Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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In 15 years, Gary Lowenthal has donated to one candidate - and only twice. He gave a friend, Michael George, $500 in a 2001 race for Adams County Court judge.
With the primary a month away, judicial candidates are hustling to gain name recognition in a race known for being largely ignored by the public.
In the race for mayor the time has come to talk of many things: of funding rules and TV ads and who gains when things get ugly.
With the primary a month away, judicial candidates are hustling to gain name recognition in a race known for being largely ignored by the public.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania measures its state budget deficit in the billions, is led by a Democratic governor and Republican Legislature who have much different ideas about policy and faces ballooning public sector pension payments that are squeezing the finances of state government and local school boards alike.
HARRISBURG - Polls, politics, and partisanship were not the only things Tom Corbett left behind when he vacated the governor's mansion early this year.
Blue-collar lawyer William Ciancaglini tries to shake up the judicial race with some ’80s rock and a low-budget YouTube video.
WASHINGTON - Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Democrat to pose a primary challenge to former Rep. Joe Sestak, according to party leaders informed of his plans.
The Delaware River Port Authority board has dismissed the agency's chief operating officer and launched a nationwide search for a replacement.
The alleged scheme was all about relationships. The head of a Montgomery County engineering firm wanted to win Pennsylvania Department of Transportation contracts to inspect road-maintenance and bridge-cleaning projects, investigators said. So he befriended a retired PennDot employee who had mentored the man in charge of picking the recipients of the agency's six-figure deals.
HARRISBURG - A onetime Philadelphia public-school teacher and principal enters the spotlight Tuesday as one of the first of Gov. Wolf's cabinet nominees to face scrutiny from legislators.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians who are not registered to vote but want to cast a ballot in the primary election are running out of time.
In the race for mayor the time has come to talk of many things: of funding rules and TV ads and who gains when things get ugly.
With the primary a month away, judicial candidates are hustling to gain name recognition in a race known for being largely ignored by the public.
With the primary a month away, judicial candidates are hustling to gain name recognition in a race known for being largely ignored by the public.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania measures its state budget deficit in the billions, is led by a Democratic governor and Republican Legislature who have much different ideas about policy and faces ballooning public sector pension payments that are squeezing the finances of state government and local school boards alike.
In 15 years, Gary Lowenthal has donated to one candidate - and only twice. He gave a friend, Michael George, $500 in a 2001 race for Adams County Court judge.
Football, as they say, is king at PSU. So what's $1 million-plus to get back some football wins?
HARRISBURG - The union representing state troopers said Monday that it had no confidence in Gov. Wolf's choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police, ramping up the pressure on the governor to withdraw the nomination.
HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf said Friday that he stands by his embattled nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. The Democratic governor's comments came as acting Commissioner Marcus Brown has become mired in another controversy after he was caught on video this week taking down roadside signs near his home that were critical of him.