County commissioners ordered the recount under pressure from activists associated with an election conspiracy group and against the advice of the local election director.
Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro taps Trump target Al Schmidt to be Pa.’s top election official
The Republican Philadelphia city commissioner famously stood up to former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud in 2020 while receiving death threats
What Mark Rozzi’s record can tell us about what kind of Pa. House speaker he’ll be
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.
Will a surprise speaker pick make the Pennsylvania House less partisan?
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 and a handful of Republicans picked the Pennsylvania House’s new speaker
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.
Who will lead the Pennsylvania House? Lawmakers will soon decide as power struggle continues.
As legislative leaders battle for control, Democrats and Republicans will choose a person to serve as speaker of the Pennsylvania House.
What Josh Shapiro’s transition team says about how he’ll govern, and why some picks are raising eyebrows
Incoming Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s transition team includes prominent Republicans and those backing policies criticized by Democrats.
Gov. Tom Wolf on COVID policies: ‘I’m going to be second-guessing myself until the day I die’
Outgoing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said criticism of his COVID-19 business closure and waiver program were “right on the mark.”
Pa. Republicans fight to prolong House majority and pass far-reaching constitutional amendments
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.
Health officials in Pa. face scrutiny over weak oversight of medical marijuana doctors
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.
Cost of Pennsylvania governor’s race sets new record amid ‘campaign finance arms race’
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.
With majority at stake, Pa. House Republicans file suit to block Democratic-scheduled special elections
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.
Wolf administration seeks to finish off the Senate GOP’s languishing 2020 election inquiry
Pennsylvania Senate Republicans requested partial Social Security and driver’s license numbers as part of a yearslong attempt to audit the 2020 election.
Almost 90% of rural Pennsylvania municipalities lack property upkeep rules
The lack of local maintenance codes can contribute to poor housing quality and less investment in areas, according to a study from the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.
Pa.’s governor spends thousands on private law firms but won’t disclose why
The legal office of Pennsylvania’s governor won’t explain why it paid private law firms at least $367,500.