Commonwealth Confidential Archive: May, 2012

GOP legislative leaders near agreement to restore some Corbett budget cuts

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House and Senate GOP leaders say they are nearing agreement on a state budget proposal to present to Gov. Corbett in closed door negotiations... Read more

PA lawmakers to introduce bill to defund Planned Parenthood

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First it was the "Women's Right to Know Act," a so-far failed bill that would force women undergoing an abortion to watch an ultra-sound of... Read more

DeWeese returns to prison after brief taste of freedom

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Freedom was fleeting for former Rep. Bill DeWeese who reported back to a Harrisburg-area prison today after being released on a technicality... Read more

The PA state budget: GOP lawmakers put a date on it

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And that would be June 13. At least, that's what two high-level Republican legislators seem to think. Earlier today, Sen. Jake Corman (R... Read more

Deadline nears for grand jury to decide fate of Supreme Court justice

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An Allegheny County grand jury is set to determine whether to recommend charging state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, according... Read more

Gun issues take center stage in Capitol

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Guns took center stage in Harrisburg on Tuesday with gun rights activists gathering for their annual rally in the Capitol Rotunda and gun control... Read more

Wife of PA budget tsar gets probation in retail theft case

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The wife of the Pennsylvania budget secretary was sentenced to five years probation in connection with two 2010 retail theft incidents, including... Read more

Common Cause files complaint over ALEC's tax status

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Common Cause of Pennsylvania this week asked the state attorney general to investigate the tax status of the American Legislative Exhange Council... Read more