State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. edged Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 president John McNesby to earn the Democratic nomination in the 5th Senatorial District special election.
State Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) was sworn in for his 16th term in Harrisburg last week.
Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, and a change in the governor’s mansion is looking likely.
Former state Sen. Bill Stinson died last week. He was 70.
As he campaigned for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary, state Sen. Mike Stack was hoping to avoid what he called the “Philadelphia jinx.”
Due to redistricting, state Sen. Shirley Kitchen has had to close her satellite office in Lawndale.
Former state Sen. Frank A. “Hank” Salvatore is being remembered as a family man, a tireless fighter for his constituents and a powerful force as the only Philadelphian in the Republican caucus.
Gov. Tom Corbett is pleased with the latest jobs report for Pennsylvania.