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  • Wolf, Senate GOP fisticuffs grip Capitol amid budget talks

    Pennsylvania's top state senator was leaving Gov. Tom Wolf's office after a brief meeting with the Democratic chief executive when he stumbled onto someone he had wanted to meet. That someone was Wolf's press secretary, Jeff Sheridan. "I just want to...
  • Fate of Gov. Tom Wolf's state police nominee uncertain heading into full Senate vote

    Fate of Gov. Tom Wolf's state police nominee uncertain heading into full Senate vote
    HARRISBURG — The fate of Gov. Tom Wolf's choice to head the state police remains uncertain after a Senate committee Wednesday cleared Marcus Brown's nomination for a full Senate vote without saying whether it supports or opposes him for the job....
  • Jim Kenney likely to be Philadelphia's next mayor after winning Democratic primary

    Jim Kenney likely to be Philadelphia's next mayor after winning Democratic primary
    A former longtime Philadelphia councilman with broad union backing is poised to become the next mayor of the nation's fifth largest city after his resounding win Tuesday in a six-way Democratic primary. Jim Kenney captured the nomination despite a pro-...
  • Latest on Pennsylvania primary: Dougherty, Olson nominated for Supreme Court

    Latest on Pennsylvania primary:  Dougherty, Olson nominated for Supreme Court
    Philadelphia Judge Kevin Dougherty has secured a Democratic nomination for one of three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Dougherty waged an expensive advertising campaign, financed largely with big contributions from organized labor, to...
  • Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes

    Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes
    HARRISBURG — The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold — and highly controversial. For days now, there has been chatter in political...
  • Gov. taps new OIG, elections chief, hires House member

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a number of significant appointments Friday afternoon, naming a new elections commissioner, a new port authority member, four new members on the board of corrections, making the acting inspector general permanent and re-...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Vouchers Debate Begins Anew This Week.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Hope you're enjoying the long bank holiday weekend. State offices are closed for the Spanish Imperialist Smallpox Infested Blanket ... erm, sorry ... Columbus Day holiday, so the posting schedule today might be a...
  • Corbett School Reform Plan Calls For Vouchers, Charter School Fixes.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett introduced his long-awaited school reform plan today, calling for vouchers for students in the state’s worst-performing schools, tougher evaluation standards for public school teachers and changes in the way the Pennsylvania...
  • A Children's Treasury Of Voucher Vote Reaction.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our apologies for our tardiness this morning. We had some personal commitments this morning that took precedence. But we're back with a quick round-up of reaction to yesterday's Senate vote in favor of the Corbett......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Cork Finally Popped On Booze Debate.

     
    The debate over liquor privatization got a kick in the pants yesterday with the release of a long-awaited report showing that selling off the state stores would generate as much as $1.6 billion in uprfront proceeds for the taxpayers. Gov. Tom Corbett said...
  • Pulling The Trigger: Corbett Still Seeking Charter School Change.

     
    A landmark school reform bill that cleared the state Senate last week reflects much of what was included in Gov. Tom Corbett's agenda of taxpayer-funded vouchers, fixes to the state's charter school law and expansion of a popular school tax......