Monthly Archives: January 2015

Check out three maps of Pennsylvania

We’ve got some fun map plans for the state’s General Assembly. For now, here is a look at Pennsylvania Senate districts, broken down by party affiliation: Here is a look at Pennsylvania House districts, broken down by party affiliation: And … Continue reading

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Saylor wants “Ronald Reagan Day” in Pennsylvania

State Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, wants Feb. 6, 2015 to be “Ronald Reagan Day” in Pennsylvania. ALSO OF INTEREST: Pa. Fact Finder: Would York residents get tax cut if charters are approved? That would have been Reagan’s 104th birthday, … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf says passing non-discrimination legislation is ‘right’ and ‘smart’

On Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf joined a group of lawmakers and advocates for passing legislation that would ban housing and employment discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “Whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf plans to fill vacancies on state Supreme Court

Gov. Tom Wolf said he plans to nominate two people to fill vacancies on the state Supreme Court, but he hasn’t decided who they will be. Wolf made the comments to reporters Wednesday in the Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Jay … Continue reading

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Duane Hull, a former elected official in the Dover area, to run for York County commissioner

Duane Hull, a former Dover Borough councilman and township supervisor, announced Tuesday that he is running for York County Commissioner. Hull, 59, served on the Dover Borough Council for seven years. In 1998, he became a member of the Dover … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf meets with families, supporters of medical marijuana legalization

Supporters of medical marijuana legalization gathered in the state Capitol to make their case. Here are some highlights. Sen. Mike Folmer says this is a purple issue. pic.twitter.com/CapgFFwcMy — Ed Mahon (@edmahonreporter) January 27, 2015 In the audio clip below, … Continue reading

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Susan Byrnes to run for York County commissioner

Susan Byrnes, a native of York County who founded the health education center that bears her name, plans to announce her candidacy for York County Commissioner this week, according to a news release. The announcement will take place at 2 … Continue reading

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Mayor Kim Bracey says proposed constitutional change for charities could mean less money for York

York Mayor Kim Bracey said she is concerned that a proposed change to the state constitution, which would give the General Assembly the authority to say what qualifies as a purely public charity, could mean less revenue for the city. … Continue reading

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York County Senators assigned committee posts

Today, Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati announced Republican Standing Committee memberships for the 2015-2016 Legislative Session. Senators representing portions of York County received three chairmanships and four vice-chairmanships. A look at each senator’s appointments can be seen … Continue reading

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Wolf picks Lancaster superintendent to lead Department of Education

Gov-elect Tom Wolf announced his picks to lead the Department of Education and the Department of Labor & Industry. Here is the full release:

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