It’s a lengthy process that requires passage in two legislative sessions and advertising by the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Speaker Mark Rozzi sent lawmakers home Monday after Democratic and Republican leaders failed to reach an agreement on rules needed in order to advance any legislation.
New Pennsylvania House Speaker Mark Rozzi said he would not consider any other legislation until a constitutional amendment opening a two-year window for civil lawsuits is considered.
County commissioners ordered the recount under pressure from activists associated with an election conspiracy group and against the advice of the local election director.
The Republican Philadelphia city commissioner famously stood up to former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020 while receiving death threats
Rozzi’s decade-long legislative career has been defined by his advocacy for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Few know what to expect from his surprise tenure as speaker.
Some are hopeful the chamber will finally pass rule changes aimed at giving all lawmakers a say in making policy, but there’s reason to be skeptical.
Democrats won 102 seats in the 203-member chamber during the November midterm election, but three vacancies led to a battle for control and ultimately a compromise pick.
As legislative leaders battle for control, Democrats and Republicans will choose a person to serve as speaker of the Pennsylvania House.
Incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s transition team includes prominent Republicans and those backing policies criticized by Democrats.
Outgoing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said criticism of his COVID-19 business closure and waiver program were “right on the mark.”
Republicans could have a functional majority in the Pa. House until at least February and are considering using the advantage to pass major constitutional amendments.
Echoing findings of a Spotlight PA investigation, an advisory board is questioning the rigor of telemedicine appointments for marijuana cards and advertising by marijuana businesses.
The $100 million total price tag, more than half of which was spent by Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro, underscores the state’s notoriously weak campaign finance laws.
If the courts side with Cutler, it would delay filling three empty, Democratic-leaning seats until at least March, with the May primary being the latest an election could be scheduled.