| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:34 PM
HARRISBURG — For more than a century, governors and lawmakers have tried to change the state's uniform personal income tax, which makes most workers pay the same rate regardless of income.
All have failed.
The full Legislature has refused to...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:19 PM
Over the hum of air conditioners and the crackle of welding torches Monday, Tom Wolf heard from a handful of Northampton Community College students optimistic about their job prospects.
After Maria Homa of Fogelsville graduates this month, she'll be...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:09 AM
"Running against Harrisburg" is a popular political strategy. Most modern gubernatorial candidates seeking a first term, including Tom Corbett, have run against Harrisburg. They focus their campaigns heavily toward attacking Harrisburg insiders and the...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:38 PM
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, the former attorney general whose prosecutions drew a strict line between campaign and government activities, met with top campaign advisers in the governor's office on numerous occasions since taking office...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
HARRISBURG — The Fourth of July fireworks had barely gone out when television airwaves crackled to life with sounds and sights of fall.
"We've got a great vision for Pennsylvania," Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said as viewers saw farms, skylines and...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:34 PM
WASHINGTON — If Democrats ever hope to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia.
But races in those suburbs are tilting toward...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:19 PM
He had never held an elective office, yet he won the Democratic gubernatorial primary against formidable opposition, even though he was not endorsed by his own party.
A successful millionaire businessman, he pumped millions into his own campaign —...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:19 AM
It's a trite but true political aphorism: "Where you stand depends on where you sit."
If you're a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you sit, it's hard to see what Gov. Corbett did with the 2014-15 budget as anything but a divisive, last-gasp...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 8:49 AM
At the top of Obamacare's priorities is to provide health insurance for 23 million uninsured Americans by 2016. They'll be able to shop beginning Oct. 1 for coverage that takes effect Jan. 1.
For doctors, that leads to an obvious question: Will there be...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett stopped, took a breath, folded his hands and stared hard at the top of the podium in front of him, as if it were going to yield the answer to a question a reporter has just asked him about the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed Penn...