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News & Brews January 18, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Josh Shapiro becomes Pennsylvania's 48th governor Yesterday, Gov. Josh Shapiro took the oath of office as our state’s chief executive. In his remarks, he reiterated several of his campaign…

News & Brews January 17, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! 'The rise of Austin Davis' The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has a profile piece of incoming Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, from his McKeesport roots to his stint as ‘ceremonial deputy mayor’…

News & Brews January 16, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Court panel rules in Dems' favor on election date On Friday, the Commonwealth Court ruled against GOP House Leader Bryan Cutler in his lawsuit challenging Democrat Leader Joanna McClinton’s…

News & Brews January 13, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! And the latest nominees are... Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro has selected recently-defeated Republican Sen. Pat Browne as his revenue secretary. Browne drew criticism recently for his hand in the sale…

News & Brews January 12, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Pa. Senate advances proposed constitutional amendments Yesterday, the state Senate voted 28-20 to send three proposed constitutional amendments to voters. The amendments would, respectively, “tighten voter ID laws, make…

News & Brews January 11, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Pa. House appears 'at a standstill' Well, this is going well (or not). Spotlight PA reports that the “closely divided state House has recessed indefinitely, throwing the chamber’s agenda,…

News & Brews January 10, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Shapiro announces several cabinet picks Yesterday, Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro named Lower Merion School District Superintendent Khalid Mumin as his pick for education secretary; First Chief Deputy Attorney General Nancy…

News & Brews January 9, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Wolf calls for special legislative session On Friday, Gov. Wolf called for a special session of the legislature “to be held on Monday, January 9, 2023, to propose a…

News & Brews January 6, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Shapiro taps Al Schmidt for Secretary of State Gov.-Elect Josh Shapiro announced his selection of former Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt to serve as the state’s top elections official. Schmidt,…

News & Brews January 5, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! What does surprise speaker mean for House partisanship? After House lawmakers unexpectedly selected Democrat Rep. Mark Rozzi (Berks County) as speaker—and then Rozzi unexpectedly announced he would caucus neither with Republicans nor…