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An opening for political reform in Philly and an election-reform stalemate in Harrisburg
Looking back on Nov. 2: Quiet but turnout was up
Nov. 2 Election: Voting ends Tuesday
Nov 2 election: A week and a half to go
Election Day is two and a half weeks away
Nov. 2 Election: BYO Ballot
House GOP moves to enshrine voting changes in Constitution
PA Senate elections bill: A good first step
GOP election probe: a misguided distraction
Gone fishin': Misguided election investigation begins
What's on our radar?
A positive redistricting development; not so much on the “audit”
A bipartisan voting bill and the “Rubik’s cube” of redistricting
A Bipartisan Voting Bill and The Rubik's Cube of Redistricting
How to draw the lines: A roadmap to transparent redistricting
Redistricting by legislators: show you work
Redistricting: It must be open, transparent and participatory
Election law: No reform until 2023?
Election overhaul and audit funding vetoed
Election law debate enters summer on a sour note
Election reform: Partisan bill = no law
GOP election bill introduced: What happens next?
Spotlight (PA) on General Assembly expenses: Sunlight is the best disinfectant
Redistricting underway: Senate Committee and LRC hold hearings
Another election in the books, less intense than the last one
May 18 Primary: Voting ends Tuesday. Are you ready?
May 18 primary: Everybody can vote! (On ballot questions, that is)
The May Primary Election is here
House election hearings conclude. What happens next?
May primary: Poll workers get the vax
Legislative Redistricting Commission: Mapmaker wanted
Redistricting: A step in the right direction
Choose an independent Pennsylvanian to lead state redistricting
$13.7 billion in relief aid for PA, $1.1 billion of it for Philly
Another Rx for ailing democracy: Civics education
Multiple lawsuits filed against Philly Sheriff
City finances: Tough times will continue
No rest for weary election officials: Primary season begins next week
Wolf vs. GOP on the budget address
Judicial gerrymandering: No news is good news (for now)
Election-law debate off to a rocky start
Judicial-districts bill advances despite broad opposition
Chaos at the Capitol and in Harrisburg