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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

May. 23, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ NEWLY PUBLISHED MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULES KEEP PUBLIC NEEDLESSLY IN THE DARK May 21 In yet another reminder that it helps to read the fine print, new temporary medical marijuana regulations made public last week underline the Pennsylvania Department of Health's stubborn...

Bill would revamp how Pennsylvania draws district boundaries

May. 22, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul how Pennsylvania draws districts for the Legislature and Congress was approved by a state Senate committee vote Tuesday, but it still would require passage by both chambers and voters to go into effect. The State Government Committee voted unanimously for a...

Some lawmakers want to open primaries to independent voters

May. 22, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some top Pennsylvania lawmakers want to allow independent voters to participate in the major parties' primary elections in an effort to bring more moderates to the polls. Currently, only voters registered with a political party may vote in its primary election, leaving unaffiliated...

Legislator accused of abusing colleague must move his seat

May. 17, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders said Thursday they will take away the committee assignments — and move the seat — of a Pennsylvania state representative accused of abusing two women, including a fellow lawmaker who has a protection order against him and is assigned a bodyguard. A...

Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

May. 16, 2018 8:59 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of Democrats'...

Liberal tilt in some primaries a sign of Democratic fervor

May. 16, 2018 7:55 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Primary election season is still young, but the liberal wing of the Democratic Party is already celebrating. Democratic voters have chosen decidedly liberal candidates in several closely watched congressional primary elections, a sign that the left is driving much of Democrats'...

The Latest: Trump celebrates Barletta, Fischer primary wins

May. 16, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating two of his favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, who won their U.S. Senate primaries. In a pair of tweets Wednesday morning, Trump said...

Winners of contested races in Pennsylvania's primary

May. 16, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

The winners of contested races for governor, lieutenant governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House in Pennsylvania's primary on Tuesday. Three U.S. House primaries were too close to call Tuesday night. US SENATE Four-term U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta won a two-way Republican primary. He will face two-term Democratic U.S....

Wagner wins GOP gubernatorial nod; Barletta to take on Casey

May. 16, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans picked a tough-talking state senator and a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump to be their party's nominees for governor and U.S. Senate, setting the stage for what is expected to be a hotly contested general election two years after Pennsylvania...

Trash-hauling millionaire Wagner GOP pick to challenge Wolf

May. 15, 2018 11:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State senator and waste-hauling millionaire Scott Wagner won Tuesday's three-way Republican primary contest to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, capping a personal spending spree that helped make Wagner the front-runner and the GOP's endorsed candidate. Wagner defeated two...