Commonwealth Confidential Archive: December, 2012

Corbett defends donor-paid vacation

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Gov. Corbett today defended a donor-paid vacation to Newport and other trips worth more than $2,300. "I did not violate policy," said Corbett... Read more

Corbett scoops Scarnati on committee announcement

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In the words of one popular modern-day songstress: "Oops. I did it again." Gov. Corbett on Friday scooped Senate President Pro Tempore Joe... Read more

Voter ID: It could be nearly a year before we know if law will stand

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A Commonwealth Court judge today said a trial on the constitutionality of the state's new voter ID law will likely be held in this coming summer... Read more

Pension payout time...

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It pays to be a retiring lawmaker. Several former legislators who either decided to not run for reelection or were defeated in elections are... Read more

Corbett announces PA will not create state-based health exchange

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Pennsylvania today joined 19 other Republican-run states that decided not to create state-based health exchanges under the federal Affordable... Read more

Voter ID - it's back

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For those who may have thought the fight over Pennsylvania's voter ID law was over, think again. Tomorrow morning in Commonwealth Court... Read more

Business groups praise gov's transportation "plan"

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Do Pennsylvania's leading business groups know something the rest of us don't? Gov. Corbett had barely wrapped up his speech to the 500 or... Read more

You can dress Pennsylvanians up, but you can't take them out....

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So much for high society at The Pennsylvania Society. As the annual swanky soirée of Pennsylvania politicians and lobbyists kicked... Read more