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PA First to Receive Funding Bloomberg $50 Million Investment to Address...

On the heels of new data showing an alarming decline in U.S. life expectancy over the past three years, Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a $50 million investment in...

Death, Taxes, and Toll Hikes

(Commonwealth Foundation - Elizabeth Stelle and Nathan Benefield) There are three things Pennsylvanians have learned to count on: death, taxes, and Turnpike toll hikes. On January 6th, the...

Senate, House Leaders Call Out Governor’s Executive Order as Grandstanding on...

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-28), Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) and House Majority Leader-elect...
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Can’t We All Just Get Along? (Episode #2)

Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Meet PA’s Political Odd Couple, Alan Novak and T.J. Rooney. PA PoliChicks Flora Posteraro and Nell McCormack Abom...

Former Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane reports to Prison

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane reported to prison Thursday to begin serving a sentence for leaking grand jury material and lying about it. ...

Governor Wolf Creates Commission to Find Fair Redistricting Solutions

Governor Tom Wolf is taking action to build on the bipartisan support for making Pennsylvania’s redistricting process more fair and nonpartisan. The governor signed...

A Financial Gift for Newborns in PA in 2019

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella is donating the full amount of his automatic pay increase to the Keystone Scholars Program. Starting in January 2019, the Keystone...

Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Michael Tripus of Stroudsburg

Governor Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag to fly at half-staff at the Capitol Complex and at all Commonwealth facilities in Monroe County...

Court Refuses to Review Ex-State Attorney General’s Perjury Conviction

(Cumberlink.com)  Pennsylvania's former top state prosecutor is likely to soon find herself behind bars, more than two years after being convicted and sentenced for leaking...

Bob Casey Dangles Potential for a Presidential run in 2020

(Cumberlink.com) U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, fresh off winning a third term in office, is floating the idea of running for president, saying he is battle-tested...

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