State Sen. Mike Stack of Philadelphia on Thursday became the first in a crowded field vying for the Democratic nomination in either the governor or Lt. governor’s race to file nominating petitions.
Stack, who is among seven candidates running to be the state’s second-in-command, collected 4,028 signatures — significantly more than the 1,000 required — to earn a spot on the May primary ballot.
A high-level official at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is leaving his $113,937 post, just days before the release of a long-awaited report into alleged ethics violations at the agency.
Marketing director Jim Short notified the agency of his retirement this week, LCB officials confirmed. Short was one of three LCB officials named in a scathing, confidential report in 2012 by the state Inspector General's office on alleged ethics violations at the LCB.
A spat stemming from a Philadelphia House primary race has spilled over into social media.
Corbett administration officials got a grilling from Democrat House members Tuesday over a plan to expand Marcellus Shale gas leases in state parks and forests.
Ellen Ferretti, secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, told members of the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday the plan will ensure that when drilling occurs that there will be no additional forest destroyed or roads built.
When it comes to one particularly hairy campaign issue, Democratic candidate Tom Wolf stands out from the field.
Deficit or no deficit?
That's the election year debate ensuing between Gov. Corbett and his predecessor, Ed Rendell, who on Thursday took issue with the state of the state's bank account when he left office in early 2011.
Rendell said he left the government kitty with an extra $1 billion and he produced Corbett's own budget documents to prove it.
The National Park Service is turning to the best typists in Pennsylvania to help transcribe hundreds of hours of oral history recordings relating to the Flight 93 story.
The Park Service said today it is working in partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association to finish transcriptions for its oral history project, which involves interviews with more than 800 people.
The goal of the project is the long-term preservation of the individual and collective story of Flight 93 and the events around 9/11 for future generations, the park service said..
It's a tiny line item in the giant Pennsylvania state budget.
But the inclusion of $12 million in state aid for child protection services is priceless to those who need it.
Gov. Corbett's proposed 2014-2015 budget includes for the first time $2 million to help fund Children's Advocacy Centers and $10 million to create a database that will help track reports of abuse and abuse cases.