Democrat Austin Davis wins 35th House District special election

Democrat Austin Davis wins 35th House District special election

With a little over 73 percent of the vote, Austin Davis won the 35th House District special election Tuesday night.

The district, which represents many old mill towns in the Monongahela River Valley in Allegheny County, was empty after former Democratic representative Marc Gergely resigned the seat after being convicted and sentenced for his role in an illegal gambling ring.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
PA House Majority Leader announces Congressional bid

PA House Majority Leader announces Congressional bid

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) formally announced Tuesday that he will be running for US Congress to represent the 9th Congressional District, which will be vacated by Rep. Bill Shuster at the end of this term.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Speaker Turzai announces legislation aimed at fighting opioid crisis

Speaker Turzai announces legislation aimed at fighting opioid crisis

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) spoke at a press conference Tuesday afternoon where he and others announced legislation as part of the House Republicans' efforts in fighting against the opioid crisis.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Majority Policy Committee considers action against universities that violate free speech

Senate Majority Policy Committee considers action against universities that violate free speech

The Senate Majority Policy Committee examined free speech issues on college campuses Tuesday as of result of certain universities cancelling controversial speakers.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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