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How a constitutional amendment gets on the ballot in Pennsylvania

It’s a lengthy process that requires passage in two legislative sessions and advertising by the Pennsylvania Department of State.
By Kate Huangpu/Spotlight PA

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

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After advancing constitutional amendment, Pennsylvania Republicans move closer to being able to restrict abortion access

The practical effect will be that if, in the future, a Republican legislature and governor pass a law restricting abortion in some way, abortion-rights advocates won’t be able to challenge it in state courts.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

More policies are being decided by voters — is that a good thing?

Pennsylvania Republican legislators are proposing more Constitutional Amendments.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

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