Philadelphia's Newest State Lawmaker Takes Oath Of OfficeA round of applause went up the in the state House chamber after Republican Martina White was sworn in as the newest member, having won a special election for the Northeast Philadelphia seat formerly held by Democrat Brendan Boyle, who was elected to Congress.
Corbett Expected To Sign Unemployment Compensation BillGovernor Corbett is expected to sign a bill that would reform Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, to erase a multi-billion dollar debt and control costs
Corbett Takes First Step Toward Possible Privatization of Pennsylvania LotteryAs expected, the Corbett administration has put out a call to firms that would be interested in running the operations of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Pennsylvania High Court Throws Out Assembly Redistricting A narrowly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated a plan to redraw state House and Senate district lines, calling the redistricting approach "contrary to law" and throwing into disarray plans by candidates and parties for this year's General Assembly races.
Political Civility? Heated Exchange In Pa. House Causes StirSo much for civility in political debate, at least in the Pennsylvania House. A nasty partisan row erupted last week over a controversial resolution supported by Republican majority leaders. There could be more sparks on Monday if the resolution gets a vote on the House floor.