Tag: pennsylvania

Why does Pennsylvania have so many governments?

Pennsylvania has 67 counties, 959 boroughs, 1,546 townships and 56 cities. Historically, many of Pennsylvania’s local governments were formed with geography in mind. Bodies of water, mountains and roads often determined where a borough, township or city would be located. Pennsylvania has maintained so many municipalities and governments because often citizens said smaller, local governments were more responsive to their...

Rep. Dean on Trump’s ‘extraordinary obstruction’ and the case for impeachment

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now for a perspective from a Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, we’re joined by Representative Madeleine Dean of Pennsylvania. Congresswoman Dean… REP. MADELEINE DEAN (D-PA): Good evening. JUDY WOODRUFF: … thank you very much for joining us. Are you confident at this point, given what Speaker Pelosi has done, has charged the Judiciary Committee to go ahead...

Congressman Jim Greenwood — Why Government’s Broken — Gerrymandering

I left Congress undefeated and unindicted. People say to me all the time what is wrong with our country. What is wrong with our democracy. Why has it deteriorated to this. The thing that most threatens our democracy is gerrymandering and it’s all about, you’ve heard this phrase, it’s about whether the people pick their representative or the representative picks...