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So you understand the roaring wave of fear that swept through the greatest city in the world just as Monday was dawning--the stream of flight rising swiftly to a torrent, lashing in a foaming tumult round the railway stations, banked up into a horrible struggle about the shipping in the Thames, and hurrying by every available channel northward and eastward. By ten o'clock the police organisation, and by midday even the railway organisations, were losing coherency, losing shape and efficiency, guttering, softening, running at last in that swift liquefaction of the social body.

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‘I’m disappointed’ in Republican budget, tactics Gov. Wolf says: Analysis

(PennLive) Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf went into the final weekend of the 2014-15 fiscal year making a full court press for his budget priorities, even as the Republican-controlled General Assembly geared up to send him a budget that faces a guaranteed gubernatorial veto. “I’m disappointed, but I understand that there are theatrics in negotiations and I thought we were working…

250-plus people named to Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s transition review teams

(PennLive) Gov.-elect Tom Wolf announced the names of more than 250 people on Monday that will review state agencies, commissions and various issue areas as part of his transition team. Wolf named the chairmen and women for the review teams last week. The individuals selected by Wolf will review a number of areas including aging, agriculture, education, health, military and…

PennWATCH website attracts curiosity seekers interested in Pa. state employees’ salaries

(Patriot News) In the first 25 hours since going live, Pennsylvania’s state government transparency website drew nearly as many hits as the number of people who live in Harrisburg. The website provides information on individual state employee’s salaries, which has proved to be one of the most popular draws. It also provides information on payments made by agencies; the number of…