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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: PA Turnpike plans all-electronic tolling.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. This ones for all the Luddites out there. You know who you are. You proudly proclaim to your friends that you've never Tweeted, Facebooked, Four-Squared, Tumblred or even once downloaded music to your laptop. You......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're nearing the end of Election Week 2012, and the past four business days have passed surprisingly quickly, given the drama and tension that has marked them. Well, quickly for us, anyway. Perhaps not so......
  • Pennsylvania voters need longer memories

    Pennsylvania voters need longer memories
    A friend sent me the photo that accompanies this column, along with a couple of similar shots. The politician being hung in effigy, complete with "Return the Pay Raise" signs, is state Sen. DAVID ARGALL, R-Schuylkill. The photos were taken just north...
  • Lehigh Valley legislators lack holiday spirit

    Lehigh Valley legislators lack holiday spirit
    As you watch old movies on television about the kid who wants a BB gun, or the way George Bailey finds out how wonderful life is, or how an adorable little girl is won over by the Macy's Santa, take a moment to think about former state Rep. Brett Feese....
  • Pa. congressional map now awaits Corbett's signature

     
    Legislation carving Easton out of the Lehigh Valley's congressional district now awaits Gov. Tom Corbett's signature to become law. The state House passed a new congressional map Tuesday; the Senate passed it last week. The new map shifts the city......
  • 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........
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: House Committee Set To Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Ban.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The latest chapter in Harrisburg's version of the Culture Wars gets off to an enthusiastic start this morning as the House State Government Committee meets at 9 a.m. to consider a constitutional amendment banning...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Round Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late, Things were a little on the hectic this side this morning and were punctuated by a presentation for Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade class that required us to dust-off some seriously underused.....
  • 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......