The state Senate should move forward with hearings to determine whether to remove embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office, a Senate committee announced Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has removed a senior judge who once presided over many of the state's biggest grand jury investigations, accusing him of judicial misconduct and abandoning his sense of objectivity during a feud with Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane.
Jim Kenney spotted on Broad Street line with snazzy Eagles jacket; McGinty gets ahead of herself; Joe Certaine clears the record.
The proposed amendments to SB3 will significantly dilute what is already an extremely limited bill that passed the Senate in May.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane promised Wednesday an even broader investigation of offensive emails on government computers - a search for "filth" on "every public server over which it was circulated."
It seemed like an inevitable display of frustration after days of mixed messages from Harrisburg on the fate of the long-overdue state budget.
HARRISBURG - Setting the stage for a showdown, four top aides to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane are expected to testify before the Senate committee exploring whether to remove their boss from office, officials announced Tuesday.
Officials in Bucks County said Tuesday they will withhold between $4 million and $5 million in monthly taxes and fees meant for the state, including real estate transfer taxes and revenues collected by the civil and criminal courts.
Still no state budget but keep your eye on the next deadline. It could free the pols to go without guilt to the annual Pa. Society up in NYC.
HARRISBURG - On the eve of a key decision by a Senate panel on whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane should remain in office, a House Republican legislator is proposing a separate investigation into whether she should be impeached.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The board that investigates misconduct allegations against Pennsylvania judges said Tuesday it will soon decide whether charges are warranted against state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin over his email practices.
HARRISBURG - After a day of jockeying - both in public and behind closed doors - Gov. Wolf and Republican leaders clung Tuesday night to their tenuous state budget agreement, and said they would work through the weekend to fortify the deal.
HARRISBURG - Uber and Lyft drove toward legal status in Pennsylvania on Tuesday. On its final voting day before a Thanksgiving break, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that creates provisions to permanently legalize the ride-sharing services.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A state lawmaker asked his colleagues Tuesday to support an investigation into whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be removed from office.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Senate narrowly rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income, although the legislation could re-emerge with more support.
Lawyers for state Reps. Louise Williams Bishop and Vanessa Lowery Brown are gearing up for a fight.
HARRISBURG - Acknowledging that the plan to resolve the five-month budget impasse is in "deep peril," Gov. Wolf on Monday blamed Republican legislators for the potential collapse of a tentative agreement and urged a new effort to save the deal.
HARRISBURG - A historic vote to make medical marijuana legal in Pennsylvania is on hold. After a bill cleared a key House committee last week, legislators had said they hoped to put the measure to a vote as soon as Monday.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school.
A bill to save the horse-racing industry in Pennsylvania is on the cusp of passage after it was unanimously advanced by a House committee Monday.
HARRISBURG - Acknowledging that the plan to resolve the five-month budget impasse is in "deep peril," Gov. Wolf on Monday blamed Republican legislators for the potential collapse of a tentative agreement and urged a new effort to save the deal.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams did little to assuage his critics Monday when he announced that three prosecutors ensnared in a pornographic email chain had finally received sensitivity training.
HARRISBURG - A historic plan to cut property taxes statewide teetered near collapse Sunday, imperiling with it the tentative budget deal struck this month by Gov. Wolf and leaders of the Republican-led legislature, according to officials familiar with the negotiations.
In the wake of Paris and amid the Syrian refugee crisis, political leaders call us to our basest selves by stressing fear and division.
Pennsylvania soon might raise its statewide sales-tax rate to the second highest in the nation, a move that experts say would hit low-income residents the hardest while making local businesses less competitive with neighbors in Delaware and New Jersey.
After urging by Gov. Wolf, PSU delays dorm projects for Abington/Brandywine campuses.
Sketchy charter-school principal shows up at Sen. Williams news conference; also, Mayor Nutters spokesman is still useless.
HARRISBURG - After years of discussion, Pennsylvania lawmakers appear poised to cast a historic vote next week that could legalize medical marijuana.
The fight for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania will not likely see a quick victory. The House Rules Committee met Wednesday and held a roll call vote on the compassionate cannabis bill that has been stalled for the last six months. It passed 25-8.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, responding to criticism that the Judicial Conduct Board had treated him too leniently in a review of his offensive emails, said Thursday that the panel should no longer play a role in investigating him.
HARRISBURG - Confronting criticism that earlier reviews of his offensive emails were too lenient, Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin is urging that a new inquiry into his messages be handled directly by the court that will decide his punishment.
