GOP PA House members are advancing a plan to downsize state government

01.24.18 | Terry Diener

On Tuesday, the House State Government Committee voted 14 to 10 in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that still needs approval by the full House and Senate before going to voters.

A Democratic-sponsored amendment to establish a commission to redraw district lines failed, but a Republican-backed bill to cut the Senate from 50 to 37 was approved.

A Republican spokesman says House leaders hope for a vote by the end of June, in time to make it on the fall ballot.