Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg

Facing his first electoral challenge in eight years, State Representative Paul Costa (D-Allegheny) bobbed and weaved through a whirlwind candidates’ forum Monday night, relying on his record to try to make his case for reelection. 
 
Costa’s challenger, 30 year old Braddock native community activist Summer Lee, already has the endorsement of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has followed through on their support with progressive rhetoric. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Two candidates in, one deciding, for open race to fill Mustio’s seat

Long-time Republican Allegheny County representative Mark Mustio is retiring this year, triggering an open race for his long red district among a slew of other senior GOP retirements. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Turning to two lawyers and an Allegheny County elections official in front of him Tuesday morning, Judge Joseph James chuckled from his seat. 

“The regular cast of characters,” James said. “What would an election be without the three of you?” 

James was hearing a legal challenge to Republican Rennick Remley’s candidacy in the District 8 city council special election, which the candidate won after a few hours of deliberations by the judge.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

The Joint State Government Commission recommended upgrading voter technology Tuesday based on a report that outlined Pennsylvania’s polling systems and how it can be improved.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Two shale gas friendly candidates face off in Washington county special house race

Two shale gas friendly candidates face off in Washington county special house race

With the election four months away, both Democrats and Republicans already have candidates lined up for a Washington county special election in what could be a tough battle, as national attention focuses on southwestern Pennsylvania over the 18th Congressional special election.

Scheduled for May 15, the special election was scheduled after former 48th District representative Brandon Neuman resigned December 31 last year to take over as a Washington county judge.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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