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  • Dent backs voting rights bill, defends photo ID laws

    Dent backs voting rights bill, defends photo ID laws
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent said Sunday that voter identification laws should be allowed under a renewed effort to update the federal Voting Rights Act. Dent is one of six Republicans co-sponsoring a bill from Wisconsin Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner...
  • Pennsylvania flush with cash for transportation projects

    While other states struggle to pay the upkeep on their highway systems, Pennsylvania is implementing a multifaceted, multibillion-dollar blueprint designed to accelerate road and bridge projects, improve mass transit systems and increase subsidies to...
  • Tom Wolf Moving Fast

       I've written in recent weeks about new Gov. Tom Wolf's moratorium on capital punishment -- the subject of my column today -- his decision to abandon Tom Corbett's stupid alternative to Medicaid expansion and his refusal to accept Corbett's last-...
  • Wolf puts on hold search for open records head amid lawsuit

    Gov. Tom Wolf is holding off on a search for a permanent director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records while a state court considers whether he had legal authority to fire the last one. Wolf's lawyers said in court filings this week, ahead of a...
  • Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer pleads guilty to federal charges

    Ex-Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of attempted extortion, admitting that he tried to use his position to strong-arm state contractors into donating money to his failed gubernatorial campaign. The plea...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ GOV. WOLF HAD MANY GOOD REASONS TO SUSPEND EXECUTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA Gov. Tom Wolf had at least five good reasons for his decision to impose a moratorium on carrying out death sentences. 1. The risk of...
  • Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance

    Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance
    The number of people signing up for health insurance surged as the deadline approached on the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. More than 11.4 million consumers nationwide got insurance through either the federal marketplace...
  • Pennsylvania capital punishment delay no big deal

    As we consider Gov. Tom Wolf's decision to impose a moratorium on the death penalty pending some further study, we ought to keep a few things in mind. First, this was one of his campaign promises. Wolf won the election, and whatever you think of his...
  • Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty

    Ex-state Treasurer McCord pleads guilty
    HARRISBURG — Rob McCord sat serenely and silently, his fingertips resting on his thighs and his eyes fixed not on the reporters around him but on a spot someplace on the hallway wall. "Mr. McCord, do you care to comment?" "No," he whispered with a...
  • Poll: Pennsylvania residents have brighter outlook on economy

    Poll: Pennsylvania residents have brighter outlook on economy
    Increasingly optimistic about the economy, Pennsylvanians are feeling better about the direction of the state as well, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. For the first time since the Great Recession, a majority of Pennsylvanians &#...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf likely facing fight over state police nominee

    Gov. Tom Wolf likely facing fight over state police nominee
    HARRISBURG — Of all the new Wolf administration nominees awaiting confirmation, few face a challenge quite like acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown. The veteran officer, who until recently headed the Maryland State Police, is not facing...