Latest Pennsylvania state government News

After primary, Mastriano rejoins closed Senate GOP meetings

May. 24, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Fallout from last week's primary election has been playing out in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in recent days, including punishment for two lawmakers who worked to unseat fellow incumbents. In the Senate, GOP gubernatorial nominee Sen. Doug Mastriano was...

Former state AG sent to treatment after probation violation

May. 23, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s former top law enforcement officer, who served jail time for leaking secret investigative files and lying about it, admitted Monday that she violated her probation when she was arrested for drunken driving in March. Kathleen Kane, the first...

GOP's 2020 election inquiry contract extended by 6 months

May. 23, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Legislature are extending their inquiry into the state's 2020 presidential election inspired by former President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud. The contract is to last for another six months, through Nov....

Wolf's environmental protection secretary to depart agency

May. 23, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A cabinet secretary who helped shepherd Pennsylvania's entry into a regional carbon pricing program to combat climate change is leaving the administration of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The governor said Monday that Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick...

Pennsylvania's Fetterman released from hospital after stroke

May. 22, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee in the state’s high-profile U.S. Senate contest, has been released from the hospital after a stay of more than a week following a stroke, his wife and his campaign said Sunday. Fetterman, 52, won...

Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

May. 20, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. ...

Lee wins Democratic primary in historic bid for Congress

May. 20, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Summer Lee has won a five-way Democratic primary for a Pittsburgh-based U.S. House seat, making her the favorite in the heavily Democratic district to win the fall general election and become the first Black woman elected to Congress from Pennsylvania. Friday...

Summer Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

May. 20, 2022 18:24 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer Lee wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District.

Shamaine Daniels wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District.

May. 19, 2022 16:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shamaine Daniels wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District.

Lisa Scheller wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.

May. 19, 2022 16:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lisa Scheller wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District.