PA Capital Goverment and Political News

PA Capital Goverment and Political News

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*In 2013, the S&P 500 index, generally considered representative of the U.S. stock market as a whole, produced total returns of 32.39% — the...

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Gov. Tom Wolf  is accusing IBM of racking up tens-of-millions in cost overruns while failing to deliver under a $110 million contract to create...

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Seasonal workers will once again be allowed to get unemployment compensation when their jobs end thanks to legislation signed into law on Nov. 3...

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Pennsylvania's revenue situation worsened a bit more in November as General Fund tax revenues came up $129 million short of estimates for the month. However,...

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Josh Shapiro pulled out a clear win over opponent state Sen. John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, in their race to bring integrity back to the Office...

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On Nov. 2, Gov. Tom Wolf signed a handful of opioid-related bills intended to address the heroin and opioid crisis sweeping through the Keystone...

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Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, says Gov. Tom Wolf is “playing politics with people’s lives” by planning to close three unemployment compensation (UC) call centers...

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By Dr. Andrew Herlich    According to the 2015 Annual Child Protective Services Report from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, there is a slow...

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Will money play a crucial role in state row office elections? By Carley Mossbrook, Capitolwire Democratic candidates for state row offices swept their Republican contenders in...

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By Neal Lesher  Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed two regulatory relief bills, drawing the ire of environmental activists. One dealt with controversial oil and...

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The Senate dropped charter school reform language from an amendment to House Bill 1606, the Public School Code, Wednesday, clearing the path toward final...

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A Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has upheld Sunoco Logistics Partners' power to take private property for its Mariner East Pipeline, adding momentum to Sunoco's plan...

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By Pat Toomey and Sherrod Brown   Often, the image of opioid addiction in America today is that of a working-age adult who first turned...

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Democrat Katie McGinty, made it through to the general election,ending Joe Sestak's hope of a rematch of the 2010 contest. McGinty, who just two years...

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced she is not seeking re-election, capping a stunning fall from the height of state Democratic politics.   Kane, a first-term...

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The Department of Environmental Protection has a technology problem.   Secretary John Quigley told Senate lawmakers the department leases warehouses just to store paper because the...

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By Kevin Zwick, Capitolwire   A top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf has warned Penn State Trustees to lobby for the governor's tax package or face...

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After several impassioned appeals, the state House of Representatives gave its overwhelming approval to legislation establishing a system to produce and dispense medical marijuana...

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  All the tough talk from the governor and his administration last week gave way to “doing the right thing,” as Gov. Tom Wolf announced...

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By Sen. Vincent Hughes Last week, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, the system made up of our 14 state-owned universities, had the opportunity...