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  • Monday Morning Coffee: Shale Deal Near?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So remember how, last month, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R- Jefferson, said he wanted a deal on an impact fee before Gov. Tom Corbett gave his second budget address? Well, we're just about......
  • House Sends Impact Fee Bill To Corbett's Desk.

     
    Legislation that would require Marcellus shale drillers to pay a local impact fee to cover the public cost of natural gas exploration is headed to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted 101-90 on Wednesday after hours of sometimes...
  • Top House Democrat Wants To Move Ahead With Special Elections.

     
    The top Democrat in the state House said Thursday that he wants the chamber’s Republican speaker to schedule special elections for six vacant House seats – including one in the Lehigh Valley --- that have been on hold since the......
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Democrats, Including Lehigh County's Cunningham, Increase Pressure For Special Election.

     
    Pennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive........
  • No Agreement On Redistricting Maps Yet. Primary Still Set For April 24.

     
    The Legislative Redistricting Commission ... ... met just long enough this afternoon to announce that they haven't reached an agreement yet on a new preliminary map of 203 state House and 50 state Senate seats. But they're meeting again next......
  • House Passes #VoterID; Gov. Corbett To Sign It (Full House Roll Call).

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation this evening requiring Pennsylvanians to show photo identification every time they vote is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. After three days of grueling and acrimonious debate, the Republican-...
  • Corbett Makes It Official On Lottery Proposal.

     
    The Corbett administration confirmed Monday it wants to find a private manager to run the Pennsylvania Lottery, arguing that it would save the state money and protect programs for senior citizens that are funded by ticket sales. The administration has.......
  • Panel Gives Preliminary Approval To New House And Senate District Maps.

     
    Allentown will still get a new House seat; the Poconos will get new Senate and House seats and Northampton County will go back to having two state senators under a new preliminary legislative district map approved Thursday. The 4-1 vote......
  • New Poll Paid For By Kathleen Kane Shows Kathleen Kane Winning Attorney General Primary.

     
    From The "You Get What You Pay For" File: A new internal poll by the campaign of Democratic state Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane shows her beating primary rival Patrick Murphy 42 percent to 33 percent in a hypothetical head-to-head......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Canaries In The Ballot Box. What Tuesday's Special Elections Might Tell Us.

     
    Forget the heat and the hoopla surrounding the race for the White House this spring. Pennsylvania voters in a half-dozen special elections Tuesday could provide inklings into their intentions this fall. This year the special state House races will be........