Gov. Wolf might have had a bad day policywise on Wednesday, but he good night moneywise.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday they were "disturbed" by revelations about the content of alleged email exchanges of explicit photos or offensive jokes between prosecutors and one of their colleagues, Justice Michael Eakin.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Legislature has spent more than $2.8 million in public funds since 2011 on private defense lawyers for state legislators and staff, most of it on cases that have sent lawmakers to jail, forced resignations at the highest levels of government, and prompted plea deals and immunity agreements for staff.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A high-ranking Pennsylvania lawmaker from Allentown is facing his formal arraignment on drunken driving charges stemming from his motorcycle crash earlier this year.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania who are resisting tax increases to balance a deep budget deficit are taking steps toward the state's third expansion of gambling in six years as an alternative source of cash.
Time to place your bets on what happens in Vegas when Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clash in the first Democratic debate
HARRISBURG - Almost since the day he took office, Gov. Wolf has said he's not accustomed to Harrisburg's dysfunction.
The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board on Friday effectively accused state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane of holding back offensive emails of Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, suggesting she had undermined its investigation of the justice.
One day after the state House torpedoed Gov. Wolf's plan to increase school funding through tax hikes, State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D., Phila.) said it takes two sides to compromise in order to pass a state budget.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The FBI tapped the phone of a top Pennsylvania Treasury Department official in 2014, months before his boss was hit with federal extortion charges.
Govt groups request records on Commish Clark; mayoral candidate Boris Kindij gets morbid; Al Taubenberger likes his own poll
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf is filling a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by appointing the former top federal prosecutor in Harrisburg.
Experts on legal ethics condemned Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin on Thursday following disclosures that he had sent or received emails that mocked Muslim children as suicide bombers, called Mexicans "beaners," and joked about domestic-assault victims.
HARRISBURG - In a major blow to Gov. Wolf's agenda, the state House on Wednesday soundly rejected his plan to increase funding for Pennsylvania schools through tax hikes, stirring deeper uncertainty about how or when the state's 99-day budget impasse would end.
Porngate continued: It seems as if everyones in on the joke in Justice J. Michael Eakins inbox.
The Wolf administration is shaking up the staff leadership at the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, a state agency that owns piers and marine terminals on the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf is issuing another reprieve for a Pennsylvania murder convict scheduled to die.
HARRISBURG - In one of the first major concessions in the three-month Pennsylvania budget impasse, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday backed off his demand to raise the state sales tax, but is still pushing for new education funding by hiking the personal income tax and imposing a new tax on natural gas drillers.
William Penn is smiling. One of his favorite crops is on the way to a comeback in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday the Pa House Agricultural and Rural Affairs...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf's hopes of ending Pennsylvania's 99-day-old state budget impasse were dashed Wednesday when nine of his fellow Democrats joined all House Republicans to vote against his revised plan to raise billions in income and gas drilling taxes.
A House vote is set today on taxes Gov. Wolf says the state must have to shore up its finances and stop shortchanging schools.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's auditor general on Tuesday assailed the state Department of Education as slow to change, beset by apathy, and mired in what he called "bureaucratic ineptness."
HARRISBURG - Pushing for more evidence even after charging Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, Montgomery County investigators Thursday conducted a new search to test her testimony that she never signed a key oath of secrecy, The Inquirer has learned.
HARRISBURG - A top lawyer who was fired by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane after testifying in the criminal case against her is suing her for defamation.
Tobacco-tax increases reduce smoking, especially among kids; prompt smokers to quit; and increase state revenue
Like their counterparts elsewhere, Pennsylvania Republicans would prefer that the party's 2016 presidential nominee be a political outsider, according to a poll released Monday by Mercyhurst College in Erie.
HARRISBURG - In a practice it says might become more routine, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Monday unveiled an online lottery system to sell hard-to-get wines and spirits.
State Rep. Brian Sims is expected today to officially declare his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattahs seat.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Monday called the legislature's planned vote this week on his budget - one that includes tax increases to boost education funding - "a once in a generation vote."
There are things we can do at the state level, like closing the loopholes in background check laws and passing restraining order legislation.
