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Following the death of Pennsylvania State Sen. Dave Arnold Jr., a special election will be called in Senate District 48. The date of the election will be determined by Senate President, Lt. Governor John Fetterman.

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In response to the unexpected death of Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Reese in early January, Speaker Bryan Cutler has announced a special election. This election will be held during the May 18 primary in Pennsylvania’s 59th House District to fill the […]

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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced the 2020 lobbying training schedule. The virtual training will cover ethics rules, registering, and filing expense reports with the Board of Ethics. At this time, it is not mandatory to attend one of the […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit permanently enjoined the Commonwealth’s prohibition on political contributions from gaming-license applicants, licensees, and principals of licensees. Judge Richard Nygaard upheld the lower court’s conclusion and granted summary judgment in favor of […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf granted the Department of State’s request to extend the deadline for filing lobbying reports and temporarily waive the notarization requirement for campaign finance reports. The governor granted the request in response to COVID-19 and to minimize delays […]

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On March 25, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 422 to move the state general and presidential primary election from April 28 to June 2. Lawmakers passed the postponement due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns. Additionally, Gov. Tom Wolf has indicated […]

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On February 3, State Representative Melissa Shusterman introduced a bill amending the revolving door provision. The bill requires public officials to wait one year after their term of office before lobbying. House Bill 2263 establishes a lifetime ban for public […]

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House Speaker Mike Turzai scheduled special elections for March 17 to replace three lawmakers that won higher office in last November’s election. Rep. Tedd Nesbit of Grove City and Rep. Justin Walsh of Rostraver, Republicans who represented the 8th and […]

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Former Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 190. The seat became vacant when Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Philadelphia Democrat, resigned. Johnson-Harrell was indicted for allegedly embezzling over a half million dollars from her charity, Motivations Education […]

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U.S. Rep. Fred Keller & PA House Speaker Mike Turzai

House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 85 on August 20. The seat is vacant after Fred Keller won a special election to fill the U.S. House District 12 seat. The winner of the special election […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

On May 1, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Ordinance No. 190083 amending the city’s provisions regarding campaign contributions, transition and inauguration committees, and campaign finance disclosures. Ordinance No. 190083, increased contribution limits for persons other than individuals from $11,900 to $12,000 […]

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House Speaker Mike Turzai announced a special election for House District 11 on May 21. The special election will be held on the same day as the state primary. The seat is vacant after Rep. Brian Ellis resigned on Monday […]

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Lt. Gov. John Fetterman announced special elections for Senate Districts 33 and 41 on May 21, the same day as the state primary. The seats are vacant after Senators White and Alloway retired effective February 28. Each winner of the […]

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The state Senate introduced two bills amending political contributions and gift disclosure. Senate Bill 215 limits political contributions from contractors to a candidate to $2,400 per election and contributions to a business entity or political action committee supporting a candidate […]

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