Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing their own version of sweeping election security bills that led to massive controversy in other states, but the legislation is unlikely to become law with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf staunchly opposed.
The bill allows the waivers to last through Sept. 30, unless Wolf's administration ends them sooner.
Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives voted on party lines Tuesday to put an end to the governor’s pandemic disaster emergency declaration, less than a month after voters dramatically expanded lawmakers’ powers to control such declarations.
Pennsylvania law allows abortions up to 24 weeks of pregnancy for any reason except to select a gender, with exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.
Pennsylvania voters became the first in the nation to impose restrictions on a governor's authority under an emergency disaster declaration after political feuds over shutdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
York, Delaware and a few other counties ran short, but election officials said voters were able to use alternative means to cast their ballots on several proposed constitutional amendments, an open seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and other statewide and local races.
Pennsylvania’s primary election will determine nominees for a seat in the state’s highest court, the extent of a governor’s authority during disaster declarations, and other contests including a hotly contested Democratic Primary for Philadelphia District Attorney.
In the first vote of its kind since the coronavirus outbreak, voters statewide will decide twin constitutional amendments that would give lawmakers much more power over disaster declarations, to apply whether the emergency is another pandemic or natural disaster.
Legislation that would give parents in Pennsylvania the option to have their children repeat a grade in school because of disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic is on its way to the state House of Representatives.
Sean Parnell, a decorated Army veteran whose regular guest on Fox News programs helped make him a favorite of former President Donald Trump, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Pennsylvania’s courts in 2014 struck down a GOP-penned law requiring a state-issued photo ID for voters, saying it imposed an unreasonable burden on the right to vote and that its backers failed to demonstrate the need for it.
GOP leaders called for state and federal probes into Insight Global's mishandling of data, and what they said was the slow response by the Wolf administration.
The bill would require PennDOT to start the process over by providing more information about its proposals, publicly advertising them, taking public comment and seeking approval from both the governor and the Legislature.
Pennsylvania will have one fewer electoral vote to offer candidates in the next election and one less representative in the U.S. House due to lagging population growth.
The Pennsylvania state House gave divided approval to let many retail stores remain open during a declared state of disaster emergency, in a Republican-sponsored bill.
Arkoosh is seeking the Democratic nomination to fill the open seat left by Senator Pat Toomey. This is widely considered Democrats’ best opportunity to pick up a U.S. Senate seat.
Lou Barletta, the former congressman who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in 2018, said Friday that he will make a decision in the next few weeks on whether to seek the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022.
A special election to fill a western Pennsylvania state House seat that is vacant because of a lawmaker’s retirement will be held on May 18, the day of the state primary.
The building will reopen March 22, the Department of General Services said.
The chairman of Pennsylvania's Senate Transportation Committee said he wants to halt plans to toll nine major bridges on interstates around the state.