State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

The State House Sound Bites Podcast is now called State of the State and is a part of PA Post, a digital-first, citizen-focused news organization to hold Pennsylvania’s government accountable to its citizens.

PA Post's State of the State podcast: New-session pandemonium

Written by Katie Meyer | Feb 1, 2019 11:14 AM
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a rally in the Pennsylvania Capitol's rotunda calling for lawmakers to take action on anti-gun violence legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Marc Levy/The Associated Press)

The legislative session is finally kicking off in earnest, and lawmakers seem to be taking that as a cue to launch as many initiatives as they can, as fast as they can.

This week, we'll explain three divisive (and perennial) causes Governor Tom Wolf is throwing his weight behind: gun control, a minimum wage hike, and a severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Plus, we'll recap two burgeoning efforts on election overhauls and probation and parole reform that are getting an unusual (for Harrisburg) amount of bipartisan support.

And finally, we'll go behind the scenes on reporter Emily Previti's excavation of data from the 2018 election, and the surprising insight she got into the impact congressional redistricting had on the result.

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