Election Round 2: Pa. legislators to select new (or old) leaders

November 12, 2018

The Pennsylvania state Capitol, pictured above. The steps are covered with an art installation by Michelle Angela Ortiz showing images of young mothers who were held in a facility in Pennsylvania that is one of three family detention centers in the United States that holds children and parents who are seeking asylum or entered the country illegally. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

By Staff

HARRISBURG — When it comes to choosing new leaders in Pennsylvania’s legislature, the more things change, apparently, the more they stay the same.

Lawmakers will return to the Capitol this week to vote for leaders who control everything from which bills are brought to a floor vote to how many staffers rank-and-file members are assigned. While discussions remain fluid, few expect a seismic shake-up in either House or Senate leadership ranks — this despite last week’s midterm election, which shifted the makeup of both chambers.

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