Politics - State


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

Gov. Corbett told to stay away from Pittsburgh's Labor Day Parade

Union leaders at odds over allowing Gov. Corbett to march in Labor Day parade.

about 4 hours 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.

about 4 hours 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 day 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 day ago


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

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

5 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago


 Ron Tomalis, then Pennsylvania secretary of education, in September 2011.

Corbett calls education adviser Tomalis 'not a ghost employee'

Questions about Mr. Tomalis’ work effort in the past year arose this week following the publication of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story.

2 weeks ago


Bonds could save Pennsylvania's pension problem, but come with a risk

Actuaries found that infusing the systems with $9 billion from pension obligation bonds could reduce employer contributions $24.5 billion.

3 weeks ago


 Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf and current Gov. Tom Corbett.

Internet poll shows Corbett-Wolf race for governor tightening

The poll was conducted for CBS and the New York Times by the Internet polling firm YouGov.

3 weeks ago


 Lyft cars line up in a parking lot at the Waterfront in Homestead.

PUC advised to approve Lyft, Uber

The PUC will consider whether to allow the ride-sharing companies to operate locally. Meanwhile, “e-hailing” app Hailo is eyeing Pittsburgh.

4 weeks ago



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