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Rich? Want to be a U.S. senator? Welcome to Pennsylvania!

Pennsylvania’s high-stakes race for an open U.S. Senate seat is seeing candidates bringing big bank accounts and big-time connections from blue states.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: December 2, 2021 | 7:21 pm

Wolf adds to mounting veto tally, kills permitless-gun bill

According to online state records, Wolf has penned his 52nd veto with 13 months left in his second term. That’s more than any other governor since Milton Shapp, who left office in 1979.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Celebrity surgeon Dr. Oz running for Senate in Pennsylvania

Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity heart surgeon best known as the host of TV’s “Dr. Oz Show,” says he is running for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat as a Republican. In a video message on social media, Oz, casts himself as a sort of champion for people’s health, who “took on the medical establishment” and is prepared to fight a government that mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

GOP field in Pennsylvania’s Senate race heads for reshuffle

The high-stakes campaign to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in the battleground state could determine control of the Senate in next year’s election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: November 25, 2021 | 5:00 am

Wolf signals readiness for congressional district map talks

This round of drawing new congressional district boundaries is the first time in three decades where a Republican-controlled Legislature must share the task with a governor who is a Democrat.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: November 24, 2021 | 5:00 am

Questions remain about GOP’s election ‘investigation’

Pressed for details about his aims, the firm’s president said his team will examine last year’s presidential election and last May’s primary election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: November 23, 2021 | 5:00 am

Trump-backed GOP U.S. candidate in Pa., Sean Parnell, loses custody battle, suspends campaign

The judge wrote that Laurie Snell, estranged wife of Sean Parnell, was “the more credible witness.”

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Top 2 Pennsylvania school pension system execs out of jobs

The top two executives at Pennsylvania’s largest public pension system will leave their jobs, amid two federal investigations and criticism over lackluster investment returns. The resolutions were approved at Thursday’s meeting of the $62 billion Public School Employees’ Retirement System’s board.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

State officials, lawmakers and judges get big 2022 pay raise

It is the largest year-over-year increase since 1991, according to the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Top state senator emphasizes experience in run for governor

The Republican primary field for governor is double-digits deep, something party officials can’t remember ever confronting in a statewide race of such importance, and Corman enters the race as a familiar face to donors.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press