Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Tom Wolf was a guest on KDKA 1020’s morning show Tuesday where hosts Larry Reichert and John Shumway peppered him with questions over the recent state supreme court order invalidating Pennsylvania’s current 2011-adopted congressional map and the effects of the ending of the federal government shutdown.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania discusses gerrymandering lawsuit

League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania discusses gerrymandering lawsuit

The legal director for the public interest law center, Mimi Mckenzie kicked off a press conference Wednesday afternoon after a hearing on the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania lawsuit.

Members of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania joined to discuss their views relative to the 2011 Congressional map, currently the subject of the litigation.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

With the legislature returning to session in just less than two weeks, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) provided an update Thursday on the various priorities of the House Republican Caucus and the state House of Representatives as a whole.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack entered the fray over Pennsylvania’s currently litigated 2011 congressional map Wednesday by announcing he has filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff’s in the state court redistricting suit attempting to have the map declared unconstitutional under state law.

 

“The Republican leadership created this map without any public input and the results have been a disaster,” Stack said Wednesday. “The current map has contorted districts and fails to keep communities of interest in a single district.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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