Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
The Pennwatch web site was created by an act of the state legislature.
Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett was peppered with questions about his belated disclosure that he accepted free trips paid for by a campaign contributor who sits on his privatization advisory panel.
“The electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have cast 20 votes for the Honorable Barack Obama…”
Mayor Nutter said Philadelphia and other cities in the Commonwealth would face “devastating” cuts in services if the fiscal cliff spending cuts kick on at the start of the new year.
If you would pay sales tax on an item in a brick-and-morter store, Pennsylvania wants you to pay sales tax when you make a purchase online.
The Educational Improvement Tax Credit is promoted as a way to provide a better education for poor children, but public education advocates say it actually takes away tax money that could be used to improve schools.
Expanding the program at a time when the state has slashed public school funding is infuriating public education advocates.
“BLOCS provides scholarships from your business taxes to students who not only want to attend a Catholic school but are most in need,” says one advertisement.
State senator Tony Williams defends the program as similar to the GI Bill, but some of his Harrisburg colleagues see it as improperly favoring closed groups.
In the final days of the campaign for president, Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes are suddenly looming large.
“Matt is no longer with us because two men learned — they learned — that it was okay to hate,” Judy Shepard said.
Montgomery County, Pa. is making it easier for eligible voters in the county to get a photo ID in time to cast their ballot in the November election.
Mayor Nutter wanted extra hours and extra personnel at all ID centers every day until Election Day. The state countered with a few extra hours on Thursdays.
A business advocacy group says Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in particular have a legal system that’s unfair to businesses.
Republican Presidential challenger Mitt Romney’s surrogates campaigned in Philadelphia on Thursday as part of what they call his “Women for Mitt Coalition.”