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Pa. Republicans are bringing their election bill back after Gov. Tom Wolf said he’s open to voter ID changes

Wolf had said changes to the state’s voter ID rules were a nonstarter. But he shifted that position this week after vetoing the Republican-passed bill.

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer

Talks collapse on a deal to let Pennsylvania counties open mail ballots before Election Day

With no deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and the GOP-led legislature, the processing of mail ballots can’t begin until 7 a.m. on Election Day, opening room for candidates to falsely declare victory.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA and Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer

Pa. legislators among the highest paid in U.S., but they’re doing less and less actual lawmaking

The trends track with academic research showing Republicans and Democrats are more polarized.
By Liz Navratil/Spotlight PA and Jonathan Lai/Philadelphia Inquirer