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  • Wolf-Senate very close to shortest celebrity marriage ever

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s marriage to the Republican-controlled Senate lasted about 36 hours. That’s shorter than most celebrity marriages. The irreconcilable differences arose when Wolf, sworn-in to office at about noon Tuesday, sacked...
  • Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have kept his job in 2011 amid the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. "They probably shouldn't have fired him, they probably should've...
  • PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent

    PA jobless rate dips below 5 percent
    Pennsylvania's unemployment rate fell below five percent in December, a rate many economists consider a benchmark of a healthy economy and job market. It was down from 5.1 percent in November and has declined 2 percent since December 2013. It was the...
  • Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him

    Open records director says Gov. Wolf can't fire him
    Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he has retracted the “11th hour” appointments former Gov. Tom Corbett made before his term ended Tuesday. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, effective immediately. But in an...
  • Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees

    Republicans begin casting critical eye on Wolf's nominees
    HARRISBURG — The pleasantries are over at the state Capitol. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate locked horns Thursday — two days into his first term — after Wolf fired a last-minute appointee by his...
  • Here's why Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf didn't really screw up

    Here's why Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf didn't really screw up
    The cliche "grin and bear it," an admonition to accept adversity with stoicism or even good humor, dates to at least to the 18th century. The Wordwizard website reports, "From the mid-17th to mid-18th century, a 'grin' was generally used derogatorily or...
  • Pennsylvania court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer

    Pennsylvania court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer
    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records. The filing by lawyers who represent Gov. Tom Wolf, the open records...
  • PA Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to campaigning

    PA Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges related to campaigning
    HARRISBURG — Apologizing to his employees and family, state Treasurer Rob McCord gave up his elected post Friday and plans to plead guilty to threatening potential contributors with the loss of state business if they didn't donate to his...
  • Where's the governor?

    Where's the governor?
    Newly inaugurated Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has pledged to be more open than ousted Republican Gov. Tom Corbett was about his comings and going. Beginning this week, Wolf will be posting his full work calendar online. The first calendar upload is...
  • State Treasurer Rob McCord resigning amid FBI probe involving campaign funds

    State Treasurer Rob McCord resigning amid FBI probe involving campaign funds
    HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord, a former Democratic candidate for governor, resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation. McCord's surprise departure notice came at 10:57 a.m. in an emailed news release. It said the resignation is...
  • Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks

    Gov. Wolf signs order barring drilling of new oil, gas wells in state forests, parks
    HARRISBURG — Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock...