HARRISBURG, Pa. - A meeting between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature's top two Republicans on new boundaries for Pennsylvania's congressional districts is over, with no breakthrough.
The brief meeting Tuesday in Wolf's Capitol offices comes three days before a court-ordered deadline for lawmakers to approve a district map to replace one thrown out last month by the state Supreme Court.
House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said there's been a lack of guidance from the justices about what's objectionable in the existing map.
The court's Jan. 22 decision gave lawmakers until this Friday to deliver a replacement to Wolf. Otherwise, the justices say they'll take proposals and develop their own plan for this year's races.
Republicans hold 13 congressional districts, including the four that cover Berks County; Democrats represent the other five.
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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