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Lucy Perkins is a reporter/producer for 90.5 WESA’s Government and Accountability team. Before joining the 90.5 WESA newsroom, Lucy was an NPR producer in Washington, D.C., working on news programs like All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She also helped produce the Hidden Brain podcast and NPR’s 2016 election night special coverage. Lucy joined NPR as a Kroc fellow after interning with Michigan Radio. Lucy is a proud Midwesterner, from the tip of Michigan’s pinky finger.

Latest by Lucy Perkins/WESA

What overturning Roe v. Wade will mean for abortion access in Pennsylvania

If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion rights ruling Roe v. Wade the future of abortion access in Pennsylvania is unclear, but experts say state law would not immediately ban it.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Democrats spar over climate crisis, Supreme Court at U.S. Senate debate in Pittsburgh

One of the first issues where they differed was how to address climate change.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

David McCormick’s record on job creation may give false impression to Pennsylvania voters

Republican David McCormick has frequently touted his decades of business experience on the campaign trail, but voters may have a false impression about the number of local jobs he created.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Updated: 2022-01-12 17:14:00

David McCormick makes Senate campaign official after Democrats asks for investigation

The complaint filed by last week claims David McCormick spent more than $2 million on ads without registering as a candidate. The Federal Election Commission states that individuals should register as candidates when they spend more than $5,000.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Melissa Hart says economy’s key in governor’s race, with abortion and election integrity less urgent

Hart went to Harrisburg as a state Senator in 1991 and served for a decade before running for Congress, where she served three terms representing Pittsburgh suburbs and outlying counties until 2007.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Western Pennsylvania Republican Melissa Hart joins governor’s race

The former congresswoman is the only woman running in the large GOP field of candidates.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Casey dismisses Republican attacks, says Democrats’ legislative victories will boost the economy

Shortly before Casey’s remarks, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that consumer costs for food and other necessities rose again in November, as the country’s inflation rate grew to 6.8%. That increase makes for the highest inflation the country has seen since 1982, and it is driven heavily by spikes in the cost of energy, housing, and automobiles.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Parnell again denies hurting his sons as child-custody case continues

The court also heard testimony from a woman who has cared for the family for more than a decade, who said she never witnessed any physical abuse.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle is retiring from Congress after more than a quarter-century in office

The longtime lawmaker said he hopes his early decision will encourage others to run.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA and Chris Potter/WESA