The leader of the Philadelphia Bar Association called Wednesday for an independent investigation to reveal "once and for all" the full story of the exchange of email pornography among defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges.
HARRISBURG - It might be a wake-up call to anyone expecting a smooth path to a final state budget. Senate Republicans plan to vote next week on a proposal to eliminate property taxes as a source of school revenue and replace them with hikes in the sales and personal income taxes. And the bill's key sponsor says he has support from both parties.
WASHINGTON - The debate over Syrian refugees brought new proposals to block their arrival in the United States, stern warnings, and appeals for compassion from Washington to Harrisburg and beyond Wednesday.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's top deputies said Wednesday that the longer their boss remains in office with a suspended law license, the higher the legal jeopardy for both the office and its cases.
WASHINGTON – Ten Pennsylvania Congressmen – nearly the entire Republican delegation -- wrote to Gov. Wolf Tuesday urging him to stop accepting...
Phillys long-time state House member is looking to parlay recent political plusses into a seat in Congress with the help of a big-name TV ad guy.
The Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women launched an online petition this week calling on Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to fire three prosecutors who shared sexist and racist emails while they were employed at the state Attorney General's Office.
State Sen. Anthony H. Williams (D., Phila.) called Monday for the resignation of state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin in connection with offensive emails he received and, in some cases, distributed.
The Pittsburgh City Council is set to consider a marijuana decriminalization bill. The proposed ordinance, scheduled to be introduced today, will closely follow protocols that have been in place in Philadelphia for more than a year.
HARRISBURG - Would judges in their early 70s be too old? That question is now headed to Pennsylvania voters.
HARRISBURG - Although the months-long impasse over a state budget seems poised to end, a final spending plan probably won't be enacted until December, Gov. Wolf said Monday.
A member of the judicial panel weighing sanctions against state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin over offensive emails was himself a recipient of pornographic messages exchanged among another justice and law enforcement officials, documents obtained by The Inquirer show.
The still-unresolved state budget has a framework but details are short, winners undetermined, chances for success suspect.
HARRISBURG - It took more than five months for Pennsylvania lawmakers to agree on broad concepts for the state's overdue budget.
A week after Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said she would not share information with a state Senate panel that is weighing her removal from office, she reversed course Friday and said she would cooperate.
Touting more progress made in Harrisburg this week on how to fix Pennsylvania's struggling horse-racing industry, the Wolf administration announced Friday that it had again postponed any decision to shut down tracks statewide.
Today's Supreme Court election is tagged as the most expensive ever in the nation and gets a nod as one of eight races to watch in America.
Donald Trump fruit punch art; handicapping the next fire commish; and Milton tangles with God
Four former top officials in the Attorney General's Office and a former head of the state police sued Kathleen Kane on Thursday, contending that she planted a negative news story about them, tarred them with lies, and singled them out for public embarrassment.
Philadelphia's five city councilwomen are calling for the dismissal of three city prosecutors caught up in the so-called porngate scandal.
ALLENTOWN - A high-ranking Pennsylvania lawmaker, accused of riding his motorcycle while under the influence, has been accepted into a program for first-time offenders, even though it was his third DUI arrest.
MAYBE STATE Attorney General Kathleen Kane was right about that old-boys network in Pennsylvania politics.
A KDKA Investigation into millions of dollars in uncollected tolls on the Turnpike has gotten the attention of the state auditor general.
Bushs effort to get back into the game got a little help from a GOP debate that (finally) wasnt a clown show.
Robert Graci, chief counsel to the Judicial Conduct Board, worked to get state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin re-elected.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf and Republican legislative leaders scrambled Tuesday to fortify their tentative budget deal, hours after signs that the long-sought agreement may have been unraveling.
HARRISBURG - Are fantasy sports games of skill? Or are the outcomes largely influenced by chance, as in poker or blackjack?
A judge ruled Tuesday that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane should face an additional perjury charge for insisting - wrongly, as it turned out - that she had never signed a key secrecy oath.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will be hard pressed to function as the state's top law enforcement officer with a suspended law license, a trio of district attorneys from across the state testified Monday.
HARRISBURG - For the first time in their five-month-old standoff, Gov. Wolf and Republican legislators indicated Monday that they had reached a tentative agreement on key pieces of the long-overdue state budget.
New bronze plaques adorn four of the portraits in the halls of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, in a collection that honors Pennsylvania's legislative...
