In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

Answering rapid fire questions on property taxes, gerrymandering and marijuana, the four Republicans vying to challenge sitting Democratic Governor Tom Wolf mostly held back from swiping directly at each other Saturday night.

Held on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, the debate showcased a uniform platform among all four candidates — that Pennsylvania’s government is inefficient, its taxes high, its budget bloated and its regulations burdensome.

Sunday, January 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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
Commonwealth Court makes redistricting case recommendations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Commonwealth Court makes redistricting case recommendations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Judge Kevin Brobson of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court issued his findings of fact and conclusions of law in the League of Women Voters case where several groups challenged Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Monday, January 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Anti-corruption activists ask legislators to advance good-government bills

Anti-corruption activists ask legislators to advance good-government bills

On Monday morning, the Capitol Rotunda was filed with anti-corruption activists who walked from Lancaster to Harrisburg to deliver letters to legislators to tell them to pass the bills that would end gerrymandering and ban bribery.

Monday, November 13, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

In an effort to end what many in the political world consider the unfair practice of gerrymandering in state and congressional legislative districts, Pittsburgh City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to support two state bills that aim to reform the process by which legislative districts are redrawn.

The Will of Council presented by a number of city councilmembers calls the decennial drawing of districts a “detriment of our representative democracy,” and argued that the state, and the city of Pittsburgh, “deserve a fair, fully transparent, impartial and depoliticized process.”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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