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  • Pulling away?

     
    At last count, there were eight Democrats vying to face Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett in the 2014 election. But, it appears two Democrats are starting to pull away from the pack — maybe a littler earlier than expected. Not......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: #VoterID, the morning after.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's a rainy morning here at Capitol Ideas World HQ and we're severely undercaffeinated, so we'll dispense with the usual pleasantries and just dive right into a quick-hit roundup of the rest and the best......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Orie Melvin claims the state doesn't have the power to prosecute her.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've ever wondered who watches the Watchmen, then you'll love this story out of Allegheny County this morning. There you'll find suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who claims in a new......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: For NePa's Blake, a key role in helping distressed cities.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're back in the office for our first day of work after a protracted holiday break. And while we didn't exactly slack our way through the holidays, today represents the first time we'll be flexing......
  • State lawmakers vet Lottery privatization proposal.

     
    The senior executives of the British-based company poised to take over the day-to-day management of the Pennsylvania Lottery say they have a simple plan to get more people playing to scratch-off and numbers games that underwrite services for the state&#...
  • 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......
  • The Top 5 Political Stories of 2011: No. 1 The Sandusky Scandal.

     
    Good Saturday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With 2012 knocking on the door, we've reached the end of this week's countdown of the past year's top political stories. And our No. 1 story of the year is also its most tragic. By......
  • Prison Guards' Raise Bill Heads To The Full Senate.

     
    So What If You Were A Boss ... ... and you made less than the people working under you? That's the situation that management-level state corrections officers have found themselves in for the last couple of years. And a bill......
  • Corbett: Penn State Funding Not Tied To Open Records Compliance, But "We Need to Have That Discussion."

     
    Pennsylvania needs to take a thorough look at the way it pays for higher education, Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday, as he laid out the rationale for his proposed 2012-13 budget that carves $1.4 billion out of state support for......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Changing How We Pay For Prisons.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Nearly a month on, it's safe to say that Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed budget for 2012-13 was a real discussion starter. From cuts to higher education and changes to public welfare programs, there's been no......
  • Senate Dems Mark One-Year Anniversary Of End of adultBasic.

     
    A Group Of State Senate Democrats ... ... gathered to mark the year anniversary of the end of the state's adultBasic health insurance program, which offered subsidized coverage for about 40,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. During an event at the Capitol...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    So that Corbett administration spending hike for public education we've been hearing so much about? Turns out much of it is going to cover pension costs and only a little bit will go toward making your kid smarter. Our Mothership colleague Steve Esack...