| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:16 PM
HARRISBURG — Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, state Senate leaders filed suit against Gov. Tom Corbett, claiming he had intruded on legislative authority by vetoing portions of the fiscal code, a bill that accompanies the state budget....
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:53 AM
HARRISBURG -- On a quiet morning at the Pennsylvania Capitol, footnotes were added to portraits recognizing four past leaders of the House and Senate.
The paintings of former House speakers Bill DeWeese, John Perzel and Herbert Fineman and photo of...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force.
City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 12:09 PM
With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment).
In a tale of two...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Attempts to reduce the size of the Legislature and other branches of state government appear to be failing — again.
In the words of Gomer Pyle: Surprise, surprise, surprise.
The only way the 253-member Legislature can be reduce is through a...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it.
A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Dent frustrated by border bill
Divisions over a bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border delayed the House from leaving for its August recess — and left Lehigh Valley Congressman Charlie Dent frustrated...
| Sep 4, 2013
How can you quickly come up with lots of new revenue for a cash-strapped state like Pennsylvania, without hitting most taxpayers in the wallet? Allyson Schwartz, a leading democratic candidate for governor in 2014, offered up a plan Wednesday that......
| Mar 12, 2012
| 9:09 AM
Lehigh Valley Republican congressman Charlie Dent will endorse Mitt Romney for president at an event in Harrisburg Tuesday, sources confirm. Dent will make just the second Pennsylvanian to endorse the former Massachusetts governor in the 2012 presidential...
| Jun 29, 2012
Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is June 29, 2012. There's just two days remaining before the end of the fiscal year. Lawmakers have until midnight on Saturday to get a new spending plan signed into law and to pass......