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Pa. GOP lawmakers want voters to give them the power to end governor’s emergency orders

The proposed constitutional amendment is the result of long-festering resentment against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf over his actions to control the coronavirus pandemic.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Why isn’t the Pa. legislature more productive? Some say unfair rules hold lawmakers back

Most bills proposed in the Pennsylvania legislature never get a vote, but some lawmakers want to change that in the new legislative session.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

As coronavirus hits home, Pa. GOP shifts messaging but still rejects mandates

At least two Republican lawmakers said Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 diagnosis was proof masks and other mitigation efforts don’t work.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

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Updated: December 10, 2020 | 11:48 am

Some Dems want maskless House GOP lawmakers sworn in last

A group of Democrats in the state House wants their adamantly maskless GOP colleagues to be sworn in next month after everyone else, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Despite election losses, Democrats will have advantages in next year’s redistricting process

Although Democrats failed to flip the Pennsylvania legislature this year, divided government could give them more say than Republicans in the upcoming redistricting process.

By An-Li Herring/WESA

Pa. lawmaker claims Capitol unsafe after fifth member tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Jim Gregory (R., Blair) announced Thursday evening he had tested positive for COVID-19.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Pa. legislative committee to audit county election data

The Thursday evening move by the Pennsylvania House is being criticized as “inappropriate” and a “fishing expedition.”

By Sam Dunklau

Updated: November 5, 2020 | 11:44 am

Republicans poised to expand Pa. Senate control, keep House majority

Control of the legislature is particularly important heading into 2021, when lawmakers will draw new congressional maps and potentially shape state politics for the next decade.

By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Democrats hope to ride spending wave to state House majority

If Democrats do regain the majority, a big reason may be unusually high spending on House races this year.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press