GovBeat: Pennsylvania

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Missouri, Pennsylvania are the next fronts in war on public employee unions

Republicans are pushing paycheck protection bills in two states.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobs, Missouri, Pennsylvania, States

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Republican governors taking comfort in improving economic conditions

A governor’s policies don’t matter much in a global economy. But when jobs return, political fortunes rise.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:30 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, Florida, governors, newsletter, Ohio, Pennsylvania, States, wisconsin

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014

Session Preview: Pennsylvania GOP looks to close a deficit in an election year

Republicans will have to navigate a political minefield of spending cuts and tax hikes as they seek to close a budget hole.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, deficit, deficits, education, Pennsylvania, pension, pension reform, pensions, session preview

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Pennsylvania’s Corbett will drop lottery privatization plan

Corbett is dropping one of his top legislative priorities for lack of support.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gambling, governors, lottery, newsletter, Pennsylvania, privatization, States

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/20/2013

New Hampshire’s state legislature is nine times larger than Nebraska’s

All told, there are 7,383 state lawmakers in the country.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, legislature, legislatures, maps, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 12/18/2013

Pennsylvania’s House votes to shrink the Pennsylvania House

The last time a state shrank a legislative body was 2004.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:43 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  legislature, legislatures, Pennsylvania

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013

These are the 15 gubernatorial races to watch for 2014

Democrats and Republicans split the 2013 gubernatorial races. Now it’s on to 2014, where Republicans are playing a lot of defense.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:34 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Arizona, Arkansas, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, wisconsin

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Anti-‘revenge porn’ group focusing on state bans, for now

The group is working states to criminalize the practice there, with an eye toward federal legislation

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, washington, wisconsin