Issues: Democracy


Statement on PA Supreme Court Decision in Wolf v. Scarnati

All Pennsylvanians should be gratified by PA Supreme Court’s ruling today that the General Assembly’s attempt to unilaterally end...

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Judicial Gerrymandering Is Back

Republicans who control the Pennsylvania House of Representatives couldn’t find time to raise the minimum wage this week. But...

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Election Reform Enacted!

Yesterday, Governor Wolf signed Act 77, historic legislation that expands the opportunity to vote in Pennsylvania. The legislation includes...

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Thoughts on SB 421 – The Election Reform Bill

Last Friday we released a policy brief on SB 421, the election reform bill that that is currently being...

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Elimination of Straight-Ticket Voting and Related Matters

To: State legislators, editorial board writers, political reporters, and interested parties From: Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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STATEMENT: On Gov. Wolf’s Bond Issue to Assist Counties In Purchasing New Voting Systems

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on Governor Wolf’s move to...

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STATEMENT: On Gov. Wolf’s Veto of SB48, a Bill to Eliminate Straight-Party Ticket Voting

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Director Marc Stier made the following statement on Governor Wolf’s veto of...

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STATEMENT: On SB48, a Bill to Eliminate Straight-Party Ticket Voting

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement on SB48, a bill to...

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Judicial Districts and Judicial Independence

To: Legislators, legislative staff, editorial board members, columnists, other interested parties From: Marc Stier, Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy...

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STATEMENT: This Isn’t The Redistricting Reform We Need

HARRISBURG—Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center director Marc Stier made the following statement regarding the resurfacing of SB22, a bill...

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