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From The Context, PA Post’s weekday email newsletter:
Democrat Pam Iovino, a Navy veteran, flipped a state Senate seat in the Pittsburgh suburbs on Tuesday. WESA’s Chris Potter breaks down how it happened.
So can Democrats take control of the Senate in the 2020 election? Veteran GOP political consultant Christopher Nicholas pointed to three key seats that are held by Republicans.
2020 is, of course, also a presidential election year. And Erie’s shift toward Trump in 2016 and the Philly suburbs’ shift away from Republicans have both gotten a good bit of attention in recent years.
Investigators missed signs of abuse before the 2016 death of Pennsylvania teenager Grace Packer, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Human Services report. WITF’s Katie Meyer has the details.
StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Marie Cusick has the details on a Senate version of a nuclear bailout bill. A similar bill was introduced in the House last month and faces opposition from electric utilities, the natural gas industry, manufacturers, environmental organizations, and consumer groups, Marie reports.
Philly.com’s Samantha Melamed takes a look at whether rapper Meek Mill can sell Harrisburg on probation reform.