Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced today that she’s hired Doug Gansler to look into the offensive emails.
The loan would keep the county afloat while officials wait for a state budget impasse to end
Republican senators were told a Wednesday session was canceled because “we will not be ready to begin budget deliberations and voting.”
Among the announcements will be the naming of a special prosecutor to investigate the exchange of illicit material on government computers.
The Pennsylvania Republican Party is hoping presidential candidate Donald Trump will drive interest in an annual fundraiser in New York.
The state Legislature is under pressure to reauthorize the CHIP program that provides coverage for 150,000. CHIP expires on Dec. 31.
Hunters Sharing the Harvest, Pennsylvania’s venison donation program, will mark one million pounds of donated meat this hunting season.
At least one already declared it will protest by withholding millions it collects in state real estate transfer taxes and court fees.
The state Constitution provides for the removal of officeholders through a vote of two-thirds of the Senate and action by the governor.
Justice Eakin is under investigation for his role in an explicit email ring that also involved other judge.
Committee has passed along Tyree Blocker’s nomination to the full state Senate.
Senate Republicans threaten, then call off a planned vote to override Gov.Wolf’s veto of a short-term bill.
Some Democrats are fighting back and asking why the participants in an email scandal are not being equally scrutinized.
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman says the sides couldn’t agree on which school districts should benefit the most.
Bill would set safety standards and insurance requirements for companies and drivers.
Monday night, the Senate took up a proposal to eliminate property taxes by raising sales and personal income taxes, a plan Mr. Wolf opposes.
AG Kane had accused two of the men of concocting an investigation of her over her threats to publicize porn emails.
Bill would make that exemption unless otherwise ordered by courts.
Other states with heavy crude-by-rail traffic have passed various laws to address safety. Pennsylvania legislators have not.
Fewer than half of the offspring examined in the study both knew their parents’ party affiliation and chose to affiliate with that party.
Pennsylvania’s third-largest city is home to one of the nation’s largest populations of Syrians.
The lawyer is known for his legal battle against A.T. Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship.
President Judge Dan Pellegrini says the transmissions are not public records just because they were sent through agency accounts.
Bob Casey says security provisions already in place are adequate; Pat Toomey says close the borders to refugees immediately.
Keystone Votes initiative seeks early voting, voting by mail and same-day registration, which are already in place in many other state.
A House committee approved the legislation to have a vehicle in place in case budget negotiations turn to gaming for additional revenue.
A House vote on the bill could come as soon as next week, but it's not clear if still-unresolved issues will stall the legislation,
Keystone Votes is seeking a sweeping overhaul of restrictions on voter registration and access to the polls.
Office of Open Records says authority failed to prove some records, including audits, did not exist.
The measure, which leaves open the possibility for later changes, seen as a vehicle for a possible bi-partisan agreement tied to budget
The Senate’s vote Monday was the last step to get the proposed state constitutional amendment on the ballot in April 2016.
Texas and Alabama governors are refusing to allow Syrian refugees to relocate in their states following the Paris terrorist attacks.
“We have to develop energy cleanly, tackling climate change and keeping jobs here at home,” Katie McGinty said.
A senate committee is reviewing how the suspension of the embattled attorney general’s law license impacts her ability to do her job.
The staffers, including one-time top prosecutors, allege that the attorney general misused her office to retaliate against them.
Those questions include whether more education funding could come with a requirement that property tax increases require voter approval.
Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders appeared together Tuesday to affirm that they are working toward a state budget deal.
Chief counsel for the Judicial Conduct Board stepped aside Wednesday from an investigation of a Supreme Court justice’s raunchy emails.
“The first casualties” of a “dysfunctional budget process” are organizations delivering care to those “least able to protect themselves.”
Sen. Pat Browne was charged in a May crash after tests showed his blood alcohol content was slightly higher than the state’s legal limit.
New charges against attorney general stem from discovery of oath she signed binding her to secrecy in grand jury matters.
The proposal includes a statewide sales tax increase of 1.25 percent that would generate $2 billion, but other issues remain unresolved.
Kathleen Kane, the state’s attorney general, says the suspension of her license has had very little effect on her performance.
The tentative spending plan would increase basic education funding by $350 million, raise the sales tax and reduce property taxes.
Will the Democrats’ sweep of the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court election give momentum to the idea of merit selection of judges?
The governor’s office and Republican leaders see progress in agreeing to a state budget by Thanksgiving, but with some miles to go.
Sen. John Gordner, R-Columbia, said the subpoena will seek documents and information the board had asked Ms. Kane to provide by Thursday.
Democrats swept five statewide judicial seats on the ballot, including three Supreme Court seats, giving them a 5-2 edge on the high court.
Business and industry leaders supported the bill, while labor leaders said it would lead to more costs to protect their rights to protest.
The foundation said organizations can use the money to cover interest costs on loans taken out to pay staff and programming expenses.