Friday, December 19, 2014

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Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.
We're waiting on details about the second casino license, Council President Darrell Clarke's plans, and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's future.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business for a state ban on deep hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.
A group of Pennsylvania legislators has renewed an effort to pass a very limited medical marijuana products bill in 2015. Unfortunately, the legislation...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - His days as Pennsylvania governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on a 2016 presidential campaign.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits.
HARRISBURG - Saddled with escalating debt and declining enrollment, Cheyney University - the nation's first college for black people - is in dire straits that will worsen unless the state takes "drastic action" to rescue the school, the state auditor general said Wednesday.
Two PennDot managers and eight employees were charged Monday with overbilling the state transportation agency by about $1.2 million over three years - the latest ripple in an ongoing investigation into its Southeastern District.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Shadowy outside groups ran an estimated $25 million in ads to shape state-level elections this year, and their full roster of donors is unlikely to ever be known.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Ronald D. Castille said an independent review of judicial staff e-mails has found that none sent improper messages other than former Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery.
We're waiting on details about the second casino license, Council President Darrell Clarke's plans, and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's future.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business for a state ban on deep hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested.
U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, on Wednesday called state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane "asleep at the switch" and said he had no faith in his fellow Democrat as the state's top law enforcement officer.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made repeated false statements to justify shutting down an undercover sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday as he announced bribery charges against two lawmakers in the corruption case he revived.
Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.
HARRISBURG - Philadelphia prosecutors plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute.
A group of Pennsylvania legislators has renewed an effort to pass a very limited medical marijuana products bill in 2015. Unfortunately, the legislation...
And now some rhythmic commentary on the state of the state and the pols within it.