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  • Pennsylvania House takes new stab at privatizing liquor sale

    For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month
    HARRISBURG — In his first month in office, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has kept lawmakers off balance by throwing them lollipop gestures of kindness one day, and then sneaking political fastballs by them the next. Depending on one's political...
  • Pa. lawmakers plan vote on selling off state liquor system

    Pa. lawmakers plan vote on selling off state liquor system
    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives began debate Wednesday on another proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf puts on hold search for open records chief

    Gov. Tom Wolf puts on hold search for open records chief
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is holding off on a search for a permanent director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records while a state court considers whether he had legal authority to fire the last one. Wolf's lawyers said in court filings...
  • Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance

    Deadline brings rush for Obamacare insurance
    The number of people signing up for health insurance surged as the deadline approached on the second open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act. More than 11.4 million consumers nationwide got insurance through either the federal marketplace...
  • 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...