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  • Liquor reform could hinge, again, on state budget

    Liquor reform could hinge, again, on state budget
    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...
  • Budget rhetoric heating up in Harrisburg

    Budget rhetoric heating up in Harrisburg
    HARRISBURG — The first budget salvos have been launched in the state's annual verbal and ideological spending wars of spring. Will summer and Christmas suffer as a result for the governor, lawmakers and their employees? On Tuesday, Democratic Gov....
  • Democracy!? We don't need no stinking Democracy in the Legislature

    It’s budget time in the state Capitol. And that means the Legislature once again will use tax dollars to hold public hearings stacked against a governor’s priorities that are embedded in his recommended spending plan. In May 2013, Sen. Chuck...
  • Pennsylvania higher education board reluctantly approves Gov. Tom Wolf's tuition freeze 'ultimatum'

    Pennsylvania higher education board reluctantly approves Gov. Tom Wolf's tuition freeze 'ultimatum'
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf demanded and received in writing a tuition freeze pledge from the board that oversees the 14 state-owned universities. But it also earned him ill will. A reluctant and at times angry board of governors for the...
  • Board overseeing Pennsylvania-owned universities OK's tuition freeze

    Board overseeing Pennsylvania-owned universities OK's tuition freeze
    HARRISBURG — The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities narrowly endorsed a tuition freeze Thursday sought by Gov. Tom Wolf in exchange for a $45.3 million increase for the State System of Higher Education. The system's...
  • Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!

    Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!
    One of my favorite parts of the TV program "The Simpsons" is the prank calls Bart makes to Moe's Tavern. Moe: "Yeah, just a sec; I'll check. Amanda Hugginkiss! Hey, I'm lookin' for Amanda Hugginkiss! Oh, why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss?!" Or: "Hold...
  • Madonna and Young: Kathleen Kane isn't Pa.'s only attorney general to have problems

    Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general, is having some bad days. A year ago she was the toast of state politics, in 2012 becoming the first woman and first Democrat to win the office. These days she looks more like toast as she struggles...
  • Federal judge throws out 'mental anguish' law aimed at cop-killer

    Federal judge throws out 'mental anguish' law aimed at cop-killer
    HARRISBURG — A federal judge has thrown out a Pennsylvania law designed to prevent offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims, calling it an illegal restriction on the right to free expression. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner...
  • Judge tosses 'mental anguish' law aimed at Mumia Abu-Jamal

    A federal judge Tuesday threw out a Pennsylvania law designed to prevent offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims, calling it an illegal restriction on the right to free expression. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner ruled against the...
  • Kane-Corbett-McCord-McCaffery

       I'm way behind with the annual call for nominees to my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters.    I wrote the column weeks ago, but I haven't had a chance to get it in yet. Maybe this weekend.    As I contemplated likely candidates,...
  • Appeals court won't lift stay on NRA's Pittsburgh lawsuit

    A state appeals court has refused to lift a stay of the National Rifle Association's lawsuit challenging Pittsburgh's gun regulations. The Commonwealth Court ruling means the lawsuit can't go forward until the same appeals court rules on the...