Gov.Corbett tried to reach out to Latino voters last week when he spoke at a roundtable in Philadelphia.
Instead he may have stumbled into his own "binders full of women" moment.
Corbett addressing a group at the Union League was asked by the moderator whether he had Latinos on his staff.
Gov. Corbett took a lot of flack over the weekend over his commencement appearance at Millersville University where he was the invited speaker.
Many students and some faculty protested the invite months ago because of his efforts to cut college funding. Corbett received a cool reception and some in the audience turned their chairs away as he urged students to pursue their dreams.
On Sunday, about 85 miles south of Lancaster, his predecessor, Ed Rendell, addressed the graduates of Washington College in Chestertown, MD.
Two good government activists have released a stinging report on Supreme Court Justice Ronald D. Castille, contending he has politicized and mismanaged the judicial system and urging voters to reject him when he runs for retention in November.
Eric Epstein, of Rock The Capital, and Harrisburg-area activist Tim Potts were actively involved in the successful 2005 effort to oust onetime Supreme Court Justice Russell M. Nigro, and are now setting their sights on defeating Castille.
Zero to three in eight months?
Could the Pennsylvania General Assembly soon get its third openly gay lawmaker?
Democratic lawmakers are ratcheting up the pressure on the Corbett administration and Republican leadership in the General Assembly to move forward with the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Vincent Hughes (D., Phila.) announced he has filed discharge resolution - a rarely-used parliamentary tactic - to force a vote on his bill to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
It might be a bit of a legislative "Hail Mary," given that no discharge resolution has been successful in at least the last 16 years, according to Senate GOP spokesman, Erik Arneson.
Gov. Corbett has made it official: Pennsylvania Education Secretary Ron Tomalis is leaving his post, to be replaced by a suburban Harrisburg school superintendent.
The new twist: Tomalis will be staying on as a "special adviser" to Corbett on higher education issues.
Another day, another hearing on liquor privatization.
Starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Senate Law and Justice Committee will hold the second of three hearings on a hotly-contested bill to privatize the sale of wine and hard liquor in Pennsylvania.
A memorial service is scheduled on May 16 for Pennsylvania Gov. George M. Leader, who died Thursday at his home in Hershey.
The service at Derry Presbyterian Church will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The viewing will take place between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 15 at the Hoover Funeral Home in Hershey.
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R., Butler) relishes his role as a bomb-thrower. He has called undocumented residents "alien invaders," and this week said if gay people didn't "wear their sexual desires on their sleeves" there would be no need for a non-discrimination bill.
In an eye-opening email exchange obtained by Capitolwire, an online news service, Metcalfe said mass transit subsidies were "just more welfare."
He went on to rip transit in the southeast to Rep. Tom Killion (R., Delaware) writing that "Your buses don't do a thing for my constituents. How about we pay for your state roads and bridges, and you pay for your own buses? It is only fair since we only receive funding for our roads and bridges too"
Acting Health Secretary Michael Wolf survived a battery of pointed questions from members of a Senate committee on his agency's decision to close one third of the state's health centers, before winning their confirmation support.
At a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, Wolf defended a decision by the Corbett administration to close 26 of the 60 state health centers, saying he believes a new approach of holding more clinics and getting nurses out into communities would help more people.
"We want to go to locations where there are people," Wolf told the committee, citing the department's efforts to hold clinics in firehalls, senior centers and other community settings.