The ACLU challenge to Pennsylvania’s voter ID law continues Monday in its fourth day of testimony, with even more state officials heading to the hot seat.
“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!” Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.
The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.
Corbett told a gathering of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania that he believes the revenue picture has improved enough that the state can spend more than he originally proposed in February.
Several state lawmakers have already been convicted of using taxpayer resources for political purposes, including Republican state senator Jane Orie, the sister of Joan Orie Melvin.
Saying they are old and stifle competition, a federal judge sitting in Harrisburg has thrown out most of the laws and regulations governing Pennsylvania’s funeral homes.
“If you have an expired license, you are already in the PennDOT system, and you had to produce proof of ID and residence when you originally got your license,” explains Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, Carol Aichele.
As he left the courtroom, Mike Manzo told reporters he was disappointed by others involved in the case who blamed the “culture” of Harrisburg for their actions.
With the trial due to start in less than two months, the judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky case has now issued a gag order to those involved.
Mayor Nutter says proposed legislation, which would require local governments to pay plaintiffs who win gun law lawsuits, could bankrupt cities.
Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.
William DeWeese, who is still member of the state House, is accused of using taxpayer-paid staff in his Harrisburg and district offices for campaign purposes.
DeWeese is accused of using his staff and other taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.
If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.