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Updated: July 14, 2020 | 6:14 pm

Pa. Democratic state senator tests positive for the coronavirus

A spokesperson for Senate Democrats said Sen. Anthony Williams received the result Tuesday.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA

Pa. Democrats file suit in state court to counter election rules case filed by Trump campaign

"There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”
By Emily Previti

Updated: July 14, 2020 | 1:40 pm

How a blight reduction tax incentive could affect Pa. municipalities

Proposed incentive program would allow local governments to waive property tax for blight improvements
By Benjamin Pontz

Invoking cops and the economy, Biden and Pence compete for Pa.’s swing voters

The efforts by both campaigns showcase Pennsylvania's important role in November's election.
By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Pence, Biden campaign visits highlight Keystone State’s battleground status

Pence itinerary included stops in Lancaster, Chester and Philly; Biden was in Scranton, his childhood hometown
By Ed Mahon

Pa. issues new eviction moratorium after fears rent relief would be too slow

Advocates say the order, which puts evictions on ice until Aug. 31, gives the state’s new rental assistance program more time to reach those who need help.
By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Wolf will officially veto GOP effort to end coronavirus emergency

The state supreme court sided with Wolf in a ruling last week.
By Benjamin Pontz

Updated: July 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm

Evictions loom large as Pa. renter relief program stumbles, lacks Spanish-language application

Pressure is mounting on Gov. Tom Wolf to extend his moratorium on evictions as advocates fear the relief effort is coming too late.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Lawmakers will rule again over redrawing of Pa. political boundaries, but critics aren’t giving up

While an effort to create an independent commission to draw the state’s congressional and legislative maps has run out of time, a new bill would increase transparency and ban the most egregious practices.

By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA