Category: State House News

  • Pa. Legislature To Swear In 32 Freshmen On Tuesday

    Associated Press Nearly three dozen newly minted lawmakers are about to be sworn in as members of Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.Thirty-two first-term legislators will be sworn in Tuesday in Harrisburg. Twenty-one […]

  • GOP To Give Up State Fleet Cars, Pay On Health Coverage

    Brad Bumsted The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Republicans who will control the state House in January neared agreement yesterday on a plan to give up state fleet cars, pay toward their health […]

  • State House Republicans Propose To Trim Perks, Ban State Fleet Cars

    Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Republican House members who will control the chamber in January have come to a consensus to give up state fleet cars, pay toward their own health […]

  • Newly Elected State Lawmaker Touts Fiscal Conservatism

    Margaret Smykla Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A first-time fiscal conservative running for state office at a time when voters are railing against incumbents is bound to attract notice, and in the state’s […]

  • House GOP: No Lame-Duck Slots Awards

    Mike Wereschagin Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Some House Republicans want the state Gaming Control Board to hold off on awarding its last slots licenses until incoming leaders in Harrisburg appoint new board […]

  • New Lawmaker Evankovich Works To Perfect His Juggling Act

    Daveen Rae Kurutz Pittsburgh Tribune-Review While handling the obligations of family, work, farming and campaigning, Eli Evankovich became a pretty good juggler this summer. And, if anything, winning a term […]

  • Senate Republicans Elect Leadership Team For New Session

    Press Release Senate Republicans today elected their leadership team for the 2011-12 legislative session. Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has been nominated once again to serve as President Pro Tempore. The full […]

  • GOP Picks Smith, Turzai As New Pennsylvania House Leaders

    Amy Worden The Philadelphia Inquirer House Republicans chose two Western Pennsylvanians to lead them Tuesday, ushering in an era of GOP control in the state Capitol amid darkening skies on […]

  • Toohil Wins 116th, Ousts House Majority Leader Eachus

    Steve Morcarsky Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader In what might very well be the biggest upset in the history of the 116th Legislative District, if not the state, Republican political newcomer Tarah Toohil […]