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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

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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

(file photo: PA Governor Tom Corbett speaks with Penn State student leaders behind him during a press conference in State College.) (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Governor Corbett Goes On WPHT To Defend Handling Of Sandusky Investigation

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.

07/17/2012

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Governor Corbett Presses For Cracker Plant Tax Credit

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.

06/24/2012

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Poll: Obama Holds Comfortable Lead Over Romney

A Franklin and Marshall College poll shows President Obama with a 12 point lead over Mitt Romney

06/06/2012

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Pennsylvania Voters Bounce Two Blue Dog Dems

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.

04/29/2012

Santorum And Casey Battle For Pennsylvania Senate Seat

Pollster Calls Race To Unseat Casey ‘Bizarre’

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.

04/24/2012

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Pa. GOP Presidential Primary Campaign Likely To Heat Up

With the Pennsylvania presidential primary a little more than two weeks away, it’s been quiet on the airwaves, but it looks like that’s about to change.

04/09/2012

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Poll: Santorum’s Lead In Pa. Evaporates

In the Franklin and Marshall College Poll a month ago, Rick Santorum had a staggering 29-point lead among Pennsylvania GOP voters. It’s now down to two points.

03/28/2012

(Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum at a Tea Party rally on February 18th.  Credit: Jay LaPrete/ Getty Images)

Absent a Romney Sweep, Pa. Pollster Sees Continued Life For Santorum Campaign

Franklin and Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna believes Romney is likely to win at least five of the ten Super Tuesday primaries. And Madonna believes that to remain a viable candidate, Rick Santorum must run close in Ohio and win one or two other states.

03/06/2012

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