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  • Corbett’s Medicaid Mire Campaign Fodder?

     
    Yo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
  • With leadership elections, Senate Dems, Repubs stick with the tried and true.

     
    So much any hope for a palace coup. Senate Republicans and Democrats held the dullest leadership elections in the history of ever today, re-elecitng the same slate of leaders who saw them through the 2011-12 legislaitive session. Senate President Pro-...
  • In New York, it's candidates and cocktails as Democrats jockey for position.

     
    In a law firm conference room 43 stories above Midtown Manhattan where giant windows offered vertiginous views of rain-soaked urban canyons, John Hanger’s ambitions were equally soaring. A former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of...
  • Teresa Hughes dies at 80; veteran state lawmaker

    Teresa Hughes dies at 80; veteran state lawmaker
    Teresa Hughes, a former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman from the Los Angeles area who was best known for her focus on education during her 25 years in the California Legislature, has died. She was 80. Hughes, a resident of Castro Valley,...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Another weekend is upon us. And, if you're like us -- that is, unnecessarily obsessed with pop music, then you're no doubt heading out this weekend to celebrate International Record Store Day. Because no matter......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Corbett's Replacement Edges Closer To Confirmation.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda Kelly of Pittsburgh moved a step closer CORBETTANDKELLY yesterday to becoming Pennsylvania's new Attorney General yesterday after her nomination sailed through the Senate Judiciary...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Budget Talks Continue.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Negotiations over the state budget continue this week, with most lawmakers saying that work on the spending plan will be wrapped up before the June 30 deadline. Legislative leaders met with Gov. Tom Corbett on......
  • Tea-Time Budget Update.

     
    For those of you playing along at home, here’s the latest in the deliberations over the 2011-2012 state budget. The new fiscal year starts on June 30: Legislative leaders and the Corbett administration were still staying mum on the specific......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Three Days And Counting.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Today is Tuesday, June 28. Just three working days remain before the end of the 2010-2011 fiscal year. If you're tuning in a little late, the Senate Appropriations Committee amended the $27.15 billion budget...
  • Activists Call For Home Mortgage Program To Be Re-Funded.

     
    A coalition of about 30 housing, church and community organizations called on state lawmakers Tuesday to restore funding to a three-decade-old state program that provides emergency mortgage assistance to struggling homeowners. The rally in the Capitol...
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Public Welfare Secretary Goes Under The Budget Microscope.

     
    Pennsylvania Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander ... ...probably wasn’t expecting a cake walk when he appeared before a Senate oversight committee this morning to defend the Corbett administration’s decision to slash state spending...