Politics - State


 Gov. Tom Corbett's public schedule Monday will feature appearances around but not in the Labor Day Parade in Downtown Pittsburgh, after a dispute between two unions that had invited him and parade organizers, who balked at what they characterize as his anti-labor record in Harrisburg.

Shrinking organized labor to show political clout in Pittsburgh parade

While his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf, will join marchers on Monday, Gov. Tom Corbett will appear at rallies Downtown and in Banksville.

2 days ago


 Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for governor, talks Friday during a break in a tour of  the Bidwell Training Center on the North Side.

Wolf says he would consider a traditional Medicaid expansion

Democratic nominee for governor took a tour Friday of the Bidwell Training Center on the North Side.

3 days ago


 Sunset against at the Pittsburgh Skyline as viewed from the overlook in Schenley Park.

Pittsburgh is nation's 19th-most liberal city, study finds

The Steel City leans, if even just a bit, further left than the Mile High City. Yes, you read that right, er, correctly.

3 days ago


 Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Ron Tomalis

Pennsylvania eyes purchasing email archiving system

Documents would be preserved for litigation and Right-to-Know reviews.

4 days ago


Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association says permanent email deletions should stop now

About 5 million emails pass through the 47 agencies across the state’s executive branch weekly.

3 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett, left, and Tom Wolf, his Democratic challenger in the November election, stand together for a photo Aug. 13 before they took the stage for individual stand-up routines at the Pittsburgh Improv at The Waterfront in Homestead. The event raised money for Allegheny County's Department of Human Services' programs for underprivileged children.

Poll finds Wolf maintaining wide lead over Corbett in Pennsylvania governor's race

The survey shows Tom Wolf favored by 49 percent of registered voters, Gov. Tom Corbett backed by 24 percent and 25 percent undecided.

4 days ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett plan would offer subsidies to 500,000 low-income Pennsylvanians to purchase private insurance.

Federal regulators approve Gov. Corbett's 'Healthy PA' Medicaid overhaul

Pennsylvania’s working poor -- as many as 600,000 may be eligible -- could start receiving subsidized health insurance as early as Jan. 1.

4 days ago


Teachers union: Poor school districts hurt most by funding cuts

A PSEA report says poor school districts have fared worse than wealthy ones in state funding and student performance.

5 days ago


 A Yellow Cab travels on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Pa. cab companies call ride-share services 'unfair' competition

Two taxi operators from Philadelphia tell the PUC that ride-sharing service Lyft doesn’t have insurance or fare restrictions they have.

5 days ago


 State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry.

Bill to overturn discrimination against gay employees stalled in Harrisburg

A proposed state law would end gender and sexual orientation discrimination.

1 week ago


State appellate court frowns on sentencing laws

The Superior Court ruling came just as state Supreme Court justices are about to hear arguments on more than 20 similar cases on Sept. 10.

1 week ago


 The Allegheny County Labor Council told Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, above, that he is not welcome to participate in this year's Labor Day Parade.

Labor Day Parade organizers tell Gov. Corbett he's not welcome

Union leaders are at odds over allowing Gov. Tom Corbett to march in the annual Labor Day parade.

1 week ago


 Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

Superior Court upholds Joan Orie Melvin conviction

The court also agreed that she must write letters of apology to staff and fellow judges, but not on a photograph of herself in handcuffs.

1 week ago


Commission examines Pennsylvania school funding

Speakers noted the difficulty of reaching a formula that could fairly distribute state money to the many types of schools in Pennsylvania.

1 week ago


Wolf campaign continues to hammer Corbett

Fresh Start is bringing its Tomalis protests to Pittsburgh as part of a statewide effort to dog Gov. Tom Corbett.

1 week ago


Taxpayer-funded mailers from your Pennsylvania legislator: trash or treasure?

Are legislative newsletters a way to keep voters informed or taxpayer-sponsored politics?

2 weeks ago


 Early morning clouds of the Pittsburgh skyline are reflective in a quiet Fountain pool at Point State Park on Friday.

Proposed Act 47 program's changes leave out Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh officials say the city would be unfairly left out of proposed revisions to the act designed to help distressed cities.

2 weeks ago


 Ron Tomalis, former special adviser to the governor on higher education.

Ron Tomalis probe demands continue

Calls continued Wednesday for investigations into whether he was a “ghost employee” and into email retention policy.

2 weeks ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett said today he would consider filling the higher education adviser position if re-elected.

Corbett defends education adviser who resigned amid questions about duties

Gov.Tom Corbett said Ron Tomalis “did his work” despite others calling for his ouster after the Post-Gazette found little work product.

2 weeks ago


 Tom Wolf and  Tom Corbett

Corbett, Wolf set fall debate schedule

The two men will square off Sept. 22 at a Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce dinner in Hershey, according to a schedule from the campaigns.

2 weeks ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett  and Tom Wolf,  Democratic nominee  for governor, pose for a photo before their stand-up routines at the Pittsburgh Improv at the Waterfront in Homestead.

Corbett, Wolf become funny foes

Governor and Democratic nominee joined a roster of other politicians in cracking wise to raise money for underprivileged children.

2 weeks ago


 Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf, left, and Gov. Tom Corbett meet in June at the Environmental Partnership Dinner in Philadelphia.

Corbett, Wolf to debate in Wilkinsburg in October

The gubernatorial candidates also will debate in Hershey and Philadelphia.

2 weeks ago


 Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen in 1994.

Rolf Larsen, former state Supreme Court justice, dies

Mr. Larsen was the first justice to be impeached and removed from office by the state Legislature.

2 weeks ago


Allowing counties to store court records electronically could save thousands

A new law could help modernize storage and preservation of court records electronically, not just through paper copies or microfilm.

4 weeks ago



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