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    Wed, January 10, 2018

    Immediate Redrawing of Congressional Districts Sought


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Registered Democratic voters suing to overturn Pennsylvania's Republican-crafted map of congressional districts want the state Supreme Court to redraw the district borders if ...

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    Wed, January 10, 2018

    Peters Announces Congressional Bid


    Joe Peters on Monday entered the Republican primary race for the open 11th Congressional District seat that U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta is vacating.

    Peters is a former ...

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    Wed, January 10, 2018

    Alloway Won't Seek Congressional Seat


    CHAMBERSBURG -- Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Chambersburg, said he will not seek the congressional seat held by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Everett.

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    Wed, January 03, 2018

    Shuster Announces Retirement


    House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster announced Tuesday that he’s stepping down at the end of his term, joining a fast-growing wave of GOP lawmakers heading for the exits.

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    Wed, January 03, 2018

    Court Rules PA Congressional Lines Valid


    Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson said that Pennsylvania’s Congressional map does not violate the state’s Constitution, setting up a showdown before the state’s Supreme Court.

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    Wed, January 03, 2018

    Voit Enters Lt. Governor Race


    Republican businessman Otto Voit, who ran for Treasurer in 2016, is entering the race for Lieutenant Governor in 2018.

    “I’m in! I am running for Lt. Governor ...

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    Wed, December 20, 2017

    Illegal Voters Could Totals 'Tens of Thousands'


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) â€" Philadelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens who have registered to vote in ...

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    Wed, December 20, 2017

    Taxpayer Dollars Settle Sex Harassment Suit


    A newly published report shows state House Democrats have paid $600,000 in taxpayer money to settle complaints against four lawmakers over the last decade.

    Two of ...

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    Wed, December 13, 2017

    House Votes to Restrict Abortions


    HARRISBURG â€" The state House passed a proposal Tuesday night to shorten the period during which a woman may have a legal abortion, sending the measure to Gov. Tom Wolf, who has said he will ...

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    Tue, December 12, 2017

    Ex-Lawmaker Gets House Arrest


    PITTSBURGH (AP) â€" A former Pennsylvania lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation.

    The ...

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    Tue, December 12, 2017

    State Rep. Haggerty Missses 21st Day


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â€" Absences by a Pennsylvania state lawmaker who has missed every session day since July are raising objections from a fellow House member.

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    Wed, December 06, 2017

    Convicted Politico Gets State Pension Back


    HARRISBURG â€" Years after he went to federal prison for corruption, the longtime Democratic leader of the state Senate will get his $245,000 annual pension back, a state board has narrowly ...

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    Wed, December 06, 2017

    Turnpike Tolls Going Up


    Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are scheduled to go up 6 percent early next month in what will mark the 10th consecutive year of rate increases along the nation's oldest superhighway.

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    Wed, December 06, 2017

    Rendell Endorses Fetterman for Lt. Governor


    A notable Philadelphia politician is throwing his support behind one of the many challengers to Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

    Former Pennsylvania Gov. and ...

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    Wed, November 29, 2017

    Philly Election Workers Charged with Election Fraud


    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) â€" Four people have been charged with election fraud in connection with a special election for the 197th District state House seat in North Philadelphia.

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    Wed, November 29, 2017

    State Officials Get Pay Raise


    HARRISBURG -- The salaries of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Wolf, will rise in 2018.
    The increase is 0.8 percent, a figure tied by ...

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    Wed, November 29, 2017

    State Retirees Raking in Big Bucs


    Three years after retiring as president of Pennsylvania State University, Rodney Erickson is netting $477,590 a year â€" from a state pension.

    Gary Schultz, ...

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    Tue, November 21, 2017

    Dems Pick Conor Lamb for Murphy House Seat


    Western Pennsylvania Democrats on Sunday picked Conor Lamb, a former federal prosecutor and Marine veteran, to be the party's candidate for a March special election to represent the 18th ...

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    Tue, November 21, 2017

    Ridge Recovering from Heart Attack


    AUSTIN, Texas â€" The family of former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge says they're cautiously optimistic that he'll make a full recovery from a heart ...

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    Wed, November 15, 2017

    Speaker Turzai Announced Governor Bid


    WEXFORD â€" Pennsylvania's Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive austerity in state budgeting, will run for governor.

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    Tue, November 14, 2017

    Saccone GOP Pick to Replace Murphy


    Western Pennsylvania Republicans made state Rep. Rick Saccone their nominee Saturday for a special election to replace former Congressman Tim Murphy in the 18th District.

