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Kane Loses Challenge, Ferman May Investigate Further

[UPDATE, 10:55 a.m.] Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has released a statement on her intention to review the findings of the investigating grand jury, […]

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LGBT Pennsylvanians Not Protected from Indiana-Style Discrimination

Here’s the good news for Pennsylvania’s LGBT citizens: Yes, the state has a “religious freedom” law somewhat similar to the one just passed in Indiana […]

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Former Gov. Corbett Is Collecting a State Pension

Former Gov. Tom Corbett, once a leading critic of the state’s pension system, is now receiving a state pension. TribLive reports: Former Republican Gov. Tom […]

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Embattled State Police Nominee Gets Democratic Support

State Sen. Vincent Hughes has thrown his support behind Gov. Tom Wolf’s embattled nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. Hughes endorsed Marcus Brown Wednesday, […]

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Four Big Pa. Universities Could Freeze Tuition

Good news for parents of Pennsylvania families with college-bound students: Tuition at four of the state’s biggest public universities might soon be frozen — if […]

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Wolf Holds Firm on State Police Nomination

Gov. Tom Wolf is holding firm in backing Marcus Brown’s nomination to head the Pennsylvania State Police, despite opposition from Republicans and the troopers themselves. […]

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Bill Would Make it a Crime to Look at Porn on Pa. State Computers, Phones

Last year’s porn scandal helped cost one Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice his job and ended or damaged the careers of many other men inside the […]

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Two Stats That Show Harrisburg Is Stacking the Deck Against Philly Schools

Dear Sen. Jake Corman: I’ve been thinking about you lately. Admittedly, I wasn’t too thrilled to see you displace local favorite Dom Pileggi as the […]

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State Senator: Ban Powdered Alcohol in Pennsylvania

Last month, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board decided it would not sell powdered alcohol products in its Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. “While we […]

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What Tom Wolf Wants in His Big, Bold Budget — and What He’s Likely to Get

Gov. Tom Wolf‘s budget “contains the most ambitious and bold set of proposals in modern history.” That’s according to Terry Madonna, a political science professor […]

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School Funding Suit Against State Advances Despite Promises From Wolf

It’s time for Pennsylvania’s courts to force the state legislature to properly fund state schools, attorneys representing a coalition of money-hungry school districts argued today […]

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Seth Williams Brings More Abandoned Sting Charges, Rebukes Kathleen Kane

As expected, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced charges today against three Philadelphia Democrats — taking unusually personal shots at embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane […]

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Is Pennsylvania Ready for Automatic, Universal Voter Registration?

State Sen. Vincent Hughes traveled to Selma, Alabama this past weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement in which police […]

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More Sting Charges Expected

The “double-dog dare” continues to backfire on Kathleen Kane. Nearly a year after the attorney general invited Philadelphia D.A. Seth Williams — one of her […]

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50 Years After Bloody Sunday, a Push for Racial Fairness in Sentencing

I caught up with State Sen. Vincent Hughes on Sunday afternoon by phone — he had spent the weekend in Selma, Alabama, joining the 50th […]