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WolfCorbettTransparency

Transparency issues at play in race for governor |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
The rhetoric that’s careening around the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race sounds as if it could be… More

Pennsylvania GOP can’t lose Fleck’s state House seat – but he can |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Republicans can’t lose in Pennsylvania’s 81st Legislative District.
A GOP victory for the seat… More

CigaretteTaxPhilly

Funding Philadelphia schools, one vice at a time |

By Yaël Ossowski and Andrew Staub | Watchdog.org
Crushed by the burden of dwindling tax revenues and budget cuts, Philadelphia… More

ClassSizes

When it comes to class sizes, Philadelphia School District’s numbers don’t add up |

By Eric Boehm and Mary Tillotson | Watchdog.org
Philadelphia school and city officials say the district will be forced to… More

Arcade

Arcade helps give PA borough extra life, but hefty tax could mean game over |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
The small borough of Hanover has long been championed as the Snack Food Capital… More

BudgetTransparency

Pennsylvania’s budget process: cramped, crowded and hot |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
If the famous saying is true – that, like sausage, it is best not… More

State lawmakers table teacher seniority bill, special ed funding |

By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org

Pennsylvania lawmakers considered reforming special education funding and ending the system of seniority-based layoffs, More
EPARules

Corbett and PA coal industry wary of new EPA rules on CO2 |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — After President Obama on Monday unveiled new EPA regulations that would reduce… More

GOPPrimary

Conservative flank of GOP falls short at polls |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
When Scott Wagner… More pulled off a stunning write-in campaign to claim a Pennsylvania Senate

DemsPrimary2

Corporate tax questions dog Wolf in final days before PA primary |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
A day before the Democratic gubernatorial primary election, there’s no reason Tom Wolf would… More

DemsPrimary1

Dems open wallets in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial primary |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
York County businessman Tom Wolf… More continues to lead three fellow Democratic challengers for the

Cops

Cops can now search your car without a warrant |

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent
If the police stop you in Pennsylvania, they don’t need a warrant to search… More

McCordCreditCheck

Credit check: McCord’s hotel choices raise questions |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Since the Omni William Penn Hotel… More opened in 1916, the Pittsburgh landmark has served

GiftBan

Could Kentucky-style gift ban come to Pennsylvania? |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — After a corruption scandal ensnared more than a dozen Kentucky lawmakers 21… More

Radar

Plan would give radar guns to local police |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Pennsylvania motorists have long been able to set their cruise control a little bit… More

WomensSports

Advocacy group: PA colleges discriminate against women’s athletics |

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Nine Pennsylvania universities have failed to provide female students with equal athletic opportunities required… More

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