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  • What You Say And How You Say It: Early Missteps On The Budget.

     
    Everyone’s Heard Of ... ... the “Freshman Fifteen,” that infamous roll of kegger-induced weight many new college students pack on during their first semester. Gov. Tom Corbett has a “Freshman Fifteen” of his own — the...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett Bars Public From Press Conferences.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Amidst all the hubbub of yesterday's student protests outside the Capitol, a Bouncer mini-controversy was apparently brewing inside the building, our friends at the Inquirer report. Capitol scribes were taken by...
  • School Choice Advocates Pack The Capitol

     
    Updated, 1:11 p.m.: With the insistent threat of rain, hundreds of teachers, parents and their children gathered on the Capitol steps this afternoon to call on lawmakers to pass a bill allowing taxpayer-funded school vouchers. "What do we want? School.......
  • The Sunday Brunch: Where To Go Next On Vouchers.

     
    Anyone remember “The Trojan Rabbit?” There’s this great scene in the 1975 screwball classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” where, in the course of trying to capture a castle held by a company of daffy French knights, King...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Bin Laden Reaction From Pennsylvania.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. After a decade of hunting, terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden was brought to ground in Pakistan by U.S. Special Forces last night. All of us remember where we were on that horrible September day in......
  • ABC, NBC newscasts expand to hour tonight for bin Laden story

     
    For in-depth coverage of Osama bin Laden's killing, evening newscasts on the broadcast networks will expand to an hour tonight. WESH-Channel 2 said it will take the longer "NBC Nightly News." WFTV-Channel 9 will offer the longer "ABC World News." But...
  • In Memoriam, Al Neri, 1952-2011.

     
    If You're Lucky Enough .. ... in this business, you occasionally find great mentors who also become dear friends. Al Neri was just such a man. And as I sit here on a Sunday morning, a day after learning that......
  • House Privatization Bill Would Double State's Retail Liquor Outlets.

     
    A plan offered by the top Republican in the state House to privatize Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores would more than double the number of retail liquor outlet in the state. The proposal by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, would allow.......
  • New Radio Ad Hits GOP Leader Turzai On Proposed State Store Sale.

     
    The Union That Represents ... ... more than 5,000 state liquor store employees has started running a radio ad in western Pennsylvania against the main architect of a plan to privatize the Prohibition Era system. The new spot by Local......
  • Politicians viewed unfavorably statewide

     
    While we've been out on the road following Pat Toomey on his town hall tour, we didn't get a chance to bring you the news of the Franklin & Marshall poll released Thursday. Thankfully, our bloggy brother, Capitol Ideas, has......
  • Jobs, Economy Top New Franklin & Marshall Poll.

     
    With the economy still in a slump and Washington in gridlock over what to do about it, pocketbook issues and personal finances top the list of voter concerns as Pennsylvanians head into the Labor Day weekend. A clear majority of......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: The Not Rain, Etc. Edition.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. A deadly combination of the weather and a forgotten backpack have conspired to throw us hopelessly behind schedule this rainy Tuesday. So without preamble or formalities, here's a quick look at the headlines on this.....