Chris covers to the verdict, media coverage, and political aftermath of the George Zimmerman trial, a Bay Area television station that wrongly reported the names of the crew in the plane crash at the San Francisco airport, and a proposed smoking ban on the Jersey shore beaches. He also talks to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup.
Chris continues his tour from the Jersey shore, this week from Brigantine. He discusses Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision not to defend the commonwealth’s version of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Department of Justice’s role in organizing rallies around the George Zimmerman trial, and a poll that shows Hillary Clinton leading Chris Christie in a potential matchup for President in 2016. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3′s Lesley Van Arsdall.
On Thursday, Kane announced she will not defend the state’s ban on gay and lesbian marriages from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and a local law firm.
Defending Pennsylvania’s law effectively banning same-sex marriage against a legal challenge in federal court will fall to Gov. Tom Corbett.
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane says agents in the state have been getting numerous complaints about people –whether in person or on the phone – pretending to be employees of PPL or Duquesne Light.
A former state Senate leader and seven others have been charged in a “pay to play” case involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike, state prosecutors said Wednesday.
“What this bill does is it shows that the weight of a victim’s testimony is heavy,” Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane said.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane says Mexican drug cartels “are taking over neighborhoods” in Pennsylvania. State police commissioner Frank Noonan says ” we don’t see that.”
This is the second time that a British company has extended its bid to operate the Pennsyvlania Lottery since Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane determined that the contract would violate the Pennsylvania constitution.
Kathleen Kane is asking for a budget increase to battle child predators and Mexican drug cartels, which she says are more violent than the better-known Colombian cartels.
Chris celebrates President’s Day with Independence Mall Park Ranger Ed Welch and talks to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup about the confirmation of Chuck Hagel and the scandal surrounding Bob Menendez. He also reviews Saturday Night Live’s parody of Marco Rubio, CNN’s coverage of the stranded cruise liner and New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg’s decision not to seek re-election.
This past week brought major developments in the local political scene.
Governor Tom Corbett says he’s reviewing his options now that the state attorney general has determined that he doesn’t have the authority to privatize the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams announced the arrest of a 32-year-old man who bought guns for a 16-year-old.
If you are among the 4,000 Pennsylvania residents who has a Florida-issued “concealed carry” weapon permit, you have four months to get one from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or you will be in violation of the law.