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Updated: June 22, 2022 | 2:21 pm

Bills in Pa. legislature to add poll watchers and move up presidential primary advance

Proposals to hold Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries in March rather than April and to permit poll watchers to operate outside the counties where they live are advancing in the Legislature

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. Republican lawmakers block assault-style gun ban for those under 21

 State House Republicans blocked a proposal to prevent those ages 18 to 21 from possessing assault-style rifles.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania pulls gay pioneer’s marker over 1993 interview

A roadside historical marker installed less than a year ago to honor a gay rights pioneer has been removed after a state senator raised concerns with Pennsylvania’s state history agency.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. lawmakers move to restrict fireworks

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are advancing proposed new limits on fireworks in response to growing complaints.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Republicans want to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution

Republican state lawmakers may soon decide which among the scores of potential amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution will have any shot of making it to a voter referendum

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Recount cranks up in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate

At least seven counties — Bedford, Clinton, Crawford, Lehigh, Montour, Tioga and Warren — said they will begin Friday.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Updated: May 18, 2022 | 2:40 pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers see terms ended by primary defeats

Two of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republicans were in real danger of going down to defeat to challengers from the right Wednesday as vote counting continued in the primary election.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pennsylvanians to cast first ballots under redistricted maps

Despite requests from county elections workers, the Legislature and governor were unable to reach an agreement to allow the counting of mail-in and absentee ballots to start earlier.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Lawmakers navigate Pennsylvania primary with unfamiliar maps

Going before voters in the May 17 primary election will be candidates for all 203 House and 25 of 50 Senate seats

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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