HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is declining to delay implementation of a new congressional map the justices put in place last week.
Four Democratic justices on Tuesday voted down a request by the highest-ranking Republican leaders in the state House and Senate, Speaker Mike Turzai and President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati.
The brief order indicates both Republicans on the court and Democratic Justice Max Baer dissented from the decision.
The period for the state's congressional candidates to circulate petitions to get on the May primary ballot began Tuesday.
Turzai and Scarnati also are pursuing a request for the U.S. Supreme Court to block the map.
The Pennsylvania court threw out the Republican-crafted 2011 map last month, calling it a partisan gerrymander that violated the state constitution's guarantee of free and equal elections.
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 »
- Pa. Gaming Control Board to accept interactive gaming petitions
- Most serious charges dropped in Beta Theta Pi hazing death
- March 14 is now "Saquon Barkley Day"
- House votes to trim Legislature, but bill's fate is unclear
- PennDOT, DEP seek volunteers for statewide spring cleanup
- Wolf wants gift ban, no pay for officials in budget standoff
- Allentown's St. Patrick's Day parade to be held Sunday
- Updated Weekend weather a pot of gold at the end of a cold week
- Law enforcement on lookout for impaired drivers this weekend
- Bagpipe players give musical performance at 69 News studio
- Copperhead Grille chefs share tasty recipes with 69 News
- Irish dancers perform for 69 News
- Allentown hurlers give demonstration of the sport for 69 News
- Stacey Esterly confronted husband about relationship with Amy Yu
- Reading to hold Craft Time in the Pagoda
- Benefit basketball game played to honor former Schuylkill Valley student