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  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate Republicans propose new Electoral College plan.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. He may have been defeated last session, but Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, hasn't given up on his plan to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its votes in the Electoral College. On Monday,...
  • PA Electoral College taps Obama, Biden for a second term

     
    Pennsylvania’s members of the Electoral College gathered in the state Capitol Monday for a constitutional ritual that began with flowery nods to American history and ended with a largely pro forma vote that help usher President Barack Obama and...
  • Pennsylvania high court to hear arguments over redistricting

    Pennsylvania high court to hear arguments over redistricting
    Two hotly debated election issues are coming to the forefront this week in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on redistricting and Voter ID starting tomorrow in Philadelphia. Senate democrats are among the dozen...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Wednesday Five.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It occurs to us that an 18-year-old sailor serving on that day would now be 88 years old. The......
  • Dermody: Who Voted For Legislative Map That Got Thrown Out, Says New Map Should Be Constitutional And Stuff.

     
    You'd Think He'd Have Figured That Out The First Time. Just below you'll find the text of a letter from House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, to Judge Steve McEwen, the chair of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. More astute readers.....
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Shale Deal Near?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So remember how, last month, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R- Jefferson, said he wanted a deal on an impact fee before Gov. Tom Corbett gave his second budget address? Well, we're just about......
  • House Sends Impact Fee Bill To Corbett's Desk.

     
    Legislation that would require Marcellus shale drillers to pay a local impact fee to cover the public cost of natural gas exploration is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted 101-90 on Wednesday after hours of sometimes...
  • Top House Democrat Wants To Move Ahead With Special Elections.

     
    The top Democrat in the state House said Thursday that he wants the chamber’s Republican speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats – including one in the Lehigh Valley --- that have been on hold since the......
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Democrats, Including Lehigh County's Cunningham, Increase Pressure For Special Election.

     
    Pennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive........
  • House signs off on $4.5B in bonds to pay off unemployment debt, eligibility fixes.

     
    Legislation that would allow Pennsylvania to pay off nearly $4 billion in borrowed federal unemployment benefits , while also placing new limits on eligibility and benefits – is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted........