| Jun 17, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Letter writer Lyle Rescott not only wants to restore literacy tests on prospective voters but even suggested civics questions ("Voter registration should come with a test," June 13). So I have one for him, which is whether he is aware of the abusive...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Voters in Philadelphia will get the chance this summer to fill three vacancies in the state House of Representatives, including two that were created by recent resignations over a cash-for-favors scandal.
House Speaker Mike Turzai said Thursday the...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai took aim Tuesday against any new severance tax on gas drilling in the state, warning it may cost jobs and harm the industry.
Turzai called a news conference to attack a proposal by Gov. Tom Wolf to increase taxes on...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 8:21 AM
I wrote in Sunday's column about families who are frustrated by the determination of a state House committee chairman to block consideration of a medical marijuana bill that easily passed the Senate.
One reason they're so eager for the...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 11:09 AM
Christopher Kenney attended his prom last month in Wind Gap.
That's a big deal for most teens, but even more so for Christopher. The 18-year-old has tuberous sclerosis, a genetic disorder that causes benign tumors to grow in any organ of the body. He...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 8:48 AM
A retired president of Grove City College is taking one of seven seats on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
Dick Jewell was named Tuesday to Pennsylvania's casino regulatory agency by House Speaker Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican.
| May 31, 2015
| 7:38 PM
HARRISBURG — For months, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers have been trying to build public support for their budget plans by holding roundtable discussions, political events and rallies at schools and businesses.
| May 13, 2015
| 2:37 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvanians would see billions in lower school property taxes under a proposal that made it out of the state House on Wednesday and into the hands of the Senate.
The House voted 105-86 for what supporters called the most...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 5:45 PM
For four years, liquor reform advocates argued conditions were perfect to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business.
Pro-privatization Gov. Tom Corbett could count on Republicans in the House and Senate to help the party finally make good on its...
| Apr 26, 2015
| 2:26 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Even before Gov. Tom Wolf took office, Republican lawmakers drew lines in the sand. Now, with two months until the new fiscal year begins, Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate are under the gun to back up their...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:00 PM
HARRISBURG — Republicans added to their historic majority in the House on Monday when a Philadelphian took the oath of office in the state Capitol.
With her sister holding a Bible, Martina White, 26, became a state representative, pushing the...