Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the state House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday.
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Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2015-16 fiscal year to a joint session of the state House and Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Wolf delivers on his promise to boost Pennsylvania education spending

In his first budget proposal, the governor promises to increase support for school districts, community colleges and public universities.


 Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay waits inside Mayor Bill Peduto’s office before the start of Tuesday’s promotion ceremony held in council chambers at the City-County Building, Downtown.

Pittsburgh police create standards office to increase accountability

The office will review training and ethical standards and catch shortfalls “before they become crisis problems,” Chief Cameron McLay said.



 Sepp Gabelberger of West Chester, part of the Earth Quaker Action Team, protests last year against PNC’s continued financing of mountaintop removal at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street.

PNC opts to scale back financing for mountaintop coal removal

PNC committing to pulling back on financing mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.



 Sculptor Susan Wagner displays, in her Friendship studio, one of the sketches she used to create a statue of a K9 officer, which be displayed at the police memorial on the North Shore.

Organizations collect donations for bronze statue of K9 Rocco

Local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants will donate today’s sales toward adding a K-9 officer memorial on the North Shore.



 Author Alice Randall and her daughter Caroline Randall Williams, authors of "Soul Food Love."

Alice Randall and Caroline Randall Williams cook up some 'Soul Food Love'

A mother-daughter cookbook writing team put healthy spin on traditional soul food.



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Mon Wharf closed today due to flood advisory

Additional parking is available at the First Avenue Garage and Second Avenue Plaza, the Port Authority said.



Reaction swift to Gov. Wolf's budget proposals

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal brought passionate responses from politicians, the business sector and advocacy groups Tuesday.


 

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to take death penalty moratorium case

No one has been executed in Pennsylvania since 1999. Terrance Williams was scheduled for lethal injection today.



For those with dementia, ‘springing’ power of attorney urged

Cognitive impairment can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to look after their own money.


 

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Russell Martin says Pirates did all they could to sign him

Russell Martin is excited about playing in his native Canada with the Blue Jays and looks back on his time with the Pirates.



Ian Cole, Ben Lovejoy must find a partner and role with Penguins

It isn’t clear how the Penguins will use new defensemen Ben Lovejoy and Ian Cole.


 



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Good L'Oven Cookie Shop and Muddy Cup Cafe warm up Bellevue

A new cookie bakery, run by Deanna Soost, cozies up beside a well-known coffee shop in shared storefront on Lincoln Avenue.



A Croatia-to-Pittsburgh wine odyssey: How an obscure bottle gets in the PLCB system

You could find the notable 2011 Bibich R5 Riserva in ... one store in Indiana County? Discover how Pa. fields requests for “luxury” items.


 



Tim Hartman has a super duper time in ‘Young Frankenstein’

The veteran actor is going green and loving it for the Pittsburgh Musical Theater show.



Adding perspective to the Maxo Vanka murals

An exhibition and a fundraiser address the past and present of the Maxo Vanka murals in St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church, Millvale.


 

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Obamacare should win this round in the Supreme Court

Congress clearly intended to make health insurance affordable on all exchanges.



Wolf’s call: His unrealistic budget will undermine cooperation

Mr. Wolf’s proposed increases and cuts are so closely intertwined that they suggest a “take it or leave it” stance that is self-defeating.


 

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