For the most part, Montgomery County voters kept Congressional and State Legislative incumbents in their jobs.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It was a big night for Democrats in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, prompting what County Commissioner Josh Shapiro termed a "jubilant" mood at the party's county headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, but most Montgomery County Republicans who were bidding to keep their jobs on Tuesday did so successfully. Incumbents sweep Congressional races The county's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives will remain intact as incumbents easily swept their Congressional Races. Republican Jim Gerlach easily beat back a 6th District challenge from Manan Trivedi, who lost to Gerlach for the second time, while Pat Meehan enjoyed a similarly convincing win over Democratic challenger George Badey in the 7th District. Mike Fitzpatrick had a still easier time …
The state House returns to session on Monday, April 2, to debate and vote on various issues.
Monday, April 2, 2012
[Editor's Note: The following is a roundup of action scheduled for Harrisburg this week as submitted to Patch by the office of Republican Majority Leader Mike Turzai.] The full House will debate and vote on House Bill 153, sponsored by Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana), aimed at reducing the size of the General Assembly. The bill, a constitutional amendment to reduce the size of the state House of Representatives from 203 members to 153, is required to be debated and passed by both the House and Senate in two consecutive sessions, and subsequently approved by referendum vote of the people of Pennsylvania. As state and local governments are trying to cope with less money, House Republicans believe, “the best …