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Pa. election 2022: There will be no constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot, but big ones are looming

Amending the state constitution has become the go-to tactic among legislative Republicans

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment

The ballot question asks whether a section should be added that says equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of someone’s race or ethnicity.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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1st ballot test of governor’s pandemic powers starts in Pa.

For Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, asking voters to change the constitution is the only way they have to reel in the authority of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

‘No-Knock’ ballot measure in Pittsburgh could open door to more police accountability, activists hope

If voters answer yes on May 18th, the city charter would require police to knock and announce their presence at a home, and then wait at least 15 seconds for occupants to answer before entering.

By Chris Potter/WESA

When it comes to ballot questions, it may not be what you say, but how you say it

A new study from Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Opinion Research shows people responded differently to one of the ballot questions in next week’s primary based on how it’s written.

By Sam Dunklau

Independents can vote on ballot questions, and more things to know about the May 18 primary

All voters, regardless of affiliation, will be asked to weigh in on four ballot questions, including two proposed constitutional amendments that could significantly shape Pennsylvania’s future response to disasters like the coronavirus pandemic.

By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA

As primary nears, Wolf administration campaigns against emergency powers ballot questions

Gov. Tom Wolf himself hasn’t talked about the measures recently, but that hasn’t stopped agency leaders from making their own cases against them.

By Sam Dunklau

‘The next chess move:’ Emergency powers ballot questions set the stage for a balance-of-power showdown

Voters could hand more emergency power to Pennsylvania’s legislature if they approve one or both ballot questions that deal with it.

By Sam Dunklau