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  • With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent

    With its voting rights threatened, black America is silent
    An open letter to African America: In the late '90s, the Internet belched forth a rumor that the Voting Rights Act was soon to expire and that black folks would lose the vote as a result. Though stupid and untrue, the rumor spread like a dust cloud...
  • Corbett signs $29 billion budget, slams lawmakers over pension inaction

    Corbett signs $29 billion budget, slams lawmakers over pension inaction
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this morning said he has signed the state's 2014-15 budget, but also accused lawmakers of doing too little to repair the state's finances. Corbett said he was using his line-item veto authority to eliminate $65 million...
  • Liquor privatization effort kicked?

    With the passage last week of a state budget, Republicans' bid to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business is looking tapped out. Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking...
  • Pennsylvania alcohol prices competitive with some surrounding states, review finds

    Pennsylvania alcohol prices competitive with some surrounding states, review finds
    Supporters of liquor sale privatization take as a given that getting rid of the state monopoly will lead to cheaper alcohol. But a comparison between Pennsylvania prices and those states bordering Western Pennsylvania shows that the Liquor Control Board...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett issues budget ultimatum to Legislature

    Gov. Tom Corbett issues budget ultimatum to Legislature
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett celebrated his 66th birthday Tuesday. But the Legislature did not give him what he wanted: pension reform and changes to the state liquor store system as part of the 2014-15 budget. So Corbett advised lawmakers to...
  • 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...
  • #VoterId Hearing: Lawyers wrap up their arguments.

     
    Lawyers on both sides of a challenge to Pennsylvania's new Voter Identification law wrapped up a week- long hearing in Commonwealth Court on Thursday by sparring over who, if anyone, will be harmed if it goes into effect during this......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're a little pressed for time this morning, a circumstance we can only attribute to the epic confluence of not enough sleep and an epic caffeine deficit. So while we try to right the karmic......
  • Mike Turzai gets roasted by The Daily Show over #VoterID comments.

     
    The Colbert Report ... ... has already had its fun with House Majority Leader Mike Turzai's comments before a crowd of Republican loyalists on the benefits of the state's new Voter ID law for Mitt Romney. Now it's Jon Stewart's......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The weekend warm-up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another weekend is upon as we enter the final weeks of August. Here's hoping you have something fun planned to beat the heat. Perhaps an escape to the shore or some mountain lake somewhere. We're......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Lawmakers return for busy fall session (or not).

     
    Good Monday Morning Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania’s public school students have been in class for weeks, but state lawmakers will finally return to work today for an abbreviated fall voting session that could end up being as notable for what doesn&#...
  • Rendell: First POTUS debate is a must-win for Mitt Romney.

     
    If Republican Presidential Candidate ... ... Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win or at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen......