The momentum toward marriage equality grew stronger in 2013, as a sea change of public, legal, and political opinion on LGBT rights rippled across the country.
Gov. Tom Corbett is ending his pursuit of the operator of the British national lottery to run the Pennsylvania Lottery in a privatization deal.
The race for Pennsylvania’s next governor got its unofficial start inside the hotels and private clubs of midtown Manhattan on Saturday.
The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New York came to Philadelphia City Hall to promote an effort to get cell phone manufacturers to install “kill switches” so a phone that’s stolen could be immediately deactivated.
Chris discusses the possibility the White House will push back the deadline to enroll in a healthcare exchange and television shows agreeing to promote the benefits of the Affordable Care Act. He talks to Pennsylvania State Representative Daryl Metcalfe and Alex Borstein from The Family Guy.
Chris looks at who is to blame for the failures of the healthcare.gov rollout, assesses the difference in media coverage of Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey, and discusses the most recent media attacks on Texas Senator Ted Cruz. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The speaker of the state house says he’s not dismissing a move by a Republican member to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Kathleen Kane for her decision not to defend Pennsylvania’s marriage law in court.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general has charged three men with stealing $1.25 million in grants from the program.
“I think it’s very clear from the ethics act that she is not allowed to have a family member working under her,” Republican Daryl Metcalfe said.
Attorney general Kathleen Kane is tamping down speculation that she might jump into the already crowded field of Democratic candidates for Pennsylvania governor.
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.