It's the last day to register to vote in Pennsylvania if you want to cast a ballot on Election Day next month.
Theres a way to let Gov. Wolf keep his pledge to spend more on schools AND allow Republican leaders to keep big new taxes at bay maybe.
HARRISBURG, Pa. - As Pennsylvania's budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Wolf ordered a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.
A.G. Kane is facing more charges, but dirty emails obtained by the Daily News could ensnare a Supreme Court justice and others.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, already facing a host of criminal charges for allegedly leaking confidential information and later lying about it to a grand jury, was charged Thursday with a new felony count of perjury.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Thursday she had evidence that a sitting Supreme Court justice - quickly identified by her staff as J. Michael Eakin - had sent and received "racial, misogynistic pornography" on state computers.
With major changes to long-term care for the elderly underway in Pennsylvania, the advocacy group Diane Menio leads is working on overdrive.
Pennsylvania’s charter school laws have led to the rise of two separate and unequal educational systems, according to state Rep. James Roebuck (D-Phila.), who released a report this week calling for increased transparency and oversight of charters.
Pennsylvania legislators moved one step closer to legalizing medical marijuana this week after a group of state House members unveiled recommendations to shape a bill that could be voted into law before the end of the year.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, now facing public corruption charges, may soon have a third challenger in next spring's April 26 Democratic primary.
He prosecuted Jerry Sandusky and crooked politicians, and now hes ensnared in the Porngate scandal.
HARRISBURG - Frustrated with the protracted budget stalemate, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that they would allow a vote next week on Gov. Wolf's proposal to raise the sales and personal income taxes - if only to show the administration that there is no support for it.
For thousands of undocumented children, something as simple as receiving annual vaccinations is difficult because they can't enroll in Pennsylvania’s Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Controllers report said restaurants and retailers took big hit during pontiffs visit.
Leaders in our state and national capitals continue a standard of governing thats pretty much democracy adrift.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday vetoed the interim spending plan sent to him by Republicans who control the legislature, all but ensuring the state will enter a fourth month without a budget.
HARRISBURG - As they prepare to enter the fourth month without a state budget, Republican leaders and Gov. Wolf signaled progress Monday in their effort to reach a deal on a spending plan.
The approach, attitude, manner, words and presence of Pope Francis signals a church that's different than the one many Catholics grew up in.
What was former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's encounter with the pope like? "Meeting the pope, you can't describe it," said Corbett, who greeted Pope...
Al Taubenberger gets his own burger; Bailey and Kenney fundraising amounts; David Oh has a typo; street vendors get the shaft.
HARRISBURG - The Republican-controlled legislature on Thursday agreed to send Gov. Wolf a temporary budget to offset the impact of their nearly three-month-long impasse on a spending plan.
HARRISBURG - The suspension of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's law license may not keep her from remaining in her job for now, but it could prevent her from running for reelection.
If the White House welcome of Pope Francis was any indication of what's coming in the next few days (including, of course, in Philadelphia), the pontiff's visit to America promises to be immensely impressive.
HARRISBURG - Whether English should be the "official" language of Pennsylvania has legislators in the Capitol speaking, well, two different languages.
The months-long money mess in Harrisburg is following a script written by years of predictablepolitical practice.
The seven candidates running for Pennsylvania Supreme Court raised a combined $2.8 million this summer, according to campaign reports out Tuesday.
HARRISBURG - There will be more porn - and lots of it. As beleaguered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane waits for her law license suspension to take effect, her spokesman said Tuesday the office was preparing to release hundreds of sexually explicit emails shared by state officials and employees on government time and computers.
HARRISBURG - In an unprecedented move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended the law license of Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, a step that could increase the chances that the legislature will try to remove her from office.
Is U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's frequent and forceful criticism of the federal Justice Department's case against him an effort to defend his reputation ahead of what could be a competitive reelection campaign next year, or, as prosecutors see it, a subtle and improper attempt to taint the jury pool?
A.G. Kane make seek the recusal of a Supreme Court justice tied to the Porngate scandal if the court rules against her
In December, a judge issued a confidential opinion to state Attorney General Kathleen Kane: You can put out the porn.
