A primer for Philadelphia Primary Day

A primer for Philadelphia Primary Day

Voters will head to the polls Tuesday in Philadelphia for primary elections. Citizens will choose for mayor, City Council, judges, and other city offices.  

 

Dozens of candidates will fill the ballot for May 21st. While winners on Tuesday will advance to the November general election, many consider this the biggest fight of the campaign. 

 

Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Bethany Hallam makes her case for county council seat in unconventional forum

Bethany Hallam makes her case for county council seat in unconventional forum

For nearly 20 years Allegheny County Council President John Defazio (D-Shaler) has sat comfortably in his at large seat. In previous cycles the Pittsburgh native, former professional wrestler, and proud union member sailed to re-election without challenge. That, is until this election cycle. 
Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Special Election Preview: Joe Pittman vs. Susan Boser for the 41st Senate District

Special Election Preview: Joe Pittman vs. Susan Boser for the 41st Senate District

On May 21, two candidates will face off in a special election for the 41st Senate District seat vacated by former Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) at the beginning of this session. Vying for the seat are candidates Joe Pittman, White’s longtime chief-of-staff, and Susan Boser, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

The two candidates have focused their campaigns on improving economic opportunities in the 41st district, which features portions of Butler, Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland counties in western Pennsylvania. But while their end goals are quite similar, the two candidates have some different methods for their plans on improving prosperity and economic conditions in the district. 
Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Did You Get The Memo? Prison gerrymandering, sewage sludge and lots of animals

Did You Get The Memo? Prison gerrymandering, sewage sludge and lots of animals

Amid all the floor debates, press conferences and committee hearings, the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s newest co-sponsorship memos can get lost in the shuffle. That’s why The PLS Reporter rounds up some of the most noteworthy co-sponsorship memos each week — so you can stay informed of what’s going on in the Capitol. 

In this week’s feature are memos for proposals that address where inmates are counted in the drawing of legislative maps, regulations for the use of sewage sludge, and animal restrictions in Pennsylvania.
Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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