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Governor Wolf Cleans House at the Capitol

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday swiftly undid his predecessor's late-hour appointments, firing the recently-named director of the state's open records office and recalling all pending executive nominations. Wolf said he removed Erik Arneson, the ...

PA Court Blocks Kane's Defense from Taking Action

01.23.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania’s high court has at least temporarily blocked a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation of alleged leaks of secret investigative material by ...

PA Attorney General Kane Could Face Charges

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Court documents confirm that a statewide grand jury recommended charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane that include perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction. The charges stem from an investigation by a ...

PA Anti-Fracking Force at Wolf's Inauguration

01.22.15 | Terry Diener

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's inauguration this week in a grassroots show of force against fracking. The action, organized by the newly formed Pennsylvanians Against Fracking coalition, kicked off at a ...

PA to Settle with Feds on Overpayment of Public Funds

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Pennsylvania has agreed to a nearly $49 million settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that it improperly paid public benefits to people who were ineligible between 2004 and 2010. The state is not admitting any liability by the ...

PA Hails Tom Wolf as New Governor

01.21.15 | Terry Diener

Democrat Tom Wolf took office Tuesday as Pennsylvania's 47th chief executive, portraying himself as a political outsider and appealing for bipartisanship in a divided state government plagued by budget deficits and partisan stalemate. Wolf outlined ...

Poll Finds Voters Optimistic About New PA Governor

01.20.15 | Terry Diener

A new Mercyhurst University poll finds most Pennsylvania voters positive about his ability to solve the state’s problems, with broad support for his policy agenda. Sixty-nine percent of respondents to the survey by the Mercyhurst Center for ...

Tom Wolf Sworn in Today as PA Governor

01.20.15 | Terry Diener

The 65-year-old Wolf is scheduled to be sworn in at a noon ceremony as the state's 47th governor. Wolf is scheduled to take his oath following an introduction by former Gov. Ed Rendell, who served two terms prior to Corbett's election. Penny ...

Penn State Wins Restored

01.19.15 | Terry Diener

The NCAA has agreed to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and to reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in major college football history. The ...

PA Officials Push for Public Natural Gas Station

01.19.15 | Terry Diener

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has asked four engineering teams to submit proposals for the establishment of natural gas fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be available for use by the public. ...

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