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  • Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett

    Qpoll: Pawlowski, Sestak top potential Dem challengers against Corbett
    If Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski faced Gov. Tom Corbett in a Pennsylvania gubernatorial matchup today he would win. Pawlowski, who has hinted at an interest in the 2014 governor's race, performs at the top of the list of potential Democratic challengers,...
  • Meet Sen. Larry Farnese: Comic Book Nerd.

     
    (Philadelphia Magazine Photo) You Have To Read Down A Bit ... ...in this Philadelphia magazine profile of state Sen. Larry Farnese, but there's a pay-off: "He’ll say, ‘We have to stay for the end credits because there’s a scene that&#...
  • 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......
  • Senate Dems Mark One-Year Anniversary Of End of adultBasic.

     
    A Group Of State Senate Democrats ... ... gathered to mark the year anniversary of the end of the state's adultBasic health insurance program, which offered subsidized coverage for about 40,000 low-income Pennsylvanians. During an event at the Capitol...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    So that Corbett administration spending hike for public education we've been hearing so much about? Turns out much of it is going to cover pension costs and only a little bit will go toward making your kid smarter. Our Mothership colleague Steve Esack...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Revive adultBasic, Corbett Is Asked.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Some state lawmakers are increasing the pressure on the Corbett administration to revive the shuttered health insurance program for low-income Pennsylvanians known as adultBasic. It's been about a year since Gov. Tom...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Moving The Budget Dominoes.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. In case you missed it yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee got the next set of budget dominoes in line as it voted, along party lines, to send the $27.65 billion budget plan approved by the......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett eyeing $1.65B natural gas tax break.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're reading to Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade this morning, so let's get right to it. Gov. Tom Corbett and his staff are facing questions today over an administration plan to hand $1.65 billion in......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Harrisburg Takeover Bill Heads For Corbett's Desk.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Whether they like it or not, residents of the city of Harrisburg are the stroke of the pen away from having more in common with the citizens of Washington D.C. than they ever thought. The......
  • A Children's Treasury Of Voucher Vote Reaction.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our apologies for our tardiness this morning. We had some personal commitments this morning that took precedence. But we're back with a quick round-up of reaction to yesterday's Senate vote in favor of the Corbett......
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: Top Dem Says State Needs To Cut Prison Costs.

     
    We begin this morning with a story highlighting the ongoing tension between managing costs and winning re-election. State House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny, tells our friends at Capitolwire that the state needs to get smarter about its...
  • The Sunday Brunch.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're traveling this weekend and are thus in a fairly languid state of mind. Our apologies for taking so long to deliver the usual assortment of links and odds and ends to make the weekend......