| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:25 AM
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation.
McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Nearly a year before voters choose new justices to join the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a debate has emerged in legal and political circles over the wisdom and necessity of temporarily filling the court's two empty seats.
Gov. Tom Wolf has the authority...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf gave an impromptu audience Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.
The greeting in Wolf's ornate Capitol reception room followed...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 1:52 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has retracted the “11th hour” appointments former Gov. Tom Corbett made before his term ended Tuesday.
Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, effective immediately.
But in an...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:17 PM
HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:33 AM
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s marriage to the Republican-controlled Senate lasted about 36 hours.
That’s shorter than most celebrity marriages.
The irreconcilable differences arose when Wolf, sworn-in to office at about noon Tuesday, sacked...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:51 PM
HARRISBURG — The NCAA agreed to restore former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's wins to settle a lawsuit challenging the NCAA's authority to punish the university over Jerry Sandusky's crimes.
The decision, announced Friday, was met with...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:41 PM
HARRISBURG — Santa Claus apparently missed a stop in his travels around Pennsylvania.
He failed to bring the Revenue Department stockings filled with tax money to close an estimated $2 billion budget deficit.
While tax collections have been...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 2:27 PM
UNIVERSITY PARK — Give the Penn State board of trustees two choices, and the same thing always seems to happen: Most will want one, a few want the other and, ultimately, the majority goes with an eleventh-hour plan to go for a previously unknown...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:02 PM
HARRISBURG — In a shakeup of legislative leaders Wednesday, the Lehigh Valley got a seat at the table of power.
Republican Sen. Pat Browne of Allentown was named the chamber's budget point man.
Browne's elevation to Senate Appropriations...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:36 PM
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State board of trustees is set to vote to possibly change the its size and makeup, but in the wake of Gov. Tom Corbett's defeat in last week's election and shifts in legislative leadership this week, two state officials...