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  • Gas industry expert: Gov.-elect Wolf shouldn't tax natural gas

    Gas industry expert: Gov.-elect Wolf shouldn't tax natural gas
    If Pennsylvania wants to continue benefiting economically from its Marcellus Shale natural gas boom, it should avoid slapping drillers with a severance tax. That's the warning issued by John Felmy, chief economist with the American Petroleum Institute,...
  • Will Tom Wolf compromise on his priorities?

    Will Tom Wolf compromise on his priorities?
    Eliminate a multibillion-dollar deficit while increasing funding for public education. Levy a tax on natural gas drillers. Enact a gift ban in the aftermath of a scandal. Those are the priorities that analysts and officeholders see Gov.-elect Tom Wolf...
  • Trial begins in death of Pa. police dog Rocco

    Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of the man accused of killing Pittsburgh police K-9 Rocco and wounding several officers, including the dog's handler. John Rush, 22, is charged with stabbing the 8-year-old German shepherd...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Dr. Chand Rohatgi of Nazareth was recently awarded the American Cancer Society St. George National Award, the Society's most prestigious Division volunteer honor. Dr. Rohatgi is one of 19 individuals from across the country who received the award for...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama
    — 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...
  • Consumers could one day buy a pint at a state brewery

    Consumers could one day buy a pint at a state brewery
    HARRISBURG — Touring Pottsville's Yuengling Brewery is stepping back in time. A chance to peer into a brewer's vat, enter a tunnel used to store kegs prior to the advent of refrigeration, and bump elbows with workers along a bottle-filling...
  • Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane won't defend controversial gun law

    Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane won't defend controversial gun law
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold. A spokeswoman on...
  • Gubernatorial election spending sets record

    Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he beat, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent record $60.5 million in the 2014 election, the latest campaign finance reports show. The previous record was set in 2002 when Democrat Ed Rendell, the...
  • ArtsQuest's Jeff Parks appointed to state Council on the Arts

    ArtsQuest's Jeff Parks appointed to state Council on the Arts
    Retiring ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks has been appointed to the state Council on the Arts, Gov. Tom Corbett’s office announced Thursday. The 19-member council encourages and supports development of the arts throughout the state. Parks is...
  • Gov.-elect Wolf, outgoing Gov. Corbett spar over $2B deficit

    Gov.-elect Wolf, outgoing Gov. Corbett spar over $2B deficit
    HARRISBURG — In a case of political deja vu, the state's outgoing and incoming governors are bickering over the state deficit and seeking to write their own versions of what caused the shortfall. On Wednesday, the outgoing administration of...
  • Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott expected to sue Barack Obama, then meet him

    AUSTIN, Texas On Wednesday, Greg Abbott, Texas' attorney general, is expected to announce that for the 31st time he will be suing the Obama administration on behalf of his state, this time trying to block the president's executive order on immigration. On...