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In Pennsylvania, Shapiro's low-key style poses test for Dems

Sep. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, is perhaps best known as an election denier who was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. John Fetterman, the Democrat hoping to flip the state's Senate seat, has revolutionized how campaigns use social media....

Redrawn districts inject uncertainty in legislative contests

Sep. 22, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania who have long blamed their party's legislative minorities on Republican gerrymandering will find out in November whether friendlier district maps will edge them closer to retaking control of the House and Senate. Nearly 400 state...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 21, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. September 18, 2022. Editorial: It’s time to repeal the Pa. law that allows the sale of municipal water systems Officials in Bucks County were absolutely right not to sell their system to a private company. Now, lawmakers must...

Mail ballot fight persists in key states, sure to slow count

Sep. 20, 2022 19:57 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump and his allies seized on the drawn-out vote processing and counting in Pennsylvania during the 2020 election to fuel his false claims that fraud cost him victory in the battleground state — and election officials worry that a replay could be...

Oz, Fetterman both target suburbs in key Pa. Senate race

Sep. 15, 2022 15:33 PM EDT

BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) — In a community college gymnasium in an affluent Philadelphia suburb, John Fetterman strode on to a makeshift stage to cheers and stood at a podium beneath a massive “Women for Fetterman” banner. As the crowd of mostly women looked on, Fetterman unfurled a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 14, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. September 13, 2022. Editorial: State creates, ignores addiction Gambling enables state legislators to bring in revenue indirectly. By taxing gambling operations, politicians remove themselves a step from the people who truly pay the tax...

High court tells Wolf it won't fast track amendments lawsuit

Sep. 12, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Monday rejected a request from Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf that it immediately take up his challenge to Republican legislation that has bundled a constitutional amendment regarding abortion with four unrelated proposed changes. In...

Amid campaign, Mastriano's disputed dissertation made public

Sep. 09, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Canadian university has quietly made public Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano's 2013 doctoral thesis about a legendary World War I hero, including six pages of recently added corrections that, in some cases, do not appear to fix anything. ...

Turnpike audit finds uncollected toll problem grows to $155M

Sep. 08, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The amount of uncollected tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike grew by nearly 50% last year, and a new government audit is urging the Turnpike Commission to address the problem and make changes to improve its finances. Following up on an internal study that...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Sep. 07, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

Uniontown Herald-Standard. September 4, 2022. Editorial: Pennsylvania taking step in right direction by limiting conversion therapy Time and plenty of trial and error have demonstrated that bloodletting is no cure for anyone suffering a serious illness, and is far...