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  • Wolf administration pushes Pennsylvania election reforms

    A growing number of states have updated their election laws to make the hub of the democratic process more convenient and voter-friendly, but so far Pennsylvania isn't among them. Twenty-one states allow online voter registration and three others have...
  • Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts

     Agent with attorney general's office: Claire Risoldi asked me not to investigate jewelry thefts
    Buckingham's Midway firefighters testified Thursday that Claire Risoldi and her family falsely accused the squad of stealing millions in jewelry during an October 2013 fire at the family's township mansion. The fire was the third in five years at...
  • Corbett receiving state pension

    HARRISBURG — Former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a vocal advocate for pension reform, is collecting a $38,765 state pension, retirement system records show. He withdrew a $118,378 lump-sum payment based on his contributions with 4 percent...
  • Democrats, GOP must work together on Gov. Wolf's budget

    The Republican-controlled Legislature has said it has no intention of approving Gov. Wolf's proposed budget. This is just what the Democrats did when the Republican governor, Tom Corbett, was in office. I think, if they do this, they should all be voted...
  • Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit lands in catch-22

    Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit lands in catch-22
    HARRISBURG — A panel of seven judges hinted Wednesday that parents and school districts have a long shot at getting the courts to overturn the state's school funding system, and that even if they win, new money might not follow. Commonwealth Court...
  • Pennsylvania state police ticket revenues up 10 percent despite Frein manhunt

    Despite a double-digit drop in tickets given by state troopers last year during the seven-week manhunt for sniper attack suspect Eric Frein, overall revenue rose by $6.5 million because of a hefty jump in the fines for the citations. That's a nearly...
  • Wolf outlines plan to dump Corbett's Healthy PA

    Wolf outlines plan to dump Corbett's Healthy PA
    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf plans to dismantle former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's signature Medicaid expansion program by early fall. "Gov. Wolf's plan will provide hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians with access to health care coverage," said Ted...
  • It's time to stop passing Pennsylvania's hot potatoes

    It's time to stop passing Pennsylvania's hot potatoes
    I may be wrong, but I'm usually consistent. So before I tell you what I think of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget plan presented last week, I'll remind you that more than a decade ago, I listed some basic rules that seem to guide our state and national...
  • Wolf's Jenga-like budget makes each piece key

    Wolf's Jenga-like budget makes each piece key
    In his budget address last week, Gov. Tom Wolf boiled down his $33.8 billion spending plan to three phrases: Jobs that pay. Schools that teach. Government that works. But the Democrat's budget, which carries a 16 percent combined tax increase to pay for...
  • Wolf plans to remove York city schools from state takeover

    Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking to undo a state takeover of the York City School District that was engineered under his predecessor. Wolf's administration said Wednesday it has asked a state appellate court to begin the process to take the financially...
  • Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers

    Senate Republicans reviving ex-Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to cut future pension benefits for current workers
    HARRISBURG — In 2013, some Senate Republicans criticized as illegal and did not approve Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to reduce future retirement benefits for current state and school employees, lawmakers and judges to save money. But now,...