HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A Republican state lawmaker has jumped into Pennsylvania's 2018 US Senate race. Representative Rick Saccone of Allegheny County held an official announcement conference in the Capitol rotunda on Monday.
SYRACUSE (WRVO) - A nationwide protest movement applying pressure on lawmakers to resist President Donald Trump's agenda has reached central and northern New York. The coordinated campaigns are starting to target local members of congress by pressuring them to hold town hall meetings.
A Democratic state lawmaker is calling on Governor Tom Wolf’s administration to modernize Pennsylvania’s archaic campaign finance website. Rep. Greg Vitali (D- Delaware) says updating the site would go a long way toward transparency. Vitali recently published a report on the natural gas industry, showing what he describes as its outsized political influence in Harrisburg.
HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The 2016 general election wasn't too kind to Democrats in the Keystone State. Not only did the commonwealth go red in the presidential election for the first time since 1988, Republicans gained their biggest majorities in the state House and Senate since the Eisenhower administration.
ALBANY (WSKG) - New York State Senate Leader John Flanagan said he’s not running for governor right now, but in an interview with New York state public radio and television, he admitted that he’s thought about it from time to time.
(Keystone Crossroads) In the weeks since the November election, Pennsylvania has been the subject of much discussion. Buoyed by the bright blue cities on either side, the state had voted Democrat in every presidential election since 1986. This year, it was one of the states that swung red and pushed Donald Trump into the White House.
Hundreds of thousands of people are headed to D.C. for the inauguration and for the Women’s March on Washington. WSKG caught up with one group in the Southern Tier and Northern Pennsylvania as they prepared for the voyage.
Matt Pacifico doesn't look like a typical mayor. He's young and hip, with an earring, and a stormtrooper helmet behind his desk. When Pacifico first ran for mayor of Altoona four years ago, he'd never held elected office, though he did have experience running a successful family business — "except I did it before Donald Trump made it cool."
(WXXI) At the Golden Globe Awards this year, Meryl Streep received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. In her acceptance speech, she criticized President-elect Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability. Trump, who denies that, dismissed Streep’s comments on Twitter.
(York County) -- Republican State Senator Scott Wagner is the first person to throw his hat into the 2018 race for governor. He made the official announcement Wednesday at the York County headquarters of his trash hauling company.
(WRVO) Some central New Yorkers are urging Congress to reject some of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. They brought their message to the Federal Building during a protest in Syracuse Monday.
The NPR Politics team and reporters across the newsroom will be live-annotating a news conference with President-elect Donald Trump, expected at 11 am on Wednesday. We will be fact-checking and providing background to his remarks in real-time. We will be paying special attention to any comments about conflicts of interest, health care and national security.
(WRVO) When Sen. Charles Schumer becomes Senate minority leader January 3, he will be one of the most powerful Democrats in the nation, at a time when the party is the weakest it’s been since the Great Depression. But the New Yorker says he has a plan to pull the party back into power.
(Harrisburg) -- An independent report from an academic group has given Pennsylvania a dismal ranking in how well it conducts its elections. The Electoral Integrity Project--which is based out of Harvard University and the University of Sydney--has the Keystone State tied for fifth-worst in the country.
(Harrisburg) -- The nonpartisan Cook Political Report recently came out with dozens of observations about the November election, including several that propose Donald Trump's victory can be boiled down to wins in just three counties.
(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania's 20 electors have cast their ballots for president, and despite receiving thousands of letters and emails urging them to defy election results, the decision was unanimous: as expected, they all voted for Trump.
(Harrisburg) -- As the Green Party pushes for election recounts in key states, leaders of Pennsylvania's Republican Party have expressed concerns the delays could ultimately hold up President-Elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
According to a new poll by Siena College, 49 percent of New Yorkers are optimistic about the country’s future for the next four years, while 48 percent are not. Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg said New Yorkers, like much of the nation, are sharply split.
(Harrisburg) - The U.S. census is conducted every ten years, and in each one since the 1920s, Pennsylvania has lost at least one congressional district. As a result, every ten years it has also shed at least one electoral vote.