House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

With the legislature returning to session in just less than two weeks, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) provided an update Thursday on the various priorities of the House Republican Caucus and the state House of Representatives as a whole.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

As redistricting cases move forward, Lt. Gov. Stack enters fray

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack entered the fray over Pennsylvania’s currently litigated 2011 congressional map Wednesday by announcing he has filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff’s in the state court redistricting suit attempting to have the map declared unconstitutional under state law.

 

“The Republican leadership created this map without any public input and the results have been a disaster,” Stack said Wednesday. “The current map has contorted districts and fails to keep communities of interest in a single district.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
In light of Commonwealth Court recommendations and mounting costs, Senate Republican leaders urge League of Women Voters to drop redistricting lawsuit

In light of Commonwealth Court recommendations and mounting costs, Senate Republican leaders urge League of Women Voters to drop redistricting lawsuit

With Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson recommending to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that the state’s congressional districts are constitutional, and legal costs in the ongoing redistricting lawsuit now reaching over $1 million, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) issued a statement Tuesday urging the lead plaintiff’s in the case, the League of Women Voters, to drop the lawsuit to allow for real reform to take place.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Commonwealth Court makes redistricting case recommendations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Commonwealth Court makes redistricting case recommendations to Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Judge Kevin Brobson of Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court issued his findings of fact and conclusions of law in the League of Women Voters case where several groups challenged Pennsylvania’s Congressional Districts as unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

Monday, January 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

Pittsburgh City Council calls on state to reform redistricting process

In an effort to end what many in the political world consider the unfair practice of gerrymandering in state and congressional legislative districts, Pittsburgh City Council presented a resolution Tuesday to support two state bills that aim to reform the process by which legislative districts are redrawn.

The Will of Council presented by a number of city councilmembers calls the decennial drawing of districts a “detriment of our representative democracy,” and argued that the state, and the city of Pittsburgh, “deserve a fair, fully transparent, impartial and depoliticized process.”
Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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