Commonwealth Confidential Archive: March, 2013

Food stamp recipients latest victims in Corbett cost saving crusade

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A headline in the Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice caught our attention the other day. "Food stamps outage sparks outrage." The Department of Public... Read more

Bruce Castor is being watched....

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Let the gubernatorial election games begin. Check out this report, from my colleague Tom Fitzgerald: Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce... Read more

Casey a holdout in Senate on gay marriage

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Sen. Bob Casey is among the few remaining Democrats in the Senate who have not yet voiced support for same-sex marriage and marriage equality... Read more

On a need-to-know basis?

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Earlier this week, former Gov. Ed Rendell wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Daily News urging New York to get with the program and allow... Read more

Wanted: Punxsutawney Phil

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A must-read from our AP colleagues in Ohio.... CINCINNATI (AP) — Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil might want to go back into hibernation... Read more

PA Turnpike Commissioner J. William Lincoln resigns

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commissioner J. William Lincoln has resigned, citing his health and the stress of the state Attorney General's investigation... Read more

A historic vote - then a historic letdown?

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UPDATE 8:45 p.m. The bill has now passed the Pa. House. The House of Representatives has only just now convened for what will likely be hours... Read more

PA lawmakers to gun makers: Gun-clingers welcome you

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Two House lawmakers have a message for embattled gun manufacturers: Pennsylvania wants your business. State Reps. Daryl Metcalfe (R.,Butler)... Read more