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House Republicans end session with new leaders and a bone to pick with Democrats

Republicans chose new party leaders for the first time since losing their majority in the midterms.

Campaigns & Elections

PA House Democrats secure majority with Todd Stephens’ concession

Democrat Melissa Cerrato will represent the 151st House District in Harrisburg.

Labor

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate drops to 4% in October

The state unemployment rate is at its lowest level ever dating back to 1976.

Campaigns & Elections

How ten-sided dice play into Pennsylvania’s post-election audit

Department of State officials rolled ten-sided dice to generate a seed number needed for a post-election audit.

Campaigns & Elections

Shapiro begins gubernatorial transition

The Democratic governor-elect announced three transition appointments and shed light on his future as attorney general.

Capitol Beat

House votes to impeach Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

State representatives voted 107-85 to adopt the articles of impeachment and send them to the Senate for trial.

Campaigns & Elections

Senate lawmakers elect new caucus leaders for 2023-24 session. Here’s who they are.

Kim Ward is elected president pro tempore, while Joe Pittman takes over as majority leader.

Capitol Beat

Kim Ward becomes first woman to be appointed president pro tempore of the state Senate

The Westmoreland County Republican will succeed Jake Corman after spending the past two years as the Senate’s first female majority leader.

Capitol Beat

House committee approves articles of impeachment against Larry Krasner

Democrats call the move a ‘weaponization’ of law for ‘partisan political purposes.’

Campaigns & Elections

Here’s what Doug Mastriano said – and didn’t say – in his concession speech

Mastriano wished Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro well and said the state is in need of election law changes.

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5 storylines to follow in the wake of Pennsylvania’s midterm elections

A recap of some of the major themes coming out of Election Day.

Campaigns & Elections

Democrats claim they’ve flipped the state House blue

It would be the first time Democrats have taken control of the House in more than a decade.

Campaigns & Elections

What Pennsylvania polls show heading into Tuesday

Final polls show Shapiro running away in the governor’s race and Oz and Fetterman locked in a dead heat

Capitol Beat

Wolf signs $2 billion tax credit package that boosts natural gas industry

The bill was negotiated behind closed doors and drew ire from both sides of the aisle.

Interviews & Profiles

‘People need to wake up’: An interview with Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Matt Hackenburg

Hackenburg advocates for smaller government and stresses the importance of spreading libertarian ideals.

Campaigns & Elections

Here is your last-minute guide to Pennsylvania’s midterm elections

We’ve got everything you need to know before Election Day.