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Transgender Doctor One Step Closer To Serving As Pennsylvania's Physician General

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2015 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 3 (Reuters) - A transgender woman named by the governor to serve as Pennsylvania's physician general was endorsed by a state leg...

Pennsylvania Governor Acts To Ensure Federal Health Care Subsidies

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

May 1 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said on Friday the state will set up its own healthcare exchange if needed to save insurance subsidie...

Arthur Delaney

Burial Plots No Longer A Barrier To Food Stamps In Pennsylvania | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

Pennsylvanians applying for nutrition assistance will no longer have to tell the government whether they own burial plots, thanks to a move by Gov. To...

A New Place to Call Home

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact
Peak Johnson

The idea of having a wellness center placed in the heart of North Philadelphia had first come to Sister Mary Scullion, Executive Director of Project HOME, when civic leader Stephen Klein had approached her about building a community center.

Pennsylvania Governor To Toughen Gas Drilling Regulations

AP | MARC LEVY | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A forthcoming proposal to toughen regulations for the Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling industry will target how it stores...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidate Withdraws Nomination After Racist Email Surfaces

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

A nominee for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has withdrawn his name from consideration after a racist email he sent in 2013 surfaced last we...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Nominee Allegedly Sent Racist Email

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

The nomination of a Pennsylvania judge to the state's Supreme Court hit a road block on Friday after the Centre Daily Times reported that he once sent...

In Controversial Vote, Philadelphia Adds More Charter Schools

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Philadelphia's financially distressed school district, one of the co...

Pennsylvania Governor Puts Moratorium On Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) announced Friday that he has placed a moratorium on the state's death penalty. Wolf said the moratorium will remain...

'Green News Report' - January 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IMF calls for end to fossil fuel subsidies; PLUS: Some good news: fracking banned in Scotland, and great 'Fox News' for a change!... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Bans New Oil And Gas Leases On State Land

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an executive order reinstating a moratorium on new leases for oil and natural g...

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Claims Yuengling Beer Is Banned From Governor-Elect's Inauguration

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

A Pennsylvania lawmaker claims the Yuengling brewery has been banned from donating free beer to the inaugural ball of Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf...

Samantha Lachman

Dem Governors Struggle To Overcome Opposition As Obama Embraces Executive Powers | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The six Democratic governors who face GOP-controlled state legislatures may be slightly jealous of President Barack Obama's ability to d...

Kate Sheppard

Tom Steyer's Very Expensive Experiment In Making Climate Change A 'Wedge Issue' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Steyer's climate-focused electoral efforts came up with mixed results Tuesday, but the billionaire environmentalist and former hedge...

Tom Wolf Wins 2014 Pennsylvania Governor Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Tom Wolf has ousted incumbent Tom Corbett (R) in the race for Pennsylvania governor. Corbett has served as governor of Pennsylvania since ...

Corbett Loses Gubernatorial Race

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett (R) lost the race for Pennsylvania governor to Democrat Tom Wolf on Tuesday. Corbett was first elected governor in 2010....

Pennsylvania Governor Election Results: Tom Wolf Defeats Incumbent Tom Corbett

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Democrat Tom Wolf defeated incumbent Tom Corbett (R) in the 2014 Pennsylvania governor race. Corbett was first elected as governor of Pennsylvania ...

Obama Makes Final Push For Democrats In Governor's Races

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Barack Obama's final campaign swing of the midterm election season Sunday came down to part nostalgia tour and part te...

Corbett Friend Screwing with Newspaper Endorsements

Laura Goldman | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Laura Goldman

With Tom Wolf leading in the polls by double digits, the change in editorial policy probably will not affect this year's Pennsylvania's gubernatorial election. However, it does portend a disturbing trend of future meddling by the owner.

Fact Check: Corbett Ad Lies

Lisa Longo | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Lisa Longo

Sadly, too many people seem to think campaign ads are news. They fail to recognize the rhetoric, or in some cases the outright lies. In this case, it is easy to spot the slanted and unsubstantiated ideological claim.

Why I Cannot Vote Democratic This Year

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

If Governor Wolf succeeds in keeping his campaign promise of using taxes on frackers to fund the schools he will be doing more harm than good. How do we get rid of the fracking industry in Pennsylvania if fracking is institutionalized?

Tom Corbett vs. Tom Wolf Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Pennsylvania Governor's Race 2014

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Tom Corbett vs. Tom Wolf Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin compari...

GOP Gov's Desperation And Deceit Exposed | Brooks Jackson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on We’ve noticed that the most deceitful attack ads often come from candidates who are most ...

Chris Christie And Hillary Clinton Stump In Key Swing State

AP | MARC LEVY and KEN THOMAS | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made dueling pitches Thursday in Pennsylvania'...

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over 'Porngate' Scandal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The growing Pennsylvania scandal dubbed "porngate" made a cameo in Wednesday night's first debate between Gov. Tom Corbett (R) and his D...