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  • Court issues preliminary injunction in #VoterID case.

     
    Pennsylvanians will still have to show photo identification at the polls during the Nov. 6 general election, but they won’t be barred from voting if they don’t have it, a state court judge has ruled. In an 18-page ruling issued......
  • PA judge blocks #VoterID law from taking effect in November.

     
    A state judge has blocked Pennsylvania’s tough voter-identification law from taking effect during the November election. In an 18-page ruling issued Tuesday, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert E. Simpson said he wasn’t convinced that the...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate panel drops statewide board from charters bill.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate tweaked a charter schools reform bill last night, dropping language that would have created a statewide authorizing board for the alternative public schools. The amended bill kicked out of the...
  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's a rainy morning here at Capitol Ideas World HQ and we're still feeling a little slow and undercaffeinated. So hopefully you'll excuse us if today's post bears the title of the customary Thursday summary......
  • House Speaker Smith: Too many "moving parts" derailed charters vote.

     
    The top Republican in the state House said Wednesday that an inability to build consensus among both state lawmakers and interest groups derailed an expected vote on a charter school reform bill. The state House broke for the year late......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: State won't take over troubled charter school.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Department of Education has rejected a request to take control of the financially troubled Vitalisitc Therapeutic Charter School in the Lehigh Valley, our Mothership colleague Steve Esack reports this...
  • Faced with changed topography, legislative Republicans say they're ready for the next term.

     
    With their margins eroded in the staet House and Senate, senior Republicans said this afternoon that they won't be taking their eye off the ball in the new session that starts in January. In the House, GOP leaders say they......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: PA Turnpike plans all-electronic tolling.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. This ones for all the Luddites out there. You know who you are. You proudly proclaim to your friends that you've never Tweeted, Facebooked, Four-Squared, Tumblred or even once downloaded music to your laptop. You......
  • Pa House GOP elects its new(ish) leadership team.

     
    In the immortal words of Mr. Pete Townshend, here's the new leaders, same as the old leaders, don't get fooled again. House Republicans returned their existing leadership team to power in internal elections on Tuesday. House Democrats are slated to......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: House leadership elections are today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Anyone remember their student council elections? The most popular kids in the class would promise the Earth -- recess all day long, and free chocolate to boot -- if only you'd pick them for a......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Senate Republicans propose new Electoral College plan.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. He may have been defeated last session, but Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, hasn't given up on his plan to change the way Pennsylvania allocates its votes in the Electoral College. On Monday,...