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Analysis: How does Prokopiak’s win compare to recent Democratic victories?

BY: - February 15, 2024

Prokopiak performed strongly across the board, winning all 33 precincts in the 140th, which spans parts of Falls Township, Middletown Township and Morrisville. The map above shows that he even managed to win 60% or more in 31 of those 33 precincts.

The ceiling of the main Rotunda inside Pennsylvania’s Capitol building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Here are the Pennsylvania Legislative districts that will have competitive primaries in April

BY: - February 13, 2024

Decisions by several House lawmakers to seek higher office set the stage for multi-candidate primary contests.

Montco police investigating incident at bar involving Northeast Philly state Rep. Kevin Boyle

BY: - February 12, 2024

Police in Montgomery County said they are investigating after workers at a Rockledge tavern called 911 to request a state lawmaker to be removed from the premises after threatening a bartender last week. State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Philadelphia) appears in a video that circulated widely on social media threatening to have the establishment shut down […]

Candidates in Pa. 140th state House District ready for special election

BY: - February 11, 2024

On Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania’s 140th state House District will head to the polls for a special election to determine whether Democrat Jim Prokopiak or Republican Candace Cabanas will represent them in Harrisburg. And while the outcome of the election won’t determine the balance of power in the House after the immediate resignation of GOP […]

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Rep. Joe Adams resigns, prompting the need for (yet another) special election in the Pa. House

BY: - February 9, 2024

Adams announced in January he wasn't seeking reelection, citing medical news that required him to focus on his family.

Former Pa. House speaker Rozzi endorses Kenyatta in auditor general primary

BY: - January 31, 2024

Rozzi said Kenyatta is uniquely qualified for the role of auditor general, a position in charge of the state’s watchdog agency responsible for flagging waste and fraud in state programs and agencies. 

Pennsylvania House lawmakers propose safeguards against foreign threats to farmland, infrastructure

BY: - January 25, 2024

The memo cites the November cyber attack on a water treatment plant in Aliquippa, Beaver County and the purchase by a Chinese-linked security firm of 370 acres of farmland near a military base in North Dakota. 

Pa. House Judiciary Committee debate on gun bills shows gulf between Democrats and GOP

BY: - January 19, 2024

House Democrats argued that GOP lawmakers are disconnected from the reality millions of Pennsylvania residents face.

Special election set for Feb. 13 as Pa. state Rep. Galloway officially resigns

BY: - December 14, 2023

Another special election that will determine control of the Pennsylvania House has been set for Feb. 13 state following Rep. John Galloway’s (D-Bucks) resignation on Thursday, House Speaker Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) announced. Galloway, who was halfway through his ninth term, was elected to a district judge position in November and announced he would resign from […]

Shapiro signs final budget bill after late night votes in the Pa. Legislature

BY: - December 14, 2023

In a late night voting session on Wednesday more than five months after its deadline passed, the Pennsylvania Legislature sent the final pieces of the state budget to Gov. Josh Shapiro to sign. Despite the delay, Shapiro called the budget legislation historic and touted investments in education, health care, criminal justice and support for working […]

Lawmakers begin work on an abortion rights amendment for Pennsylvania’s Constitution

BY: - December 13, 2023

Legislation in the Pennsylvania House would set a referendum asking voters whether they approve a "fundamental right to personal reproductive liberty."

Nearing the end of its first year, the Pa. Legislative Latino Caucus sees more work ahead

BY: - December 11, 2023

As the Pennsylvania House prepares for its final session days of the 2023 calendar year, the Latino Caucus closes out its first year with many of the bills put forth by its members still awaiting action.  But even though many of its priorities haven’t moved forward so far during this legislative session, Rep. Manuel Guzman […]