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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Our Rick's Very Big Night.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. OK. We admit it. We didn't see this one coming. When we left the office last night, we figured that all Rick Santorum had to do was not get totally blown out in Iowa in......
  • Is Pennsylvania's Economic Cup Half Full Or Half Empty?

     
    Attendees at this afternoon's inaugural session of the new Independent Fiscal Office got a one-word answer to that question this afternoon: "Yes," quipped Tom Jackson, an economist with Global Insight, the world-controlling firm that's been providing...
  • Senate Dems Mark One-Year Anniversary Of End of adultBasic.

     
    A Group Of State Senate Democrats ... ... gathered to mark the year anniversary of the end of the state's adultBasic health insurance program, which offered subsidized coverage for about 40,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. During an event at the Capitol...
  • With Senate Candidate's Defeat, Corbett's Political Prestige Takes A Hit.

     
    With his defeat at the hands of Tom Smith in Tuesday’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, Chester County businessman Steve Welch wasn’t the only one who suffered a reversal in his political fortunes. Gov, Tom Corbett, who endorsed Welch at a........
  • Delaware Co. man nominated to Pa. Game Commmission board

     
    Brian H. Hoover of Glenolden, Delaware County, has been nominated to represent District 8 as member of the board of commissioners for the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Distrcit 8 includes the Lehigh Valley. If confirmed by the state senate, Hoover will...
  • Arnold Palmer receives honorary doctorate from Allegheny College

     
    For a guy who left college a semester short of his degree, Arnold Palmer has acquired a rather nice collection of awards and letters. Allegheny College on became the eighth institution to present Palmer with an honorary doctorate, bestowing the honor upon...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Tom Corbett's Polling Glass Ceiling.

     
    Nearly 18 months into his first term, Gov. Tom Corbett has hit the political equivalent of a glass ceiling: He’s yet to crack the all-important 50 percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. And with legislative Republicans set......
  • Crist's gamble on McCain pays off, more dividends could come

    Gov. Charlie Crist took a gamble on Sen. John McCain that could pay off for some time to come. After helping McCain carry Florida's Republican presidential primary in a tight race Tuesday, there is speculation that Crist could serve a role in a McCain...
  • SHOCKED

    Pushed by Enron and crafted behind closed doors, the 84-page measure to deregulate Pennsylvania's electric industry was slipped into a bill that called only for a one-word change in the state's taxicab law. "This legislation," then-Gov. Tom Ridge...
  • TSA reforms are urgently needed

    TSA reforms are urgently needed
    Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security. The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...
  • McCain, Ridge: friends, running mates?

     
    by Josh Drobnyk Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge was among the prospective running mates invited to Sen. John McCain's Arizona ranch this weekend, but he has a prior commitment in Europe and won't be attending. "I was invited to go,"......