As you may recall, the state Supreme Court last month threw out a Republican-crafted congressional map that was considered among the nation's most gerrymandered, saying the 2011 plan violated the state constitution's guarantee of free and equal elections.
On Monday, after the General Assembly and Governor Wolf failed to agree on new district lines, the court handed down a new congressional map to go into effect for the spring primary elections. The map can be seen here.
Republican legislative leaders have filed a challenge to the judicially drawn map with the U.S. Supreme Court.
For the next two and half weeks, the General Assembly will hold budget hearings in Harrisburg. These hearings give legislators the opportunity to hear and question state departments and agencies on their budget needs and priorities for the next fiscal year.
A schedule of the budget hearings, live streaming, and videos can be found here.
Upcoming Events in District
Philadelphia Flower Show, March 3-11, 2018
Pennsylvania Convention Center is having their annual nine-day flower show starting March 3rd and ending on March 11th. This is the world’s oldest and largest indoor even of its kind, right here in Philadelphia. This year’s theme is Wonders of Water, featuring the connection between horticulture and water.
For more information on ticket pricing, click here.
East Passyunk Ave Restaurant Week, February 26-March 9, 2018
February 26th kicks off the 6th Restaurant Week hosted by East Passyunk Avenue. 26 of our award-winning restaurants will be offering 3-course price fixed lunch and/or dinner costing between $15-$35. This is a great way to get out and experience the diversity and flavors the restaurants East Passyunk Avenue have to offer.
For more information on the restaurants participating, click here.
National Constitution Center, Women’s History Month
March marks Women’s History month. The National Constitution Center will be hosting many events and activities throughout the month honoring the journey women have made through history. The main exhibit, The Story of We The People, highlights many of the defining moments throughout women’s history.
For more information, click here.
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