Commonwealth Confidential Archive: December, 2011

Nonprofits feel sting of state budget cuts

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The close of each year brings with it the annual roundup of headline news. Topping the list of 2011 news stories in Pennsylvania: the sex... Read more

Red light cameras stream green outside Philly

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It's no secret that lawmakers outside of the southeast regularly pillory Philadelphia as that gaping hole into which state money is poured... Read more

Harrisburg bond insurer hired lobbyist amid bankruptcy debate

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As the battle between the bankrupt city of Harrisburg and its debt backers played out on the political stage this year, it turns out one side... Read more

Showdown expected in PA House over new Congressional map

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There could be a big showdown today or tomorrow over the controversial congressional redistricting plab that squeaked through the Senate by... Read more

Never in Pennsylvania? Not so. Legislature forms LGBT Equality caucus...

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More than 20 members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate have formed the first LGBT Equality Caucus inside the Capitol dedicated to educating... Read more

Live-tweeting the PSU perjury case hearing

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Tim Curley, suspended Penn State athletic director, and Gary Schultz, retired university vice president, will be in court today for a preliminary... Read more

Report: Medicaid savings touted by PA DPW chief far less than reported

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UPDATE: With comment from DPW Sec. Alexander. Is Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander the savings wizard he's... Read more

Abortion bills ride fast track through House

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No shale tax or fee. No tuition vouchers. No liquor privatization. But two abortion bills are suddenly rolling on the fast track through the... Read more