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Legislative rules are up for discussion and campaign-finance reform should be
Transitions in Harrisburg and at Seventy, and it’s off to the races in Philly
A tale of two houses on constitutional amendments and fond farewell to our CEO
A new role for our CEO and an encouraging start for the new Legislature
Electoral Count Act reform nears the finish line but PA House special elections are still TBD
A game of thrones in the PA House and a chance for election reform when it finally ends
A two-party solution for the mail-in ballot battle and a hopeful signal from SCOTUS on protecting election law
Because nothing is easy: A rocky start to both the PA House turnover and election certification
Fairer districts in PA and the Mayor's race expands in Philly
An easier-than-expected election (so far) and four City Council coronations
Be patient during Election Week and help save democracy
Election denialism spreading its roots and abusing the impeachment process
Expect a long night on Nov. 8—and then some (but not like 2020)
Philly election info in six more languages and a second trial for Kenyatta Johnson
Electoral College reform in final stretch and Ethics Board preps for 2023
Pre-canvassing a "white whale" as midterms approach, constitutional abuse and City Council returns
Two District Council seats on the ballot and poll workers get a pay hike
Campaign season in full swing and vets press for open primaries
New Voter Registration-Mail-Ballot Form and Philly's Hyperlocal News
Open primaries hearing, the next mayor's race and a review of redboxing
House leader slaps down alternate elector strategy and primary reform gets a hearing
SCOPA OKs mail-in voting, but GOP legislators are still fighting it
New election law pros and cons, the latest on PA’s proposed constitutional amendments and the fight for open primaries
Electoral Count reform in D.C. while Harrisburg remains stalled
Financial oversight for Philly and PA’s county election-patchwork
Election funding compromise and (finally!) an approved state budget
A blown deadline on the state budget and “how a bill becomes a brawl”
Mayoral politics in Philly budget; Ds and Rs agree (!) in Harrisburg
An opening for election reform and a last-minute budget compromise
Progress on open wards, a tidy election recount, and a push in Harrisburg to limit dark money
C70’s precinct strategy: Polling places staffed by nonpartisan poll workers
A mail-in battle for the GOP, minority support for runaway winners and illegal electioneering by Philly poll workers