| Jun 9, 2015
| 7:26 AM
On a near party-line vote, the Republican-controlled Senate has rejected Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner.
The 26-22 vote came Monday afternoon, several hours after the Democratic governor sought to recall his nomination of Marcus...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Pennsylvania state representatives found a tax issue they could agree on last week, voting unanimously against a Republican amendment that had bundled together all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's revenue proposals.
The point of that exercise was to...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 8:11 PM
As Allentown officials rolled out the red carpet for Democrats from across the state Friday, the official agenda was run-of-the-mill: Vet candidates for local and judicial offices on the ballot this fall.
But to many in attendance, the bigger show of...
| May 29, 2015
| 7:32 PM
With Medicaid enrollment growing nationally and in Pennsylvania, the federal government is proposing new oversight of privately administered Medicaid plans, tightening profit guidelines for insurers and keeping a closer eye on doctor availability for...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 12:26 PM
A new administration in Harrisburg has meant a new set of policy goals, and now, a new lobbyist to ensure that the lawmakers shaping federal policies — and handing out tax dollars — are keeping Pennsylvania in mind.
Gov. Tom Wolf's...
| May 31, 2015
| 7:38 PM
HARRISBURG — For months, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers have been trying to build public support for their budget plans by holding roundtable discussions, political events and rallies at schools and businesses.
| May 31, 2015
| 7:59 AM
By Craig R. McCoy and Angela CouloumbisOf The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)
Last year, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office dropped subpoenas on dozens of nursing homes statewide, demanding facts about their staffing — an opening salvo in a...
| May 26, 2015
| 12:20 PM
In corridors up and down the state Capitol, support for law enforcement is clear.
Lawmakers adorn their doors and windows with black-sashed state police emblems to honor a trooper who died and another who was wounded by an alleged sniper in September....
| Apr 10, 2015
| 8:25 PM
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....
| Apr 11, 2015
| 12:52 PM
Democracy!? We don't need no stinking democracy
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...
| May 16, 2015
| 3:07 PM
HARRISBURG — Newly filed state ethics reports show Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other high-ranking government officials collected more than $160,000 in freebies last year, including sports tickets and international travel, although about half...