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A city leader urged federal authorities to prosecute, while thousands signed a petition for Pennsylvania to protect gays.
Pretty soon it adds up to a fight between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania House could vote as early as Wednesday to authorize Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes to raise money for its cash-starved schools.
As Gov. Corbett seeks to close a polling gap with Tom Wolf, Corbett himself helps explain why that gap exists.
The state House of Representatives is expected to vote Monday on legislation authorizing the city of Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund its cash-strapped schools, legislative leaders said.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Former state senator Jane Orie promised Wednesday to file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence.
Public workers' pension costs are a "Pac-Man" that will consume an ever-greater share of the state budget unless changes are made - and his Democratic opponent continues to duck that issue, Gov. Corbett said Wednesday.
John Baer: You know it's election time in Pennsylvania when lawmakers take up gun measures and raise money with shooting events.
Two odd stories involving politics and porn bump up against the campaigns for governor.
A $700 million loan was made to the main account. The action became a political football.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert McCord said Tuesday he had authorized a $700 million loan to the state government's main bank account after the balance hit at least a 10-year low and dropped below zero.
A city leader urged federal authorities to prosecute, while thousands signed a petition for Pennsylvania to protect gays.
Pretty soon it adds up to a fight between Gov. Corbett and Tom Wolf.
HARRISBURG - A bill to give prosecutorial immunity to drug overdose witnesses who call for help appears to be on a fast track to Gov. Corbett's desk.
An investigation into an unsuccessful investment by the Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System (SERS) has "found no evidence of illegality" by Anthony Clark, the system's former chief investment officer, who persuaded the system to pump $250 million into Tiger Management Advisors as the first step in a planned hedge fund strategy.
The state House of Representatives is expected to vote Monday on legislation authorizing the city of Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to help fund its cash-strapped schools, legislative leaders said.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania House could vote as early as Wednesday to authorize Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack tax on cigarettes to raise money for its cash-starved schools.
The state House on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution designating Sept. 14-20 as Taney Dragons Week in Pennsylvania. The resolution honors the Philadelphia Little League team that took U.S. runner up honors during the Little League World Series in Williamsport last month.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers.
HARRISBURG - It's do-or-die for a new cigarette tax to help Philadelphia schools, as well as scores of other bills, when the state legislature returns from its summer break Monday.
As Gov. Corbett seeks to close a polling gap with Tom Wolf, Corbett himself helps explain why that gap exists.