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Updated: July 1, 2020 | 6:21 pm

Pa. Supreme Court sides with governor in dispute over emergency powers

GOP legislature argued that it had the power to end Gov. Wolf's coronavirus emergency declaration
By Benjamin Pontz

Top Pa. GOP lawmaker fast-tracking a lucrative gambling expansion that would benefit a major campaign donor

The maneuvering offers a window into the raw intersection between politics and policy-making in Pennsylvania, and how campaign dollars can drive the legislative agenda.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Updated: June 9, 2020 | 10:58 pm

Pa. legislature passes resolution to revoke Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus emergency order

Action sets up a likely court fight over whether governor can veto the move
By Benjamin Pontz

Pa. Senate is tired of waiting for details from Gov. Wolf

Legislators move to subpoena info. on coronavirus waivers for businesses
By Ed Mahon

Pa. Senate committee votes to subpoena Wolf administration over business waivers

Republicans in legislature want details on how state handled business requests to remain open during coronavirus closures
By Ed Mahon

Pa. lawmakers black out details of why they spent tax dollars, claiming ‘legislative privilege’

Redactions in thousands of pages of financial records primarily concealed who legislators were meeting with and why
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA, Brad Bumsted/The Caucus and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Joe Scarnati, top state Senate Republican, announces retirement

Joe Scarnati has represented the 25th Senate District for two decades, and rose to power as Senate President Pro Tempore in 2006.
By Katie Meyer and Ed Mahon

Campaign action to watch tonight in Pennsylvania, Iowa

Special election pits D.A. against history prof for statehouse seat; 48th district opened when former senator was criminally charged and resigned
By Emily Previti

Pa. senators push to end secrecy in judicial nominations as controversial court pick is approved

Critics say applicants to fill judicial vacancies and their qualifications should be posted online for public review.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA