Rep. Russ Diamond, Lebanon County DA join fray to earn Republican nod in SD 48

Rep. Russ Diamond, Lebanon County DA join fray to earn Republican nod in SD 48

Nine candidates, including Rep. Russ Diamond (R-Lebanon) and Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold, are confirmed to be seeking the GOP nomination for the central Pennsylvania Senate seat vacated by the resignation of former Sen. Mike Folmer last month.

Diamond announced his candidacy Wednesday morning and an additional four candidates have been confirmed as of this morning, Lebanon County Republican Party Chair Casey Arnold said. 

Thursday, October 3, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - September 16, 2019

Tweets of the Week - September 16, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, September 19, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Legislators say they will forge ahead with redistricting, election reforms despite power vacuum on Senate State Government committee

Legislators say they will forge ahead with redistricting, election reforms despite power vacuum on Senate State Government committee

On Monday, good government advocates took heart following a joint Senate and House hearing on election reforms with the hope that it might prompt action on the often thorny subject.

Two days later, the mood was decidedly different. Following the resignation of Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) after being charged with possession of child pornography, the powerful Senate State Government Committee will have new leadership as it wades into a series of high profile issues, including both voting reform and redistricting.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers continue push for no-excuse absentee ballot voting

Lawmakers continue push for no-excuse absentee ballot voting

After an omnibus election reform bill was vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf in June, state lawmakers are revisiting potential changes to the state’s Election Code, which elected officials on both sides of the political spectrum believe is long overdue.

 

In a joint meeting between the House and Senate State Government Committees on Monday, lawmakers heard from county officials and other interested stakeholders on their top election-related priorities. Their shared goal? No-excuse absentee voting.

Monday, September 16, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Funding for state commission still up in the air as lawmakers talk 2020 Census strategy

Funding for state commission still up in the air as lawmakers talk 2020 Census strategy

With the 2020 Census looming, lawmakers are still considering the prospect of whether to allocate state funding to Gov. Tom Wolf’s commission charged with getting the word out about the survey, which proponents argue could help fight against undercounting in the state.

But lawmakers expressed an array of concerns at a Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing on the matter Monday. They ranged from ruffled feathers over Wolf’s decision to unilaterally bond $90 million to fund voting machine replacement in the state to criticism over a lack of communication from the commission and worries the commission has not done enough to ensure it targets rural residents.
Monday, July 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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