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  • Allentown School money, new tax districts again in play

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday approved a budget document stripped of $1.45 million for the Allentown School District, but Sen. Pat Browne said he has received assurances that city schools will get the extra state help by other...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Entering the budgetary home stretch.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. When state lawmakers return to work Monday, they'll have just 12 days to find agreement with Gov. Tom Corbett on the 2012-13 state budget. Corbett and legislative Republicans will have to close the gap on......
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • $27.6 Billon Budget On Its Way To The Senate Floor.

     
    The Republican-controlled state Senate has thrown down its marker in this year’s budget debate, as a critical committee gave its unanimous approval to a $27.6 billion budget plan that restores the Corbett administration’s deep cuts to higher...
  • 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...