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‘We all have work to do’: Advocates voice opposition to Pa. amendment package
The five-part amendment package includes language to state that the Constitution does not guarantee any rights to abortion.
Pa. General Assembly approves amendment package as reproductive rights advocates protest
Late Thursday night, the Senate Rules Committee voted along party lines to advance the bill and table a series of amendments proposed by Democrats.
Pa. Senate Republicans advance late-night constitutional amendment package on abortion, voter ID
Senate Republicans advanced a package of proposed constitutional amendments, including one related to abortion rights in Pennsylvania.
Pa. Senate approves veto-bound legislation targeting transgender girls, women in school sports
The upper chamber voted 30-20 to send the proposal to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who has already promised to veto the legislation, authored by state Rep. Barbara Gleim, R-Cumberland.
Pa. Senate approves GOP-authored bill targeting transgender girls, women in school sports
The upper chamber voted 30-20 along party lines to send the proposal to the House of Representatives for consideration.
The pressure is on Pa. as neighboring states legalize recreational cannabis
Here's what a move to greener pastures might look like.
House passes bill banning transgender women from competing on women’s sports teams
The upper chamber has already taken action on a similar proposal. Sens. Judy Ward, R-Blair, and Kristin Phillips-Hill, R-York, introduced a companion bill in the Senate less than a week ago. It then advanced out of the Education Committee on Monday on a party-line vote.
Fulton County commissioner ‘clarifies’ response to Senate committee investigating Pa. elections
More than a month after appearing before the Pennsylvania Senate committee that’s investigating past elections, Fulton County Commissioner Stuart Ulsh signed an affidavit to “clarify” statements he made during a September hearing. During the Sept. 9, 2021, meeting on guidance issued by the Department of State ahead of the 2020 election, Sen. Steven Santarsiero, D-Bucks, […]
With abortion amendment, Pa. GOP has given up on legislating | Wednesday Morning Coffee
On Tuesday, a state Senate panel got the ball rolling on legalized discrimination against half the commonwealth's population.
Republican-penned amendment declaring no constitutional right to abortion advances to full Senate
Republicans, who hold the majority in the General Assembly, appear to have adopted the strategy to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, and his veto pen since successfully curtailing the office’s emergency powers through a referendum.
What we know about the 2020 Fulton County election review through open records
Here’s a breakdown of what we know about the review based on Right-to-Know Law requests granted by Fulton County