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Gov. Wolf Calls On Kathleen Kane To Step Down As Attorney General

Governor Tom Wolf is calling on Kathleen Kane to step down as attorney general after criminal charges were filed against her.

08/06/2015

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Nate Benefield Of Commonwealth Foundation Criticizes Gov. Wolf’s Handling Of Budget Process

Speaking with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s Dom Giordano, Benefield referenced that Wolf has been identified as one of the most liberal governors in America.

08/05/2015

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City Hall Courtyard Mural, Worn By Years Of Foot Traffic And Rock Salt, Is Restored

Artist Nathaniel Lee with the Mural Arts program is leading a team of volunteers in restoring the mural.

08/05/2015

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Wolf Plans To ‘Soon’ Unveil New Choice To Head State Police

Gov. Tom Wolf is preparing to name his pick to lead the Pennsylvania State Police, a decision sure to be closely scrutinized after his initial choice became the first such nominee to be voted down in recent memory.

08/02/2015

NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ’s Largest Teachers Union Supports Sweeney’s Proposal To Push For Federal Loans To Help State Pension Plans

Sweeney has insisted his proposed trillion dollar fund for troubled states to tap into is not a bailout.

08/01/2015

NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in a file photo.  (Credit: David Madden)

NJ Pension Solution: Hit Up The Feds For A Loan?

Sweeney’s plan? Go to the feds, but not for a bailout.

07/29/2015

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Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

He reports some very scandalous stories in the book, including allegations of former President Clinton carrying out liaisons with another women when his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is not around.

07/29/2015

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the House speaker, speaks at the Press Club in Harrisburg on Monday, July 27, 2015. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto Override

Speaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.

07/28/2015

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Pa. House Speaker: Medical Marijuana Needs Full Vetting

Medical marijuana was on a fast track in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the speaker of the House says concerns of medical experts must be fully understood before there is action in his chamber.

07/28/2015

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Governor Wolf Continues To Work On Gaining Support For His Budget Plan

Governor Wolf says he vetoed the GOP-budget nearly a month ago, in part because it continues a school-funding system, that relies, he says, too little on state funding, and too much on local or property taxes.

07/27/2015

This puppet is of Justin Dart, an icon of the ADA movement. It was part of the parade down Market Street. (Credit: Dan Wing)

Celebration In Center City Marks 25th Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

The festivities kicked off at Dilworth Park with speakers and live performances by musicians with disabilities.

07/25/2015

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An Important Endorsement For Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney

All five losing primary candidates endorsed Kenney on Thursday.

07/23/2015

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Newspaper Publisher Fosters An Independent Run For Phila. Mayor

Jim Foster, publisher and editor of the “Independent Voice” neighborhood newspaper in the northwest, says he plans to get his name on the November mayoral ballot as an Independent.

07/23/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf (right) and House GOP leaders after Tuesday's meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Budget Talks: Progress, But No Breakthroughs

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders say talks Tuesday on Pennsylvania’s three week-old budget stalemate were productive, but there were no breakthroughs reported.

07/21/2015

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Budget Messaging War: Helping Or Hurting?

Republican Dave Reed, the state House majority leader, admits mailboxes in Pennsylvania are being filled by people on both sides of the budget debate, but he notes the pro-Wolf mailers go to GOP lawmakers, too.

07/19/2015