| Dec 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
WASHINGTON — From auto racetrack operators to homeowners to those with disabilities, there was something for almost everyone in a retroactive tax bill that Congress sent to the president's desk before ending their two-year session.
The bill, which...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:31 PM
— As Gov.-elect Tom Wolf builds his team in Harrisburg, he's also got his eye on building relationships in that other capital city.
He was among a small group of incoming governors who spent Friday at the White House, meeting with President...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:48 AM
A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats including Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey supported.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
As Republicans eagerly outline their plans for next year's GOP-controlled Congress, an item near and dear to some of the region's larger employers is the first thing on their lists: repealing the medical device tax.
Jettisoning the tax, which helps fund...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In his first staffing decision as governor-elect, Tom Wolf announced this morning that he’s tapped Katie McGinty to serve as his chief of staff.
McGinty, who went from Wolf’s primary rival to leading the PAC that supported him, is a...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 8:10 PM
In 20 years serving with the Navy, Immanuel Odongkara learned all manner of marketable skills.
He worked on planes. He also drove a tractor-trailer.
But when Odongkara returned home, he found those skills weren't as easily translated into a job as...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 8:21 AM
The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016.
The Club solicits and...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:39 PM
WASHINGTON — In a bid to revive his own stalled bill, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey used a legislative maneuver this fall to slow down another.
He placed a "hold," or a secret, formal objection, on a child care bill when his own measure to...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 9:35 AM
The top of the Republican Party ticket made a final election eve Lehigh Valley stop this morning in Bethlehem.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley appeared by Bethlehem Diner off Airport Road and Route 22 with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, U.S. Rep....
| Nov 5, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Hours after a wave of victories on Tuesday that will allow his party to take over the U.S. Senate agenda in January, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey was outlining his to-do list.
The Lehigh Valley's freshman senator quickly ticked off an array of policy...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, a multimillionaire businessman, said he would forgo his salary or donate it to charity when he takes over Pennsylvania's top office in January.
Speaking on Wednesday, the day after his victory over incumbent Republican Tom Corbett,...