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  • new storyPennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:16 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, sending them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the fiscal year that began back in July.

  • Democratic leader says Senate moving too fast to remove Kane 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 12:03 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state Senate's Democratic floor leader said Tuesday that Republicans were moving too quickly in planning a vote this week on whether to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

  • The Latest: Wolf seeks $3 billion tax hike amid gridlock 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 11:41 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal to the state Legislature for the 2016-17 fiscal year that begins July 1 (all times local):

  • Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 9:08 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. After an unresolved fight with the Republican-controlled Legislature, the Democrat is the first governor in modern Pennsylvania history to come to this point with substantial portions of the budget for the current fiscal year still in limbo. Wolf has made some revelations about what he will propose Tuesday, and here is a look at what is unfinished and what may be a part of his budget package.

  • Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:58 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license will remain suspended after the state's highest court on Friday denied her request to have it reinstated while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it.

  • Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:31 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

  • Cheating probe underway at Pennsylvania state police academy story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:38 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - An investigation into possible cheating at the Pennsylvania State Police academy has involved dozens of interviews and an extensive collection of evidence since it began in December, the force's commander said Thursday.

  • Shapiro, Zappala throw elbows in attorney general's race 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 3:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The race for Pennsylvania attorney general is becoming very heated between two leading Democrats seeking to replace Attorney General Kathleen Kane, set off by former Gov. Ed Rendell's endorsement in the race Wednesday.

  • Wolf signs 2-year halt in Keystone Exams' graduation mandate 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:22 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A requirement that Pennsylvania students pass the Keystone Exams to graduate high school was put on hold Wednesday for at least two years, although Gov. Tom Wolf said he remains committed to accountability.

  • Campaign cash: Toomey with edge, AG hopefuls accumulate cash 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 9:41 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Campaign finance reports for fundraising and spending activity through Dec. 31 were due Monday for candidates for state and federal office. The reports are not always available from the campaigns or state and federal election bureaus before the deadline. Here is a look at the information available so far in some of the state's most contested races leading up to the April 26 primary election.

  • Police: Man killed woman who rejected his advances at a bar 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:30 am

    PITTSBURGH - Police say a Pennsylvania man shot and killed a woman just moments after she rejected his advances at a bar.

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 10:17 am

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania:

  • Big step in Pennsylvania's 2016 primary election begins 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 8:15 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A big step in Pennsylvania's 2016 election is beginning as hundreds of candidates for federal and state offices can start gathering signatures to qualify for the April 26 primary ballot.

  • Gregg, Rendell discuss economic policy 
    Updated: Jan-25-16 4:01 am

    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - Former Sen. Judd Gregg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell are speaking at a public forum in Portsmouth about the impact of fiscal policy decisions.

  • Stranded motorists dug out of snow on Pennsylvania Turnpike story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 9:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Snowbound college athletes and teenage parishioners spent a night stranded in a miles-long backup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with hundreds of other motorists, munching on snacks and watching movies to pass the time, before National Guard members and heavy construction equipment began digging vehicles out Saturday.

  • Democrat state Rep. Pam Snyder running for third term 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 10:04 am

    JEFFERSON, Pennsylvania - Democrat state Rep. Pam Snyder is running for a third term in southwestern Pennsylvania's 50th District.

  • AG reaches $450,000 settlement with CVS on expired products 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:39 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The CVS drugstore chain has agreed to pay $450,000 to Pennsylvania to settle allegations that it sold over-the-counter drugs, infant formula and dairy products after their expiration date.

  • Stollsteimer quits Democratic race for attorney general 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 11:32 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Jack Stollsteimer is quitting the Democratic nomination race for Pennsylvania attorney general.

  • Court papers: State wrongly charged ex-Pennsylvania justice 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 6:09 am

    PITTSBURGH - A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of using state-paid staff for campaign activities says the state violated her constitutional rights.

  • Changing Harrisburg will take longer than a year, Wolf says 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 12:49 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Tom Wolf's first year as Pennsylvania governor was consumed by a knock-down, drag-out budget fight, and perhaps it had to be expected.

  • Pennsylvania's adjutant general takes paid leave of absence 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 1:11 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The man who heads the Pennsylvania National Guard and the state Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs is taking a paid leave of absence, and the governor's office isn't saying why.

  • Men found with Pennsylvania teen that 1 met on Internet 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 1:26 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Two men found in a car with a missing 17-year-old Pennsylvania girl are now jailed on charges including concealing her whereabouts from her parents, and one of the men had sex with her, police said Thursday.

  • House votes to tweak education funding distribution 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 5:51 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to stop Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's use of a formula that targets extra subsidy money for school districts hardest-hit by past spending cuts, charging that he lacks that authority.

  • GOP push to free cash for state-related universities fails 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 8:27 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A push by the state House Republican majority to bypass a months-old state budget standoff and free up $578 million for state-related universities foundered Monday as party leaders failed to attract the required two-thirds majority.

  • Shapiro to run for Pennsylvania attorney general 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 8:06 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Josh Shapiro, the chairman of Montgomery County's commissioners, said Monday that he is running for state attorney general, joining a crowded field vying to succeed the embattled Kathleen Kane in the November election.