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FBI, seeking information related to Rep. Scott Perry, delivers subpoenas to several Pa. GOP lawmakers, sources say

Investigators want information related to U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and the effort to seek alternate electors as part of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in power despite losing the 2020 election.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive and Charles Thompson/PennLive

Pennsylvania Republican governor candidates argue the issues, agree on criticizing those who skipped debate

Questions touching on education, transportation, abortion, transgender athletes, gun violence and more were posed to the candidates.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Convoy protesting COVID mandates stops in Pennsylvania, rolls on to California

A group of truck drivers protesting COVID-19 mandates on roads and highways around the Washington, D.C., area in recent weeks will head to California next, an organizer announced Sunday night.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly oppose dropping concealed-carry gun license rule

A majority of Pennsylvania voters oppose eliminating the state licensing requirement to carry a concealed weapon,

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Pennsylvania lawmaker introduces property tax elimination plan that would hike retirement, sales, income taxes

Rep. Frank Ryan introduced a bill that would not only eliminate school property taxes but would make it illegal for a Pennsylvania school district to impose one.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Jake Corman’s campaign calls for probe into Doug Mastriano’s campaign finance filings

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jake Corman is calling for an investigation into suspected violations of the state’s campaign finance law by opponent and Senate colleague Doug Mastriano.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive