley Parish)

Court to hear closing arguments in landmark school funding trial

BY: - March 9, 2022

Lawyers will make their closing arguments in Commonwealth Court on Thursday.

Pa. Supreme Court hears arguments on congressional districts

BY: - February 18, 2022

Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation is currently split 9-9, and the final map could decide political campaigns before they start.