Tuesday, January 27, 2015

State

  • More Top Stories
  • Latest News
HARRISBURG - So much for a honeymoon. On his second day in office, Gov. Wolf rescinded more than two dozen eleventh-hour appointments by his predecessor - firing the state's new open records officer, canceling judicial nominations, and effectively booting the former lieutenant governor from Temple University's board of trustees.
Baer Growls: Ok, it's early but still....only one name Dem is leading Toomey in an early poll.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has won a state Supreme Court order barring a district attorney from bringing criminal charges against her until the high court rules on her challenge to the legal status of the special prosecutor who built the case against her.
HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane could face charges of perjury, obstruction, and other crimes in connection with the leak of confidential information to a Philadelphia newspaper in an apparent bid to embarrass her political enemies, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
HARRISBURG - Tom Wolf, a businessman from York, took the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, proclaiming, "I am an unconventional governor."
HARRISBURG - The halls of the Capitol were dark Monday, and most offices were locked. The only signs inside of a looming change were bags of shredded paper.
A fight over ex-Gov. Corbett’s appointments means that Wolf, just one week in office, is caught up in a partisan spat.
Wolf draws quick GOP fire by axing Corbett picks. B11.
HARRISBURG - When Democrat Tom Wolf took office as Pennsylvania's new governor Tuesday, he pledged bipartisan cooperation with the GOP-led legislature.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based.
HARRISBURG - On the same day that legislation was reintroduced to legalize medical marijuana, Gov. Wolf on Tuesday told parents of sick children that he would sign a bill if it reaches his desk.
Baer Growls: Ok, it's early but still....only one name Dem is leading Toomey in an early poll.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf got starkly different messages from the Republican-controlled chambers of the Assembly on Monday. Senate Republicans announced that they had filed suit in Commonwealth Court against the governor over his decision to fire the director of the state Office of Open Records.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A leading advocate of open government is calling on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider his firing of his predecessor's appointee as director of Pennsylvania's Office of Open Records.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has spent almost $300,000 defending a claim by a company that supplied the supermarket wine kiosks before it was aborted because the machines were unpopular, a newspaper reported.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The unusual, court-ordered probe into whether the state attorney general's office illegally shared secret investigative material with a newspaper keeps mystifying Pennsylvania's legal community.
HARRISBURG - So much for a honeymoon. On his second day in office, Gov. Wolf rescinded more than two dozen eleventh-hour appointments by his predecessor - firing the state's new open records officer, canceling judicial nominations, and effectively booting the former lieutenant governor from Temple University's board of trustees.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has won a state Supreme Court order barring a district attorney from bringing criminal charges against her until the high court rules on her challenge to the legal status of the special prosecutor who built the case against her.
HARRISBURG - State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane could face charges of perjury, obstruction, and other crimes in connection with the leak of confidential information to a Philadelphia newspaper in an apparent bid to embarrass her political enemies, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.
HARRISBURG - Tom Wolf, a businessman from York, took the oath of office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, proclaiming, "I am an unconventional governor."