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  • Thousands attend labor rally in MacArthur Park

     
    More than 4,000 people attended a Wednesday afternoon rally in MacArthur Park put on by a national public services employees union. The rally was held as part of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, 40th......
  • Corbett Makes It Official On Lottery Proposal.

     
    The Corbett administration confirmed Monday it wants to find a private manager to run the Pennsylvania Lottery, arguing that it would save the state money and protect programs for senior citizens that are funded by ticket sales. The administration has.......
  • Camelot set to be awarded Lottery contract.

     
    HARRISBURG _ The company that runs Great Britain’s National Lottery has apparently been tapped to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The decision to hand the $3.5 billion Lottery over to a North American subsidiary of...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Lottery union says it could beat private bid.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just when you thought things couldn't get any weirder with the debate over whether to turn the day-to-day management of the $3.5 billion PA Lottery to an English company, the union representing about 200 agency........
  • Former Gov. Ed Rendell has ties to firm consulting on Lottery privatization.

     
    As Gov. Tom Corbett considers whether to hand the reins of the Pennsylvania Lottery over to a British company, he's been getting advice from a firm with ties to his predecessor. Former Gov. Ed Rendell is a senior adviser to......
  • In Lancaster, Corbett defends #PALottery deal

     
    In the face of mounting legislative and public criticism, Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday defended his plan to privatize the management of the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, arguing that the state has a duty to ensure the fiscal stability of......
  • House Dems don't like #PaLottery privatization, have no idea what to do about it.

     
    House Democrats gathered on the steps of the Main Rotunda this morning to loudly denounce the Corbett administration's plan to let a company from England (where they talk funny and play the wrong kind of football) take over the day-to-day......
  • State lawmakers vet Lottery privatization proposal.

     
    The senior executives of the British-based company poised to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery say they have a simple plan to get more people playing to scratch-off and numbers games that underwrite services for the state&#...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial Board Roundtable Chicagotribune.com -- Tribune editorial page editor Bruce Dold talks about the week's news...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Is it time for politicians to get out of the pension business ?

     
    For Wednesday's print column, in advance of the special legislative session in Springfield on Wednesday to take another stab at pension reform, I initiated an email dialogue with Anders Lindall, right, spokesman for the local chapter of the American...
  • Local officials endorse Reibman

     
    Glenn Reibman has received a slew of endorsements from local officials throughout Northampton County, including Glendon Mayor Charles Seip, Forks Township Supervisor Robert Egolf, Pen Argyl Constable Paul Gilmore, Easton Deputy Mayor Ken Brown and...