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  • Corbett signs Philly cigarette tax

    Corbett signs Philly cigarette tax
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed into law a bill adding a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes sold in Philadelphia to help pay for the city's schools. The tax takes effect Wednesday and will push to about $7.80 the price of a pack of...
  • Pigeon shoot bill got buried by frightened PA legislators

    Pigeon shoot bill got buried by frightened PA legislators
    More than two decades of activism over Pennsylvania's barbaric tradition of pigeon shoots did not end with a victory dance last Monday. It ended with House Bill 1750, which last week won 36-12 approval in the state Senate, safely buried in the House...
  • Stephen Colbert on eating pets

    Stephen Colbert on eating pets
       It turns out that NRA lobbyists weren’t the only ones working to encourage the state House to duck from voting on a bill that would have banned pigeon shoots, “hunting” tethered animals and raising dogs and cats for human consumption....
  • Public employees, get in line for sex changes

    Public employees, get in line for sex changes
    Election leftovers: • By Election Day, it had come to this: Tom Wolf: Taxpayer Money Should Go to Sex-Change Operations Republicans Must Get Out the Vote Tomorrow, November 4, to Prevent Abuse of Taxpayer Funds WEST CHESTER –...
  • What if you held a pigeon-shoot and no one came except protesters?

    What if you held a pigeon-shoot and no one came except protesters?
    In minutes the opening salvo in the latest skirmish of the Pennsylvania pigeon wars was due to begin. And there, a half-mile away across the Delaware River, lay ground zero. Shrouded behind a long, 30-foot-tall wall of pale fabric, the Philadelphia...
  • Pat Browne named to state Senate's top spending spot

    Pat Browne named to state Senate's top spending spot
    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...
  • Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending

    Nathan Benefield: How to immunize Pa. taxpayers from chronic overspending
    Last week, two major bond-rating agencies (Fitch and Standards & Poor's) downgraded Pennsylvania's debt rating, citing poor fiscal health. While this should worry voters — taxpayers will be forced to pay more for state borrowing — it isn't too...
  • Cigarette-tax vote hits a Pa. legislative roadblock

    HARRISBURG — The House of Representatives has canceled a vote on a new cigarette tax for Philadelphia, casting doubt on whether the city's schools will be able to safely open on time in September. Leaders in the Republican-controlled House...
  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    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...
  • Bills letting PA teachers carry guns and NRA sue municipalities await Legislature

    State lawmakers gradually return to session Monday from their summer break. Lawmakers don’t have to be in House and Senate chambers for roll call until 1 p.m. and neither chamber is expected to finalize many controversial bills dealing with...
  • PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election

    PA GOP Rep. Bill Adolph facing deep-pocketed Democrat in election
    For months, political insiders have speculated whether Rep. Bill Adolph, the moderate Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee, was angling to become the next Speaker of the House. But Adolph’s political aspirations, if they are...