Montgomery County investigators seized a key document during their search this week of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's offices that could undercut the defense in her criminal case, The Inquirer has learned.
Cameron Kline was fined for attacking the GOP mayoral candidate on behalf of an LGBT group that was in cahoots with Jim Kenney
Pennsylvania is at the forefront of America's energy revolution. As a result of our abundant shale resources, the United States has surpassed both Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world's leading oil and natural-gas producer in 2014.
So many candidates, so little time; the 11 leading Republicans running for president clashed last night in California but did viewers do as John Kasich suggested?
Hoping to gain the attention of Pope Francis, activists and religious leaders gathered at an East Germantown church Wednesday to pray for criminal justice reform and the abolition of capital punishment in this country.
More than 100 faith leaders have launched a campaign, timed to Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next week, urging Gov. Wolf to ban natural gas development.
There is nothing like a crisis to create the impetus to act - or so you would think.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office went to court Wednesday to block the public release of a trove of pornographic emails shared by former and current employees.
HARRISBURG - An angry Gov. Wolf said Wednesday he would veto the temporary budget Republicans are proposing, calling it "a very cynical, hypocritical attempt" to solve the problems the two sides are having in reaching a deal.
Republican presidential candidates get face time tonight on CNN, with each other and the nation. Heres what to watch for.
Day 77: Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that he would sign a stopgap state budget expected to be proposed by Republican legislators but only if both sides can agree on what their final spending plan should contain.
As Kathleen Kane fights to keep her law license and her job the state Senate is looking at another route that could lead to her ouster.
HARRISBURG - Counties, schools, and social service providers are slowly starting to see the impact of the state's three-month budget impasse. Many have dipped into their reserves, taken out loans, frozen hiring, or suspended services. Some predict layoffs by Thanksgiving.
Marcel Groen, the long-time head of the Montgomery County Democrats, was elected chair of the statewide party Saturday, a key post heading into national elections next year.
WASHINGTON – A Pennsylvania Congressman invoked the 9/11 terrorist attacks Friday while railing against the international nuclear agreement with...
HARRISBURG - Supporters of embattled state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rallied here Thursday, seeking to forestall a suspension of her law license, a move that could force her from office.
Gov. Wolf calls his moratorium on Pennsylvania executions appropriate while he awaits a task force report about what he says is "a flawed system that has been proven to be . . . ineffective, unjust, and expensive."
An FBI public corruption probe that has entangled at least two cities in eastern Pennsylvania - and has Philadelphia ties - netted another conviction Thursday, when a contractor admitted trading campaign contributions for preferential treatment from the Allentown mayor.
WASHINGTON – A resolution honoring the late Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker cleared the Senate late Wednesday, recognizing the passing a...
The radio airwaves will be a little greener in the Keystone State. "Cannabis Facts" announcements began airing this week in two cities. Robert Platshorn...
While marijuana consumers are enjoying an open retail market in Washington and Colorado the race is on for the first state on the East Coast to end prohibition...
HARRISBURG - Lawyers for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane say the state's Disciplinary Board is trampling her rights - and the public's will - by seeking to suspend her law license.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Friday that he would not fire three prosecutors on his staff who took part in an email exchange of pornography while working for the state Attorney General's Office.
Chester-Upland schools, Phila. Corp. for Aging face Moody's downgrade reviews
Hundreds of former state prosecutor Frank Finas pornographic emails were released yesterday.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn likes the idea of Vice President Biden jumping into the primary to challenge Hillary Clinton and company.
State Rep. Martina White, elected with the FOPs help, is introducing a law to ensure the privacy of officers in on-duty shootings
HARRISBURG - Supporters of embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane are mobilizing to halt a legal proceeding that could force her from office before her criminal case is resolved.
Philadelphia NOW is calling on Seth Williams to take action against two prosecutors embroiled in an email porn scandal.
The former head of marketing for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to plead guilty to federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and...
In a move that could force Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office, the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has notified her that it is seeking to suspend her law license, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Democrats across the nation lost lots of state legislative seats and power since President Obama took office in 2009.
