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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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Report: Pa. Gas Taxes Highest in the Nation

The good news? Gas is pretty cheap these days — as low as $2.02 a gallon in the Philadelphia area, according to one website. The […]

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Wednesday’s City Reads

National Reads: “In Albuquerque, protests against police shootings and charges against officers” The national debate around police-involved shootings has largely centered on two places: Ferguson, […]

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What Is Tom Corbett’s Legacy?

With the year winding down, and Gov. Tom Corbett due to leave office shortly after 2015 begins, news organizations are taking stock of his legacy, […]

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Pennsylvania Sued Over Health Care Changes

Earlier this week, Community Legal Services filed suit against the state of Pennsylvania over changes to health care beginning next year. Under the changes coming […]

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AG Kane Won’t Defend Pa. Gun Law That Allows NRA Suits

Kathleen Kane has decided not to defend a recently passed gun law that allows lawsuits against municipalities that enact gun laws harsher than state laws. […]

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Does Gov. Corbett Have One Big Bill Left in Him?

Pennsylvania Republicans continue to hold out the possibility of a “lame duck” session to pass GOP-favored legislation before Democrat Tom Wolf becomes governor in January. […]

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Lawsuit: School Funding in Pennsylvania is Unconstitutional

Seventeen years ago, the city and School District of Philadelphia filed suit against Pennsylvania, accusing it of failing to provide sufficient education funding in violation of the […]

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Corbett’s Self-Inflicted Loss Is Lesson For Wolf, Republicans

The GOP tidal wave was massive, with Republicans winning from coast-to-coast. Preeminent among them was a man who, after achieving a stunning 10-point victory in […]

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Corbett: Second Thoughts on Joe Paterno Firing

Now he tells us. Two days after he lost his bid for re-election — in part over lingering resentment about how he handled the Jerry […]

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Tom Corbett Concedes; Tom Wolf Is Pennsylvania’s New Governor

In the end, the polls were right: Democrat Tom Wolf beat Republican Gov. Tom Corbett  on Tuesday, making Corbett the first incumbent governor to fail […]

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Five Predictions for Tomorrow’s Election

Predicting this year’s election results isn’t that hard. But perhaps more important than the returns are the reasons behind the vote, since understanding the electorate’s […]

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Tom Corbett Is About to Make History

One way or another, Gov. Tom Corbett is about to make history. Win, and he’ll have secured an improbable come-from-behind victory of a magnitude almost never […]

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President Obama Will Be at Temple on Sunday

President Barack Obama will headline a campaign event for Tom Wolf on Sunday at Temple’s Liacouras Center. Sunday’s event is at 4 p.m. — so […]