Commonwealth Confidential Archive: January, 2012

House Speaker sues to stop use of 2001 legislative district maps

Comment icon 0 Comments
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's stunning decision to toss the newly-drawn legislative district maps has prompted a law suit by a top GOP leader... Read more

Rendell compares GOP presidential candidates to a "clown car"

Comment icon 0 Comments
One day after causing a mini-dust up in the Pennsylvania state Capitol, former Gov. Ed Rendell took on the national GOP candidates likening... Read more

Panel recommends statewide ban on courtroom tweeting

Comment icon 0 Comments
With laptops and IPhones at their fingertips, reporters in a Harrisburg courtroom awaited the start of opening arguments Monday in the much-anticipated... Read more

PA Supremes implode political landscape, leave town

Comment icon 0 Comments
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court dropped a bombshell on the state political landscape on Wednesday. Then, like the actors in part one of a two-part... Read more

House leader Turzai opts out of Congressional run

Comment icon 0 Comments
It's the state House over the U.S. House for Mike Turzai. The House Majority Leader from Allegheny County said today he decided not to run... Read more

PA broadcasting history: the PA Supreme Court goes live for the first time

Comment icon 0 Comments
In what may qualify as the ultimate Quixotic exercise, lawyers representing parties challenging the state’s new legislative boundary... Read more

Corbett slashes funding for gas drilling-related science research

Comment icon 0 Comments
Questions about the impact of natural gas drilling on the environment echo from one side of Pennsylvania to the other and beyond. But Gov... Read more

Lawmakers ask Corbett for emergency meeting on Chester-Upland crisis

Comment icon 0 Comments
Lawmakers left their parties on the sidelines to send a message to Gov. Corbett that they want the Chester-Upland school funding crisis fixed... Read more