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    Tue, November 14, 2017

    Bartos Join Scott Wagner Ticket


    HARRISBURG â€"State Sen. Scott Wagner and Main Line Republican Jeff Bartos pledged to work together to correct dysfunction in state government Thursday morning when they formally announced their ...

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    Thu, November 09, 2017

    Pittsburgh Nation's Top Retirement Destination


    Who needs balmy weather, white-sand beaches and manicured golf courses?

    Give me high-quality health care, a low crime rate and lots of other seniors.

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    Wed, November 08, 2017

    PA Coal Production Slows


    Pennsylvania coal production continued to slow down last week when compared to 2016, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

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    Wed, November 08, 2017

    Voters Approve Property Tax Amendment


    HARRISBURG â€" The constitutional amendment that Pennsylvania voters approved Tuesday could eventually lead to reductions in the state's heavy dependence on property taxes, but it is only a tiny ...

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    Wed, November 08, 2017

    PA Gerrymandering Case Moves Forward


    A panel of federal judges late Tuesday turned down a request by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state's congressional district map. The ruling, hours after the ...

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    Mon, November 06, 2017

    Remembering Fred Anton


    Anyone who is an active conservative in Pennsylvania or even involved in the politics of the Keystone State almost certainly knew Fred Anton.

    On November 2, ...

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    Mon, November 06, 2017

    Judge Races Top Ballot


    HARRISBURG â€" Pennsylvania voters will reshape the state's appeals courts this week, consider a change to the state constitution and decide races for mayor, district attorney and other local ...

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    Wed, November 01, 2017

    Former Treasurer Hafer Sentenced


    Former state Treasurer Barbara Hafer told a federal judge she is "ashamed and heart-sick" Tuesday afternoon as he prepared to sentence her for lying to the FBI and IRS.

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    Wed, November 01, 2017

    Most Popular, Least Popular U.S. Senators


    Along with President Donald Trump’s declining support across the country, approval ratings for nearly all senators went down in their home states during the third quarter. The period overlapped ...

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    Tue, October 31, 2017

    Wolf Signs Gambling Bill


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â€" Pennsylvania’s governor has approved legislation authorizing a major expansion of gambling in what’s already the nation’s second-largest commercial casino ...

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    Wed, October 25, 2017

    Brady Aides Indicted


    Two top political strategists for U.S. Rep. Robert Brady (D., Pa.) on Tuesday became the latest targets in a widening federal probe of $90,000 the congressman paid a 2012 primary challenger to drop ...

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    Wed, October 25, 2017

    Budget Bill Progresses


    The Pennsylvania state House has passed a key bill in the deficit-patch being crafted to complete the $32.0 billion 2017-18 state budget.

    The so-called fiscal code, ...

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    Wed, October 25, 2017

    Special Congressional Election Set


    A special election will be held Tuesday, March 13, to replace former Congressman Tim Murphy, Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced late Monday afternoon.

    That date ...

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    Wed, October 18, 2017

    Marino Withdraws Drug Czar Nomination


    President Trump’s pick for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn from consideration following allegations he helped water down legislation and weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ...

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    Tue, October 10, 2017

    A Different Kind of Republican


    York, Pa. â€" Halfway through our interview, state senator Scott Wagner leaves the room. He is off to grab something from his office here at the headquarters of Penn Waste, Inc., the company he ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    Pay Out Scheme Ensares Philly Congressman


    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) â€" A retired Philadelphia judge has admitted in federal court his part in a pay-out scheme involving a longtime Philadelphia congressman during a 2012 primary election ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy Urged Abortion


    A text message sent in January to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy by a woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship took him to task for an anti-abortion statement posted on Facebook from his office's ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    State Tax Revenue Up


    Pennsylvania's general fund revenue in September was $2.7 billion, a 3.5 percent increase from September 2016, according to a report by the Independent Fiscal Office.

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    Tue, September 26, 2017

    Poll: Wagner Leads Mango 45% - 16%


    Gubernatorial candidate state Senator Scott Wagner (R-York) released his second internal poll of the Republican primary.

    Wagner’s campaign commissioned and ...

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    Tue, September 26, 2017

    Regan: Senate Should Condemn NFL Protests


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) â€" Republican state Sen. Mike Regan says he will introduce a Senate resolution condemning the demonstrations that took place during Sunday’s NFL games.

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    Tue, September 26, 2017

    Former Congressman McDade Dies


    LACKAWANNA COUNTY â€" According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, longtime republican congressman from Lackawanna County Joseph McDade has passed away.

    Joe McDade ...

