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(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Judge Rules Montgomery County Man Can Remain On Ballot To Challenge Corbett In Republican Primary

A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that a conservative challenger Bob Guzzardi should be allowed to remain on the Republican ballot in May’s primary.

04/15/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Analyst: Corbett Makes “Shrewd” Moves In Tough Election Year

Governor Corbett made a couple of moves that surprised political observers this past week.

03/09/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

AG Defends Length Of Probe Into Length Of Sandusky Probe

Attorney General Kathleen Kane is defending the length of her investigation into Tom Corbett’s probe of Jerry Sandusky. She issued a statement this week explaining delays.

02/08/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett To Make Final Budget Address Before Facing Re-Election

As to the importance of Corbett’s budget proposal, one need only consider that his poll numbers remain abysmal, and that his re-election campaign hired a former presidential speechwriter to tweak today’s address.

02/04/2014

An iPhones displays the Facebook app splash page. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Study: Facebook Engagement Could Replace Traditional Political Polls

A new study suggests that Facebook engagement could replace traditional polls when it comes to predicting the outcome of an election.

01/28/2014

(A polling place at 10th and Oxford in North Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Judges Easily Elected in Philadelphia, Some Despite Poor Ratings

Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.

11/06/2013

(File photo:  two women await their chance to take part in a civil union ceremony in New Jersey.)

Pollster Says Most Pennsylvanians Not Riled Up Over Gay Marriage Issue

“Given the health of the economy, given the other economic and fiscal concerns that voters have, I don’t think it’s likely to move center stage .. in the short run,” says Terry Madonna.

10/02/2013

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Failure Of Agenda Another Setback For Corbett

The failure of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s agenda in the final weeks of the legislature’s spring session is another setback for a governor heading toward an election year with abysmal poll numbers.

07/03/2013

(Tom Knox, Credit: CBS 3)

Tom Knox Won’t Run For Pa. Governor, Considering Another Phila. Mayoral Run

Democrat Knox says he’s “making it clear” that he will not be a candidate for governor but is instead “seriously considering” a run for mayor of Philadelphia.

04/04/2013

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Pa. Governor Corbett To Unveil Budget Today

Governor Corbett today will also roll out his plan to address the rising costs of state and school employee pensions. And he’s expected to propose lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level when he outlines a long-awaited proposal to raise new money for transportation projects.

02/05/2013

(Gov. Tom Corbett -- File photo by Tony Romeo)

Right To Work Battle In Pa.?

Several conservative lawmakers have introduced a package of bills to outlaw compulsory union membership, but the odds are against Pennsylvania becoming the next right-to-work battleground state.

01/28/2013

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 6: A Seattle resident takes marijuana from a plastic bag shortly after a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana took effect on December 6, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. Voters approved an initiative to decriminalize the recreational use of marijuana making it one of the first states to do so. (Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Analyst: Recreational Marijuana Bill Stands No Chance In Pa.

Recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in a couple of states, but don’t look for Pennsylvania to join the trend anytime soon.

01/07/2013

Gun enthusiasts come and go at a gun show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. (credit: Pat Loeb)

Analyst Sees Little Support For Stronger Gun Laws In Pa.

A prominent political analyst does not see the tragedy in Connecticut as likely to produce major movement toward gun control laws in Pennsylvania.

12/18/2012

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Bruce Castor Eyes Possible 2014 Primary Challenge To Gov. Corbett

A Republican who opposed Tom Corbett when he was elected attorney general in 2004 says he may take on now-governor Tom Corbett in the 2014 GOP primary.

12/05/2012

(A Pennsylvania liquor store, in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Pa. Legislature Wraps Up With No Action On Liquor Store Privatization

Pennsylvania lawmakers have wrapped up another two-year session without action on privatizing liquor sales. That may not bode well for supporters of the idea.

10/19/2012

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