State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

The State House Sound Bites Podcast is now called State of the State and is a part of PA Post, a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable to its citizens.

Episode 39: Redistricting, races, and the return of the legislature

Written by Katie Meyer | Jan 19, 2018 7:49 PM


Lawmakers have been on vacation from Harrisburg for over a month, but next week they'll return to start off their 2018 session. Jason Gottesman of the PLS Reporter and City and State PA joins us to run down a list of their top priorities--from overhauling the tax code to shrinking the state House. But before we can talk too much about what's to come, we also have to note that a bunch of important things happened this week too. For one, the state Supreme Court heard and is now deliberating on a prominent gerrymandering case; if they rule the state's congressional maps unconstitutional, the legislature could be forced to totally redraw the lines in the coming weeks. Donald Trump also paid PA a visit in support of GOP congressional candidate and state representative Rick Saccone. Plus, Amazon put two Keystone State cities (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) on a short list of possible locations for its highly sought-after second headquarters.

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