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Pennsylvania’s redrawn districts inject uncertainty in legislative contests

Democrats in Pennsylvania who’ve long blamed their party’s legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering are about to find out whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Doug Mastriano’s disputed dissertation on a World War I hero, Sgt. Alvin York, is made public

A Canadian university is making public Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s 2013 doctoral thesis about American World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: September 8, 2022 | 5:39 pm

Pa. Turnpike audit finds uncollected tolls grows to $155 million

The amount of yearly uncollected tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike grew by nearly 50% last year.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: August 25, 2022 | 9:00 pm

Pa. court loosens rules on where malpractice cases can be filed

Pennsylvania’s highest court is reversing its own two-decade-old rule that required medical malpractice cases to be filed in the county where the alleged harm occurred.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

The judge in a case brought by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration against three counties that aren’t reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes says she’ll rule as quickly as possible.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania adds a 4th county to ballot dispute as a candidate sues to quit

A judge deciding if three Pennsylvania counties have to certify May primary vote counts including ballots lacking dates on their return envelopes learned this week that a fourth county is in the same situation — and there may be more.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania and other states reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

A former opioid manufacturer is agreeing in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: July 28, 2022 | 7:19 pm

Wolf sues to stop Pa. GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

Pennsylvania’s Democratic governor is suing the Legislature over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: July 28, 2022 | 7:19 pm

A Pennsylvania court will consider the fate of some 800 mail-in spring primary votes

A Pennsylvania court is considering the fate of some 800 mail-in spring primary votes that three Republican-majority county elections boards threw out over the lack of handwritten dates on their outside envelopes.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania sues 3 counties over counting mail-in ballots

Pennsylvania’s elections agency is suing three Republican-controlled county governments to force their election boards to report primary results to include ballots with undated exterior envelopes.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press
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