Monday, January 26, 2015

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A fight over ex-Gov. Corbett’s appointments means that Wolf, just one week in office, is caught up in a partisan spat.
Wolf draws quick GOP fire by axing Corbett picks. B11.
HARRISBURG - When Democrat Tom Wolf took office as Pennsylvania's new governor Tuesday, he pledged bipartisan cooperation with the GOP-led legislature.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based.
HARRISBURG - The chief of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records, who was fired Thursday by Gov. Wolf, followed through on his promise to show up at work anyway Friday morning.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - The state of Pennsylvania has agreed to pay about $40,000 to an anti-gas drilling group that was erroneously characterized in security bulletins as a potential terror threat.
One of the Philly state House members caught up in a sting case seems to have bad things happen on days most people celebrate.
Also: Jim Kenney and Sam Katz are taking a hard look at getting into the mayor's race.
The Big Tent: Pennsylvania voters have optimistic views of incoming Gov. Tom Wolf, broadly support key policy proposals.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf began his second day as Pennsylvania governor with a stroll through the state Capitol.
A fight over ex-Gov. Corbett’s appointments means that Wolf, just one week in office, is caught up in a partisan spat.
HARRISBURG - When Democrat Tom Wolf took office as Pennsylvania's new governor Tuesday, he pledged bipartisan cooperation with the GOP-led legislature.
Wolf draws quick GOP fire by axing Corbett picks. B11.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based.
HARRISBURG - The chief of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records, who was fired Thursday by Gov. Wolf, followed through on his promise to show up at work anyway Friday morning.
HARRISBURG - So much for a honeymoon. On his second day in office, Gov. Wolf rescinded more than two dozen eleventh-hour appointments by his predecessor - firing the state's new open records officer, canceling judicial nominations, and effectively booting the former lieutenant governor from Temple University's board of trustees.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has won a state Supreme Court order barring a district attorney from bringing criminal charges against her until the high court rules on her challenge to the legal status of the special prosecutor who built the case against her.
HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane could face charges of perjury, obstruction, and other crimes in connection with the leak of confidential information to a Philadelphia newspaper in an apparent bid to embarrass her political enemies, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
HARRISBURG - Tom Wolf, a businessman from York, took the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, proclaiming, "I am an unconventional governor."
HARRISBURG - The halls of the Capitol were dark Monday, and most offices were locked. The only signs inside of a looming change were bags of shredded paper.