| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:34 AM
When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices.
As special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett for...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A friend sent me the following joke last week. It's mildly risque, so stop reading if you think you'll be offended.
(I added that to ensure everyone will keep reading)
A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:19 AM
A Harrisburg activist is asking the state Ethics Commission to investigate whether Ron Tomalis has earned his salary of nearly $140,000 as Gov. Tom Corbett’s special adviser for higher education.
In filing his ethics complaint Monday, activist...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:25 PM
House Bill 1989, signed into law last month, recognizes the Piper J-3 Cub and the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official aircraft and firearm, respectively.
Why? Hey, that's what our state legislators do. There's a bill pending to name...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 8:41 PM
HARRISBURG — The Fourth of July fireworks had barely gone out when television airwaves crackled to life with sounds and sights of fall.
"We've got a great vision for Pennsylvania," Republican Gov. Tom Corbett said as viewers saw farms, skylines and...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 7:58 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alan H. Oren was at home in Upper Mount Bethel Township when state police showed up a couple years ago and did something that, in his words, "wasn't too cool."
Acting on what Oren believes was a tip from a neighbor, troopers searched a shed near his...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign is hitting the airwaves with the first gubernatorial television ad of the general election.
Corbett’s 60-second ad, which can be seen above, touts the Republican incumbent’s work to aid the state’s...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion.
The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:15 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:33 AM
Without a race of his own, Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is lending a hand - or a set of hands? - to Gov. Tom Corbett’s uphill re-election battle.
Dent’s campaign manager, Sam Chen, is joining the Corbett campaign as the gubernatorial...