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PropertyTax

Property tax reform still vexing in Pennsylvania |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The issue of property tax reform — a point of conversation… More

Gifts

Corbett, Democratic opponents try to top one another with calls for gift ban |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
The next governor of Pennsylvania might have to look the gift horse in the… More

IronworkersCash

Heavy Hitters: Indicted Ironworkers’ union throws lots of cash at candidates |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
The Democratic candidate in a race that could determine control of the Pennsylvania Senate… More

Fuel

Taxpayers demand action in case of missing Wilkes-Barre gas |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Some Wilkes-Barre taxpayers say they are tired of waiting for local prosecutors to determine… More

CorbettBudget

Corbett holds line on taxes in election-friendly PA budget |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — After enduring the lean years of the great recession, Gov. Tom More

Unemployment

Examining why unemployment fell below 7 percent in PA for the first time in five years (and what it means for the election) |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
For the first time in five years, Pennsylvania… More’s unemployment sits below 7 percent.

VoterID

For Gov. Tom Corbett, a bad start to the weekend |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom CorbettMore didn’t have a very good Friday.
The problems for him

PhillyDomain

Philadelphia artist battling eminent domain decision |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
In powerful simplicity, the mural painted on the exterior of James Dupree… More’s art

Made in PA: Lawmaker pushes bill touting local products |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
The Christmas shopping season is over, but next year state Rep. Neal GoodmanMore wants

With lax gift laws, Pennsylvania’s elected officials enjoy Christmas year-round |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Pennsylvanians… More are gathering this week to exchange presents with family and friends, but for

In Philadelphia, charter schools outperform their public school neighbors on new state assessments |

By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — Two high schools in South Philadelphia… More are separated by a mile, but the

Commentary: Pennsylvania Senate bill is poison pill for online learning |

By Erik Telford | Franklin Center
Cyber schools are a valuable facet in the push to improve our education system,… More

Air Force reservist contends military service cost him a job |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
As questions about his military obligations piled up, J.J. Murphy… More sensed that his interview

WilkesBarre

Critics blast Pennsylvania city’s ‘one-strike’ law as blow to due process |

By Andrew Staub | Pennsylvania Independent
Adam Peters has lost out on $625 each of the past three months.
Wilkes-Barre… More

Pig

Whole hog: Porcine protester back to work at PA Capitol after lawmakers’ pay increase, transportation vote |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Giant inflatable pigs that protest government fraud, waste and abuse have little… More

Wages

With minimum wage increasing in New Jersey, some say Pennsylvania should follow suit |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Higher costs are likely and higher unemployment is a possibility after New Jersey raises… More

PA voters could oust two Supreme Court justices in Tuesday’s election |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
Even though Pennsylvania voters get a chance to vote against sitting Supreme Court… More justices

PLCBWineries

A good year: PA wineries may soon compete with state store monopoly |

By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Joe Greff owns Blue Mountain Vineyards… More, a 50-acre, 35,000-gallon producing winery along

Pheasants

Proposal would quash PA regulation preventing Sunday pheasant hunting |

By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — Six days each week for the past nine years, Dan Metzler… More has opened

Recession

Study: ‘Recession still haunts’ PA business owners |

By Melissa Daniels | PA Independent
HARRISBURG — With a government shutdown and the cost of Obamacare… More threatening, uncertainty trumps optimism for