Commonwealth Confidential Archive: August, 2011

Live tweeting the Perzel hearing

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Staff writer Angela Couloumbis is live tweeting from the plea agreement hearing for former House Speaker John Perzel. Follow her tweets below... Read more

Auditor General Jack Wagner says make radical changes to wine kiosks - or scrap them

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Auditor General Jack Wagner has released his audit of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s oft-criticized wine kiosks, saying they... Read more

A political firestorm over immigration

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Now that Irene has rolled out of town, a new storm - this one political -- is brewing in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday and Wednesday this week... Read more

Rendell leads protest to clear Iranian group's name

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Attorney, corporate board member, college lecturer, sports commentator. Leader of a movement to clear the name of Iranian opposition group... Read more

Fajt returns to Gaming Board as Senate Dems appointee

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Greg Fajt is back on the Gaming Control Board. But buckle your seat belts, it could be a rocky ride ahead. Just a week after he was bounced... Read more

Corbett cabinet official launches real estate business on the side

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He may be running the largest agency in the state, but Gary Alexander still has time to launch a new business venture. The Department of Public... Read more

Santorum to embark on PA fundraising trip

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Rick Santorum's coming home -- to raise a few bucks. The former two-term Pennsylvania Senator - and now Republican presidential candidate... Read more

Earthquake doesn't stop Wagner from blasting Philly school deal

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State Auditor General Jack Wagner was rattled today - and not only by the earthquake that disrupted his press conference. Wagner said he will... Read more