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  • House Speaker Smith: Too many "moving parts" derailed charters vote.

     
    The top Republican in the state House said Wednesday that an inability to build consensus among both state lawmakers and interest groups derailed an expected vote on a charter school reform bill. The state House broke for the year late......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: State won't take over troubled charter school.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Department of Education has rejected a request to take control of the financially troubled Vitalisitc Therapeutic Charter School in the Lehigh Valley, our Mothership colleague Steve Esack reports this...
  • Faced with changed topography, legislative Republicans say they're ready for the next term.

     
    With their margins eroded in the staet House and Senate, senior Republicans said this afternoon that they won't be taking their eye off the ball in the new session that starts in January. In the House, GOP leaders say they......
  • 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......
  • Pa House GOP elects its new(ish) leadership team.

     
    In the immortal words of Mr. Pete Townshend, here's the new leaders, same as the old leaders, don't get fooled again. House Republicans returned their existing leadership team to power in internal elections on Tuesday. House Democrats are slated to......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: House leadership elections are today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Anyone remember their student council elections? The most popular kids in the class would promise the Earth -- recess all day long, and free chocolate to boot -- if only you'd pick them for a......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate Republicans propose new Electoral College plan.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. He may have been defeated last session, but Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, hasn't given up on his plan to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its votes in the Electoral College. On Monday,...
  • In speech to biz leaders, Corbett vague on transportation funding plans.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett will offer a long-awaited plan to state lawmakers early next year to pay for an estimated $2.5 billion in road and bridge repairs that will likely take advantage of updates in federal highway law as well as......
  • Senate Dems say mass-transit funding has to be part of any highway bill.

     
    Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate added a new wrinkle to next year’s expected debate on how to pay for billions of dollars in repairs to the state’s roads and bridges, insisting that new money for mass-transit agencies also had to......
  • Liquor privatization vote moves step closer in House

     
    Yo! Can you hear the collective sigh of relief? Lawmakers and reporters won't be stuck in the Capitol for that long today. In a surprise move Wednesday, Democrats withdrew all but one of the 106 amendments they had introduced as......
  • 'Tom Corbett Liquor Tax'?

     
    Yo! The latest liquor amendment count is in as of 1 p.m. Lawmakers have added 124 amendments to the already amended House Bill 790, the liquor privatization bill, backed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai,......