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Here's something that'll never happen
Fri, Jun 19, 2015, 8:39 AM
State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-Lehigh County, has one of those recurrent good ideas that go to die in Harrisburg. The former Ironworkers and...
Hillary no lock in Pa.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015, 8:43 AM
Despite Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania roots, presumed inevitability and past success (she beat Barack Obama here in the 2008 Democratic primary)...
Political signs of the times
Mon, Jun 15, 2015, 8:52 AM
The two most obvious candidates for president -- Hillary Clinton, with her experience, money and vast connections; Jeb Bush, with his vast...
Outside money in Pa. budget fight
Fri, Jun 12, 2015, 9:07 AM
Just like in campaigns for political office we now are seeing outside money pouring into the fight over the state's annual budget. The online...
Gov. Wolf's rotten week
Thu, Jun 11, 2015, 8:58 AM
I don't want to say Gov. Wolf's having a bad week. No, wait, that's exactly what I want to say. It started Monday when the Senate roundly...
Funding formula? What funding formula?
Wed, Jun 10, 2015, 8:57 AM
I feel certain you'll be shocked, shocked I tell you, to learn that the state's long-touted, long-"working" bipartisan Basic Education Funding...
Oh, those education priorities
Mon, Jun 8, 2015, 8:57 AM
I've always questioned why those at the top of the education food chain -- all of whom no doubt argue that education is a critical if not THE...
Another presidential snapshot
Tue, Jun 2, 2015, 8:50 AM
It likely comes as no surprise that the 2016 GOP field for president is polling like a smorgasbord, which is to say a variety of hot and cold...
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.