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Mark Scolforo

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Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

The judge in a case brought by Gov. Wolf's administration against three counties that aren't reporting mail-in ballots lacking handwritten dates on their return envelopes told lawyers she will rule as quickly as possible. → Read More

Judge vows to move quickly on dispute over mail-in votes

The dispute has stalled certifications of statewide results from the primary in races for Pennsylvania governor and U.S. Senate. → Read More

Mastriano, Pa. nominee, cuts short interview with 1/6 panel

Pennsylvania’s Republican governor nominee Doug Mastriano is appearing Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection as the panel probes Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. → Read More

Blaze kills Pennsylvania firefighter's 10 relatives, 3 of them children

A volunteer firefighter said the 10 victims included his son, daughter, father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, three grandchildren and two other relatives. → Read More

Blaze kills firefighter’s 10 relatives, 3 of them children – The Mercury

NESCOPECK, Pa. (AP) — Fire tore quickly through a house in northeastern Pennsylvania early Friday, killing seven adults and three children and horrifying a volunteer firefighter who arrived t… → Read More

Another county adds to Pennsylvania mail ballot dispute

A judge deciding if three Pennsylvania counties have to certify May primary vote counts including ballots lacking dates on their return envelopes learned this week that a fourth county is in the same situation - and there may be more. → Read More

State Supreme Court upholds Pennsylvania’s mail-in voting expansion

The 5-2 ruling, with the two Republican justices both voting no, means expanded vote-by-mail will almost certainly be in place for marquee races in November for governor and U.S. Senate. → Read More

Justices uphold Pennsylvania's 2019 mail-in voting expansion

A wide expansion of mail-in voting in Pennsylvania has survived a legal challenge brought by some of the same Republican state representatives who voted for the legislation nearly three years ago. → Read More

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

The agreement means pharma companies have consented to pay more than $40 billion to settle opioid crisis claims regarding manufacturers and distributors. → Read More

States reach deal over marketing, safety of generic opioids

A former opioid manufacturer is agreeing in principle to pay up to $2.4 billion in a deal with a dozen states over its marketing and product safety practices → Read More

Wolf sues GOP-led General Assembly over attempts to ban abortion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Tom Wolf is suing the Legislature over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing, including one that would say the state constitution does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion or public funding of abortions. → Read More

Gov. Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

Gov. Tom Wolf is suing the Legislature over a package of proposed constitutional amendments that Republican lawmakers are pursuing, including one that would say the state constitution does not guarantee any rights relating to abortion or public funding of abortions. → Read More

Gov. Wolf sues state Legislature to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

The lawsuit filed in the state Supreme Court argues that the proposed abortion amendment would violate privacy protections. The lawmakers are attempting to circumnavigate Wolf’s power to veto… → Read More

Wolf sues to stop GOP-backed amendments on abortion, voting

The lawsuit filed in the state Supreme Court argues that the proposed abortion amendment would violate privacy protections. Wolf wants the high court to throw out the amendments, declaring that → Read More

Fate of 800 mail-in primary votes in Pennsylvania gets 1st court hearing

The lawsuit against Berks, Fayette and Lancaster counties by the Pennsylvania Department of State asks Commonwealth Court to force the counties to add those votes to their final counts. → Read More

Fayette County primary mail-in ballots in court hearing

A Pennsylvania court is considering the fate of some 800 mail-in spring primary votes that three Republican-majority county elections boards threw out over the lack of handwritten dates on their outside envelopes. → Read More

Commonwealth court judge to decide if Pennsylvania sufficiently funds education

The judge did not indicate when she will rule but said lawyers have left her with a massive record to review. → Read More

Judge to decide if Pennsylvania sufficiently funds education

The plaintiffs are six districts, several parents, the state conference of the NAACP and the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools. The defendants are Republican leaders in the state House and Senate. → Read More

Judge to decide if Pennsylvania sufficiently funds education

A decision about whether Pennsylvania’s method of funding public education meets the state constitutional requirement that lawmakers provide “a thorough and efficient system” is in the hands of a state judge. → Read More

Arguments wrap up in Pennsylvania education funding case

The plaintiffs are challenging whether the amounts and method of distribution of the annual education subsidies issued by the General Assembly comport with the Pennsylvania Constitution. → Read More