Commonwealth Confidential Archive: November, 2012

Corbett on his no-tax pledge, transportation, and life as the guv

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From today's Inquirer, don't miss this story by Amy Worden on Gov. Corbett's free-wheeling, year-end interview on his first two years in office... Read more

House Dems hire ousted lawmakers

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Two House Democrats who lost their seats found a soft landing - back in the Capitol. Reps. Joe Brennan of Lehigh County and Ken Smith of... Read more

Democrat Hanger throws hat in PA gubernatorial ring

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The 2014 Pennsylvania governor's race officially gets underway today with the first Democrat - former Department of Environmental Protection... Read more

Hanger announces candidacy, comes out swinging

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Ex-DEP chief John Hanger made it official today, becoming the first Democrat to announce he will challenge Gov. Corbett in 2014. "I want... Read more

Democrats, union leaders say "sweetheart" lottery deal could harm seniors

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Word that Gov. Corbett was close to inking a deal to lease state lottery operations is drawing criticism among legislative Democrats who want... Read more

Senate caucuses elect new (old) leaders

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No surprises in state Senate elections today. On the Republican side, Sen. Joe Scarnati of Jefferson County was nominated president pro tempore... Read more

Philadelphia's Waters likely to win House Democratic leadership post

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NEW UPDATE - House Democrats announced their leadership team for the 2013-2014 session. Re-elected to the top posts were minority leader Frank... Read more

Ex AG Pappert joins Cozen's litigation group

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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pappert has joined the law firm of Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia. Pappert, who is currently serving... Read more