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  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate Republicans propose new Electoral College plan.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. He may have been defeated last session, but Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, hasn't given up on his plan to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its votes in the Electoral College. On Monday,...
  • PA Electoral College taps Obama, Biden for a second term

     
    Pennsylvania’s members of the Electoral College gathered in the state Capitol Monday for a constitutional ritual that began with flowery nods to American history and ended with a largely pro forma vote that help usher President Barack Obama and...
  • House Dems plug transportation funding plan.

     
    With Gov. Tom Corbett set to unveil his own transportation funding proposal sometime in the coming days, Democrats in the state House have reintroduced legislation that would implement the recommendations of the administration's own funding advisory...
  • Camelot set to be awarded Lottery contract.

     
    HARRISBURG _ The company that runs Great Britain’s National Lottery has apparently been tapped to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The decision to hand the $3.5 billion Lottery over to a North American subsidiary of...
  • In Lancaster, Corbett defends #PALottery deal

     
    In the face of mounting legislative and public criticism, Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday defended his plan to privatize the management of the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery, arguing that the state has a duty to ensure the fiscal stability of......
  • House Dems don't like #PaLottery privatization, have no idea what to do about it.

     
    House Democrats gathered on the steps of the Main Rotunda this morning to loudly denounce the Corbett administration's plan to let a company from England (where they talk funny and play the wrong kind of football) take over the day-to-day......
  • Turzai liquor bill restricts Sunday sales and who can sell booze

     
    Yo! If you thought privatizing state liquor stores would mean you could get booze any time or anywhere, think again. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, floated a 209-page bill that mirrors the privatization plan Corbett floated as part of.......
  • Reapportionment Commission Could Approve Preliminary Map Monday.

     
    The five-member panel that’s spent months redrawing the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s 203 House and 50 state Senate seats is expected to vote on a preliminary map during a session on Monday. Of particular note for residents of the Lehigh...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five (Marcellus Shale Edition).

     
    Apparently attempting to (and forgive us the hideous pun here) frack its way through the current legislative gridlock over an impact fee for gas drillers, the House Finance Committee yesterday passed a three-pronged bill that includes a fee, regulatory...
  • Legislature To Convene Bipartisan, Bicameral Commission To Probe Penn State Case.

     
    During Remarks On The House Floor ... ...this evening, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said staff lawyers on the House Judiciary Committee are drafting what are known as "Concurrent Resolutions" authorizing the creation of a "bipartisan,...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: The Wednesday Five.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It occurs to us that an 18-year-old sailor serving on that day would now be 88 years old. The......