Commonwealth Confidential Archive: August, 2012

DPW top deputy to resign, will join law firm's lobbying arm

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The top deputy in the Department of Public Welfare - and the architect of the agency's sweeping cuts to social services programs - will leave... Read more

Rep. Cohen uses Nazi reference in radio show scuffle over per diems

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Government reform activist Eric Epstein has taken some pretty nasty hits from thin-skinned lawmakers. A few years ago Gov. Rendell compared... Read more

Corbett's job approval numbers sink to new low

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At the midway point of his second year in office, the numbers aren't looking good for Gov. Corbett. A new poll released today by Franklin... Read more

PA turns to social media to educate voters about new ID law

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The Corbett administration wants you to "like" the state's new voter ID law. Well, ok, you don't have to "like" it or "friend" it, but at... Read more

Judge knocks jailed PA lawmaker off ballot

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A Commonwealth Court judge says former state House speaker Bill DeWeese can’t run for his old district seat because he’s behind... Read more

Report: One in four "Voter Hall of Fame" inductees may lack proper ID

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Every year Pennsylvania announces its new inductees to the "Voter Hall of Fame" that recognizes individuals who have voted in 50 consecutive... Read more

Rendell slams PA voter ID law, Corbett defends its implementation

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Former Gov. Ed Rendell, in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," said while polls may give President Obama the edge in Pennsylvania, he... Read more

PA Senator's wife gives "mouth-to-snout" aid, saves dog's life

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In this, well, dog-eat-dog world of politics, politicians rarely get lauded for their heroism. But one lawmaker's wife deserves kudos for... Read more