UPDATE: House Rep. Dick Hess died on Friday from complications relating to his leg surgery. House Speaker Sam Smith released a statement saying Hess died at UPMC Shadyside in PIttsburgh surrounded by his family. Funeral arrangements were still being finalized. A spokesman for Smith said he did not yet know who would be named to the transportation committee chairmanship role.
The House GOP point man on transportation policy is in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical but stable condition following complications after leg surgery.
Rep. Dick Hess (R., Bedford), 74, had undergone an operation on his legs last month, but medical issues arose and his condition worsened over the weekend, said House Republican caucus spokesman Steve Miskin.
Actually, it turns out he never left.
That would be Steve Aichele, Gov. Corbett's former chief of staff. Aichele resigned his $154,000-a-year post in mid-July, after a bruising budget season in which the administration was unsuccessful in scoring any of the three big items on its policy agenda.
So this is what happens to elected officials once they leave office.
Former Gov. Rendell, out of transportation options to make it on time to an early morning radio show in Philadelphia this morning, resorted to a long-lost art: standing on the curb, and sticking out his thumb.
Another month, another extension.
The Corbett administration's deal with a British firm to run the Pennsylvania Lottery continues to remain alive - at least until the end of October.
Gov. Corbett is concerned about the inflammatory social media trail left by a Bucks County tea party leader recently hired by his administration.
A top Corbett aide said some statements made by activist-turned-Revenue Department employee Ana Puig are disturbing.
"Has she said some things that are troublesome and offensive to the governor? Yes," said Corbett's communnications direcotr Lynn Lawson in an interview Friday.
The founder of Pennsylvania's largest cyber charter school was arrested by federal authorities for allegedly funneling millions through front companies into his personal bank account.
The largest bricks-and-mortar charter school in the state received a stinging report from the state Auditor General for receiving more than $1 million in improper lease payments from the state.
And that was just in the last 48 hours.
Like other regular listeners of the popular Harrisburg public radio program Radio Smart Talk, we were looking forward to hearing a lively hour of discussion with Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
After all Kane is at the center of the most controversial issues in Pennsylvania right now: assisted suicide, gay marriage, lottery privatization, Sandusky.
Will the field of Democratic hopefuls vying to take Gov. Corbett's job grow again?
Former state Auditor General Jack Wagner may be mulling a run for governor next year, sources tell the Tribune-Review.
The report says Wagner - who served in the state Senate and was Pittsburgh City Council president, is talking to donors and supporters and will likely make a decision in September.