As Attorney General Kathleen Kane plotted to leak secret grand jury information and instructed aides to spy on her employees' emails, prosecutors said, she used personal email accounts to conduct business.
A Delaware County Court judge ruled Tuesday that the Chester Upland School District must abide by the state's charter school funding formula and keep paying the charter schools that now educate about half of the struggling district's students.
HARRISBURG - Despite charges that he illegally spied on colleagues' emails, the head of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's security detail will remain on the job, her office announced Tuesday.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane will stand trial on perjury and obstruction-of-justice charges, a judge ruled yesterday.
A Montgomery County judge on Monday ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to stand trial on criminal charges after a hearing in which one of Kane's most trusted aides testified against her, and the judge repeatedly rejected her legal arguments.
While publicly pushing her efforts against employees' rampantly sharing pornographic email in state offices, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane granted a 16 percent raise and a job promotion to a manager she previously suspended for sharing porn emails, sources told The Morning Call.
State Rep. Todd Stephens on Thursday joined an increasingly crowded field of candidates for attorney general in 2016. In the Republican primary, Stephens is to face off against a fellow Montgomery County legislator, State Sen. John Rafferty, who announced his candidacy in June.
Even as she contends with state criminal charges, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is also facing scrutiny by the FBI, The Inquirer has learned.
When Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia next month, he’ll be visiting the largest American city to have locally decriminalized marijuana. The millions of Catholics gathering for the World Meeting of Families in September are also covered by the policy.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has said her legal problems stem from an attempt by enemies to block her from exposing their exchange of pornographic emails on state computers.
HARRISBURG - A longtime Harrisburg activist filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, contending that she has used state resources to aid her private defense against criminal charges.
Gov. Wolf, the former businessman, remains at odds with the state's top business group.
A member of Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's security detail, charged with illegally spying on others' email, remains on the job despite a policy requiring any staffer charged with a work-related crime to be suspended without pay.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is coming for your weed. And he’s not alone. He and virtually all of the announced candidates — including the Democrats — running to succeed President Obama have stances that don’t jive with the American public when it comes to marijuana legalization.
Laying down a position from which top Democrats will not back away, State Sen. Vincent Hughes said Thursday there would be no Pennsylvania budget without a Marcellus Shale tax and millions of dollars in new education spending.
A day after Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane called on a Montgomery County judge to authorize her to release emails from the so-called Porngate scandal, the judge said he would not do so because Kane had not filed a formal request with the court.
HARRISBURG - During an hour-long negotiating session Wednesday, Gov. Wolf and Republican legislators inched toward compromise on some key sticking points in a budget six weeks overdue.
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane proclaimed her innocence on criminal charges Wednesday, and blamed her legal troubles on enemies trying to conceal their involvement in emails laced with "pornography, racial insensitivity, and religious bigotry."
As Gov. Wolf and Republican legislative leaders prepared to return to the budget negotiating table for the first time in a week, the governor on Tuesday stopped in Norristown on a mission.
Philadelphia Democrats went three-for-three Tuesday in seeking state House seats up for grabs in a special election. Winning those seats were former City Councilman Ed Neilson; Donna Bullock, a former special assistant to City Council President Darrell L. Clarke; and Joanna McClinton, who was chief counsel to State Sen. Anthony H. Williams.
His voters still love him. They love him so much, they had him in tears as they got ready to choose his replacement.
The driver and security detail chief for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations that he repeatedly accessed private grand jury information for her.
For a reminder of the sting that opened up two of three state House seats being filled in Tuesday's special elections, one need only look at the race being run by a Democrat in one of those districts.
Appearing publicly for the first time since she was criminally charged Thursday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Saturday walked into the Montgomery County detective bureau in Norristown to be fingerprinted and then was arraigned via video conference by a judge in Collegeville.
Int. Kathleen Kane's Scranton home office. March 2014. Across a large desk, lies a newspaper: "KANE SHUT DOWN STING THAT SNARED CITY POLS," the Inquirer headline blares.
