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New Pa. House rules sought to strengthen bipartisanship. Insiders say it didn’t work.

The state House is now passing more bills from the minority party. But insiders say the bipartisan productivity is because of a slim partisan divide, not because of new chamber rules.

By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Pennsylvania House ready to take on business with new operating rules

The usually-arcane rules — approved along party lines — reduce the partisan divide
By Sam Dunklau

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Updated: 2023-02-28 19:30:00

Mark Rozzi says he will step down as speaker of the Pennsylvania House

Rozzi, who was elected in a surprise deal engineered by Republicans, said he wanted to make way for Democrat Joanna McClinton to become the chamber’s first female speaker.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

The Pa. House is getting ready to consider critical chamber rules. Here’s what you need to know.

As a vote on the rules approaches, some state House Democrats are unsure about giving the GOP meaningful power to influence policymaking.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

Tension during Pennsylvania’s special House session threatens bipartisan hopes

The special session focusing on childhood sexual abuse survivors may signal trouble ahead.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. Speaker Mark Rozzi pledges to ready House rules by month’s end

The Berks County Democrat who pledged to act as an ”independent” speaker has led meetings across the state to get input.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. House control will likely be decided by special elections this week

The Pennsylvania state House has been unable to function for a month. Three special elections this week could end the standoff, though big questions remain.
By Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA