HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania lawmakers appear likely to launch a new session in Harrisburg next year with both chambers remaining under Republican majority control, although several familiar faces won't be returning.
Democrats picked up Republican Senate seats in Erie, Pittsburgh and Harrisburg on Tuesday.
Voters flipped at least one House seat, electing a Republican to a Clearfield County House seat vacated by retiring veteran Democratic Rep. Bud George. Several other competitive House races remained uncalled in late evening.
The House has been in GOP hands, ending the current two-year session with a 111-to-92 margin. The Senate has been at 30-to-20, so the margin next year will drop to 27-23.