Democratic and Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives on Friday joined Gov. Wolf and several other elected officials in calling for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to step down in the face of criminal charges.
Kathleen Kane sowed the seeds of her undoing during her seemingly flawless first year in office. That was the year the Democratic attorney general, newly elected in a landslide, won national attention for stands in favor of gun control and marriage equality. MSNBC host Chris Matthews even suggested she was presidential material.
Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania's attorney general, must now decide whether she wants to fight a war with two fronts or just one.
Feeling under attack from reporters and political enemies she believed were out to end her career, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane saw the conflict in stark terms.
HARRISBURG - Marcus Brown, whose nomination to lead the Pennsylvania State Police was quashed earlier this year, has been tapped again by Gov. Wolf for a public safety post.
A sudden retirement led to rumors about a former Philly police commander.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane was charged Thursday with illegally leaking confidential information, then lying about it under oath and deploying aides as spies to keep a step ahead of the criminal investigation against her.
For the second time in a week, Gov. Wolf has met with Republican legislative leaders, but once again they failed to find common ground on a new budget, now more than a month overdue.
WASHINGTON - Katie McGinty will have the support of EMILY's List, an influential women's political group, which plans to endorse the Pennsylvania Democrat on Thursday, two days after she launched her run for the U.S. Senate.
For most of the last half-century, the state House seat in the 161st District in Delaware County has been held by Republicans - 38 of the last 46 years.
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has decided to bring criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane for allegedly leaking confidential documents and then lying about it under oath, The Inquirer has learned.
Dashing hopes of a thaw in the frozen state budget talks, Pennsylvania's House speaker said Monday that he would not support taxes "of any kind" without a concession on liquor privatization, and raised the prospect of overriding Gov. Wolf's veto of a Republican spending plan.
Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky was elected Tuesday to fill a vacant Delaware County state House seat, defeating two other candidates, according to unofficial returns.
In the vast world on online lists, Gov. Tom Wolf tops a list of America's most liberal governors.
Gov. Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major who grew up in North Philadelphia and lives in Chester County to be Pennsylvania's next police commissioner.
Two hours and two Philadelphia blocks apart, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and challenger Joe Sestak traded major policy speeches Friday on Iran, offering the first blow-for-blow exchange of a widely watched Senate election that is still 15 months off.
Delaware County Republican leaders passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate in the 161st state House District for someone they believed could better maintain the party's tight control over the seat.
Military veterans are committing suicide. Prescription painkiller overdose deaths are skyrocketing. There is a national discussion around these issues. Medical marijuana can help. In these cases it could save lives.
During his years as Ed Rendell's deputy mayor, Herbert Vederman refused to collect a city paycheck, living instead off the millions he made from his family's retail clothing empire.
U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah vowed Wednesday to seek a 12th term in office next year, not long after he was indicted on federal charges of racketeering, bank fraud, bribery, money laundering, and other crimes.
A Philadelphia jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before finding a former city narcotics officer caught in a police "integrity test" guilty of stealing $140 from a purported drug dealer's Lexus, equipped with hidden cameras.
WASHINGTON - At just 25, Chaka Fattah became one of the youngest people ever to win a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG - More victims of sexual violence will be notified if their attacker moves, takes a new job, or has other changes in his or her status as part of a new partnership announced Tuesday by state law enforcement officials and victim advocates.
As Pennsylvania entered its third week without a budget, Gov. Wolf and the Republicans whose support he needs to pass a spending plan were hundreds of miles apart - and not just figuratively.
Disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, underage drinking, public urination, Animal House behavior. Those are perennial complaints in neighborhoods where college students live, local officials say. And with the start of the fall semester just a few weeks away, that's why they aggressively oppose a bill that would remove their restraints on student housing.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf holds a political science doctorate, but these days he's a freshman with an incomplete in the first big test of his administration — getting a budget through the Republican-controlled Legislature.
A federal judge has ruled that Pennsylvania unfairly treats its third-party political candidates, likely clearing the way for their return to the ballot after nearly disappearing during recent election cycles.
