Politics - State


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg.

Gov. Corbett says he will take pension reform to the public

Gov. Tom Corbett, State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai wrangle over public pensions reform, leadership issues

about 6 hours ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett holds a copy of state budget documents during a news conference Thursday in Harrisburg, Pa.

Gov. Corbett, own party display years of mutual frustration

Republican governor denounced a Legislature controlled by his own party.

1 day ago


Minor parties win right to challenge Pa. election code

Third-party candidates are required to bear administrative and legislative costs if petitions are successfully called into question.

2 days ago


 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.

Corbett care plan cuts aid for disabled

Many people with disabilities would be forced to pay higher health insurance rates in the commercial marketplace.

3 days ago


Republican convention to put Cleveland on national stage

Both Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, are still contenders for the Democratic convention as well.

3 days ago


Pensions, social services driving costs of proposed Pa. budget

A closer look at Pennsylvania‘‍s proposed state budget, which await’‍s Gov. Tom Corbett‘‍s signature.

4 days ago


 Tom Wolf holds up one of the plastic pieces given to him from Alejandro Sklar, co-founder of PieceMaker Technologies made by their 3-D printer. Mr. Wolf visited the Alphalab Gear facility, an incubator for companies in East Liberty as part of his "Made in Pennsylvania" manufacturing plan.

Democratic candidate Tom Wolf visits Pittsburgh entrepreneurs

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate visited some of Pittsburgh‘‍s high-tech start-ups on Monday.

4 days ago


 Chairman's Selection wines are displayed at the state liquor store in Pittsburgh.

Review finds Pa. prices for alcohol competitive with surrounding states

A Post-Gazette comparison of PLCB products and those sold by stores in neighboring states found many comparable prices.

6 days ago


Proposed budget has few increases for education in Pennsylvania

Despite slight increases in targeted funding, the pending state education budget mostly holds funding flat.

6 days ago


Business as usual despite no signed Pa. budget

All state services are continuing as normal while Gov. Tom Corbett reviews the budget passed by the Legislature on Monday.

1 week ago


Ride-sharing legislation unlikely until September

Both the House and the Senate have an Allegheny County member preparing legislation to allow and regulate ride-sharing services.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett holds a news conference in his chambers addressing the budget spending plan for the new fiscal year.

Governor reiterates call for pension legislation; budget signing on hold

Gov. Tom Corbett said his office continues to review the $29.1 billion state budget approved by legislators late Monday.

1 week ago


Pension jockeying stalls Pennsylvania budget

State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo, one of the House’s more liberal Republicans, says the plan had not been properly vetted.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett refused to sign the state budget before the fiscal year ended at midnight because "it does not address all the difficult choices that still need to be made.”

Governor refuses to sign state budget

The GOP governor cited the failure of legislators to deliver measures reshaping the pension system for state and public school workers.

1 week ago


 Sen. Bob Casey chairs a Senate Aging Committee hearing to examine the challenges faced by the "Sandwich Generation," at the Allegheny County Courthouse on June 20. The "Sandwich Generation" includes adults who are providing financial and/or physical care for both their own parents and their children.

Sen. Bob Casey aims to ease burden on ‘‍sandwich generation’

Bob Casey held a hearing in Pittsburgh Monday to discuss the challenges facing caregivers, and possible solutions to ease their burden.

1 week ago


 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett

Down to the wire: State lawmakers take up budget again as deadline looms

Floor votes are expected to advance the $29.1 billion spending plan today, the last day of the fiscal year.

1 week ago


 Gov. Tom Corbett at a Capitol news conference Friday.

Gov. Corbett on transportation funding, same-sex marriage, voter ID, medical marijuana and more

In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Corbett defends his record and focuses on re-election bid against Wolf.

1 week ago


Pa. Senate panel OKs bill limiting payroll deductions

The controversial bill, advocated by Republicans, passed the Senate state government committee on a party-line vote.

2 weeks ago


 Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, left, and Special Deputy Attorney Genera H. Geoffery Moulton Jr. talk about the report.

Politics had no role in Sandusky inquiry

But the findings do fault investigators for not searching Sandusky's home earlier and for not taking other steps until later in the case.

2 weeks ago


Pennsylvania's $1 billion budget deficit could lead Corbett toward gas drilling severance tax

The Republican governor also will not consider new or higher taxes until costs for the pensions of future school and state workers fall.

2 weeks ago


Rendell criticizes Democratic State Committee infighting and chairman Jim Burn

The former governor predicts that the breach over state committee leadership would marginalize the group.

3 weeks ago


McGinty tapped to lead fundraising committee

Katie McGinty will preside over a new, independent committee to coordinate fundraising for Democratic campaigns this fall.

3 weeks ago


Horse racing fund improperly billed by Agriculture Department, report says

A report released this week from Pennsylvania‘‍s financial watchdog raises concerns about the future of the state’‍s horse racing industry.

3 weeks ago


Pa. budget woes persist as deadline approaches

An on-time Pennsylvania state budget by June 30 appears unlikely.

3 weeks ago


 Tom Ridge in  2011.

Tom Ridge reflects on years of service

The former Republican governor and DHS leader offers hard-edged critiques of international threats and the future of the GOP.

3 weeks ago


 Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf.

Wolf backs McGinty as Pa. Democratic Committee chairman

Current chairman Jim Burn vows to fight to retain his position.

1 month ago



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