Lisa Boscola

Lisa Boscola easily beats John Merhottein in 18th Senate race, earns seventh term as state senator

Democratic incumbent Lisa Boscola easily defeated Republican John Merhottein in her bid to win the 18th District Senate seat to earn her seventh term as a state senator. The Associated Press called the race for Boscola shortly after midnight; Boscola said Wednesday she felt by 10 p.m. Tuesday she had won, based primarily on the mail-in ballot totals. Boscola was holding about a 13,000-vote ...

Pennsylvania Sen. Lisa Boscola proposes summertime gas tax holiday

Citing the financial strain on families who are bearing the brunt of skyrocketing gas prices, state Sen. Lisa Boscola wants to suspend Pennsylvania’s gas tax for 67 days. In a memo circulated to fellow lawmakers in Harrisburg, Boscola proposed temporarily waiving Pennsylvania’s 57.6-cents-per-gallon liquid fuels tax from Independence Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to keep transgender athletes out of girls’ sports; Lisa Boscola only Democrat in favor

A deeply divided Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday passed a bill designed to prevent athletes who were male at birth from participating in women’s and girls’ school sports, with mostly Republican proponents citing fairness and safety and Democratic opponents calling the action an attack on vulnerable transgender children. Source:...

State Sen. Lisa Boscola: ‘This is an assault on the Lehigh Valley’

Last week, the state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved a preliminary set of House and Senate redistricting maps. They included what could be some big changes for the Valley. Among them is the prospect of splitting up state senate representation for the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem and their respective school districts.