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Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Pennsylvania Congressional Map Sent to Him by Republicans

Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Pennsylvania Congressional Map Sent to Him by Republicans

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a congressional map sent to him by Republican lawmakers, leaving the monumental job of picking Pennsylvania’s next district lines to the state courts. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 27, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
A Complete Guide and Amendment Tracker for Proposed Changes to Pennsylvania’s Constitution

A Complete Guide and Amendment Tracker for Proposed Changes to Pennsylvania’s Constitution

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The slow, multiyear process of amending the Pennsylvania Constitution has become the tool of choice for Republican lawmakers seeking to enact policy and avoid the governor’s veto. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 26, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Pa. Primary 2022: What Delayed Redistricting Maps Could Mean for the May Election

Pa. Primary 2022: What Delayed Redistricting Maps Could Mean for the May Election

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The lawmakers in charge of drawing Pennsylvania’s new political maps have officially blown a deadline set by the Wolf administration to keep the May primary on track, sowing confusion among voters, candidates, and election administrators. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 25, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Board Members of Pa.’s Largest Pension Fund Asked to Sign Secrecy Oaths

Board Members of Pa.’s Largest Pension Fund Asked to Sign Secrecy Oaths

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Leaders of Pennsylvania’s beleaguered teachers’ pension fund are requesting that board members sign oaths of secrecy before receiving a critical update on the botched investment calculation scandal that has led to multiple federal investigations. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 23, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Pennsylvania Redistricting Panel Enters Final Stretch to Complete House, Senate Maps

Pennsylvania Redistricting Panel Enters Final Stretch to Complete House, Senate Maps

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The panel charged with drawing Pennsylvania’s new legislative districts must now weigh over 6,000 comments from a month-long public feedback period before voting on final versions of the maps. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 20, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Proposed Congressional Map Advances in Pa. Legislature as Wolf, Top Lawmakers Prepare for Court Battle

Proposed Congressional Map Advances in Pa. Legislature as Wolf, Top Lawmakers Prepare for Court Battle

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state Senate panel voted Tuesday to advance a redrawing of Pennsylvania’s congressional map as a top Republican expressed hope that his party and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf could still reach a compromise with a court deadline looming. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 19, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Pa. GOP Answered Wolf’s Pandemic Vetoes With Constitution Changes. The Strategy is Here to Stay.

Pa. GOP Answered Wolf’s Pandemic Vetoes With Constitution Changes. The Strategy is Here to Stay.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed more than 50 bills as he begins his final year in office, a number that illustrates the institutionalized gridlock between the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled General Assembly. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 18, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Voters Could be Flooded With Proposed Changes to the Pa. Constitution in 2023

Voters Could be Flooded With Proposed Changes to the Pa. Constitution in 2023

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania voters could face at least five ballot questions about changing the state constitution next year after House Republicans added four controversial revisions to a single proposal. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 17, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Upset Over Proposed House Map, GOP Seeks to Overhaul Redistricting Panel

Upset Over Proposed House Map, GOP Seeks to Overhaul Redistricting Panel

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Faced with a proposed new state House map that would diminish their power, GOP lawmakers are pushing to overhaul the process to sideline the current redistricting panel and put the ultimate power in the hands of the legislature. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 11, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News
Pa. Legislature’s Redacted Legal Bills Flout Court Ruling, Leave Taxpayers Guessing

Pa. Legislature’s Redacted Legal Bills Flout Court Ruling, Leave Taxpayers Guessing

HARRISBURG, Pa. – In May, GOP lawmakers who control the state House and Senate hired the chair of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania to represent them in legal matters at $575 an hour. FULL ARTICLE
by · January 11, 2022 · Local News, News, PA News