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  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Let The Games Begin.

     
    Happy New Year to you and yours. It's the first Tuesday in January, which means the state House technically returns to town today for a token session. As our colleague Mary Wilson at WITF-FM in Harrisburg reports this morning, it's likely to be over...
  • Republicans Wrangle In Hershey Over Senate Endorsement.

     
    HERSHEY _ Pennsylvania Republicans spent their winter meeting Saturday deeply embroiled over whether to endorse a candidate for U.S. Senate. Members of the Republican State Committee came into the Saturday session at the Hershey Lodge deeply divided...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Update.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With the legislative petitioning process underway, but also existing in some bizarre kind of limbo, now seemed as good a time as any to update the list of lawmakers who have decided to call it......
  • No Constant But Change: No Decision On #Redistricting Appeal; Primary Still Set For April 24 -- Until It Isn't.

     
    Right now, the only thing that’s certain about the once-a-decade redrawing of Pennsylvania’s 203 House and 50 state Senate seats is its uncertainty. As of Thursday, the state’s primary election date was still April 24. And, for now,...
  • "Move over" law is enforced in PA

     
    Regarding Pennsyvania's so-called "move over" law, which requires motorists to move safely to the left if police cars or emergency vehicles are parked at the shoulder (with someone pulled over for a citation or whatever other reason), Fred Mussel of...
  • Senate Dems Mark One-Year Anniversary Of End of adultBasic.

     
    A Group Of State Senate Democrats ... ... gathered to mark the year anniversary of the end of the state's adultBasic health insurance program, which offered subsidized coverage for about 40,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. During an event at the Capitol...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're into the final furlong to the weekend after a busy week of political news and other happenings. So to get you started, here's a quick sampling of the morning's headlines. Will Pennsylvania ever scrap......
  • Land of the midnight pay raise wins awards for government transparency

     
    Pennsylvania government always will be known to me as the land of the midnight pay raise, when our coward state legislators voted to enrich themselves and other political bigshots while us working stiffs were sleeping several years ago. Others have......
  • Hundreds Rally For Property Tax Reform.

     
    Ed Transue's Family ... ... has farmed the same plot of land in Dallas Township, Luzerne County, since 1847. He's retired now. And he and his wife sell farm products and baked goods to make some extra money. He says......
  • Side Roads: Readers comment on variety of issues

     
    A number of insightful comments from readers regarding roadway issues suggested by recent columns, or sometimes long-ago columns: Riding bicycles in the rude "I often wonder if bicycle riders everywhere have decided to play 'stupid,' or if it's just the...
  • Toomey supports short and long-term House GOP spending bills

     
    Coming off the Senate floor after his “maiden” chamber speech, Republican Pat Toomey said he supports the House Republicans' stop-gap spending measure that keeps the federal government funded for another two weeks and cuts $4 billion in...