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HARRISBURG - The proposed new cigarette tax for Philadelphia may be hitting another legislative roadblock. The House, on paper at least, is scheduled to return Monday and vote on a bill that would authorize the city to impose a $2-per-pack tax to raise money for its cash-strapped public schools.
HARRISBURG - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards.
HARRISBURG - Some of the revelations resulting from the 10,000 open-records requests that Terry Mutchler has handled have been blockbusters.
In his toughest attack ad yet, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) accuses Democrat Tom Wolf of using the 'Delaware Loophole' to avoid Pa. business taxes. Wolf's company says it's not true.
Both sides of pension issue have turned into political tug-of-words that somehow fails to mention how politics helped create it.
HARRISBURG - Activists said Tuesday that the Attorney General's Office has told them it will look into how state officials handled complaints by residents on the possible health impacts of natural gas drilling.
Latest data show that most districts with reserve funds totaling $4 billion-plus statewide even as Philly threatens not to open.
Political advertisers and candidates dropped more than $4.6 million at a single Philadelphia television station between April 2013 and June 2014. An...
One way to fight public pension costs is more aggressive prosecution of those getting fat pensions.
To a teen, everything - from a breakup to a bad grade - can be the end of the world.
HARRISBURG - The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards.
HARRISBURG - The proposed new cigarette tax for Philadelphia may be hitting another legislative roadblock. The House, on paper at least, is scheduled to return Monday and vote on a bill that would authorize the city to impose a $2-per-pack tax to raise money for its cash-strapped public schools.
Members plan to remove block grants and a hotel tax before the vote.
In the latest body-blow to the state’s long-term fiscal health, Gov. Chris Christie is warning that New Jersey taxpayers will have to pay a $261 million...
Gov. Corbett's campaign is trying hard to come from behind and a new poll suggests he might be gaining.
HARRISBURG - A Harrisburg activist has asked the state Ethics Commission to investigate if an adviser to Gov. Corbett is earning his keep.
WILKES-BARRE - The Democrats' candidate for governor spent an hour here Thursday afternoon touring Mountain Productions, builder of stages for rock concerts, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, outdoor papal Masses, and other events.
HARRISBURG - Some of the revelations resulting from the 10,000 open-records requests that Terry Mutchler has handled have been blockbusters.
In his toughest attack ad yet, Gov. Tom Corbett (R) accuses Democrat Tom Wolf of using the 'Delaware Loophole' to avoid Pa. business taxes. Wolf's company says it's not true.
Both sides of pension issue have turned into political tug-of-words that somehow fails to mention how politics helped create it.