Latest Pennsylvania state government News

Pennsylvania Senate to put progressive prosecutor on trial

Nov. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday began what could be a long and partisan process of considering whether to force Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney, Larry Krasner, from office. Members of the Republican-controlled Senate formally received...

Special election scheduled for late Pennsylvania rep's seat

Nov. 30, 2022 14:34 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A special election will be held to replace a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who died several weeks before voters elected him to another term, marking the first of several special elections to come in a nearly evenly split state House of Representatives. The only...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 30, 2022 07:14 AM EST

Philadelphia Daily News/Inquirer. November 27, 2022. Editorial: Don’t gamble with kids? The state should heed its own advice. Running public service announcements will not stop the social ills spurred by Pennsylvania’s reckless policy on gambling. ...

Recount efforts hold up Pennsylvania election certifications

Nov. 29, 2022 18:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania elections officials said Tuesday “a handful” of counties have not fully reported results from this month's election, at least in part because organized efforts to seek recounts are pending in court. The Department of State declined to say how...

County judge to run for Pennsylvania high court seat

Nov. 29, 2022 13:44 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican judge from a suburban Philadelphia county said Tuesday that she will run for an open seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in next November’s election. Carolyn Carluccio, the president judge of Montgomery County Court, announced her candidacy...

Pennsylvania campaign wildcard Fetterman turns to governing

Nov. 28, 2022 09:20 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When John Fetterman goes to Washington in January as one of the Senate's new members, he'll bring along an irreverent style from Pennsylvania that extends from his own personal dress code — super casual — to hanging marijuana flags outside his current office in the...

Court OKs life term in 2016 police chase crash that killed 3

Nov. 24, 2022 15:19 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of third-degree murder in a Thanksgiving Day 2016 crash that killed three people following a police chase can be sentenced to a mandatory life prison term. The Tribune-Review reports that the state's...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Nov. 24, 2022 03:25 AM EST

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. November 21, 2022. Editorial: Democrats’ state House win significant The surprising success of Democrats in capturing control of the Pennsylvania state House signals a change in direction and philosophy for state policymaking. ...

Plea hearing scheduled in 'Gasland' drilling pollution case

Nov. 23, 2022 17:09 PM EST

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A plea hearing has been scheduled for next week in the long-running case of a natural gas driller facing felony charges over allegations it polluted the aquifer of a small Pennsylvania community 14 years ago. Houston-based Coterra Energy Inc. will appear in...

In narrowly split Pa. House, parties stick with top leaders

Nov. 22, 2022 17:46 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Both parties in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sticking with their top leaders as they head into the uncertainty of starting the next session in January with the chamber closely divided. House Republicans on Tuesday named Rep. Bryan Cutler of...