FILE PHOTO: Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., looks on in the House Chamber after they reconvened for arguments over the objection of certifying Arizona’s Electoral College votes in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Six weeks earlier, Kelly, an ally of President Trump, had filed a lawsuit that, had it been successful, would have canceled the legally cast votes of more than 2 million Pennsylvanians. Caroline Brehman / Pool via AP Photo

Taxpayers footed Pa.’s bill for election lawsuits. Costs went into the millions

By Julia Agos

The Pennsylvania Department of State paid law firms over $3.4 million for work on election-related lawsuits. They came from at least three political parties.


Some in power are still mad that Pa.’s Supreme Court ruled on election law. Here’s why it matters now.

Several court watchers say the belief is more complicated than it seems, while political strategists say it’s part of a wider plan to make voting in Pennsylvania more difficult.

By Sam Dunklau

After Georgia: Here are 4 states to watch next on voting legislation

In the wake of last year’s massive voter turnout, lawmakers across the country have proposed hundreds of bills to reform how their states conduct elections.

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Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright in Minnesota with ‘accidental discharge’ is identified

“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet.”

By Becky Sullivan and Vanessa Romo/NPR

President Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

The meeting came as the Biden’s team is making a direct argument for lawmakers to put their constituents ahead of their ideologies.

By Josh Boak/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania: All adults eligible for vaccine on Tuesday

State health officials said Monday that the quicker rollout was enabled by “ongoing appointment availability” in many parts of the state. Gov. Tom Wolf says the accelerated timetable is necessary to keep up with increase coronavirus case counts and hospitalizations.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Pa. man accused of leaving impeachment manager vulgar voicemails

Authorities have charged a man accused of leaving a series of vulgar voicemails at the Pennsylvania district office of U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean as she worked as an impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump.

By The Associated Press

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