Gov. Wolf has appointed a top aide's former law partner to an influential position on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge commission.
Wadud Ahmad, a partner in the Philadelphia-based law firm of Ahmad Zaffarese, was tapped last week by Wolf to sit on the commission, which has since made him its vice-chair. The commission oversees 20 bridges over the Delaware River linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey (7 toll bridges and 13 toll-supported bridges), a $54 million operating budget, as well as millions of dollars in construction, architectural, legal and bond work, among other contracts.
Gov. Wolf's chief of staff thinks legislators are trying to a pull a fast one by limiting pension benefits for everyone but themselves.
Katie McGinty was not shy about making that point when she spoke at the monthly press club luncheon in Harrisburg Monday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has given her new chief of staff authority over personnel decisions, according to documents, effectively giving him jurisdiction over the two women who reported he made unwanted sexual advances toward them.
In an e-mail last week, Jonathan Duecker, who Kane promoted to the high-profile post last month, informed colleagues that he will now oversee hiring (and, presumably, firing) decisions, yanking that responsibility away from Kane's first deputy, Bruce Beemer.
It's a new two-year session, and Pennsylvania's Women's Health caucus is back with a lengthy list of bills aimed at strengthening women's rights.
The proposed measures would affect pregnant, nursing and working mothers, as well as victims of domestic violence, the caucus' co-chairs said Monday.
It’s as though a gallon of bleach was poured over a year's worth of financial disclosure forms.
After years of accepting tickets to sporting events and galas, trips to exotic locales (for government business of course) and other freebies at the expense of third parties, Pennsylvania lawmakers turned in largely squeaky clean score cards for 2014.
Pennsylvania got some good news Monday - the state's Independent Fiscal Office reported a bump in revenue over earlier projections after April's monster tax collection month.
Think $594 million above estimate.
The leak case against Attorney General Kathleen Kane is costing more than just time and reputations.
It’s also costing money.
The state Attorney General’s office has paid just over $40,000 to private law firms to represent employees who were summoned to testify in the leak investigation, records show.
Click here for Philly.com's politics page.