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  • 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........
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers Return To Official Start Of Budget Season.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When they return to work this afternoon, state lawmakers will begin the final push to approve a new state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1. Some parameters of the debate are......
  • House signs off on $4.5B in bonds to pay off unemployment debt, eligibility fixes.

     
    Legislation that would allow Pennsylvania to pay off nearly $4 billion in borrowed federal unemployment benefits , while also placing new limits on eligibility and benefits – is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted........
  • Western PA lawmaker eyeing voucher alternative bill.

     
    A western Pennsylvania lawmaker is eyeing an expansion of an already popular business tax credit program that could extend school choice by this fall to students in Pennsylvania's worst-performing schools. Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, said he could...
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Yet Another Midafternoon Budget Update.

     
    The House has voted 115-82 to approve changes to the state's school code that would place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law. It would also implement new evaluation standards for public school...
  • Midday Budget Update: The wheels do turn slowly.

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 12:34 p.m: 1. The House debated, and then went over, changes to the School Code Bill. The proposal would, among other things, place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of...
  • State Parties Get In On House Rules Fight.

     
    Well, It Was Only A Matter Of Time. The state Democratic and Republican parties have jumped into yesterday's handbags at 20 paces spat between House Democrats and Republicans over proposed rules changes that reduce minority representation on committees...
  • House Dems In Uproar Over Rules Changes.

     
    State House Democrats ... ... stormed out of a meeting of the chamber's Rules Committee this afternoon, enraged over changes in the chamber's operating rules that reduce the amount of minority representation on legislative committees and restrict how...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: McCall To Be Appointed To Gaming Board.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just a few odds and ends this morning as we head into what's shaping up to be a snowy and wet Super Bowl Weekend in the Capital region. Former State House Speaker ... ... Keith......