Commonwealth Confidential Archive: February, 2012

Advocates for the disabled vs. Gov. Tom Corbett

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The relationship between advocates for the disabled and Gov. Corbett is nowhere near civil these days. Earlier today, those advocates --... Read more

Facing new cuts, state schools argue for full funding

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A push toward privatization imperils affordable college education in Pennsylvania. That’s what leaders of the so-called state-related... Read more

The case against Jane Orie, part II

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Here we go again: state Sen. Jane Orie (R., Allegheny) is on trial once again for illegally using state resources for political campaigns... Read more

Ed Rendell is a politician, and always will be...

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So said Gov. Corbett this morning when asked about the possibility of The Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com being bought by a group of... Read more

Onetime Nevada Tea Party darling weighs in for David Christian, lashes out at Corbett

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Faded tea party luminaries continue to line up behind candidates in the crowded Republican field itching to take on U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr... Read more

Online calculator tallies up school funding cuts

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Wonder how much your school district has lost since Gov. Corbett took office last year? The state's largest teacher's union has created an... Read more

Lid lifted off PA birth and death records

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Until now, it was easier to get an FBI file than it was to get your grandmother's death certificate in Pennsylvania. But thanks to a new law... Read more

How much does an egg sandwich cost?

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... If you are state Health Secretary Eli Avila, nothing, apparently. If you are citizen taxpayer - it could be well into the tens of thousands... Read more