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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.

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Updated: January 12, 2022 | 5:14 pm

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

The field of Senate candidates is crowded. Who has the most financial support from Pa. voters?

How much a candidate raises isn’t the only number to pay attention to. It’s also important to look at where the money comes from.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

As Biden’s plan struggles, Rep. Lamb pushes for more moderate infrastructure bill

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb is playing a key role in crafting a more moderate proposal with the hopes of getting bipartisan buy-in.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

At tele town hall, Toomey reiterates opposition to Biden’s broad infrastructure plan

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is part of a small group of GOP senators who has been working with the White House about infrastructure spending proposals. But as Democrats threatened to move ahead without Republican support on Tuesday, Toomey told voters during a telephone town hall that there are still enormous differences between the political parties.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

In Senate campaign stop, Arkoosh visits Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Val Arkoosh visited Hazelwood Green to learn about Allegheny County’s infrastructure plans.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA