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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Republican State Committee on Saturday threw its support behind two state appellate judges and a county judge for an unprecedented three openings on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, though it was clear that they won't be the only candidates in the GOP primary this spring.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
On Tuesday he told parents with sick children he supported legaization of medical marijuana. On Wednesday morning Gov. Wolf met with lawmakers and gay rights advocates to urge them to pass a bill barring discrimination in workplace and housing.
HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord said Thursday that he was stepping down after six years in office, as signs emerged that he is under scrutiny by federal authorities.
Clout also investigates an unusual candidate switcheroo in Northeast Philly.
HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord said Thursday that he was stepping down after six years in office, as signs emerged that he is under scrutiny by federal authorities.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Most of the candidates for three open seats on the state Supreme Court have won favorable ratings from a Pennsylvania Bar Association panel.
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) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll post his working calendar online as part of his efforts to provide transparency in state government.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Republican State Committee on Saturday threw its support behind two state appellate judges and a county judge for an unprecedented three openings on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, though it was clear that they won't be the only candidates in the GOP primary this spring.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges that he used his office to strong-arm political contributors during his failed gubernatorial bid last year, his lawyers said Friday.
HARRISBURG - State Treasurer Rob McCord said Thursday that he was stepping down after six years in office, as signs emerged that he is under scrutiny by federal authorities.
State Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping down after six years in office. In his resignation letter submitted to Gov. Wolf on Thursday, McCord said he felt he accomplished what he set out to do - modernizing the agency, making it more efficient and expanding its role as a fiscal watchdog - and would resign effective Feb. 12 to return to the private sector.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Wednesday that he plans to temporarily fill two empty seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, but had not settled on the appointees.
On Tuesday he told parents with sick children he supported legaization of medical marijuana. On Wednesday morning Gov. Wolf met with lawmakers and gay rights advocates to urge them to pass a bill barring discrimination in workplace and housing.
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 reached his desk.
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.