Originally published in the York Dispatch on January 2, 2020: State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York City, on Thursday announced she will run for a third term in the state Legislature in 2020. Hill-Evans, who first won the seat in 2016, announced her reelection bid in a Thursday, Jan. 2, news release. She’s the only Democrat representing York County in […]

Originally published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on November 25, 2019 A Democratic state senator who represents a Northeast Pennsylvania district that voted for Barack Obama in 2012 and Donald Trump in 2016 dropped his party registration last week and declared he would caucus with Republicans in Harrisburg. The next day, a veteran Republican state representative who represents […]

State Rep. Tina Davis is introducing a bill to move the commonwealth’s cut of sports betting proceeds into its property tax relief fund, through which the state removes some of the local school tax burden from homeowners, rather than its general fund. The money Pennsylvania collects from newly legalized sports betting could become a touchdown or a […]

Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed Republican state Rep. Thomas Murt’s May 20 opinion piece titled “Mail order orthodontics on the rise.” In this column, Rep. Murt outlined the reasons that he believes mail-order braces and at-home straightening kits, such as Invisalign, to be (in his words) “a very dangerous practice that needs to be addressed.” He ends […]

Pennsylvania needs state lawmakers who will put working families first and build an economy that works for everyone. The number one way to do that? Pass a state budget that allows working families to succeed. For too long, we’ve seen working families struggle to get ahead while big corporations and wealthy special interests get all […]

Biden cited her past business experience and her time as a Solebury supervisor as reasons for his support. Former Vice President Joe Biden has endorsed Democratic candidate Helen Tai in the race to represent the 178th state House district. Tai faces off against Republican Wendi Thomas to serve the remainder of former state Rep. Scott Petri’s term in the May […]

Once. That’s the number of times that House Democrats say they’ve successfully managed to get a bill out of the chamber’s State Government Committee in the eight years that Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the notoriously touch-averse Republican from Butler County, has held the reins. And it was …  a land-transfer bill. In 2014. “It’s a black hole,” fumes […]