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Patricia H Vance

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  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Have You Met Our Friend Jerry Mander?

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state Senate wrapped up its calendar for the year last night by approving a map of the 18 Congressional districts Pennsylvania will have in 2012. The narrow 26-24 vote saw four Republicans: Mike Brubaker......
  • 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......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: It's Redistricting Groundhog Day.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's strangely appropriate that Pennsylvania's luminaries are gathered in Gobbler's Knob this morning, there to receive the wisdom of a quite possibly mangy rodent who will, in ways that remain mysterious to us,...
  • Abortion Bill Stirs Up Tempest: Lawmaker would require women to get an ultrasound 24 hours before having an abortion.

     
    Abortion-rights advocates are girding for a spring fight over a bill sponsored by a northwestern Pennsylvania lawmaker that they say is part of a concerted effort here and nationwide to chip away at a woman’s right to the procedure. The......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Santorum Beats Romney, Ties Obama In New Q-Poll.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania's Republican graybeards may have rallied around the MittBot3000 yesterday, but it's Our Rick's sort of day here in Pennsylvania. Fresh off wins in Alabama and Mississippi last night (where the...
  • Early Evening Budget Update: Where things stand.

     
    Good Evening, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 7:10 p.m.: 1. The House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Code bill, positioning it for a vote by the full House on Saturday. Included within the bill, raising some eyebrows, was......
  • Yet Another Midafternoon Budget Update.

     
    The House has voted 115-82 to approve changes to the state's school code that would place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law. It would also implement new evaluation standards for public school...
  • Mid-Afternoon Budget Update: Senate passes the #PaBudget

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's a quick update on where things stand as of 2 p.m.: 1. The Tax Code, Welfare Code and several School Code bills were kicked out of Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon. The Tax Code bill includes......
  • Yet Another Prime-Time Budget Update: More pieces fall into place.

     
    The debate over a $27.66 billion state budget for 2012-13 went into its final furlong Friday as the state Senate gave its approval to the spending plan and lawmakers moved key pieces of supporting legislation into place to meet a......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett School Reform Plan Released Today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett travels to the Lincoln Charter School in scenic York, Pa., this morning for a 10 a.m. newser to announce his long-awaited school reform plan. We're on the road this morning for the......