Whitney White, a Philadelphia entrepreneur, has resigned as a commissioner of the Delaware River Port Authority, following a Philadelphia Daily News story about his bankruptcies and failed businesses.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Thursday named Mary Isenhour, a key aide and Democratic Party veteran, to be his new chief of staff, one day after Katie McGinty resigned for what many observers believe will be a U.S. Senate campaign.
Katie McGinty, Gov. Wolf's chief of staff for the last six months, resigned Wednesday and is expected to soon enter the 2016 Democratic primary election for the U.S. Senate.
The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the Philadelphia Fire Commissioner has discretion in deciding when to promote firefighters and fill positions. The 3-1 ruling came after a lengthy battle between the city and the firefighters union, IAFF Local 22, over a promotional list that the city allowed to expire while the department had vacancies for captains and lieutenants.
Gov. Wolf on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to ignore Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's challenge to his death-penalty moratorium, arguing that the justices had already decided to consider a similar petition brought by the Philadelphia district attorney.
Jim Burn, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party since 2010, said Tuesday that he is resigning and told party leaders they will elect a new chairman when they meet in September.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are taking steps toward the state's third expansion of gambling in six years as a source of cash before they raise taxes to balance a deep budget deficit.
Election Day is just four weeks away and today is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election.
With the GOP in a tizzy over what to do about The Donald, the best answer might be to steal a page from Trump world and deal him out of the lead.
Dashing hopes of a thaw in the frozen state budget talks, Pennsylvania's House speaker said Monday that he would not support taxes "of any kind" without a concession on liquor privatization, and raised the prospect of overriding Gov. Wolf's veto of a Republican spending plan.
HARRISBURG - With budget negotiations between Gov. Wolf and GOP leaders grinding to a halt, a Republican legislator from Bucks County stood inside the largely deserted Capitol on Thursday with a compromise plan.
Pa. State Sen. Don White, R-Armstrong/Indiana counties, is proposing changes to the state's strict fireworks laws; KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
WASHINGTON Two Democrats seeking to become their party's nominee in the 2016 Eighth District congressional election were sitting on nearly equal amounts of cash at the end of last month, according to campaign finance reports filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission.
For all the talk about what hydraulic fracking might mean for human health, there has been little scientific evidence. That is slowly starting to change.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Cheltenham class of 1967, finally gets his yearbook, courtesy of few former classmates from Cheltenham High School.
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Tuesday that she would not resign if she is formally charged with leaking secret information in an effort to embarrass her political foes.
Pennsylvania's nearly two-week budget impasse comes down to one word: Taxes.
U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D. Pa.) told House members on Thursday they should "say no to Oreo" because Mondelez International Inc. has decided to close the Philadelphia plant that manufactures Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers and relocate the production to Mexico.
Gov. Wolf on Tuesday appointed 48 members of the Pennsylvania Pipeline Infrastructure Taskforce, which will recommend policies, guidelines and best practices to influence the build-out of pipeline infrastructure across the state. Its report is due in February.
The outer border is awash in the cheery yellows of arnica and the robust oranges of calendula. If you had a muscle ache or a skin irritation and were inclined to nonconventional medicine, these plants might come in handy.
Speaking with one voice, Philadelphia's mayor, City Council president, school superintendent, School Reform Commission chairwoman, and teachers' union president, and the head of a key charter school group, have told Harrisburg: Give the city schools $159 million.
Gov. Wolf vetoed a plan Thursday to privatize the state liquor industry, as his standoff with Republican legislators over the state budget continued.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office filed a sweeping lawsuit Wednesday against a big nursing home chain, accusing it of understaffing that has left residents "thirsty, hungry, dirty, and unkempt."
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania will operate without a budget until at least until next week, when Gov. Wolf and Republican legislators are expected to return to the negotiating table.
Legislators in Harrisburg are making strange moves on medical marijuana. Since 2009, a number of active bills have languished in the General Assembly. Suddenly, the state reps have a match lit between their toes on the issue. But that has sent them running, full speed in the wrong direction.
House Judiciary Committee Majority Chairman Ron Marisco, Rep. Mike Regan and Rep. Sheryl Delozier introduced legislation legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown.
