Commonwealth Confidential Archive: September, 2011

Corbett gets popular

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Gov. Corbett is the most popular he’s ever been, getting a 50-32 percent approval rating from voters, according to a Quinnipiac poll... Read more

Abortion rights proponents call clinic bills 'a war on women'

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Hundreds of abortion rights supporters crowded the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to rally against legislation they say is an attack on women’s... Read more

Poll: Pa voters oppose GOP electoral college proposal

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A new poll shows voters overall reject a proposal to change the way Pennsylvania casts its electoral college votes. By a margin of 52-40... Read more

Abortion battle heats up in Harrisburg, pro choice group stages rally today

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Murder charges against a doctor who ran a Philadelphia abortion clinic described as a "house of horrors," touched off a legislative battle... Read more

Scarnati on Capitol dealmaking: 'I'm a grad of Rendell school of leverage'

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Senate president Joe Scarnati laid out his fall agenda today, saying he his priorities are "rocks and roads" - otherwise known as legislation... Read more

Activist says "closeted" climate in Harrisburg hurts gay-friendly bills

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The day before the much-celebrated federal repeal of "don't ask don't tell" took effect, Ted Martin was sitting before a state House Democratic... Read more

Rep. Parker tells court she was not drinking and driving

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A defiant Cherelle Parker appeared in criminal court in Philadelphia yesterday to tell a judge she had not been drinking and driving when she... Read more

Thousands of trapped pheasants die in tropical storm flooding

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The flood-related deaths of two bison at the Hersheypark zoo earlier this month stunned animal lovers and prompted a national animal rights... Read more