| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:41 PM
HARRISBURG — Santa Claus apparently missed a stop in his travels around Pennsylvania.
He failed to bring the Revenue Department stockings filled with tax money to close an estimated $2 billion budget deficit.
While tax collections have been...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:43 AM
Blunt statements by Philadelphia's most powerful Democrat may signal trouble for Kathleen Kane, even as other Democrats publicly are noncommittal about their support for the embattled attorney general, political analysts say.
Two years into her term...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 7:22 PM
HARRISBURG — The judicial lobbying has begun.
Lawyers and judges are contacting senators looking for a leg up in the nomination process that will be held soon to fill one existing and one pending vacancy on the state Supreme Court.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Moments after the camera stops rolling and they both rise from respective seats to the right and the left of the moderator, Mario Scavello doubles back to shake Mark Aurand's hand.
He leans in, not as a friendly gesture, but to rib his opponent for...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 6:55 PM
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will debate Wednesday night for a third and final time before the Nov. 4 election.
When the Pittsburgh TV station's cameras go on, each candidate is sure to attack his...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:38 AM
HARRISBURG — A state Republican Party campaign flier tries to link Democrat Tom Wolf to "House of Horrors" abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell.
The fliers include a photo of Wolf and the headline "Will pro-abortion Tom Wolf take us back?" Underneath...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:06 PM
— Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf faced off in their first debate Monday evening, sparring over tax policy, education spending and the direction the state is heading.
There were few fireworks between the two men....
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:52 AM
If Robert Morris University Polling Institute is accurate, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett may have to ask his re-election campaign and security team to accompany him to Home Depot to buy moving boxes.
Robert Morris’ online poll, released...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett remains far behind his Democratic rival, Tom Wolf, despite spending millions of dollars on television commercials this summer, according to a new voter poll.
The Franklin & Marshall College Poll, released...
| 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...