Commonwealth Confidential Archive: April, 2013

The unequivocal message at today's liquor privatization hearing: Privatizing is bad.

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Privatizing liquor sales in Pennsylvania will increase access to alcohol and lead to more social problems. That was the unequivocal - and... Read more

Scarnati: Hey guys, it's almost May - how about a budget meeting?

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Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said that while everyone in the Capitol remains obsessed with getting a liquor privatization... Read more

PCN to air live call-in show on animal issues

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Animal lovers: Want to talk about puppy mills, the state's stray animal crisis, dog chaining, pigeon shoots, feral hogs, "ag-gag" bills... Read more

The Booze Wars, continued...

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A new ad has hit the airwaves in Bucks County against Republican Sen. Chuck McIlhinney, who has become the new target for those pushing... Read more

Leach's Supreme Court candidate list stirs ire in GOP quarters

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The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee did something no other lawmaker has done publicly: he offered the governor his list... Read more

Is there a loophole in the Delaware loophole bill?

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A GOP proposal to close the controversial "Delaware loophole" that allows hundreds of the largest businesses operating in Pennsylvania to avoid... Read more

Is that legislative movement we see on liquor privatization?

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We now have a date. The first of what will likely be three Senate hearings on a controversial bill to privatize Pennsylvania's government-run... Read more

PA Senate honors hometown Hooters

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The state Senate has unanimously approved a resolution marking the 30th anniversary of Hooters - no, my friends not the bar, the Philly rock... Read more