| Feb 5, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Tom Wolf rode to victory as Pennsylvania's new governor on a wave of anger over school funding cuts and his promise to make education a priority.
But local school officials, in the throes of budget season, aren't exactly dreaming of dollar signs....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 9:56 AM
For communities such as Solebury, where there is no emergency medical services crew located in the center of town, it's the police who are often the first to arrive at the scene.
And if that emergency involves an overdose of heroin or other opiates such...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:57 PM
HARRISBURG — The case argued Wednesday in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court wasn't just about whether a state employee should have been fired.
It's about political power, specifically whether our newly crowned governor can dictate who runs an office...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:04 AM
HARRISBURG — Top officials in Gov. Tom Wolf's administration began earning six-figure salaries more than $12,700 higher than their predecessors under former Gov. Tom Corbett.
They're eligible for annual pay raises as well.
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:15 AM
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf may be about to make Happy Valley very happy.
Sources inside the administration told the Centre Daily Times that the budget planned for announcement tomorrow will include a significant jump in funding for Penn State. According...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 8:21 PM
HARRISBURG — The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold — and highly controversial.
For days now, there has been chatter in political...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
I am in total agreement with letter writer Jeff Tarleton ("Hogan's game of divide and conquer," Feb. 26) that Gov. Larry Hogan's only purpose in proposing tax breaks on military pensions was an effort to divide a normally cohesive bloc of voters. I will...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 6:20 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:53 AM
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-...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:00 PM
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...