Republicans divided, Democrats look ahead as Senate special fight brews

Republicans divided, Democrats look ahead as Senate special fight brews

With their five seat pickup in November, Senate Democrats made the biggest one-cycle gain since President Dwight Eisenhower’s first midterm.

They now could have a chance at one more.

At least four Democrats are in as the party hopes to flip one more seat in the Senate ahead of 2020, while local Republicans are trying to rally to an alternative name over chamber leadership's favorite.
Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Senate Dems name 2019 committee chairs

Senate Dems name 2019 committee chairs

Senate Democrats also named their new committee chairs on Monday. 

All five of the caucus's freshmen took over as committee chairs including Sen. Maria Collett (D-Montgomery), Sen. Steve Santasiero (D-Bucks), Sen. Katie Muth (D-Montogmery) and Sen. Lindsey Williams (D-Allegheny) and Sen Tim Kearney (D-Delaware).

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: News and Views
Baker in at Judiciary as Senate Republicans name majority chairs

Baker in at Judiciary as Senate Republicans name majority chairs

Senate Republicans named their new committee chairs Monday.

Among the biggest changes were Sen. Lisa Baker's (R-Luzerne) ascension to head the Senate Judiciary Committee with the retirement of long-time chairman Stewart Greenleaf last year.

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Rep. Joshua Kail

Freshman Focus: Rep. Joshua Kail

Meet Rep. Joshua Kail (R-Beaver), the new representative of the 15th district. With six kids under the age of eight, Kail leads a busy life, but he still decided to run for office to try to make a difference in Pennsylvania. 

Find out more about why he decided to run for the House, what goals he has for Pennsylvania, and what he likes to do in his spare time with those six kids.

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Briggs to Judiciary, Vitali to Energy as House Dems name committee chairs

Briggs to Judiciary, Vitali to Energy as House Dems name committee chairs

House Democrats named their committee chairs Monday morning, shuffling a few of their top committees.

Monday, January 7, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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