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John C. Rafferty, Jr.

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  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Well, here we are, starting one of the last working days before the Christmas interval. Hopefully you have all your shopping finished and you've laid in a sufficient supply of Curiously Strong Adult Beverages so......
  • In speech to biz leaders, Corbett vague on transportation funding plans.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett will offer a long-awaited plan to state lawmakers early next year to pay for an estimated $2.5 billion in road and bridge repairs that will likely take advantage of updates in federal highway law as well as......
  • Gov. Corbett to unveil transportation funding plan in 2013.

     
    Efforts to pay for Pennsylvania’s long-term highway and infrastructure needs hit speed bump after speed bump in 2012. But both Gov. Tom Corbett and a senior state lawmaker say they want to smooth the path to a long-term solution in......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Turnpike pressures drivers to make E-ZPass switch.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Some of you may recall that, about a week ago, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced that it could move to all-electronic tolling within about five years' time. Unremarked at the time was how the switch......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Tom Corbett's Polling Glass Ceiling.

     
    Nearly 18 months into his first term, Gov. Tom Corbett has hit the political equivalent of a glass ceiling: He’s yet to crack the all-important 50 percent mark in his approval ratings among state voters. And with legislative Republicans set......
  • Senate Dems say mass-transit funding has to be part of any highway bill.

     
    Democrats in the Pennsylvania Senate added a new wrinkle to next year’s expected debate on how to pay for billions of dollars in repairs to the state’s roads and bridges, insisting that new money for mass-transit agencies also had to......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Post-Gaming The Primary.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Welcome to The Morning After. If you're a victorious candidate, we hope you're still sleeping off the depredations of last night's celebrations. If you're a loser, just remember, there's nothing like a little R&R,...
  • Democrat Murphy Hits $1 Million For AG Bid.

     
    Democratic Attoney General Candidate Patrick Murphy has raised $1 million toward his three-way race with Kathleen Granahan Kane of Lackawanna County and Dan McCafferey of Philadelphia....
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good (Rainy) Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another week's in the books. And, as is the custom here in the seat of government, the skies are heavy with rain and thunder is booming on a fairly regular basis. There's just a......
  • Drivers Would Pay More Under Transportation Bill.

     
    Pennsylvanians would be asked to pay more at the pump and for their drivers’ licenses and to register their cars -- but they would have to do that less often -- under transportation funding legislation a senior Republican in the......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: No Big Nittany Bump For Corbett?

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The last time Gov. Tom Corbett faced an emergency -- in this case, the floods in northeastern Pennsylvania, he saw his approval ratings shoot up in the region. A new survey by the Democrat-friendly Public Policy...
  • Sen. John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, To Announce For AG On Wednesday.

     
    In What Is Now ... ... largely a formality, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty will announce a long-expected bid for attorney general during an event in Harrisburg on Wednesday. The suburban Philadelphia legislator will make it...