HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers who went to prison on corruption-related charges have received a reprieve of sorts.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day after leaving his post as speaker of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives, Mike Turzai has become general counsel for the Pittsburgh-based natural gas division of...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The highest ranking Republican in the state House said Wednesday he will leave office next week, creating an election year power vacuum atop the politically riven...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans are claiming victory and Democrats conceding defeat in three special elections Tuesday to fill empty seats in the Pennsylvania House of...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge late Monday night rejected an attempt to delay a special election to fill a vacant seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives from Bucks County over concerns...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The abrupt announcement by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House this week that he would not run for another term in the Legislature made him the 15th state representative...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai will not run for reelection, the Republican announced Thursday, ending the career of a conservative force in state government in a critical...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai, the most prominent fiscal and social conservative in state government, will hold a news conference Thursday amid speculation in the...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in three Pennsylvania House districts will choose new state representatives during special elections scheduled for March, the state House speaker announced...
HARRISBURG, pa. (AP) — Voters in a west Philadelphia district in the state House of Representatives will replace a lawmaker accused of stealing from a charity during a special election early next...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of bilking a charity she founded out of more than $500,000 announced Thursday she was resigning.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state Senate passed a bill Wednesday to outlaw abortions because of a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, although it faces a veto on Gov. Tom Wolf's...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to assert control over a key part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s effort to fight climate change in the nation’s fourth-biggest emitter of greenhouse...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will resume opening its sessions with faith-based prayers, more than a month after a federal appeals court said the practice...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court reversed a lower court decision and ruled Friday that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' policy of barring atheists from delivering...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf plans to veto legislation passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature to substantially expand taxpayer support by $100 million for private and...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to substantially expand taxpayer support for private and religious schools is taking another step in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a rural central Pennsylvania district will pick a new state House member in August to fill the vacancy created by a recent congressional election.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a western Pennsylvania state House district will pick a replacement during the spring primary for Rep. Brian Ellis, who recently quit while under investigation for...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will fill two vacancies in the state House in special elections scheduled for March 12.
House Speaker Mike Turzai on Wednesday announced the date of the contests for districts in the Scranton area and in Philadelphia.
Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich of Lackawanna County died in office in October, and Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned last month after being sentenced on a bribery conviction.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on swearing-in day for Pennsylvania state lawmakers (all times local):
Pennsylvania state lawmakers are ready for the coming two-year session after being sworn in on New Year's Day.
The House welcomed 42 new members and seven new senators took the oath of office on Tuesday after winning election in November.
Three House seats aren't filled, all belonging to Democrats. One resigned, one died in office and a newly elected member is on her honeymoon.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative stepped down on Tuesday, ending uncertainty about her official status that had swirled since she was sentenced to probation in a bribery case 11 days earlier.
Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Philadelphia, said in a letter to House Speaker Mike Turzai that her resignation was being done under protest, noting her legal challenge to the criminal conviction will continue.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a Pennsylvania House member in a bribery case (all times local):
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives says he considers the tenure of a Philadelphia Democrat to have ended with her sentencing on a bribery conviction.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is dismissing another challenge by top Republican lawmakers from Pennsylvania to the legality of new congressional district boundaries imposed by the state's highest court in a gerrymandering case.
The high court on Monday denied the case by House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. It's the third time the nation's highest court has rejected such a GOP effort.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is vetoing bills that recently passed the Legislature dealing with public debt, price gouging during emergencies and agricultural education.
The Democratic governor on Wednesday rejected legislation that addresses how the state pays down debt, saying it would reduce flexibility.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives said Wednesday his chamber is about to again take up proposed changes to the state's limits on child sexual abuse lawsuits, predicting enough support to pass a two-year window to allow victims with older claims to sue.
Speaker Mike Turzai called the two-year window "a compromise" compared with a competing proposal to retroactively eliminate all limits on lawsuits for victims of all ages.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
IT'S BACK TO BUSINESS FOR EVERYONE BUT PA STATE LAWMAKERS, Sept. 11
September is back to business for school children and workers who have burned off their vacation time. Why isn't it the case for state lawmakers?
