Legislation To Change The Way PA Chooses A Lt. Gov. Passes In State Senate

A proposed amendment to the state Constitution changing the way the Lt. Governor is chosen has won overwhelming support in the state Senate. Under current law a candidate for Lt. Governor in Pennsylvania runs separately from the gubernatorial candidate in the primary, then each party's nominees run as a team in the general election. The state Senate voted 46 to 2 in favor of a change, which would allow the gubernatorial candidate to choose his or her running mate, similar to how it's done in presidential elections. It how heads to the House. Because it would amend the Constitution, the measure must pass the House and Senate in consecutive sessions, then be put to the voters.