With The Loss Of Two Legislative Leaders, Western PA May Have Less Clout In HarrisburgTop Republican leaders in the Senate and House will retire this year, possibly leaving a leadership void that might impact what this area gets from Harrisburg.
Senate President Joe Scarnati Will Not Seek Re-ElectionPennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati will not seek re-election.
State Senator Won't Have To Pay Legal Bills For Pa. Gerrymandering Case, Court SaysA federal appeals court is reversing a judge's decision to make Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati personally pay $29,000 in legal bills for lawyers who successfully challenged Pennsylvania's congressional districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Top Pa. Republican Senator Says He Favors Swearing In Democrat Lindsey WilliamsThe top-ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania Senate says he favors seating a Democrat who won a western Pennsylvania race last month now that he's looked into questions about the woman's residency.
Pa. Senate GOP Puts New Democrat's Residency Debate Into MotionPennsylvania's top state senator is setting in motion a process to decide whether a Democrat meets residency requirements to serve in the chamber.
Supporters Of Clergy Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Hold Rally At State CapitolSurvivors of child sexual abuse and others are ramping up pressure on Pennsylvania's Republican senators to vote on a bill to would give victims a two-year window to file lawsuits that would otherwise be outdated.
Bishop, Senate President Propose Clergy Abuse Compensation FundA church leader has joined with the state senate president in calling for the establishment of a victim's compensation fund in the wake of the grand jury report.
Pa. Senator Ordered To Pay $29K In Gerrymandering Case Legal CostsA federal judge is ordering Pennsylvania's top state senator to personally pay more than $29,300 to reimburse lawyers who successfully challenged the state's congressional districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Pa. Republicans Challenging Court Order Of New Congressional MapThe battle continues over Pennsylvania's congressional redistricting with Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai leading the challenge of the newly drawn map.
Pennsylvania Must Start Freezing Spending, Top Senator SaysA top Pennsylvania lawmaker says it's time for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to start freezing programs because the deficit-strapped state government soon won't be able to pay every bill on time.
High Court Strikes Down Zoning Limits On Gas DrillingThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court is striking down provisions that stripped the power that municipalities had over where natural gas drilling activity could occur.
Pa. Senate Leader To Seek New Limit Of 70 mphIt's been decades since a highway in Pennsylvania had a maximum speed limit of 70 miles per hour.
Special Election To Fill Orie’s Senate Seat Set For AugustThe date for the special election to fill the State Senate seat left opening following the resignation of former State Sen. Jane Orie has now been set.