Leaders of the fund have become increasingly upset over what they perceive as “leaks” about the botched investment calculation scandal that has led to multiple federal investigations.
The chair of the committee in charge of drawing the legislative maps said it will be “challenging” to finish them in under 30 days.
The governor and top lawmakers are facing a Jan. 30 deadline to complete the congressional map, or the state courts will take over.
Wolf’s veto tally grew extensively during the pandemic and will likely expand during his final 13 months in office, as Republicans continue to largely bypass his agenda.
State Republicans have increasingly relied on constitutional amendments to pursue policy initiatives Gov. Tom Wolf would otherwise reject and most Democrats don’t support.
If Wolf and the legislature do not agree on a final plan by Jan. 30, Commonwealth Court said it will take over the process as part of an ongoing lawsuit.
As lawmakers shielded details of their legal spending last year, they spent an additional $35,000 in taxpayer money to fight efforts to make the information public.
Democrats and nonpartisan good-government groups decried the proposed constitutional amendment as an attempted power grab that does nothing to remove lawmaker influence from the process.
The commission’s nonpartisan chair also defended the redistricting process against accusations of partisan bias.
Anticipating that the Democratic governor and GOP lawmakers won’t be able to agree on a map, concerned citizens and redistricting advocates are lobbying the state Supreme Court to intervene.
The Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot was the culmination of deliberate lies and misinformation about the November 2020 election results and involved dozens of Pennsylvanians.
The Legislative Reapportionment Commission will hold four meetings the week of Jan. 3 to accept feedback on the maps, both in person and virtually.
Activists and Hall’s family are holding vigils in more than a dozen locations to remember the 19-year-old’s life and show officials they will not forget about his death.
Hospital officials warn decreased mask use, aggressive COVID-19 variants, and flu infections could worsen Pa.’s rising case rate.
A staffing shortage has left people with intellectual and developmental disabilities without essential services and their families without desperately needed help.