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Unusual candidate, unusual ad
Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 9:19 AM
The unusual and upstart U.S. Senate campaign of Democratic Braddock Mayor John Fetterman is certain to get attention because of the candidate's...
Wanna wager on Wolf's taxes?
Thu, Feb 4, 2016, 8:45 AM
Wanna bet? If you're a good guesser you could pick up some quick cash by guessing what Gov. Wolf's new state budget proposal would mean in...
A Pa. pre-budget spat
Tue, Feb 2, 2016, 8:33 AM
For those who put stock in signs -- such as that groundhog on Tuesday predicting an early spring -- we now have a sign that ongoing animus...
Ted Cruz is right (about debate)
Wed, Jan 27, 2016, 8:39 AM
We all know Ted Cruz is right, as in politically right of center, and I mean really right. But he's also right about his latest proposal leading...
Wolf v. other rookie guvs
Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 9:22 AM
Appraisals of Gov. Wolf's first year in office mostly center on the fact the state still has no completed budget. That's bad: failure to provide...
A new face in the AG race
Wed, Jan 6, 2016, 8:35 AM
A Scranton lawyer with a long law enforcement resume says he's seriously thinking about entering the April GOP primary for state attorney general...
Tue, Jan 5, 2016, 8:55 AM
Not that Pennsylvania citizens/taxpayers really need more reasons to hate Harrisburg, but a member of the state House -- the place where budgets...
Sen. Farnese's pension fix
Wed, Dec 2, 2015, 9:07 AM
No, it's not a fix of the public pension system that's draining state resources and that's a big part of the still unresolved state budget...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.