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Pa. lawmakers hand out millions in public contracts to law firms that fill their campaign coffers

The mutually beneficial system, which is entirely legal, enriches the campaigns of Pa. lawmakers, who in turn hire firms for all types of legal matters — and all paid for by taxpayers.

By Sam Janesch/The Caucus and Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

The field of Senate candidates is crowded. Who has the most financial support from Pa. voters?

How much a candidate raises isn’t the only number to pay attention to. It’s also important to look at where the money comes from.

By Lucy Perkins/WESA

Pennsylvania attorney general jumps into ’22 governor’s race

Pennsylvania’s high-profile attorney general, Josh Shapiro, will formally announce his candidacy for governor on Wednesday.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press, Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

GOP wants personal voter data to root out alleged fraud. Pa. already uses a more secure system.

Pennsylvania has spent nearly half a million dollars over the past six years to find and remove outdated registrations from its voter database.

By Danielle Ohl/Spotlight PA

Updated: September 30, 2021 | 6:41 pm

Growing GOP governor’s field puts nomination ‘up for grabs’

In the space of a few weeks three more candidates, all from suburban Philadelphia, have said they are running.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: October 1, 2021 | 5:44 pm

Progressive, centrist, Trumper? These Pa. 2022 candidates could change the balance of power in the U.S. Senate

More than any other state, Pennsylvania has a good shot at changing the balance of power in the U.S. Senate after the 2022 midterm election.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

To avoid Wolf’s veto, Pa. GOP proposes giving voters final say on stricter ID rules, other election changes

By simultaneously pursuing legislative changes as well as a constitutional amendment, Republicans are presenting Gov. Tom Wolf with two options: negotiate or be cut out of the conversation completely.
By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA