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Stories with organization: Pennsylvania state government
  • new storyWolf says he won't cave on demand to fix state's deficit 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 5:25 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out a long-term deficit that has plunged Pennsylvania's credit rating into the bottom ranks of states.

  • new storyPennsylvania Senate eyes limit on union dues, PAC collection 
    Updated: Oct-13-15 5:14 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans in the Pennsylvania state Senate are advancing legislation that would weaken the ability of public-sector labor unions to collect full dues and political action committee contributions from members' paychecks.

  • High court: Justices 'disturbed' by reports of Eakin emails 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 5:22 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Justices on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Monday they were "disturbed" by revelations about the content of alleged email exchanges of explicit photos or offensive jokes between prosecutors and one of their colleagues, Justice Michael Eakin.

  • Facing a huge deficit, Pennsylvania eyes gambling for help 
    Updated: Oct-12-15 3:31 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania are taking steps toward the state's third expansion of gambling in six years as a source of cash before they raise taxes to balance a deep budget deficit.

  • Legislature spent $2.8M on criminal lawyers over 4 years 
    Updated: Oct-11-15 11:11 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Legislature has spent more than $2.8 million in public funds since 2011 on private defense lawyers for state legislators and staff, most of it on cases that have sent lawmakers to jail, forced resignations at the highest levels of government, and prompted plea deals and immunity agreements for staff.

  • Driver license, photo centers closed for holiday weekend 
    Updated: Oct-10-15 3:07 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - State transportation officials in Pennsylvania say state driver license and photo centers will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.

  • Pennsylvania Senate hopefuls give peek at early fundraising 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 5:02 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Two Democrats who just joined the nomination race to challenge for Republican Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate seat are reporting their first quarterly campaign finance tallies.

  • Supreme Court hears UPMC's appeal of Medicare ruling 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 4:31 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday to vacate a lower court's order forcing UPMC to maintain cheaper, in-network rates for Highmark Inc.'s 182,000 Medicare Advantage customers.

  • Openly gay lawmaker challenging indicted Philly congressman 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 10:16 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected state lawmaker is challenging a longtime Philadelphia congressman who's vowing to remain in office while fighting corruption charges.

  • Lawsuit claims Kathleen Kane retaliated against top lawyer 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 6:07 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A former top lawyer in Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office sued her on Monday, saying she fired him in retaliation for grand jury testimony that helped Montgomery County prosecutors bring perjury charges against her.

  • First TV ads to be aired in Pennsylvania high court race 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:23 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The air war is about to begin in the election campaign for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

  • Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says justice violated ethics 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:35 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A day after being charged with a second perjury count, Pennsylvania's attorney general said Friday she had reported a state Supreme Court justice for possible ethics violations, citing pornographic, racially offensive or otherwise inappropriate emails he received that were recovered from her office's computer servers.

  • Interstate exit named for slain Pennsylvania state trooper 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 10:01 pm

    BLOOMING GROVE, Pennsylvania - An exit on Interstate 84 has been named in memory of a state trooper who was killed in an ambush at his barracks.

  • The Latest: Justice says he'll cooperate in email inquiry 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 3:40 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest developments in the Pennsylvania attorney general's allegations that a state Supreme Court justice may have violated conduct rules because of racially offensive or misogynistic emails that were sent to him. All times local.

  • Pennsylvania emergency officials prepare for hurricane 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 5:55 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday that his administration was monitoring Hurricane Joaquin closely and was ready to respond.

  • Justices to review bias claim against top Pennsylvania judge 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:36 am

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court will hear a Pennsylvania death row inmate's claim that the state high court's chief justice had a clear conflict of interest and should have stepped aside from the case.

  • The Latest: Republicans 'troubled' by spending bill veto 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 1:12 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest developments in efforts by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Pennsylvania Legislature's huge Republican majorities to break a budget stalemate that is nearing its fourth month:

  • Wolf endorses former chief of staff McGinty for Senate 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:02 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf is endorsing his former chief of staff, Katie McGinty, for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

  • Kane's promotion of her sister drew ethics chairman's rebuke 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 1:04 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane hired her sister to lead the agency's new child predator unit in 2013, even though her sister had spent the previous five years working on civil cases as a low-level state prosecutor and was out of compliance with her legal training, a newspaper reported Sunday.

  • Despite road closures, woman escorted to receive kidney 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 8:24 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - While the papal visit closed bridges and roads to vehicles, one carrying a kidney transplant recipient managed to get to a Philadelphia hospital on Saturday - with a little help from state police.

  • Another Pennsylvania school district eyes shutting down 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 2:07 pm

    CARBONDALE, Pennsylvania - Another school district is warning that it may choose to shut down instead of borrowing money to weather Pennsylvania state government's budget stalemate.

  • Trooper's mom sues ex-firearms instructor in deadly shooting 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 7:47 am

    PHILADELPHIA - The mother of a slain state trooper has sued the former Pennsylvania State Police firearms instructor who accidentally shot her son last year.

  • Labor, trial lawyers help Dems raise cash in high court race 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 7:25 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - An infusion of cash from organized labor and Philadelphia trial lawyers helped Democratic candidates outpace Republicans in summer fundraising, setting the stage for a high-stakes campaign for three open seats on Pennsylvania's highest court, campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show.

  • West Virginia man charged in 2014 interstate slaying 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:50 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A West Virginia man was charged with murder Monday in the shooting of another motorist on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania in what state police said appeared to be a case of mistaken identity.

  • The Latest: Kane to keep working after license suspension 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 3:01 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest on the Pennsylvania high court's order to temporarily suspend the law license of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):