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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.
WASHINGTON - For Jon Runyan, days like Thursday are exactly why he's leaving Congress after just two terms. Once again, the South Jersey Republican saw a House vote on a critical issue scuttled by GOP infighting. House conservatives on Thursday morning rebelled against the Republican leadership as the GOP tried to pass a measure aimed at addressing the crisis of thousands of undocumented children who have come from Central America to the southern border.
After the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote to approve a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a fired up Mayor Nutter...
HARRISBURG - Legislators on Thursday canceled a vote on a new cigarette tax for Philadelphia, casting doubt on whether the city's schools would be able to safely open on time in September.
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.
Gov. Corbett has scheduled a Monday meeting with legislative leaders in Harrisburg to discuss the imperiled proposal for a cigarette tax to help close the Philadelphia schools' $81 million budget gap, officials said.
WASHINGTON - For Jon Runyan, days like Thursday are exactly why he's leaving Congress after just two terms. Once again, the South Jersey Republican saw a House vote on a critical issue scuttled by GOP infighting. House conservatives on Thursday morning rebelled against the Republican leadership as the GOP tried to pass a measure aimed at addressing the crisis of thousands of undocumented children who have come from Central America to the southern border.
HARRISBURG - Legislators on Thursday canceled a vote on a new cigarette tax for Philadelphia, casting doubt on whether the city's schools would be able to safely open on time in September.
After the House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote to approve a $2-per-pack cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, a fired up Mayor Nutter...
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.