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Democrats endorse McCaffery for seat on state's high court

Jan. 31, 2023 18:01 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Democratic Party has voted to endorse an appellate court judge from Philadelphia, Daniel McCaffery, to be the party's nominee for an open state Supreme Court seat in this year's election. Party committee members voted at their meeting over the...

Constitutional amendments stalled with Pa. House stalemate

Jan. 27, 2023 17:39 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters almost certainly will not see a package of proposed constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot in May’s primary election after a deadline set by Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration came and went Friday for lawmakers to pass the...

Lawmakers appeal ruling on legality of impeaching Philly DA

Jan. 26, 2023 18:28 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers on Thursday filed an appeal with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, hoping to preserve elements of their impeachment case against an elected progressive Philadelphia prosecutor. The appeal asks the state's highest court to review last...

Event to mark Todd's rise as first female Pa. chief justice

Jan. 19, 2023 21:08 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd will be formally installed as chief justice in a ceremony set for Friday afternoon in a downtown Pittsburgh hotel. The daughter of a steelworker who grew up in Ellwood City, Todd has been serving for months...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 18, 2023 12:32 PM EST

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 10, 2023. Editorial: Don’t let bipartisan experiment in Pa. House unravel An experiment in bipartisan government in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is less than a week old, and cracks are beginning to appear. If the...

Pennsylvania Sen. Casey to undergo prostate cancer surgery

Jan. 05, 2023 12:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania said Thursday that he will undergo surgery for prostate cancer but is expected to make a full recovery. Casey, 62, said in a statement that he was diagnosed last month. “While this news came as a...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 29, 2022 01:18 AM EST

Lancaster Online/LNP. December 21, 2022. Editorial: The power struggle in the Pennsylvania House is unseemly Instead of “yea” and “nay,” we fully expect members of the Pennsylvania House to start saying “nuh-uh,” “shut up” and “you shut up,” while...

On a new map, Pennsylvania elects most diverse assembly ever

Dec. 26, 2022 10:19 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When mapmakers reimagined the boundaries of Pennsylvania's 253 legislative districts, they did it with an eye on the state's growing racial and ethnic minorities, and officials say that has helped yield the most diverse incoming class of lawmakers yet. The...

Shapiro's bipartisanship talk welcome in fight-weary Capitol

Dec. 14, 2022 11:31 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro will take office next month talking about how voters across the political spectrum in Pennsylvania gave him a mandate, a message he will carry into a state Capitol riven by partisanship and, recently, a breakdown in lawmaking. ...

Authorities ID woman and girl killed when truck hits train

Dec. 11, 2022 18:20 PM EST

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota State Patrol has identified the two people who died after a pickup truck collided with a train near Harrisburg. The Patrol said Sunday that Jennifer Torgerson, 45, and Kaylee Torgerson, 12, both died at the scene of the crash about a mile...