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  • Democrats, Including Lehigh County's Cunningham, Increase Pressure For Special Election.

     
    Pennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive........
  • Friday Morning Coffee: A Breakfast Buffet Of Links.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As is so often the case as we head into the weekend, we find ourselves behind schedule and severely under-caffeinated. Though it's refreshing to announce that it's not for the usual reasons -- which generally......
  • Farnese Bill Would Mandate Full Prostate Exam For Erectile Dysfunction Meds.

     
    It's So On. We were sort of wondering how long it would take Pennsylvania to (forgive us) join the tit-for-tat battle over mandatory ultrasound examinations for women seeking abortions. The answer, apparently, is roughly a month. Yesterday, state Sen....
  • For Legislators, The Breaks Are Long; The Voting Calendar Short.

     
    When The State House And Senate ... ... return to work on Monday to begin the eight-week-long push to approve a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, the two chambers will have been on vacation for......
  • Pennsylvania considers changes to unemployment benefits

    Pennsylvania considers changes to unemployment benefits
    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is talking about changes to the state's bankrupt unemployment fund. Federal emergency benefits expired on June 11 and could possibly leave over 100,000 unemployed Pennsylvanians high and dry. As of Saturday,...
  • Governor Tom Corbett's first state budget; Deep cuts to education and state workforce

    Governor Tom Corbett's first state budget; Deep cuts to education and state workforce
    UPDATE: Governor Tom Corbett presented his proposed 2011/2012 budget to members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly at the Capitol. The spending plan, which includes no new tax or fee increases, totals $27.3 billion, a decrease of $866 billion or 3.1...
  • Pennsylvania's budget crunch not expected to end like Wisconsin

    Pennsylvania's budget crunch not expected to end like Wisconsin
    The battle between unions and government are heating up in several states across the country, as those states look to balance their budgets. Many cost cutting measures are on the table including union collective bargaining agreements. So, could...
  • Harrisburg City Council Asking To Stop The Ban On Bankruptcy

    Harrisburg City Council Asking To Stop The Ban On Bankruptcy
    Harrisburg City Council members asking the Pennsylvania Legislature and Governor Tom Corbett to end the ban on bankruptcy. The current law, Senate Bill 1151,states that Harrisburg and other third class cities can`t file for municipal bankruptcy up until...
  • PA House considers liquor sales privatization, opponents speak out

    PA House considers liquor sales privatization, opponents speak out
    Monday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered amendments to House Bill 11, which would privatize liquor sales in the state. LeAnn Supeck, manager of Wheatland Beer Distributors in East Hempfield Township, is against the bill, sponsored by...
  • Senator Piccola Not Running for Re-election

    Senator Piccola Not Running for Re-election
    Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola (R-15) released the following statement today announcing his intention to not run for reelection in 2012. “I hereby announce that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the 15th Senatorial District in 2012.  I have...
  • Sandusky case portends civil liability for PSU

    Sandusky case portends civil liability for PSU
    The grand jury report that describes Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual abuse of eight young boys also provides a rough outline of the civil lawsuits Penn State University and its implicated officials are sure to face, legal experts say. And while those...
  • State Representative Buxton announces plans to retire

    State Representative Buxton announces plans to retire
    State Representative Ron Buxton has announced he will not seek reelection in 2012. Buxton says he will retire from his position in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives after the current term. Buxton says, "It has been a tremendous honor to serve...