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  • Democracy!? We don't need no stinking Democracy in the Legislature

    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 spending plan. In May 2013, Sen. Chuck...
  • PA Senate passes pension bill amid legal concerns, iffy $18 billion savings

    PA Senate passes pension bill amid legal concerns, iffy $18 billion savings
    HARRISBURG — On a near party-line vote that angered unions, the Republican-controlled Senate approved a pension bill Wednesday that reduces government's share of workers' retirement benefits to save taxpayers $18.2 billion over 30 years. But the...
  • Liar, liar pants on fire? Wolf aide, Sen. Corman in war of words over release

    Liar, liar pants on fire? Wolf aide, Sen. Corman in war of words over release
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf was at a Bethlehem elementary school Friday posing with students, parents and teachers as part of a feel-good statewide tour touting his proposal to raise classroom spending by $500 million. But back in Harrisburg it was...
  • PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits

    PA teachers, state employees could see cut in retirement benefits
    HARRISBURG — School teachers and most state workers would have to pay more out of their pockets if they want to keep the same level of retirement benefits they now earn, according to a new Senate bill. A summary of the pension overhaul bill,...
  • Pennsylvania higher education board reluctantly approves Gov. Tom Wolf's tuition freeze 'ultimatum'

    Pennsylvania higher education board reluctantly approves Gov. Tom Wolf's tuition freeze 'ultimatum'
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf demanded and received in writing a tuition freeze pledge from the board that oversees the 14 state-owned universities. But it also earned him ill will. A reluctant and at times angry board of governors for the...
  • Board overseeing Pennsylvania-owned universities OK's tuition freeze

    Board overseeing Pennsylvania-owned universities OK's tuition freeze
    HARRISBURG — The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities narrowly endorsed a tuition freeze Thursday sought by Gov. Tom Wolf in exchange for a $45.3 million increase for the State System of Higher Education. The system's...
  • Kane fires official who testified before investigative grand jury

    Kane fires official who testified before investigative grand jury
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has fired the head of her appeals office. Kane's spokeswoman, Carolyn Myers, said James Barker's firing Wednesday was part of a restructuring of the criminal division. Barker was responsible...
  • Morganelli calls on lawmakers to reinstate special prosecutor law

    Morganelli calls on lawmakers to reinstate special prosecutor law
    Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Pennsylvania legislators must act to give the state power to hold its top law enforcement officials accountable for criminal wrongdoing. Although the state Supreme Court last week upheld the...
  • Sen. Browne, under investigation for possible DUI crash, in hospital with 'considerable injuries'

    Sen. Browne, under investigation for possible DUI crash, in hospital with 'considerable injuries'
    Sen. Pat Browne, considered by many to be the Lehigh Valley's most influential state lawmaker, is in the hospital recovering from "considerable injuries" following a Saturday motorcycle crash that state police are investigating as a possible case of...
  • Liquor reform could hinge, again, on state budget

    Liquor reform could hinge, again, on state budget
    For four years, liquor reform advocates argued conditions were perfect to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business. Pro-privatization Gov. Tom Corbett could count on Republicans in the House and Senate to help the party finally make good on its...
  • Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!

    Is I.P. Freely here? Hey, everybody! I.P. Freely!
    One of my favorite parts of the TV program "The Simpsons" is the prank calls Bart makes to Moe's Tavern. Moe: "Yeah, just a sec; I'll check. Amanda Hugginkiss! Hey, I'm lookin' for Amanda Hugginkiss! Oh, why can't I find Amanda Hugginkiss?!" Or: "Hold...