Ohio’s Issue 1 goes down to defeat
The Republican-led effort to make amending Ohio’s constitution more difficult has failed. As of 11:45 p.m., unofficial results for the Aug. 8 special election show voters rejected Issue 1 57% to 43%. The Associated Press called the race at 9 p.m. While precincts were still reporting late into the night and absentee ballots will continue […]
Here’s how to end the stalemate over the civil justice window for abuse survivors | Opinion
Lawmakers are still fighting needlessly. Gov. Josh Shapiro can -- and should -- put it on the November ballot.
Looking to break a logjam in HBG, Pa. House speaker takes show on the road | Monday Morning Coffee
But will it play in Pittsburgh? Panel convened by Speaker Mark Rozzi will hold a public session in the Steel City on Wednesday.
Harrisburg Republicans are leveraging abuse victims for political gain | Opinion
Long-delayed justice for abuse victims has become hostage to the GOP's partisan attack on voting, abortion rights.
Voter ID, audits, regulatory authority constitutional amendments advance Pa. Senate committee
"Voter ID laws, like this, are known tactics that suppress votes and make it harder for people to access the ballot,” Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, D-Delaware, said.
Rozzi vows to halt all other legislation until General Assembly passes abuse survivors’ amendment
In his first act at the helm, Pennsylvania’s newly elected independent state House speaker vowed to halt all other legislative action until a constitutional amendment to provide legal relief for victims of childhood sexual assault passes both chambers of the Legislature. On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf called on the state House and Senate to convene […]
The real losers in the fight over the Pa. House are the voters | Ray E. Landis
Democrats don't have a majority because the math doesn't work. But it might yet.
Republicans’ next move? Re-write the United States Constitution | Opinion
Here's why the GOP might be moving for a constitutional convention -- and what to do about it.
The 13th Amendment didn’t end slavery – but it did fuel mass incarceration | Michael Coard
Black people are still being enslaved in 21st century America. This is how
Pa. voters deserve all the facts on those proposed constitutional amendments | Opinion
With abortion access and voting rights on the line, the Legislature needs to get way more transparent.
Few lessons for Pa. from Kansas abortion vote. GOP still should beware | Bruce Ledewitz
Republicans run the risk of creating the very constitutional right to abortion they are trying to prevent.
Want to avoid a veto? Fix the process, Pa. Sen. Schwank says | Wednesday Morning Coffee
It wouldn't kill Republicans to bring Democratic bills to a vote once in a while, the Berks Co. lawmaker says.