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Archive: April, 2012
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A National Swat at Kane
Mon, Apr 30, 2012, 10:18 AM
Last week's Democratic primary winner for state attorney general, Kathleen Kane, already is taking fire from a national Republican group claiming...
Another Booze Tease
Fri, Apr 27, 2012, 11:15 AM
The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports Friday that a new effort is underway to sell off the State Store system, this time with more licenses for...
Thu, Apr 26, 2012, 10:48 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, boss, see fur's already flyin' in the Pennsylvania Senate race? BE:...
DeWeese Wins, Loses
Wed, Apr 25, 2012, 10:29 AM
Former Democratic House Speaker Bill DeWeese, even as he was being sentenced to prison in Dauphin County on Election Day, rang up more votes...
Tue, Apr 24, 2012, 10:11 AM
You know how some things that tax dollars pay for never seem to get better or cost less? Well, the state's massive prison system (16,000 employees;...
Mon, Apr 23, 2012, 1:52 PM
Just in time for Tuesday's Primary Election, Harrisburg is making sure the political process is less transparent than it ought to be. As voters...
Thu, Apr 19, 2012, 10:46 AM
Pennsylvania Republicans in the U.S. Senate primary are doing what national Republicans did in the presidential race: they're eating each other...
Pols and Legal Defense
Wed, Apr 18, 2012, 10:17 AM
Among the many things wrong with Pennsylvania's campaign finance laws -- most notably that there is no limit on the amount an individual, party...
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.