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Gov. Wolf's nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police faces issues, some silly, which could cost him his gig.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A top former Pennsylvania House Democrat serving prison sentences for corruption may be a free man soon.
Clout also finds Oxman on Watson’s bag instead of Kenney’s and Tony Williams adding clergy to his campaign.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society says Keystone State doctors should not push for a change in state law on medical marijuana. The group says they want a ruling about it on the federal level, first.
Medical marijuana pros and cons debated
Since proposed solutions to state pension woes are varied, controversial and stuck in idle, why not try them all?
HARRISBURG - Central Pennsylvania prosecutors are investigating a handwritten, anonymous letter with racially offensive language delivered to the home of Gov. Wolf's embattled choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police.
The former D.A. might have the grit to rule an unruly Philly, but she faces a fight and lots of questions in order to get the chance.
HARRISBURG - No pension reform, no state budget. A top Senate Republican said Monday that if Gov. Wolf doesn't address the state's skyrocketing pension costs during budget negotiations with the legislature, there will be no budget.
Diaz might need a miracle to sweep into office - he's trailing almost all the other mayoral candidates in fundraising, ward endorsements and name recognition. But short of a miracle, the former judge would at least take a minor celebrity.
Gov. Wolf's nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police faces issues, some silly, which could cost him his gig.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A top former Pennsylvania House Democrat serving prison sentences for corruption may be a free man soon.
Clout also finds Oxman on Watson’s bag instead of Kenney’s and Tony Williams adding clergy to his campaign.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society says Keystone State doctors should not push for a change in state law on medical marijuana. The group says they want a ruling about it on the federal level, first.
Medical marijuana pros and cons debated
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.
The state's 500 school districts are getting mixed messages from Harrisburg.
Not that it's a surprise, but the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reveals how the probe of AG Kane got started.
Michael Connors, a worker on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, was pulling his snowplow into a garage when the massive door crashed down on him, gouging his face.