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  • Shale severance tax opposition explored

    PITTSBURGH — There are three basic themes to opposing a severance tax on Pennsylvania's shale gas production, such as the one currently being proposed by gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf and vehemently opposed by incumbent Tom Corbett. There's the...
  • PA Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery retires amid email scandal, investigation

    PA Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery retires amid email scandal, investigation
    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery has stepped down following his suspension in part for sending sexually explicit emails. McCaffery announced his retirement, effective immediately, in a letter he sent Monday to Gov....
  • Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table

    Greenhouse gas law gives state lawmakers seat at the clean air table
    State lawmakers will now have some say in how Pennsylvania meets new federal clean air regulations limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation Wednesday that gives the House or Senate the ability to veto, at least...
  • Pennsylvania governor's race cost at $54 million and counting

    Pennsylvania governor's race cost at $54 million and counting
    HARRISBURG — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf have spent more than $54 million combined in their quests to win the Nov. 4 general election, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Most of that money was spent on...
  • Aurand, Scavello debate on 'Business Matters'

    Aurand, Scavello debate on 'Business Matters'
    The cameras stopped rolling, but the polite hostility that ran through the debate — and several others before it — between 40th state Senate District candidates Rep. Mario Scavello and Mark Aurand continued to play out Friday. Scavello, a...
  • Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots

    Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots
    Everyone loves those bazillion-dollar jackpots that pop up in the lottery now and again, but those bring out a lot of starry-eyed amateurs and you can bet the hard-core players view them as the French view American tourists — good for the bottom...
  • 90,000 Pennsylvania women may lose free Medicaid family planning coverage

    HARRISBURG — Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program. But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
  • Bill eliminating school district review of homeschooled children heads to Corbett's desk

    State legislators approved a homeschooling bill that eliminates the need for school superintendents to weigh in on whether students are receiving an appropriate education. Under current law, parents hire an evaluator every year to interview the child,...
  • Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat

    Peter Schweyer, Steven Ramos square off over education in Allentown's new House seat
    Peter Schweyer and Steven Ramos are both running for Allentown's 22nd state House district. The similarities end there. The stark contrast between the two candidates for Allentown's newest house district were on display last week as the candidates...
  • Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit

     Allentown mayor wants gun law repealed to avoid lawsuit
    Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has called for the repeal of a local gun law that could open up the city to a costly lawsuit, thanks to a move by the state Legislature. In the final minutes of the legislative session Monday, lawmakers approved a bill that...
  • Bill would allow schools to store EpiPens

    Bill would allow schools to store EpiPens
    Denise McSherry was driving home from a restaurant with her family earlier this year when she noticed that her 4-year-old daughter, Abagail, was quiet in her car seat. Too quiet. She looked back and saw a fearful look on Abagail's face and then the...