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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.
Governor Corbett went on radio talk shows in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh yesterday as he continues to defend his handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation while attorney general.
Governor Corbett held an event this past week with a capitol event urging approval of millions of dollars in annual tax credits for a petrochemical plant to be built in western Pennsylvania.
A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows President Obama with a 12 point lead over Mitt Romney
While much has been made about Governor Corbett’s choice for the Republican nomination for US Senate getting trounced, one prominent political analyst thinks there’s a bigger story from this past week’s primary.
Franklin and Marshall College pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna says the race for the GOP nomination for US Senate is one of the most bizarre he’s ever seen.