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Will persuasive ads affect race for Democratic nod for governor?
Poll after poll shows former Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf is likely coasting to victory in today’s Democratic primary for governor and earning the bid to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall.
Database will let you check ride safety
The state is set to unveil an online tool that allows the public to check the safety of amusement park rides.
Reps spend thousands on 'self-promotion' events
More than a third of Pennsylvania’s state representatives spend thousands of dollars in government dollars every year to stage senior expos, veterans dinners and other community events that some criticize as self-promotion at taxpayer expense.
Code changes at heart of tax break for banks
An unintended 18 percent tax break for banks isn’t helping the state’s looming budget shortfall.
Banks paid $87 million less than expected this spring in a tax on the value of bank shares, said Erik Arneson, director of policy for Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester County.
SUNDAY ISSUE: 'In God We Trust' bill softened
Pennsylvania lawmakers softened a proposal earlier this week about posting “In God We Trust” in school buildings to make it optional and to add the Bill of Rights to the measure.
Out-of-state money a focal point for Democrats in state governor race
Katie McGinty’s ties to the Clinton White House have not given her a bump in polls, but those connections have kept her campaign alive by providing the money needed to stay in the race.
Area rail projects included in transportation spending plan
Tucked in the multi-billion dollar transportation spending plan is millions available for private companies to build rail lines to help ship goods to and from their businesses.
Pennsylvania's lethal injection relies on same drug as botched Oklahoma execution
Pennsylvania’s lethal injection drug cocktail relies on the same drug used in a January botched execution during which an Oklahoma inmate exclaimed: “My whole body is burning.”
Same-sex marriage proponents optimistic about challenge
When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the landmark ruling that same-sex marriages should be recognized by the federal government, advocates in northwest Pennsylvania were caught off-guard, Meadville City Councilman Bob Langley said Friday.
Liquor Control Board sets sights on more Sunday sales
Booze sales on Sunday have proven so popular the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is breaking a state law limiting how many stores the system can operate on the first day of the week.
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