Commonwealth Confidential Archive: October, 2012

Philly gets a sizable chunk of Marcellus Shale fee funds

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Drilling rigs hardly line Philadelphia's cityscape. But the city is poised to receive a cool $1.3 million so far this year from the state's... Read more

Effort by PA Dems to debate Sandusky resolution gets blocked

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In the end, House Democrats were unable to bring up for debate a controversial resolution calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate... Read more

Corbett seeks "green" jobs, talks trade with Ireland's PM

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Like Gov. Corbett likes to say: "It's all about the jobs." Lately it was green jobs. No, we're not talking solar or wind companies. Corbett... Read more

Ask Corbett administration about a voter ID appeal, and the word is mum

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Will the Corbett administration appeal the most recent voter ID decision? We don't know, because they still aren't saying. It's been a... Read more

Corbett gets an "A" from libertarian think tank

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When it comes to popularity ratings, Gov. Corbett has endured a steady diet of bad news this past year, as polls have shown his approval... Read more

Sparks fly in Delaware County race

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The race to unseat longtime state Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland (D., Delaware), once under the political radar, is starting to turn heads. Marcus... Read more

House Rep. Photoshops pup into campaign portrait

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Some Democrats are wondering how far one state Representative will go to win the "pro-puppy" vote. Rep. Rob Kauffman, a Republican, running... Read more

DPW delays plan to implement fees for families with disabled children

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The state Department of Public Welfare has delayed implementing a controversial plan to force 48,000 families with disabled children to cover... Read more