Reformers offer ways to make a rank-and-file Pennsylvania lawmaker more powerful

Charles Thompson | Tuesday, January 29, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

It has been said that you can count on two hands – and most days probably one – the number of state lawmakers who really call the shots at the Pennsylvania State Capitol.

It is a place where partisanship really matters, because its whole structure is built around the five families of the governor’s office, and the Republican and Democratic caucuses of the state House and Senate, respectively.

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