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HARRISBURG - A onetime Philadelphia public-school teacher and principal enters the spotlight Tuesday as one of the first of Gov. Wolf's cabinet nominees to face scrutiny from legislators.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The sprawling package of tax changes Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey (D), who was an early backer of Barack Obama eight years ago, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday.
Ori Feibush says City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is partly to blame for man who threatened his office
HARRISBURG - A Montgomery County Court judge has postponed next week's hearing to determine whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane should be held in contempt for firing a lawyer who had testified against her before a grand jury.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - An organization of Pennsylvania's municipalities is joining counties in opposing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal to replace a variable fee on Marcellus Shale natural gas wells with a flat annual payment to local governments in drilling areas.
Two surveys that explain the loss of public trust in the federal government
When was the last time anybody said, "Please raise my taxes"? But that was the message Gerard Sweeney, president and chief executive of Brandywine Realty Trust, one of the region's largest commercial real estate developers, delivered Wednesday at a news conference outside City Hall.
SB3 can no longer be called a medical marijuana law. It's a "limited cannabis products" bill.
The Pa. Senate State Government Committee unanimously passed SB3, a bill to legalize some forms of cannabis for medical uses. But the current language, if eventually passed into law, will bring little change in the real world.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai got a bump in status and pay when his colleagues elevated him to the top position in the chamber.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The sprawling package of tax changes Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week.
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey (D), who was an early backer of Barack Obama eight years ago, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday.
Ori Feibush says City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is partly to blame for man who threatened his office
WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Sestak raised about $312,000 in the first three months of 2015 for his Senate campaign, barely one-tenth of the amount raised by the Republican incumbent he hopes to unseat, Sen. Pat Toomey.
HARRISBURG - A onetime Philadelphia public-school teacher and principal enters the spotlight Tuesday as one of the first of Gov. Wolf's cabinet nominees to face scrutiny from legislators.
Football, as they say, is king at PSU. So what's $1 million-plus to get back some football wins?
HARRISBURG - The union representing state troopers said Monday that it had no confidence in Gov. Wolf's choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police, ramping up the pressure on the governor to withdraw the nomination.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Friday that he stands by his embattled nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. The Democratic governor's comments came as acting Commissioner Marcus Brown has become mired in another controversy after he was caught on video this week taking down roadside signs near his home that were critical of him.