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HARRISBURG - In his first post-primary television ad, a stern Gov. Corbett tells would-be supporters that he "did not come to Harrisburg to make friends."
HARRISBURG - In a state that boasts one of the nation's richest rosters of historic buildings, the long-awaited historic-preservation tax-credit program has become a reality.
HARRISBURG - Just minutes before Gov. Corbett stepped out to announce he was using his line item veto power to strike millions of dollars from the legislature's budget two weeks ago, one of his top aides called over to the state Senate.
For now, conservatives not happy, and actions aren't winning over moderates.
Four years ago, Joe Szalwinski knocked on doors and "passed out more fliers than I can count" to help elect Tom Corbett governor of Pennsylvania.
As Gov. Tom Corbett crisscrosses Pennsylvania to gin up support for public pension reform while lawmakers break for the summer, there’s ample opportunity to explore what has held up legislation that could save the state $11 billion over 30 years.
The “Building a Better PA” political-action committee is better at running ads than answering questions.
Behind in the polls, the governor gambles with legislative cash to force pension reform.
Harrisburg and Washington share an image of in-fighting and non-action that isn't likely to end soon.
State prosecutors are fighting state Sen. LeAnna Washington's attempt to move her corruption trial from Montgomery County to Philadelphia. Washington requested a change of venue July 3, arguing that the people and activities at issue in the case are centered in Philadelphia. She is charged with using taxpayer-funded staff and offices to plan her birthday party campaign fund-raisers, which were held every year in Fairmount Park.
Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett (R) has launched an ad that attacks Democrat Tom Wolf for tax-hike proposals made during the Rendell administration, to run alongside positive ads for the incumbent governor.
Latest data show that most districts with reserve funds totaling $4 billion-plus statewide even as Philly threatens not to open.
HARRISBURG - In a state that boasts one of the nation's richest rosters of historic buildings, the long-awaited historic-preservation tax-credit program has become a reality.
HARRISBURG - Just minutes before Gov. Corbett stepped out to announce he was using his line item veto power to strike millions of dollars from the legislature's budget two weeks ago, one of his top aides called over to the state Senate.
For now, conservatives not happy, and actions aren't winning over moderates.
Four years ago, Joe Szalwinski knocked on doors and "passed out more fliers than I can count" to help elect Tom Corbett governor of Pennsylvania.
As Gov. Tom Corbett crisscrosses Pennsylvania to gin up support for public pension reform while lawmakers break for the summer, there’s ample opportunity to explore what has held up legislation that could save the state $11 billion over 30 years.
To a teen, everything - from a breakup to a bad grade - can be the end of the world.
HARRISBURG - There was no fanfare and little advance notice. Instead, on Tuesday shiny new golden plaques were quietly placed below the stately portraits of certain high-ranking legislators that hang along the Capitol's hallways.
If the famous saying is true – that, like sausage, it is best not to see how laws are made – the Pennsylvania Legislature has done its part...
Corbett's war on the Legislature is political theater, election-year noise and little more than an unarmed attack.
HARRISBURG - In his first post-primary television ad, a stern Gov. Corbett tells would-be supporters that he "did not come to Harrisburg to make friends."