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  • The winners and losers in Pa.'s budget battle

    The winners and losers in Pa.'s budget battle
    HARRISBURG — As the first week of a new fiscal year came to a close Friday, Gov. Tom Corbett still had a decision to make: whether or not to sign the $29.1 billion spending plan that doesn't include one of his top policy priorities —...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • Tale of two legislators plot thickens in state's gas-drilling drama

    With apologies to Charles Dickens, it was the best of times (for Texas and Oklahoma gas industry aristocrats), it was the worst of times (for the Pennsylvania rabble suffering from the exploitation and destruction of their environment). In a tale of...
  • Federal court rejects Schuylkill clerk's marriage equality challenge

    In a two-sentence order, a federal appeals court ended a Schuylkill County official's effort to appeal the decision ending Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage. Clerk of Orphans Court and Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed papers in June...
  • Richard M. Scaife, Mellon heir and newspaper publisher, dies at 82

    PITTSBURGH Richard M. Scaife, an heir to the Mellon fortune who became one of America's leading funders of conservative causes and the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, died Friday. He was 82. Scaife, whose fortune was estimated at $1.4...
  • Corbett still mum on budget

    HARRISBURG — If Gov. Tom Corbett knows his next move on the budget, he's not saying what it is before the holiday weekend. Corbett has refused to sign the proposed 2014-15 state budget since the Legislature approved it on Monday, saying he is...
  • AG Kathleen Kane and state police disagree over new Sandusky review allegations

    AG Kathleen Kane and state police disagree over new Sandusky review allegations
    HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane and state police remain at odds over the investigation of child molester Jerry Sandusky. Kane and police officials disagree over how and when a second investigation got underway, after Sandusky had been...
  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
  • Corbett: No decision yet on signing budget

    Corbett: No decision yet on signing budget
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett is criticizing state lawmakers for not passing a pension reform bill he supports, as his standoff with lawmakers over this year's budget continues. "Pension reform really does equal property tax relief," Corbett said...
  • Pa. schools would get more, but not as much as expected

    Pa. schools would get more, but not as much as expected
    Allentown School District's 2014-15 budget was already strained. A 5.85 percent tax increase. A net loss of 86 jobs. About $2.3 million drained from reserves. Now, even though the district stands to receive more state funding than last year, it's...
  • House kills pension bill; Senate goes home in budget stalemate with Gov. Tom Corbett

    HARRISBURG — The House tossed Gov. Tom Corbett's pension gauntlet back in his lap Tuesday, a day after he vowed not to sign a new budget until lawmakers vote to reform the state's two debt-laden retirement systems. Fifteen Republicans in the GOP-...