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Here’s how Democrats could flip the Pennsylvania legislature

Just nine Republican seats in the House and four in the Senate would have to flip to blue in order for power in Harrisburg to change hands.

By Katie Meyer

Gov. Wolf slams GOP for trying to thwart COVID-19 mitigation

For months, the GOP-controlled legislature has chafed under the executive authority Wolf assumed as part of his COVID-19 disaster declaration. Wolf has consistently shot down their efforts. Most recently, lawmakers failed to override his veto of the sports bill.

By Katie Meyer

Pa. House passes constitutional changes that would limit governor’s emergency powers

The state Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the governor’s disaster emergency declaration, saying the legislature can’t terminate the declaration on its own.
By Ed Mahon

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Updated: July 14, 2020 | 6:14 pm

Pa. Democratic state senator tests positive for the coronavirus

A spokesperson for Senate Democrats said Sen. Anthony Williams received the result Tuesday.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Two for the price of one: Pair of proposed amendments to state constitution head to Pa. House

Bid to limit governor's emergency powers is attached to racial equality amendment
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: June 12, 2020 | 5:55 pm

Wolf asks state Supreme Court to rule on emergency powers dispute immediately

Responding to legislature's lawsuit, Wolf asks high court to use "King's Bench" jurisdiction
By Benjamin Pontz

Pa. courts may avoid definitive ruling in legal fight over governor’s emergency powers

While both governor and legislature want quick action, judiciary likely to proceed deliberately
By Benjamin Pontz

13 ideas to improve policing in Pennsylvania

At least 2 will be considered by a legislative panel next week
By Ed Mahon

Updated: June 9, 2020 | 10:58 pm

Pa. legislature passes resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency order

Action sets up a likely court fight over whether governor can veto the move
By Benjamin Pontz