PA Senate Republican Caucus Spent $1.04 Million in Taxpayer Money on Voter Suppression, Election Denial Efforts
PA Spotlight has exclusively secured documents showing how much the Pennsylvania Senate Republican Caucus spent trying to overturn the 2020 election and suppress the vote. A right-to-know request turned over documents that show Pennsylvania Senate...More
The violence witnessed at last week’s insurrection inside the United States Capitol is not a surprise to anyone who has been following the ReOpen Movement and the conspiracy theories Republicans have been spreading about the election. On the day...More
Rep. Barb Gleim Demanded Cumberland County Defy COVID-19 Health Precautions; Cumberland County Officials Said No
In Lebanon County, we saw the extreme lengths Republicans in Harrisburg including Rep. Russ Diamond, Rep. Frank Ryan, Senator Dave Arnold and his Chief of Staff Greg Moreland undertook to unsafely force the county to ignore Governor Tom Wolf’s...More
EXPOSED: New Emails Show Commonwealth Foundation and Commonwealth Partners Chamber Coordinating With Republican Legislators to Undermine COVID-19 Restrictions
The Commonwealth Foundation and the Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs have never been forthright about their involvement with the dangerous “ReOpen” rallies and associated state legislators. When caught underlining the original rally...More
There has been a lot of disinformation around the voting process intentionally caused by the Trump campaign and Republican allies in Harrisburg. While the Supreme Court and Governor Tom Wolf have taken steps to ensure that our election operates...More
The Commonwealth Foundation desperately does not want to be associated with the Commonwealth Leaders Fund. In July, after the Commonwealth Leaders Fund was roundly criticized for a political mailer that took the words of an editorial from Emily...More
Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is no stranger to scandal. From having no formal training or experience as an educator before her appointment to Trump’s cabinet and publicly advocating for the privatization of schools, to attempting to...More
PA Spotlight has uncovered that State Representatives Andrew Lewis in the 105th and Barb Gleim in the 199th, and State Senator John DiSanto in the 15th financially benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program. These three central Pennsylvania...More
It shouldn’t be a surprise former Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai cemented his legacy as a proxy for special interests by taking a lucrative job with the natural gas industry. The former Speaker spent years in Republican leadership failing...More
This spring’s legislative session was filled with a bunch of lows from Pennsylvania House Republicans and billionaire-funded allies. From the former Speaker of Pennsylvania touting herd immunity in children as a reason to reopen faster, to the head...More
Dark money groups connected to Betsy DeVos and former Commonwealth Foundation CEO Matt Brouillette are funding legislators who have thrown themselves at the forefront of the bigoted, far-right, astroturfed movements that sprang up during the...More
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, workers and labor unions have stepped up in unprecedented ways. They are winning new protections for essential and frontline workers, protecting their communities, and lifting up their co-workers in tragic...More
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.@amazon doing exactly what the Trump Administration did to try and rig an election.
Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by mail in landmark union drive
Some 5,000 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to vote in landmark effort and mail ballots used in similar votes because of coronavirus
Senator @NikilSaval recently questioned Gene Barr, CEO of the PA Chamber of Business & Industry, on his opposition to the #MinimumWage. Barr reportedly makes close to $500,000 a year.
All #workers deserve a livable wage — nothing less.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of #unionization in the U.S. increased in 2020. The data also shows that #workers belonging to a #union saw fewer job losses amid the pandemic than nonunion workers.
Here’s Why 2021 Could Be Good for Organized Labor
Joe Biden has promised to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen”
If #SB2 passes in PA, it is the end of many emergency measures put in place to help EMS during the pandemic. Even our ability to help administer COVID vaccines would be at risk.