Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

Republicans to seek SCOTUS emergency stay of PA court-drawn congressional map

State legislative Republican leaders said Wednesday that they will be seeking an emergency stay order from the US Supreme Court to halt implementation of the new congressional map issued by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday morning issued his response to the map sent to him by Republican leaders in the state General Assembly last week, telling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the map since, based on his and his expert’s review, the map is another “partisan gerrymander that does not comply with the court’s order or the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) Monday afternoon defended the court-mandated revised congressional map he, along with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf Friday night and called on the governor to response to their submission in an open and transparent way, providing a map he would support in the event he decides to not approve the new map.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced late Friday afternoon that they have agreed among themselves on a new congressional map that they later sent to Gov. Tom Wolf that evening.

 

“The Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate have agreed to a Congressional District Map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order and opinion," read a joint statement from the two Republican legislative leaders.

 

"We will be submitting our map to the governor this evening.”

Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) commented on a number of pressing matters Thursday morning, mainly focusing on further reaction to the governor’s budget address and providing an update as to the process of getting a new congressional map to the governor in light of Wednesday’s state supreme court majority opinion in the redistricting case.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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