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge has halted the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' policy banning people who don't believe in God from giving the invocations made at the start of each day's legislative floor session.
U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher Conner on Wednesday sided with atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and humanists who challenged the policy that has limited the opening prayers to those who believe in God or a divine or higher power.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The fight over trying to take politics out of drawing Pennsylvania's legislative and congressional districts shifted Wednesday to the state House of Representatives, where majority Republicans may be mostly interested in overhauling how state appeals judges are elected.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives didn't look very far to find a new member of the board for the system of state-owned universities: he appointed himself.
Speaker Mike Turzai said Monday that he was honored to join the 20-member Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposal to prohibit abortions in Pennsylvania when the sole reason is that the fetus has or may have Down syndrome passed the state House on Monday by a comfortable margin.
The Republican-majority chamber voted 139-56 to send the Senate a bill that supporters said would protect a vulnerable population.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is giving the Democratic voters who successfully challenged Pennsylvania's congressional map a few days to weigh in on whether the new districts should be put on hold.
Alito called Wednesday for a response to the request for a stay made by the state Legislature's highest-ranking Republicans.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor and elections officials urged the state's highest court on Monday to stand by its throwing out a congressional district map on constitutional grounds and establishing new district boundaries.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a new congressional district map that is widely considered likely to give Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control of the U.S. House.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Friday produced a new proposed map of the state's congressional districts, three weeks after the state Supreme Court declared the former map unconstitutional.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Republican legislative leaders producing new proposed congressional district map (all times local):
A map of Pennsylvania congressional districts drawn up by Republican legislative leaders is in the hands of the Democratic governor, who'll determine if he supports using it to replace the map thrown out last month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Thursday they would not be able to meet a court-ordered deadline to hold a vote on a replacement map for the state's congressional districts, but that they still hoped to develop a plan in the coming days.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers headed home Wednesday with two days left to comply with a court order to redraw boundaries of the state's widely criticized congressional districts as top Republican lawmakers hunkered down to figure out a plan.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A meeting between the governor and Republican legislative leaders, and a House committee's unanimous procedural vote, are the most visible signs of progress in the effort to enact new congressional district maps.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf met briefly with House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati on Tuesday, but no progress was reported.
Elsewhere in the Capitol, the State Government Committee positioned a bill to be ready in case there's a deal.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Democratic justice's comments critical of gerrymandering should require him to remove himself from a case challenging Pennsylvania's congressional district map, Republican legislative leaders argued in a court filing on Friday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters will fill two vacancies in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on the same day as the spring primary.
Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai announced the May 15 special elections on Monday.
The Washington County seat was held until Dec. 31 by Democrat Brandon Neuman , who's been elected judge.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The four announced GOP candidates for governor of Pennsylvania worked to distinguish themselves at their second public forum together Thursday night, avoiding direct attacks on each other or clashes on high-profile issues as they vie for the state party committee's endorsement in the race.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party's endorsement.
That endorsement vote, scheduled for Feb. 10, could determine who stays in the primary race and who gets to brag that they won the endorsement while drawing upon the financial benefits of the party's backing.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An outspoken and conservative Pennsylvania state lawmaker has stirred calls to resign or be demoted after he interrupted a committee meeting to accost his Democratic counterpart for touching his arm and suggest the man might be gay.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday called Rep. Daryl Metcalfe's comments offensive and discriminatory, and said it is "part of a disturbing pattern of behavior."
WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive austerity in state budgeting, will run for governor.
Turzai, 58, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he will seek the Republican nomination in May's primary election to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who is running for a second four-year term.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai tells AP he's running for governor.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature's two highest-ranking Republican leaders were ordered Thursday to turn over documents related to development of the state's latest congressional districts map, which a lawsuit claims has given the GOP an unconstitutional edge in elections.