It’s been an eventful week for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and not in a good way
With just a month to go until primary day, the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor have finally started to mix it up among themselves.
A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that a conservative challenger Bob Guzzardi should be allowed to remain on the Republican ballot in May’s primary.
Governor Corbett made a couple of moves that surprised political observers this past week.
Lawsuits are pending in both federal and state court in Pennsylvania and some say the question is not whether marriage equality will exist in the Commonwealth, but when.
Attorney General Kathleen Kane is defending the length of her investigation into Tom Corbett’s probe of Jerry Sandusky. She issued a statement this week explaining delays.
But Franklin & Marshall Poll director Terry Madonna notes that at just 23 percent, the number of folks who think Corbett is doing a “good” or “excellent” job is still quite low.
A new study suggests that Facebook engagement could replace traditional polls when it comes to predicting the outcome of an election.
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.