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  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Aud.Gen. Wagner calls for #PSU board overhaul.

     
    Pennsylvania Auditior General Jack Wagner on Thursday called on state lawmakers to strip Penn State’s president and Gov. Tom Corbett of their voting rights on the university’s board of trustees to help restore public trust in the institution&#...
  • State Judge Upholds PA's #VoterID Law.

     
    By John L. Micek and Scott Kraus HARRISBURG _ Setting the stage for a fight in state Supreme Court, a lower court judge upheld Pennsylvania's controversial voter identification law Wednesday, rejecting claims by critics that it would result in the......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Gov. Corbett takes a hit in new Inquirer poll.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We've all had them -- those days when you feel like you just should have stayed in bed, maybe poured yourself a bowl of Lucky Charms or Kix and curled up with some trash TV.......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Cumberland Co. DA Dave Freed To Announce For Attorney General Today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed will announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination for Attorney General during a 12 p.m. event at the old county courthouse on Court House Square in Carlisle. Click the.....
  • Senate Democrats Roll Out Child Abuse Fixes.

     
    State Senate Democrats This Morning ... ... said they'll push for the approval of more than a dozen proposals aimed at closing loopholes and increasing penalties in Pennsylvania's child abuse and sexual assault laws. "We can do better for our......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Have You Met Our Friend Jerry Mander?

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate wrapped up its calendar for the year last night by approving a map of the 18 Congressional districts Pennsylvania will have in 2012. The narrow 26-24 vote saw four Republicans: Mike Brubaker......
  • Allentown, Monroe Gain In Legislative Remap.

     
    Allentown gets a new state House seat, drawn to reflect the city's growing Hispanic population, and Monroe County picked up new Senate and House seats under a reshaping of Pennsylvania's legislative topography adopted Monday. Besides center city,...
  • Costa Plans Redistricting Appeal.

     
    Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa ... ... said this morning that Senate Democrats plan to appeal a new map of state House and Senate districts that moved a Democratic Senate seat from western Pennsylvania to the Poconos. "We have concerns......
  • Redistricting: You May Ask Yourself: "How Did I Get Here?"

     
    There's Some Varsity ... ... tea-leaf reading taking place in the halls of power today. Conversations with Democrats this afternoon. leaned toward the belief that 2001 district boundaries might be allowed to stay in place through the 2012 electoral cycle....
  • Dermody: Who Voted For Legislative Map That Got Thrown Out, Says New Map Should Be Constitutional And Stuff.

     
    You'd Think He'd Have Figured That Out The First Time. Just below you'll find the text of a letter from House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, to Judge Steve McEwen, the chair of the Legislative Reapportionment Commission. More astute readers.....
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Shale Deal Near?

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. So remember how, last month, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R- Jefferson, said he wanted a deal on an impact fee before Gov. Tom Corbett gave his second budget address? Well, we're just about......