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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Post-Gaming The Primary.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to The Morning After. If you're a victorious candidate, we hope you're still sleeping off the depredations of last night's celebrations. If you're a loser, just remember, there's nothing like a little R&R,...
  • Things State Government Does: House Panel Argues About The Transportation Security Administration.

     
    Capitol Ideas Intern Mike Macagnone Reports: Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, wants to keep the government out of your private parts — or at least an excess of radiation. A controversial resolution admonishing Congress to further regulate the...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: What's $3.87 Billion Between Friends?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Back in the early 1990s, when grunge ruled the Earth and everyone, by law, was required to wear flannel, look moody and drink truly psychotic amounts of coffee while listening to the first Pearl Jam......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warmup.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The cliches have been test-driven. The soundbites have been refined. And the themes have been articulated. And, most importantly, conventioneers have supped on food and gorged on tchotkes paid for by the gigantic...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's another rainy day here at Capitol Ideas World HQ and we could use a serious dose of sunshine and caffeine. So if anyone wants to swing by with a scone and maybe a medium......
  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, here we are, at the end of another week. And, if you're like us, you're probably breathing a sigh of relief now that Election 2012 is safely in the rearview mirror. There's plenty ahead......
  • Rep. Brian Sims to fellow Rep. Mike Fleck: "Come on in, the water's fine."

     
    Writing in the Huffington Post, newly elected state Rep. Brian Sims (who spent nearly a month as Pennsyvlania's only openly gay state lawamker) pens an open letter to Republican Rep. Mike Fleck, R-Huntingdon, who came out during an interview with......
  • PA House names its committee chairs for 2013-14 legislative session.

     
    Here it is, hot off the presses: The list of state House committee chairmen and ranking Democratic members for the legislative session that starts in January. The list answers two very important questions: Namely, who the House GOP tapped to......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Several departing state lawmakers, including the former top Republican on the Senate Education Committee, are in line for six-figure, taxpayer-funded payoffs as they head into retirement. State Sen. Jeff Piccola, R-...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The top five political stories of 2012.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're on vacation this week, so there will be a lighter-than-normal posting schedule. But as anyone who reads this blog regularly already knows, we're a nut for lists. Love 'em. Can't get enough of 'em.......