Franklin and Marshall College
A recent poll on the race for Pennsylvania governor has raised some eyebrows – and not just because of the results.
Governor Tom Corbett’s strategy of dealing with the legislature is being scrutinized after his decision to veto part of the new state budget riled leaders of his own party.
The state budget crisis is in full swing as a new Franklin and Marshall College poll is released by Terry Madonna, talk about timing.
It’s been an eventful week for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and not in a good way
With just a month to go until primary day, the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor have finally started to mix it up among themselves.
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.