‘It’s a new day’: Pa. lawmakers to tackle police reform in wake of George Floyd’s death

By: Jan Murphy

One week after black lawmakers commandeered the rostrum in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives chamber to demand action on police reform, they will see their peaceful demonstration begin to pay off.

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will consider some bills that would make long-desired changes to policing and police practices.

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Four Pa. lawmakers have lost seats in primary, some races remain too close to call: AP

By: Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Election officials worked through a mountain of still-uncounted ballots Wednesday after a Pennsylvania primary that was held amid civil unrest, a pandemic, the introduction of some new voting machines and the debut of mail-in balloting that pushed county bureaus to their limits.

The result of the highest-profile contests on the ballot were a foregone conclusion: President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, uncontested for their parties’ nominations, won their Tuesday primaries.

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