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  • Police radar proposal is about money, not traffic safety

    Police radar proposal is about money, not traffic safety
    New highway safety legislation in Harrisburg is not about highway safety at all. It's about the lust for money. If politicians and police officers had any interest in safety, they first would get serious about cracking down on drunk drivers, dangerous...
  • Politics as Usual

    McGinty hopes to lead state Democrats Katie McGinty, the fourth-place finisher in the May Democratic primary, wants the top spot in the state Democratic Party. And Tom Wolf wants her to have it. Wolf, the Democratic nominee for governor, has asked...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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.....
  • Democratic AG Candidates Plead Their Case During Farm Show Appearance.

     
    The three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general each tried to seize the populist mantle Saturday, as they lambasted Republicans for being out of touch with the interests of ordinary Pennsylvanians. “I’m here to turn...
  • Philly's Dan McCaffery To Formally Launch Democratic AG Bid.

     
    Philadelphia Attorney Dan McCaffery ... ... formally launches his Democratic bid for state Attorney General on Thursday with a 10 a.m. newser under Billy Penn's hat. McCaffery, who joins a field that also includes Kathleen Granahan Kane of Scranton and......
  • House Democrats Call For Transportation Funding Fixes.

     
    A trio of state House Democrats say they want to jump start Pennsylvania's long-stalled debate on transporation funding. "This ought to be our No. 1 priority in 2012," Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, said during a Capitol news conference this morning.........
  • Democratic AG Candidate Kathleen Kane Says She Has $2 Million On Hand.

     
    Straight From The Capitol Ideas Mail Bag: Talk about playing the expectations game. Democratic Attorney General candidate Kathleen Granahan Kane writes this afternoon to let us know she finished 2011 with $2 million in her campaign account. To find out......