Next month's annual Pa. Society weekend in New York faces some irony if there's no state budget in place.
Until the end of October, Adam Stewart took basic education classes at the Center for Literacy, which for 47 years has equipped adults with tools to rebuild their lives.
As state lawmakers seek peace by Thanksgiving, Gov. Wolf considers the option of war.
WASHINGTON - Even before his breakout debate performance and national surge, Marco Rubio was building momentum in Philadelphia.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections will receive a $1 million grant from the federal government to improve educational programming inside state prisons, Gov. Wolf announced Friday.
HARRISBURG - The Wolf administration will delay for a week suspending live horse-racing in Pennsylvania to give legislators time to consider a possible deal to keep the struggling industry viable, Democrats said Friday night.
HARRISBURG - A key House Republican said Friday that he hoped to have a budget deal finalized by Thanksgiving, and Gov. Wolf said an agreement to end Pennsylvania's five-month-old impasse could be "very close."
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is refusing to cooperate with a Senate committee examining whether to remove her from office, saying it lacks the authority to decide if she can remain in the position to which she was elected.
What happened to the guy who vomited on the U.S. Senate candidates shoes? Also: Kenney, Scarnati lunch at Union League; Milton talks porn.
Chaka Fattah Jr. is facing jail time and his fathers facing trial. Can the family survive the one-two punch?
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane testified Thursday that she had no evidence that the judge who oversaw the grand jury investigation of serial sex abuser Jerry Sandusky had leaked confidential information about the case.
Philadelphia's mayor-elect Jim Kenney won a resounding victory on Tuesday. It was a predictable election but the fact that Kenney's support for marijuana reform helped to put him into office is a welcome innovation.
(Reuters) - The U.S. natural gas boom centered around the Marcellus shale fields has probably hit a peak for now, Philadelphia Federal Reserve President...
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office decided not to charge former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo in the pay-to-play investigation of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, even though a draft presentment called for him to face charges, the grand jury judge in the case said Wednesday.
After Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said last week that the senior judge overseeing the grand jury investigation of Jerry Sandusky had recklessly leaked information, another judge told her to prove it.
Here's a look at some of the post-election front pages from newspapers across Pennsylvania and New Jersey (all photos are from the Newseum): Philadelphia...
With lots of money, union backing and great ballot positions, three Democrats won seats on the states highest court.
Last-minute attack ads; Melissa Murray Baileys secret party; and is Kenney a merciful mayor?
The region's voters largely endorsed the status quo Tuesday in an election that still managed to bring a few surprises amid low turnout.
HARRISBURG - Democrats on Tuesday won all three open seats on Pennsylvania's Supreme Court, a stunning result in a historic race that could dramatically reshape the powerful but scandal-plagued institution for years to come.
Phila. voters pick a mayor and council members Tuesday, but the real suspense is at the high court, where three seats are at stake
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner Jack E. Marino promised Monday to consider whether he should step aside in a high-profile case involving two unions ousted from the Convention Center.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin's emails were "juvenile and repugnant," and offensive to women and minorities, but any discipline for his conduct should be left to the Judicial Conduct Board, a special counsel to the high court has concluded.
Has Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane opened the door for criminal defense lawyers to rummage through her office's most sensitive internal email documents?
HARRISBURG - Imagine signing up for a daily fantasy sports league, such as DraftKings or FanDuel, through the website of a Pennsylvania casino.
It will be interesting, for want of a kinder word, to be Jack E. Marino on Monday. In a hearing room in Harrisburg, Marino, a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner, will have to sit and listen as he is accused of raising the "appearance of impropriety" and of, perhaps, "bowing to political and other pressures."
In addition to high court races, there are high-profile battles for Montco D.A. and Chester mayor.
Anthony DeFrancesco III fell in love with horse racing shortly before America began to fall out of love with it, when places such as Liberty Bell Park in Northeast Philadelphia still drew a Saturday night crowd.
Even as state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin apologized for his "insensitive" emails, debate intensified over whether the justice was given a pass last year when his troubling emails first came under scrutiny.
Here are the candidates for Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice: Anne Covey Currently: Commonwealth Court judge From: New Hope Party: Republican
A Supreme Court candidates ex-wrestler campaign manager; Delco Dems dodge debate; Ross Feinberg seeks to abolish ... himself?
