Katie Meyer

Capitol Bureau Chief

Katie Meyer is WITF’s Capitol bureau chief, and she covers all things state politics for public radio stations throughout Pennsylvania. Katie came to Harrisburg by way of New York City, where she worked at Fordham University’s public radio station, WFUV, as an anchor, general assignment reporter, and co-host of an original podcast. A 2016 graduate of Fordham, she won several awards for her work at WFUV, including four 2016 Gracies. Katie is a native New Yorker, though she originally hails from Troy, a little farther up the Hudson River. She can attest that the bagels are still pretty good there.

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A proposed bill is looking to change how Pennsylvania draws its legislative and congressional districts

The bill’s sponsor, Monroe County Republican David Parker said the measure would cut down on gerrymandering.

Gerrymandering is prevalent in Pennsylvania—it’s when legislative maps are drawn to benefit a political party.

Parker said the ultimate results don’t benefit constituents.

“When these districts become so large and kind of snake around and are odd shapes, it’s difficult for them to truly represent everybody in the whole district,” he said.

Kathleen Kane with police officers
Clem Murray/Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool

A day after a jury convicted Attorney General Kathleen Kane on all nine criminal counts, she says she’s resigning. Tomorrow is set to be Kane’s last day in office.

Kane’s charges include felony perjury, which carries a sentence of up to seven years in prison.

Kane’s defense lawyers are vowing to appeal. But she’s not sticking around the AG’s office while it happens.

Kane announced the resignation this afternoon, saying, “I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days.”

Katie McGinty and Pat Toomey
Jacqueline Larma/Matt Rourke / AP Photo

With less than 100 days until Election Day, a new poll is showing the Pennsylvania US Senate race is neck and neck.

The poll, which was released publicly Thursday morning by Franklin and Marshall College, has Democratic challenger Katie McGinty leading GOP incumbent Pat Toomey by a hair.

She has a one-point lead over Toomey among likely voters, but an eight point lead among registered voters.

Poll Director and professor at Franklin and Marshall, Terry Madonna, said the presidential election is having an outsize impact on the Senate race.