HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's governor and elections officials want the state's highest court to stand by its ruling establishing new congressional districts.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and two Department of State officials responded Monday to a request by Republican legislative leaders to put on hold the week-old district map.
The Wolf administration argues House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Joe Scarnati's request offers nothing new and should be turned down.
Turzai and Scarnati have a similar request pending with the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Wolf administration said it's moving ahead with the new map for the May 15 primary.
The court filing said putting the new map on hold "would confuse, complicate and undermine those preparations."
Republicans have held a 13-5 majority in the state's congressional delegation since passing a 2011 map.
The Wolf administration is asking for public input to help a new task force that the governor and auditor general are heading up to explore ways to make Pennsylvania schools safer and more secure.Read More »
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