Commonwealth Confidential Archive: June, 2012

PSU president to propose record low tuition hike

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Parents and students at Penn State may get a smaller hit in the wallet this fall. PSU president Rodney Erickson said today he is proposing... Read more

Turzai calls abortion regs 'pro life' legislation

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The soundbite came back to bite House Majority leader Mike Turzai (R., Allegheny) across the cable news airwaves in the past 72 hours, even... Read more

DPW sends out general assistance cut off notices - ahead of budget vote

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Oops. The Corbett administration commits a wee budget week faux pas. The Department of Public Welfare issued letters this week to 70,000... Read more

With Rendell as my witness...

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Former Gov. Ed Rendell made a cameo appearance this morning at the Bonusgate-related trial of onetime Democratic state Rep. Steve Stetler... Read more

Capitol corruption probe updates: prison assignments and the latest trial

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As former lawmakers and as top GOP and Democratic staffers head to their permanent prison assignments in one case, a separate case, involving... Read more

Corbett, lawmaker approval ratings slide in new poll

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Not happy. That's what voters are saying about Gov. Corbett' job performance, according to a new poll released today. Corbett's approval ratings... Read more

When is an 'invasive' procedure an outrage and when is it acceptable?

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Do some state lawmakers have differing ideas on what constitutes "intrusion" on a woman's body depending on the occasion? Seems they do. Consider... Read more

Corbett offers detailed defense of Shell plant tax deal

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He may have been light on specifics, but Gov. Corbett offered his most expansive remarks yet on negotiations with Shell Oil to build an ethane... Read more