Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA

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New Pa. GOP leader pushes transparency reforms despite party’s past reluctance, obstruction

Sen. Jake Corman wants to enact new transparency measures to restore trust in the legislature. But skeptics counter that the GOP has for years allowed reform efforts to fail.

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Pa. GOP senators refused to seat a Democrat and removed Lt. Gov. Fetterman from presiding

The new session of the Pennsylvania Senate got off to a chaotic start Tuesday, with Republicans refusing to seat a Democratic senator whose election victory has been certified by the state.

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GOP leaders in Pa. Senate will refuse to seat Democrat certified by state as winner

The top Republican in the Senate said a decision in a legal challenge brought by Jim Brewster’s GOP challenger is necessary before the chamber can swear in a winner.

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88

The Pittsburgh native rose to serve two terms as Pennsylvania’s 41st governor, from 1979 to 1987.

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Pa.’s ban on indoor dining, school sports won’t extend beyond Jan. 4

Gov. Tom Wolf stopped short of saying he wouldn’t impose temporary restrictions again in the future should there be a post-holiday surge in the virus’ spread.

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As he seeks to overturn Pa.’s election, Trump invites GOP senators to White House lunch

The invitation from the White House for Wednesday’s luncheon was sent to every Republican in the GOP-controlled chamber.

Pa. said to be weighing indoor dining, gym shutdowns, N.J. may consider new restrictions, and Gov. Wolf announces he has COVID-19

“My positive test is a reminder that no one is immune from COVID,” Wolf said. New Jersey Gov. Murphy said his state could avoid overwhelming hospitals with increased mask use and distancing.

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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf tests positive for the coronavirus, other officials in quarantine

“During a routine test yesterday, I tested positive for COVID-19,” Wolf said in a Wednesday statement.

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Firm ran Pa. senator’s campaign and worked with super PAC to attack opponent, but denies coordination

Coordination between independent expenditure groups and political campaigns is forbidden. But weak state and federal campaign finance rules and meager oversight create gray areas and loopholes.

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‘Mistakes were made’ at maskless election hearing held by COVID-positive lawmaker, Pa. Senate leader says

Breaking his silence, top GOP Sen. Jake Corman said his office is reviewing how the hearing was organized and executed.