Elections

Pa Senate Republicans muscle judicial election change into redistricting bill

(Lancaster Online - AP) Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday moved to capitalize on the political momentum behind adopting a less partisan redistricting system...

State auditor to study security of Pennsylvania voter rolls

(Sentinel - Mark Scolforo Associated Press) Pennsylvania’s elected governmental watchdog announced Monday a team from his agency will take a closer look at the state’s...

HOW TO FIX LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTING IN PENNSYLVANIA (WITHOUT MAKING THINGS WORSE)

(Third & State - Marc Stier) We at the PBPC have been very critical of the effort to pass SB22, a constitutional amendment to change...

Revamping The Redistricting Process Might Be Progress, But No Guarantee Of...

(Susquehanna Valley Center for Public Policy) In the late 1970s, when Pennsylvania still had a comparatively healthy complement of 25 congressmen, a statewide magazine...

Pa. Sen. Scott Wagner resigning his seat to focus on governor’s...

(Philadelphia Inquirer) Republican gubernatorial nominee Scott Wagner will resign his seat in the state Senate next week to focus on his attempt to take...

Democrats prep for battle, not surfing a blue wave

(Bloomberg) Democrats are still optimistic about winning control of the House in the fall elections, but are worried it’ll be more seat-to-seat combat than...

Pennsylvania open primaries draw mixed reaction

(Morning Call) If you're going to open primary elections to everyone, why not just skip the primaries and let everyone compete in the general...

PA Lawmakers Propose Using ‘Merit Selection’ Process To Choose Statewide Judges

(WESA) A bill that would end elections for Pennsylvania’s three statewide courts is making its way through the state House. HB 111 would establish a “merit...

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