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  • 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...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court nominee under fire over racial email withdraws

    It looks as if voters — not Gov. Tom Wolf and state senators — will have the first and final say in filling two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The openings are among three on the seven-member court — the result of one...
  • Pa. Legislature's cash stash tops off at $161 million, audit shows

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature is sitting on a mountain of cash equal to half its annual budget, a 2013-14 fiscal audit shows. Together, the House and Senate control $161 million in a reserve fund with little outside oversight. The...
  • Arneson: Independence key to Pennsylvania open records job

    The Pennsylvania state legislative aide who is trying to retain his appointment as the state's open records czar said Monday the public won't have confidence in the Office of Open Records if the governor can fire the executive director for any reason....
  • Audit shows Pennsylvania lawmakers' surplus grew again

    The Pennsylvania Legislature's pool of reserve cash grew for a second straight year, according to an audit released Monday. An outside audit of the Legislature's finances showed that the surplus grew to $161 million, as of last June 30. Last year's audit...
  • Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow

    Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow
    — The Marcellus Shale Coalition had spent months and thousands of dollars on a rally and parade against drilling taxes. It chartered buses. It rented Harrisburg's minor league baseball stadium. It handed out free "Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania...
  • Wolf's aggressive first month spurs list of GOP grievances

    Pennsylvania state lawmakers are accustomed to all sorts popping unannounced into their Capitol offices, but it was a particularly unusual visitor that surprised Rep. Stephen Bloom. "Next thing you know, there was Gov. Wolf standing there grinning," said...
  • 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 eyes 'plain vanilla' Medicaid as complaints pour in over predecessor's coverage changes

    Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he wants a "plain vanilla" Medicaid program as his administration goes about addressing complaints over changes his predecessor had sought to make to health care coverage for more than 1 million adults in Pennsylvania....