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PA Senate rejects Tom Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner

PA Senate rejects Tom Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner

On a near party-line vote, the Republican-controlled Senate has rejected Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner. The 26-22 vote came Monday afternoon, several hours after the Democratic governor sought to recall his nomination of Marcus Brown to lead the department of 4,677 troopers and 1,600 civilians. Three Republicans sided with 19 Democrats in support of Brown. All "no" votes were cast by Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, said the chamber went ahead with the vote because there will never be enough support for Brown. Corman noted that Wolf had declined to permanently withdraw Brown's nomination when Senate Republicans asked...

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