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    Thu, September 21, 2017

    Wolf, Casey, Trump Get Low Job Approval Ratings


    Franklin ~Marshall College Poll

    The 26th year of consecutive polling in Pennsylvania

    Below are the highlights of the September ...

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    Wed, September 20, 2017

    Steve Bloom Announces Congressional Bid


    State Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-North Middleton Township) announced Monday morning he will run for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District seat in 2018.

    Bloom, who ...

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    Thu, September 14, 2017

    House GOP Passes No Tax Hike Budget


    HARRISBURG â€" Up against an unprecedented cash crunch, Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives late Wednesday night approved a no-new-taxes borrowing package to help ...

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    Tue, September 12, 2017

    Scaife to be Honored at Point Park University


    The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University will celebrate its one-year anniversary Tuesday with two student-moderated panel discussions and the dedication of a plaque honoring Dick ...

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    Tue, September 05, 2017

    Marino to be Drug Czar


    The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, a campaign supporter, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a role commonly ...

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    Tue, September 05, 2017

    PA Tax Revenue Up


    The state's general fund revenues in August were $2.13 billion, a 5.6 percent gain over August 2016, according to a report by the Independent Fiscal Office.

    Tax ...

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    Tue, August 29, 2017

    Barletta Announces U.S. Senate Bid


    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta today announced his run for U.S. Senate against two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

    Republican Barletta (R-11th District), a small ...

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    Mon, August 28, 2017

    PA Coal Production Up 20.4%


    Pennsylvania maintained its rate of coal production during the week of Aug. 19, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

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    Tue, August 22, 2017

    Senator: Protestors Should Pay Security Costs


    A Lancaster state senator wants to make certain that one group's exercise of free speech rights don't become an exercise in future tax increases for everybody who lives where the bullhorns were ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    CNN Made Mistake in Firing Jeff Lord


    Nope, he's not going gently into that good night.

    Ousted CNN commentator, Camp Hill resident and occasional PennLive Opinion contributor Jeffrey Lord kept up his ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    Steve Blooms Considers Congressional Bid


    The race to fill Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District seat in 2018 may feature a new candidate very familiar to the Carlisle area.

    A statement of candidacy ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    Argall Ponders Lt. Governor Bid


    MAHANOY CITY â€" In June, state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29, Rush Township, proposed a constitutional amendment to change the way the lieutenant governor is selected.

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    State Rep. Pleads Guilty


    State Rep. Marc Gergely pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges related to his part in an illegal gambling machine ring.

    Gergely, a White Oak democrat ...

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    Tue, August 01, 2017

    State Liquor Prices Could Rise


    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board told some of its suppliers in a July 20 letter that they had until Monday to cut the prices they charge the agency that runs the state’s more than 600 wine and ...

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    Mon, July 31, 2017

    Barletta to Challenge Casey for Senate Seat


    Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) has reportedly told GOP officials he will enter the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.

    According to a tweet from ...

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    Tue, July 18, 2017

    State Budget Remains Unresolved


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â€" Pennsylvania senators are back in the Capitol, but with no agreements in sight on elements of the state government’s threadbare budget.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Wolf Vetoes Plastic Bag Bill


    HARRISBURG â€" Gov. Wolf on Friday vetoed legislation that would have prohibited cities, towns, and counties from banning or taxing the recyclable plastic bags used at retail stores.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Pipeline Protesters Ordered Off Property


    HUNTINGDON â€" A judge has ordered a central Pennsylvania family and their allies to vacate some of their property which Sunoco Logistics plans to us for its Mariner East 2 pipeline.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Wolf Impedes Voter Fraud Investigation


    HARRISBURG, Pa. â€" Pennsylvania's Democratic governor says he's not going to cooperate with a presidential commission looking into voting fraud, but the Trump administration can purchase ...

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    Wed, June 28, 2017

    Mon-Fayette Expressway Plan Revived


    The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will include the last leg of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project in its long-range plan.

    The regional body on Monday voted ...

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    Wed, June 21, 2017

    Court Gives Public Access to Dash Camera Video


    Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday the public should have access to dash camera video footage unless the police agency can prove it amounts to criminal investigative material and may be ...

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    Wed, June 14, 2017

    Change Sought in Lt. Governor Selection


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) â€" Calling it dysfunction on the second floor of the Capitol, state Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is proposing a constitutional amendment to change how ...

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    Thu, June 08, 2017

    Addis Enters U.S. Senate Race


    Republican businessman Paul Addis has made it official, he is jumping into the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.

    Addis released three videos on his ...

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