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Most state employees can thank the calendar and the governor for a last-minute holiday gift: No work Friday. The governor's Office of Administration announced Monday that nonessential employees under the governor's auspices would not have to work the day after Christmas.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor is giving non-essential state government workers something they may not have expected - an extra day off this holiday season.
HARRISBURG - 'Tis the season to be . . . hoppy. Consider it a holiday gift of sorts from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, which has made it officially legal to get a six-pack - or two - delivered to your front door when ordering food.
The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is calling this a win for consumers. (1:58)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to overhaul Pennsylvania's Medicaid program is being mishandled and, in less than 10 days, could create serious medical problems for people who are cut off from crucial health care benefits, lawyers for the poor argued Monday in a court challenge.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett's plan to overhaul Pennsylvania's Medicaid program is being mishandled and in less than 10 days could create serious medical problems for people who are cut off from crucial health care benefits, lawyers for the poor argued Monday in a court challenge.
HARRISBURG - Philadelphia prosecutors plan to announce criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials ensnared in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane rejected as too flawed to prosecute.
And now some rhythmic commentary on the state of the state and the pols within it.
Philadelphia prosecutors announced criminal charges Tuesday against two more elected officials swept up in the undercover sting investigation that state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane had argued could not be successfully prosecuted.
We're waiting on details about the second casino license, Council President Darrell Clarke's plans, and U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's future.
Most state employees can thank the calendar and the governor for a last-minute holiday gift: No work Friday. The governor's Office of Administration announced Monday that nonessential employees under the governor's auspices would not have to work the day after Christmas.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's governor is giving non-essential state government workers something they may not have expected - an extra day off this holiday season.
HARRISBURG - 'Tis the season to be . . . hoppy. Consider it a holiday gift of sorts from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, which has made it officially legal to get a six-pack - or two - delivered to your front door when ordering food.
The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is calling this a win for consumers. (1:58)
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to overhaul Pennsylvania's Medicaid program is being mishandled and, in less than 10 days, could create serious medical problems for people who are cut off from crucial health care benefits, lawyers for the poor argued Monday in a court challenge.
HARRISBURG - State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe is again calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane. Metcalfe, a conservative Republican from Butler County, said Monday that he was circulating a resolution calling for Kane's impeachment because he questions her ability to "perform the duties of her office."
It was an unusual situation - a prosecutor explaining why she wasn't bringing charges. But Kathleen Kane seemed supremely confident.
HARRISBURG - An independent review of e-mails among state judicial staff has found that none sent "improper" material other than the pornographic messages sent by former Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery.
U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, the chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party, on Wednesday called state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane "asleep at the switch" and said he had no faith in his fellow Democrat as the state's top law enforcement officer.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane made repeated false statements to justify shutting down an undercover sting, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday as he announced bribery charges against two lawmakers in the corruption case he revived.