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  • Corbett Names Education Secretary, Insurance Commissioner.

     
    Governor-Elect Tom Corbett ... ... has just filled what are arguably the most important position in his administration. This afternoon, Corbett's transition announced that it had appointed Ronald J. Tomalis, 48, of Clarksville, Md., as education secretary...
  • Rendell Asks Lawmakers To Save adultBasic.

     
    Here's The Text Of A Letter ... ... that Gov. Ed sent to state legislators on Tuesday asking them to step in restore funding to the state's adultBasic health insurance program for the working poor. The program is set to run out of cash at the end of the...
  • Corbett Names Secretaries For DEP And DPW.

     
    Things Are Picking Up Speed ... ... at the Corbett transition. This afternoon, officials announced they've named Michael Krancer, 53, of Bryn Mawr, Montgomery County to run the Department of Environmental Protection and Gary D. Alexander, 42, of...
  • Travel group asks for input on airport security

     
    Today's column was all about airport security and the notion that much of the rigor we go through in order to board an airplane seems to be geared more toward the perception of security than real security. I've heard from many readers so far this...
  • Could Arlen Specter, Blanche Lincoln defy experts, buck the anti-incumbent trend and win primaries Tuesday?

     
    The narrative in Washington reads like a script from 1994. An anti-incumbent fervor is sweeping the nation. The team out of power -- then as now, the Republican Party -- is poised for a dramatic comeback. Even the speaker of......
  • Carbon Motors waiting on $310 million loan

    Carbon Motors waiting on $310 million loan
    "America is back, America is back," was the chant lead by Carbon Motors CEO Bill Santana Li over a year ago in Connersville. It was the big celebration in July 2009 to mark the announcement Carbon had picked the small town and old Visteon plant as...
  • Ridge 'Dumbfounded' by Ouster of Gen. McChrystal

    Ridge 'Dumbfounded' by Ouster of Gen. McChrystal
    (AP)-Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says he's dumbfounded by the ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. Ridge tells The Patriot-News of Harrisburg that he is "dumfounded" and "astounded" that President...
  • TSA reforms are urgently needed

    TSA reforms are urgently needed
    Now that the fury has quieted over those touchy-feely pat-downs and body scans, it's time to turn up the volume on how to truly reform airport security. The U.S. Travel Association, the tourism industry's key Washington lobbying group, did just that this...
  • The 2010 Census is in; PA set to lose Congressional Representation

    The 2010 Census is in; PA set to lose Congressional Representation
    The numbers are in and Pennsylvania is growing slowly. The result is the Commonwealth will lose one of its seats in Congress. One of the key functions of the Census is to determine how many Representatives each state gets in Congress. Because of the...
  • Former Gov. Ridge endorses Romney while Santorum has edge in Pa

    Former Gov. Ridge endorses Romney while Santorum has edge in Pa
    On the heels of a group of establishment Republicans endorsing Mitt Romney in Harrisburg this week, Pennsylvania's former Gov. Tom Ridge declared his support for the former Massachusetts governor as well Wednesday morning. Ridge, also the nation's...
  • Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave

    Paterno hires lawyer, McQueary placed on administrative leave
    Assistant football coach Mike McQueary has been placed on administrative leave, and fired coach Joe Paterno has hired a lawyer, the latest steps in the unfolding Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that has rocked Penn State. McQueary was the witness...
  • Joe Paterno Says He Felt Inadequate to Handle Child Sex Abuse Allegation

    Joe Paterno Says He Felt Inadequate to Handle Child Sex Abuse Allegation
    UNIVERSITY PARK, Penn. --Legendary football coach Joe Paterno, who was ousted from Penn State University over an alleged child sex abuse scandal, told the Washington Post he felt inadequate to deal with the initial allegation of abuse. Paterno, the all-...