Franklin and Marshall College
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.
Governor Corbett made a couple of moves that surprised political observers this past week.
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.
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.
A new study suggests that Facebook engagement could replace traditional polls when it comes to predicting the outcome of an election.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in a couple of states, but don’t look for Pennsylvania to join the trend anytime soon.
A prominent political analyst does not see the tragedy in Connecticut as likely to produce major movement toward gun control laws in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.