HARRISBURG (AP) – A group of Democrats in the PA House wants their maskless Republican colleagues to be sworn in next month after everyone else to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The 203 state representatives will take the oath of office in early January in four sets of about 50 people each. The speaker’s office said that will start with newly elected members. A cohort of a few dozen House Republicans has been maskless this year, drawing Democrat complaints by attending floor session and committee meetings in closed rooms. At least nine state representatives and two state senators have contracted COVID-19 this year.