Politics in Pennsylvania are tense. There may soon be complete mayhem

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Politics in Pennsylvania are tense

  • news by AUN News correspondent
  • Monday, December 26, 2022
  • AUN News – ISSN: 2949-8090

Summary:

  • The dispute centers on which party should be allowed to call the special elections to fill the vacant seats after two Democratic state House members resigned to run for higher office and another passed away.

  • Republicans were anticipated to maintain control of the state House even though their candidate for governor, Doug Mastriano, was widely projected to lose.

  • Instead, for the first time in a decade, Democrats won a slim majority of seats, 102 to 101. Republicans were anticipated to maintain control of the state House even though their candidate for governor, Doug Mastriano, was widely projected to lose.

  • McClinton is running for Speaker, but Cutler says he is not.

  • While acknowledging that the “abortion one will be a little bit more challenging,” he predicted that House Republicans will pass certain proposed modifications to the state constitution next year, calling voter ID “sort of a layup.”

The dispute centers on which party should be allowed to call the special elections to fill the vacant seats after two Democratic state House members resigned to run for higher office and another passed away. Democrats want to schedule the elections as soon as possible to claim the majority the following year. They are predicted to win. In the meantime, GOP lawmakers want to push back the deadline by three more months to keep their majority. One Republican has even said she wants to run for speaker, hoping to take advantage of the short time when she thinks her party will have more power.

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