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  1. Top Pa. officials' salaries quietly growRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Philly.com

    No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats. A 1995 law provides automatic cost-of-living adjustments for the state's judges, members of the Legislature and many top executive branch officials, including the governor and his major appointees.

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  2. Feds: Former Pa. worker stole 600 surplus combat helmetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Philly.com

    A former state employee is facing federal charges for allegedly stealing more than 600 U.S. military combat helmets from his job at a Pennsylvania surplus warehouse. Michael Gantz, 43, worked as an acquisition officer at the Pennsylvania Department of General Services' surplus property warehouse until July 2014, according to criminal charges filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.

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  3. Capital cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Philly.com

    With pornographic e-mails circulating among prosecutors and judges, lawmakers accused of taking cash in a sting that wasn't even pursued by the state's top law enforcement officer, and featherweight ethics rules that are rarely enforced, Pennsylvania richly deserves its place, by one measure, among the nation's five most corrupt states. In that context, the gift ban Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has imposed on his transition team, which he promises to carry over into his administration, hits the right note.

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  4. The charter-school lieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Philly.com

    A RATIONAL school-funding formula for Pennsylvania to ensure that all children - no matter what their ZIP code - can be assured a quality education should be a priority for the new Wolf administration. That's likely to be a heavy lift.

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  5. Lobbyist to be tried in sex assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | Philly.com

    A noted Philadelphia Republican lobbyist was ordered Thursday to stand trial on sexual assault charges in a September incident involving a 27-year-old woman. Andrew J. Marsico was held for court on seven counts including aggravated indecent assault without consent, unlawful restraint, and false imprisonment.

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  6. Valley Forge Casino fined $200,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Philly.com

    The Valley Forge Casino Resort has had a tough time before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in the last 12 months. The casino, backed by investor Ira Lubert, was fined a total of $200,000 Wednesday for two separate sets of violations, $50,000 for four episodes of underage gambling, and $150,000 for failing to properly submit promotions for regulatory review.

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  7. AG's office: No child porn among e-mailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Philly.com

    On Tuesday night, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane went on national television and said children were depicted in some of the images her office discovered when reviewing pornographic e-mails exchanged among state employees. Asked by a CNN reporter to describe the sexually explicit messages unearthed in the scandal, Kane said: "They are deplorable: hard-core, sometimes graphic, sometimes violent e-mails that had a string of videos and pictures depicting sometimes children, old women - some of them involved violent sexual acts against women."

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  8. Valley Forge Casino fined $200KRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Philly.com

    Valley Forge Casino Resort has had a tough time before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in the last 12 months. The casino backed by investor Ira Lubert was fined a total $200,000 on Wednesday for two separate sets of violations, $50,000 for four episodes of underage gambling and $150,000 for failing to properly submit promotions for regulatory review.

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  9. Report: No Pa. cyber charters meet academic standardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Philly.com

    While Pennsylvania's education secretary mulls applications for three new cyber charters, a Philadelphia research group has released a paper that states none of the 14 existing cybers meet state academic standards. The results of the state's school performance profiles released earlier this month show that cybers "continue to lag far behind both traditional public and charter schools," according to a policy brief that Research for Action released Monday.

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  10. Ban on gifts just the start of changes needed in Pa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Philly.com

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's first policy act was to ban gifts for his transition team, and he is proposing similar bans in other areas too. Kudos.

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  11. Wolf fills out transition teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 18 | Philly.com

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf filled out his transition steering committee Tuesday, adding executives and officials from academia, law, nonprofits, and the government. "I look forward to working with these individuals to address the steep fiscal and economic challenges ahead," he said in a statement.

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  12. GOP rout more dominant than it first appearedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 | Philly.com

    Republicans picked up so many seats in state legislatures that the party will control 68 of the nation's 98 partisan chambers come January - the most since 1920, a time of flappers, bathtub gin, and the Model T. They'll have legislative control in 30 states, to 11 for the Democrats. Counting Republican governors, the GOP will dominate the governments of 24 states .

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  13. Third executive at Committee of Seventy to step downRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 15 | Philly.com

    Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, who has been with the Committee of Seventy for nearly 10 years, will leave the government watchdog group at the end of the month. "I'm exhausted, after doing [former director Zack Stalberg's] job and my job for the last few months," Kaplan said Friday.

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  14. Policy director Ellen Mattleman Kaplan to leave Committee of SeventyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Philly.com

    Ellen Mattleman Kaplan, who has been with the Committee of Seventy for nearly 10 years, will leave the government watchdog group at the end of the month. "I'm exhausted, after doing [former director Zack Stalberg's] job and my job for the last few months," Kaplan said Friday.

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  15. Harrisburg takes a step to the rightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Philly.com

    ABOUT NOON yesterday, I'm standing outside the Senate Majority Caucus Room just off the Capitol Rotunda as Republican senators inside cast secret ballots to change their leadership by ousting Chester's Dominic Pileggi. Staff from a nearby upscale restaurant, Mangia Qui, noisily roll a hand cart down the mosaic-tiled hallway.

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  16. Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Philly.com

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf this week announced an ethics policy for transition-team advisers that includes an absolute gift ban, and said he would curb the practice of giving no-bid contracts to private law firms when he takes office. Both moves were in line with the Democrat's campaign promises and signalled that his incoming administration aimed to depart from Harrisburg business as usual.

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  17. Attytood (sometimes, rarely) gets resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Philly.com

    In 2013, I put together all the puzzle pieces of the various freebies -- from yacht trips to private jet travel to sold-out sporting events -- that Gov. Corbett had accepted from lobbyists and business executives seeking something from state government. Some of the credit for that piece belongs to the website StateImpact PA -- which first uncovered the 2011 Rhode Island yacht vacation with a fracking executive and caused me to look deeper at all the Corbetts' gifts.

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  18. Now playing: drama in the Pa. SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 | Philly.com

    THERE'S a successful York County businessman recently elected to public office looking to shake things up in Harrisburg - and it's not Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. He runs trash-hauling and trucking companies, so he's no stranger to getting his hands dirty, moving things around or trash-talking.

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  19. Wolf pack: Fans of the governor-elect at Temple last week.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Philly.com

    Education funding may have been the crucial issue that united Pennsylvania voters in deciding to elect a new governor. A statewide coalition promoting more money for schools had been struggling to get traction, but it found its strength on Election Day.

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  20. Questions over ride-share firm's insurance protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 9 | Philly.com

    One of the flash points in the fight over Uber's high-tech, innovative, disruptive arrival in Philadelphia is old-fashioned auto insurance. When riders use a smartphone app to summon UberX - a private car with a private driver - how are they protected in case of an accident? Regulators in Philadelphia and Harrisburg contend the ride-share company relies too heavily on drivers' personal insurance policies and doesn't fully protect the public.

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