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Updated: September 16, 2020 | 4:18 pm

Top Pa. Republican’s campaign sues journalists over public records costs

Sen. Joseph Scarnati’s campaign is seeking thousands of dollars from a news organization and two journalists, even though a state agency says he’s not entitled to collect the fees.

By Michael Wereschagin/The Caucus and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Updated: July 1, 2020 | 6:21 pm

Pa. Supreme Court sides with governor in dispute over emergency powers

GOP legislature argued that it had the power to end Gov. Wolf's coronavirus emergency declaration
By Benjamin Pontz

A ruling could come as soon as this week in legal standoff between Wolf and Pa. legislature

The fate of the governor’s emergency declaration hangs in the balance

By Benjamin Pontz

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Top Pa. GOP lawmaker fast-tracking a lucrative gambling expansion that would benefit a major campaign donor

The maneuvering offers a window into the raw intersection between politics and policy-making in Pennsylvania, and how campaign dollars can drive the legislative agenda.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Updated: May 8, 2020 | 8:02 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf rejects GOP subpoena for business waiver records, but releases some information online

The information, published late Friday, only identified which businesses received waivers, falling well short of what the legislature had requested.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Businesses tied to Gov. Tom Wolf, top Pa. senator close after questions about how they qualified as ‘life-sustaining’

Wolf's office said the state had rescinded a waiver granted to the governor's former cabinet supply company after inquiries from Spotlight PA and PA Post.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Ed Mahon

Trump aims to win hearts (and votes) of black voters

President's campaign stressing criminal justice reforms
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Joe Scarnati, top state Senate Republican, announces retirement

Joe Scarnati has represented the 25th Senate District for two decades, and rose to power as Senate President Pro Tempore in 2006.
By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

Secrecy, deal-making rule in process to pick Pa.’s interim judges

Gov. Wolf's nomination of a top GOP aide for a coveted judgeship is renewing scrutiny on a process mostly hidden from the public
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Could Erie County become home to Pa.’s 15th community college? Gov. Wolf supports it

But the top-ranking Republican in the Senate is opposed
By Ed Mahon