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These are the candidates running for statewide office in Pennsylvania’s primary election

BY: - February 14, 2024

Seven candidates have filed to run for attorney general in Pennsylvania, the biggest field of candidates of any statewide race in 2024.

Pa. Democrats endorse Kenyatta for auditor general, Bizzarro for treasurer

BY: - December 17, 2023

Kenyatta is the first openly gay Black man to be endorsed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Party for a statewide office.

Butkovitz ends campaign for state treasurer

BY: - December 13, 2023

He announced on Wednesday that he suffered a heart attack in late November, but has made “tremendous progress in recovery.”

‘Not just an urban issue:’ Lawmakers hear from experts, advocates on child homelessness in Pa.

BY: - November 16, 2023

On Wednesday morning, the Committee and members of the House Education Committee held a joint hearing to discuss child and youth homelessness. 

Three Democrats vying to unseat State Treasurer Stacy Garrity

BY: - November 2, 2023

Garrity’s campaign says none of the Democrats running have so far demonstrated they understand what the role entails. 

Erie state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro launches campaign for treasurer

BY: - September 26, 2023

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) announced his candidacy for state treasurer on Tuesday, blasting incumbent Republican Stacy Garrity for “extremist” views and saying he would “fight like hell” to defeat her. Bizzarro, who is serving his sixth term in the state House, serves as chairperson of the House Democratic Policy Committee. As treasurer, Bizzarro said […]

State Sen. Carolyn T. Comitta, D-Chester, attends a Senate Education Committee Hearing held at the Pennsylvania Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

State lawmakers propose legislative reforms for Pa. dog law

BY: - April 6, 2023

The reforms, which are part of a three-pronged, companion proposal by state Sen. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, mirror a similar legislative package enacted in Virginia last year. 

‘HIV is not a crime’: Pa. House panel tackles outdated laws targeting those living with the virus

BY: - October 6, 2021

'HIV is not a crime but there are outdated laws that make it a crime in Pennsylvania. We cannot have people losing lives and livelihoods because of this,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta said

$40B Pa. budget revealed in Harrisburg; saves $5B in federal aid for future

BY: , and - June 25, 2021

Republican leaders indicated that Wolf has agreed to the proposal. A spokesperson for Wolf did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Fiedler to chair new progressive panel as House Democratic makeover continues

BY: - January 12, 2021

The progressive panel will be part of the House Democratic Policy Committee, which, pre-COVID, traveled the state and held hearings on issues affecting Pennsylvania.

Erie Co. set to ‘go green’ Friday — even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase

BY: - June 23, 2020

ERIE, Pa. — Erie County has finally gotten the go ahead to move into the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania.  The announcement came late last week that the northwesterm county would be moving into the green phase on June 26. State Reps. Ryan Bizzaro, Robert Merski and Patrick Harkins, […]