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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported $1.3 million in adjusted gross income in 2013, according to two pages of his 2013 tax return he released after the six-month extension period expired last week.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Spurred by outcry over a recent commencement speech by a man convicted of killing a police officer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to sign a bill Tuesday designed to prevent people convicted of crimes from causing their victims additional "mental anguish."
Donors to the campaigns of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, have given $48.2 million so far in 2013 and 2014, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the state by the two campaigns. Corbett has received about $20.5 million; Wolf has received about $27.6 million. The figures are current through Sept. 15, the latest data the campaigns were required to make available.
The chief justice suggests that his colleague may be exhibiting symptoms of a "sociopath."
From the court order: "The media has published reports containing allegations that: Justice McCaffery may have improperly contacted a Philadelphia Traffic Court official in connection with a traffic citation issued to his wife; Justice McCaffery may have acted in his offi
For more coverage of the Pennsylvania e-mail porn case, including the court opinions issued Monday regarding Justice Seamus P. McCaffery, go to inquirer.com/emailporn
HARRISBURG - In the final minutes of the legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue local municipalities, among them Philadelphia, that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus P. McCaffery on Monday amid allegations that he sent pornographic e-mails and threatened to entangle a fellow justice in the widening scandal after vowing not to go "down alone."
A new survey shows Republican Gov. Corbett has made headway in the polls and is down only seven points in his race with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf.
The chief justice suggests that his colleague may be exhibiting symptoms of a "sociopath."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Spurred by outcry over a recent commencement speech by a man convicted of killing a police officer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to sign a bill Tuesday designed to prevent people convicted of crimes from causing their victims additional "mental anguish."
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported $1.3 million in adjusted gross income in 2013, according to two pages of his 2013 tax return he released after the six-month extension period expired last week.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A judge has ordered a state senator to decide by the end of the week whether to plead guilty or go to trial on corruption charges.
A Republican firms poll for the news website Keystone Reports finds a tighter race for governor than most other public surveys, with Democratic challenger Tom Wolf leading Gov. Corbett 49 percent to 42 percent among likely voters.
A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is expected early this week to decide what to do about one of its justices caught up in the scandal over pornographic e-mails sent among state employees.
Harrisburg has never been known as a seat of sanity, but lately it's acting as if under the influence of odd cosmic forces.
Justice J. Michael Eakin vowed he had not viewed any of the pornographic messages sent to his private e-mail account. And he said they were leaked to the media just hours after a fellow justice snared in the scandal, Seamus P. McCaffery, had threatened to do so because Eakin would not come to his defense.
Donors to the campaigns of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf, have given $48.2 million so far in 2013 and 2014, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the state by the two campaigns. Corbett has received about $20.5 million; Wolf has received about $27.6 million. The figures are current through Sept. 15, the latest data the campaigns were required to make available.