| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers.
But Corbett's decision to retain...
| 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
| 7:07 PM
THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor.
THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and a former state revenue secretary for Gov. Ed Rendell.
THE AD: "Hyper Tour," a 30-second Corbett television...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:56 PM
It was just a decade ago that salvation for suffering Pennsylvania homeowners was on its way.
Unfair property taxes must be reduced, politicians thundered in Harrisburg, and they were determined to get it done even if it meant engaging in one of the...
| 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 13, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A decade ago, as Lehigh Valley leaders desperately looked for a way to pay for what would be a $50 million minor league baseball stadium in east Allentown, state Sen. Pat Browne seized on his experience as a tax attorney and accountant to devise an...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 12:58 PM
It is downright heartwarming the way Allentown's city fathers want to do everything in full public view.
"I think we were pretty darn open," Mayor Ed Pawlowski was quoted as saying Thursday, in a story on how he arranged more than $4 million in fees...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:21 AM
In 1793, as blood began to flow in earnest in the French Revolution, royalists made plans to provide a refuge in America for Queen Marie Antoinette, one of the most evil monarchs who ever lived.
They found land inside an oxbow formation of the...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s spokeswoman says there’s no truth to an accusation by Republican opponent Bruce Rauner’s campaign that Quinn had something to do with the latest twist in the tale of Rauner’s campaign donations to a former...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient.
The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...