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  • Corbett administration releases records showing state garage usage of education adviser Ron Tomalis

    HARRISBURG — The state Department of Education released eight months of records it says show when the governor's higher education adviser entered and exited a state parking garage, a move that's part of an effort to quash criticism that he was a no-...
  • 'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says

    'I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA,' Penn State trustee says
    A group of alumni-elected trustees condemned the Penn State board's resolution supporting settlements of lawsuits related to the football sanctions, with one trustee saying, "I don't understand why we are kowtowing to the NCAA." At a special meeting...
  • New poll deepens re-election gloom for Pennsylvania Governor Corbett

    HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A poll released on Thursday contained more bad news for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, showing he trails his Democratic challenger by an even wider margin than at the start of the summer. The poll by Franklin & Marshall...
  • Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage

    Federal OK means 600,000 working poor Pennsylvanians eligible for health coverage
    More than 600,000 low-income Pennsylvanians will gain access to government-subsidized health insurance starting in January under an agreement announced Thursday by state and federal officials. The deal overhauls the state's Medicaid program, which...
  • Poll: Democrat Tom Wolf still holds big lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett

    Poll: Democrat Tom Wolf still holds big lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett
    HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett remains far behind his Democratic rival, Tom Wolf, despite spending millions of dollars on television commercials this summer, according to a new voter poll. The Franklin & Marshall College Poll, released...
  • Billionaire's political ads criticized by fact-checking groups

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer's blitz against candidates who are soft on climate change is underway in seven states, but some prominent fact-checking groups say he's emitting enough hot air to melt a few glaciers. Negative reviews from...
  • 'Circuit riders' to push for fair education funding in Pa.

    Thomas Seidenberger couldn't stay away from education for long. The former East Penn School District superintendent, who retired this summer, is among three local "circuit riders" selected to promote the creation of a fair and predictable basic...
  • Will Michael Ballard go ahead with wish to be executed?

    To Northampton County's top prosecutor, mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard is a "mad dog" and a "poster boy" for the death penalty. To Ballard, District Attorney John Morganelli is a "little Napoleon" who has used his crime to score political points....
  • NCAA 'rightly' punished Penn State, Irish stadium director says

    The NCAA "rightly" punished Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, an Irish sports official said. Peter McKenna, director of Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, also told the Irish Times that the scandal was "something that we thought long and...
  • 'Jeopardy' puts local newsmakers to the test

    Alex Trebek: "Welcome to 'Jeopardy!' Let's meet our first contestant, Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta." Chief Trachta: "Hey, who put these Fire Trachta stickers all over my podium?" Alex: "Ha! We just thought we'd have a little fun with your...
  • Ousted education aide Ron Tomalis looking at enriched state pension

    HARRISBURG — As part of his re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett has been barnstorming communities and urging lawmakers to change the state pension systems to control spiraling debts he says hurt taxpayers. But Corbett's decision to retain...