Alan Butkovitz is being sworn in to a third term as Controller but its well known that he has his eyes on the mayor’s office.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
Philadelphia voters will decide whether to re-elect the city’s district attorney and controller.
“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.
Capitol insiders continue to handicap the chances for passage this fall of the three big items on Governor Corbett’s agenda: transportation funding, privatization of liquor sales, and pension reform.
Less than a week before the matter is argued before a state judge, a new poll shows the decision by a Montgomery County official to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples is widely unpopular with Pennsylvania voters.
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.
The F&M poll shows support for selling off state stores has dropped from 53-percent in February to 47-percent now.
While leaders of both parties focus on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s expected 2014 re-election campaign, voters across the state also will be choosing nominees for local judgeships, municipal offices and school boards.
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’s job approval ratings hit some record lows in a new poll released today by Franklin and Marshall College.
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.
A Canadian company owns a British company that would operate Pennsylvania’s lottery,” Madonna explains.
Since Tom Corbett became governor, polls showed that many Pennsylvania voters questioned why Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky wasn’t arrested sooner, while Corbett was running the Sandusky investigation.