Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

Parties jockey for position, underscore importance of Superior Court elections

It may not be as sexy as the ongoing Democratic presidential primary or as drama-filled as the ongoing legal fight over a proposed constitutional amendment, but both parties are underscoring the importance of picking up seats on one of the state’s three appellate courts as a top priority heading into Tuesday’s elections

Republicans will be staking their hopes on the pair of Cumberland County Common Pleas Judge Christylee Peck and Chester County assistant DA Megan McCarthy King. Democrats, meanwhile, are touting Dan McCaffery, currently a judge on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and Amanda Green-Hawkins, a lawyer for the United Steelworkers union and a former local Allegheny County politician.
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Pension system recommendations await a House vote

Pension system recommendations await a House vote

Pennsylvania’s legislature could soon act on a series of bills designed to save the state billions of dollars in pension costs over the next few decades.

 

The legislative package spearheaded by Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) is the result of a comprehensive review of the state’s two pension systems, which found that with the right changes, the state could shore up its systems and save billions of dollars in the years to come. 

Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Key races, new machines highlight Election Day in SEPA

Odd number years in Pennsylvania often mean lower turnouts for local races. However, there’s still a lot for citizens to consider when heading to the polls Tuesday in the southeastern portion of the commonwealth.
 
County races and judicial seats are up for grabs on Election Day, including the mayor’s office and all 17 position in Philadelphia City Council. 
Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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