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File photo: Shale gas burns at the Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig, exploring the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

A Blow To PA Conservationists On Public Land Drilling

The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation (PEDF) sued to halt any additional leases in state parks and forests, and to make sure proceeds from current leases were put into mitigating the impacts of drilling.

01/08/2015

File Photos of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.  (Corbett photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images, Wolf File Photo by Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Administration Acknowledges Wolf Will Inherit Big Budget Problem

The Corbett administration has acknowledged that it’s leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.

12/03/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Response To Corbett’s Modified Medicaid Expansion Overhaul is Mixed

The plan approved yesterday by the federal government stripped out many of the Corbett administration’s proposals, creating what state senator Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) says looks “90 percent” like a straight Medicaid expansion.

08/29/2014

Sam Rohrer, at the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pastors’ Group Thinks Gov. Corbett Should Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.

06/02/2014

(Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker chat with a supporter outside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia, where their challenge to the Pa. "Defense of Marriage Act" is being heard.   Photo by Cherri Gregg

Battle Over Pa. Gay Marriage Law Is Joined in US Court in Philadelphia

Five cases are currently pending in courts across Pennsylvania, including one brought by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker, who were legally married in another state.

05/15/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Its Decision Overturning Voter ID Law

That means the law requiring voters to show ID cards is dead unless the Pennsylvania Supreme Court steps in.

04/29/2014

(Christine Brann and her husband, at  a press conference in Harrisburg on April 28th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Accusing Gov. Corbett of Stonewalling, Medical Marijuana Proponents Threaten Sit-In

Christine Brann, of Hershey, Pa. (at microphone in photo), is the mother of a young son with a severe form of epilepsy. She believes medical marijuana is the only course of treatment left to her son.

04/28/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. To Lose $60M In Tobacco Settlement Money

The attorney general’s office says a decision by a judge in Philadelphia means Pennsylvania will lose some tobacco settlement money, but not nearly as much as it might have.

04/13/2014

Gov. Tom Corbett opens his re-election campaign.  (Credit: KDKA, Pittsburgh)

Pennsylvania Republican Leaders Endorse Corbett For Re-Election

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett accepted the Republican State Committee’s endorsement on Saturday for a second four-year term.

02/01/2014

(Pennsylvania revenue secretary Dan Meuser testifies before the State Senate Finance Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lottery Asking For Approval To Roll Out Keno Terminals Statewide

The state revenue secretary says the Pennsylvania Lottery could begin rolling out a keno game by the end of this year if a consensus can be reached.

01/29/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Jamie Rector/ Getty Images)

2013 IN REVIEW: Same-Sex Marriage In Pennsylvania

The Register of Wills in Montgomery County stirred the pot this summer when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. That brought about a lawsuit from the Corbett Administration calling for that practice to end.

12/29/2013

(Judge John E. Jones III.  US District Court official portrait)

Federal Trial on Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Law Set For June 2014

Judge John Jones III has said that the legal system’s view of sex and sexual identity cases has undergone a “sea change” over the past four decades.

11/22/2013

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

New Spat Over Voter ID Ads

The Corbett administration is dismissing complaints about the latest version of TV ads about the state’s voter ID law.

10/20/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.  Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Former State Supreme Court Justice To Assist In Defense Of PA’s Marriage Law

The Corbett administration has hired former state Supreme Court justice William Lamb to handle the federal litigation over same sex marriage in Pennsylvania.

09/07/2013

(Credit: Getty Images)

Pa. Sues To Stop Issuance Of Gay Marriage Licenses in Montco

Pennsylvania officials are asking a court to stop Montgomery County from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

07/30/2013

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