Episode 19: New-session pandemonium

New Wolf proposals, election overhaul and probation and parole reform

  • Katie Meyer

The legislative session is finally kicking off in earnest, and lawmakers seem to be taking that as a cue to launch as many initiatives as they can, as fast as they can.

This week, we’ll explain three divisive (and perennial) causes Governor Tom Wolf is throwing his weight behind: gun control, a minimum wage hike, and a severance tax on natural gas drillers.

Plus, we’ll recap two burgeoning efforts on election overhauls and probation and parole reform that are getting an unusual (for Harrisburg) amount of bipartisan support.

And finally, we’ll go behind the scenes on reporter Emily Previti’s excavation of data from the 2018 election, and the surprising insight she got into the impact congressional redistricting had on the result.

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