Commonwealth Confidential Archive: March, 2012

NRA wields clout behind closed doors in Capitol

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I came upon this surprising photograph while researching a story on Pennsylvania's castle doctrine legislation yesterday. Pictured in this... Read more

Kane wins Clinton endorsement., Murphy rallies against ultrasound bill

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News today in the hot race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Kathleen Kane won a high-profile endorsement from former President... Read more

Rendell predicts a Santorum win in PA primary

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Former Gov. Ed Rendell tells MSNBC last night that he thinks GOP candidate Rick Santorum will claim victory in Pennsylvania's primary next... Read more

Trayvon Martin case raises questions about "stand your ground" laws

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The Trayvon Martin case has brought national attention to "stand your ground laws now in place in dozens of states, including Pennsylvania... Read more

Gov. Corbett: save money by spending money

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The state wants to find ways to save money. The solution? Spend money to create a new office to find ways to save money. That is what Gov... Read more

Live tweets of Perzel sentencing today

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Inquirer reporter Angela Couloumbis to live tweet today's sentencing of former House Speaker John Perzel. On a mobile device? Click here to... Read more

Ex-lawmaker proposes novel sentence for DeWeese: teach

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During the brief time they served together in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Republican Jeff Coleman and Democratic leader Bill... Read more

Sen. Farnese to offer bill requiring exams for men with ED

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Sen. Larry Farnese (D., Phila.) wants to ensure that government-mandated physical exams are an equal opportunity invader of privacy. Farnese... Read more