In renewing its 15-year franchise with the city, Comcast Corp. has agreed to offer its low-income discount program to seniors and veterans, open a call center to handle Philadelphia subscriber problems, and pay penalties if customer service goals are not met.
The “hired gun” for the electricians’ union looks to the future
Daily News/Franklin & Marshall poll finds registered voters believe the state is on the wrong track.
HARRISBURG - More than two dozen school districts across Pennsylvania have borrowed a total of $431 million to stay afloat during the state's budget crisis, and the amount could exceed $1 billion if there is no deal by December, a top state official said Wednesday.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Wednesday that her office had obtained emails among a state judge, his lawyers, and Inquirer reporters because they were housed on her office's computer servers.
The judge presiding over the criminal case against an aide to state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said at a hearing Tuesday that he and his wife had been followed and that his house had been under surveillance.
State Sen. Anthony H. Williams called Tuesday for the resignation of a state Supreme Court justice embroiled in the porn email controversy.
Talks resumed Tuesday among leaders of Pennsylvania's horse racing industry, lawmakers and the Wolf administration trying to keep racetracks open in the face of increasing administrative costs, officials said Tuesday.
HARRISBURG - The state Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision that Gov. Wolf overstepped his authority when he fired the state's Office of Open Records chief just weeks after taking office.
As the rest of the country relaxes cannabis laws, the Keystone State retains some harsh laws on the books related to what are now legal activities in other jurisdictions. For instance; cultivating a single marijuana plant is considered a felony here. For some offenses, the penalties could be getting more severe.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office gained access to the private emails of a state judge - without his permission or knowledge - and offered to provide them to the news media, The Inquirer has learned.
HARRISBURG - Pledging to restore integrity on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court while shattering records for campaign spending, seven judges are vying for an unprecedented three open seats in the Nov. 3 election.
Anyone paying attention in Pennsylvania knows the state Supreme Court has been in turmoil, beset with corruption, in-fighting and as much porn as you might find in a fraternity house during rush week.
Representatives of the Wolf administration and the state's beleaguered horse-racing industry returned to the negotiating table Friday, saying they were optimistic they could prevent a statewide shutdown of tracks.
HARRISBURG - In an unprecedented move, the state Senate has taken the first steps toward removing embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Tuesday that his administration will not advance aid to public schools that appeal for assistance as the budget impasse threatens to drag into a fifth month.
HARRISBURG - A proposal to end elections for statewide judgeships - in favor of a system that would combine "merit selection" and retention votes - was approved by a state House committee Tuesday.
HARRISBURG - Highlighting what they say is a national increase in anti-Muslim bias, triggered in part by the rhetoric of some Republican presidential candidates, about 50 amateur lobbyists affiliated with the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations converged at the state capitol to pitch lawmakers on a range of social issues.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's civil forfeiture program contradicts the U.S. Constitution because it can allow prosecutors to take property from innocent people, even those not charged with a crime, a state senator said Tuesday.
HARRISBURG - A longtime Harrisburg activist is petitioning the state's highest court to force the governor and the Republican-controlled Senate to remove embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane from office.
A Pottsville woman pleaded guilty today to embezzling more than $450,000 of state and federal funds intended for environmental projects, authorities said.
HARRISBURG - In their first and possibly only debate, the seven candidates competing to fill three seats in a historic election for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court vowed Wednesday to restore credibility and honor to the beleaguered institution.
HARRISBURG - In a vote that largely followed party lines, the state Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would prohibit public-sector unions from using employee paycheck deductions to fund certain political activities.
Gov. Wolf might have had a bad day policywise on Wednesday, but he good night moneywise.
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.
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.
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 - 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 - 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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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.
HARRISBURG - Whether English should be the "official" language of Pennsylvania has legislators in the Capitol speaking, well, two different languages.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Frustrated by a budget impasse that shows no signs of breaking, Delaware County will suspend payments to human service providers for services next week and is considering withholding funds it is legally required to transfer to the state, officials said Wednesday.
Nine members of Philadelphia City Council on Thursday signed a resolution urging District Attorney Seth Williams to fire the three prosecutors entangled in the so-called Porngate scandal. The members also called on the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office to appoint an independent special prosecutor to investigate, adding their names to a growing group making that demand.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has the authority to make public a trove of pornographic emails, but the state's right-to-know...
Election Day is just four weeks away and today is the deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 3 election.
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
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.
Hundreds of former state prosecutor Frank Finas pornographic emails were released yesterday.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.