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Democrats keep Pennsylvania House majority, positioning party to prevent limits on abortion rights

Heather Boyd won a seat in the Philadelphia suburbs, beating Republican Katie Ford for a vacancy created by the resignation of Democratic Rep. Mike Zabel. 

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania House speaker Joanna McClinton responds to harassment allegations against fellow Democrat Mike Zabel

The allegations are roiling an already fragile House Democratic majority, and are the first major test of McClinton’s speakership
By Sam Dunklau

New Pennsylvania House rules must come with new political will

State House has more options to advance popular bills, but experts warn lawmakers themselves could stand in the way.
By Sam Dunklau

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

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

Democrats sweep special elections, affirming first Pennsylvania state House majority in 12 years

Democratic candidates have won three special elections, which means the party officially controls the chamber after a month-long impasse with Republicans.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA