Former assistant Allegheny County DA, public defender to challenge Zappala in 2019

Former assistant Allegheny County DA, public defender to challenge Zappala in 2019

Former Allegheny County assistant district attorney and chief deputy public defender Turahn Jenkins is challenging incumbent DA Stephen Zappala for his seat in 2019.

The announcement comes on the heels of the death of Atwon Rose Jr. who while unarmed was shot in the back by an East Pittsburgh police office. While Zappala is seeking a murder charge against the officer, a history of poor police-community relations has led up to Jenkins' announcement.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

DePasquale announces new audit to gauge voting security

On Monday morning, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale stood with Secretary of State Robert Torres and Senators Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) and Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) to announce that he will be conducting an audit of the state's voter registration system to assess voting security before the 2020 elections. 

Monday, June 11, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia City Council ponders campaign contribution reform

Philadelphia’s City Council’s Committee on Law and Government Tuesday discussed the possibility of shifting campaign contribution limits from an annual basis to an election cycle basis.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia

Tweets of the Week - May 14, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

What did well in primaries? Female candidates and anger at incumbents

The penchant of Pennsylvania’s primary voters for outsiders and women over sitting incumbents fueled the day’s state House outcomes, according to politicos.

Four legislative incumbents lost on an election day that also saw Republican gubernatorial candidates finish their race to out-outsider each other, and sitting Lt. Gov. Mike Stack losing his primary to tattooed progressive Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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