Daaaa-rryl. Growing up in Brooklyn, watching Mets games, that's what I would hear opposing fans shout at star slugger Darryl Strawberry. Thirty thousand fans at once. To let him know they were there - to get in his head.
Cuts in the works?
HARRISBURG - Third-grade teacher Elaine Blackmon took a deep breath and made her best sales pitch. "What's good for Philadelphia public students is good for students across the commonwealth," Blackmon told an impassive assistant to Rep. Martin Causer (R., McKean). "We're asking him to reconsider Gov. Wolf's budget."
HARRISBURG - The Republican-controlled legislature on Sunday began fast-tracking yet another budget proposal that Gov. Wolf has said he will not support: privatizing the state-run liquor stores.
HARRISBURG - Legislators may be in the midst of a contentious budget season, but they aren't letting the possibility of a partial government shutdown get in the way of their own fund-raising.
If passed, the measure would lift the ban on Class C fireworks sales to Pennsylvania residents, including bottlerockets and roman candles.
HARRISBURG - With the Wolf administration and the Republican-controlled legislature hurtling toward a budget impasse - and, likely, a partial state government shutdown - the question is: Will anyone notice?
Within minutes of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling, Gov. Wolf announced plans to drop the state-based insurance exchange that Pennsylvania had pursued to prevent more than 300,000 residents from losing subsidies.
A law that permitted the National Rifle Association to sue Philadelphia and other municipalities over local gun ordinances that are stricter than state law is unconstitutional, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.
HARRISBURG - Budget negotiations took another tense turn Wednesday, with a top administration official accusing Republican legislative leaders of throwing up "a wall of ideology" to hamper talks.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane fired another aide Wednesday, terminating a senior official only weeks after he recommended that she discharge her new and controversial chief of staff.
HARRISBURG - The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would let Pennsylvania consumers have wine shipped directly to their homes.
HARRISBURG - The state's nearly stagnant medical marijuana bill may be getting a new champion - this time, a House Republican.
HARRISBURG - A top House Republican on Tuesday toned down the rhetoric pointing to a budget impasse, saying he was unwilling to let a disagreement on whether to privatize state liquor stores derail negotiations with the Wolf administration.
HARRISBURG - The prospects for a state budget deal dimmed Monday as Democrats and Republicans in the Capitol ramped up their rhetoric and raised the possibility of a stalemate.
Gov. Wolf knows how to place a bet. The York County businessman, who made a bundle on his family's kitchen cabinets company, sunk $10 million into his campaign for governor last year.
A new report offers ways to make them more watchable, more worthwhile and more valuable to democracy.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 9, according to the latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Money helped, but it did not guarantee wins in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race. At $1.5 million, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Kevin Dougherty was the top fund-raiser in the 12-way campaign, according to financial documents made public Thursday.
Baer Growls: A Pa. lawmaker wants to punish the Legislature if/when a state budget is late. Hah.
HARRISBURG - Investigators served a search warrant on the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Thursday as part of an inquiry into allegations that she illegally leaked confidential documents to embarrass a foe.
A state commission Thursday called for a sweeping overhaul of Pennsylvania's education-funding formula, aimed at closing the nation's biggest spending gap between richer and poorer districts.
Ed Neilson, a member of City Council for 10 months, appears ready to resign this week so he can run in his third special election in four years.
Around City Hall, they call him "Special Ed." Ed Neilson, a member of City Council for 10 months, appears ready to resign this week so he can run in his third special election in four years.
HARRISBURG - Election Day may be 17 months away, but the race for attorney general is on. With an embattled incumbent in office, the 2016 field of candidates could become crowded, political observers say. At least two Republicans and one Democrat are eyeing a run for the office now held by Kathleen G. Kane.
The medical marijuana bill that has stalled in Harrisburg, SB3, has many flaws. Yet there are some important protections for patients built into the measure that are quite innovative and forward-thinking.
HARRISBURG - A Senate panel approved a measure Tuesday to broaden and better regulate the home delivery of out-of-state wine to Pennsylvanians, a practice that has slowly evolved but lacked uniform rules.