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  1. Gov. Wolf fires open records directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Philly.com

    On his second day in office, Gov. Wolf rescinded more than two dozen eleventh-hour appointments by his predecessor - firing the state's new open records officer, canceling judicial nominations, and effectively booting the former lieutenant governor from Temple University's board of trustees. Wolf's office said he wasn't questioning their credentials for the posts but, rather, a "murky" appointment process by Gov. Tom Corbett that he called "anything but open and transparent."

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  2. Fix pensions with 'buyback'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Philly.com

    So now Pennsylvania's growing public employee pension problem is Gov. Wolf's to solve. Some estimate the gap could be as much as $65 billion in the next few years, with city governments facing a $7.7 billion gap of their own.

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  3. Pa. needs a new & fair school-finance formulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Philly.com

    NEW GOV. Wolf has made increasing state aid to public education one of his priorities, but to do anything about it now would be putting the cart before the horse.

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  4. Indicted Philly pol: Burglar stole laptopRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Philly.com

    Vanessa Lowery Brown, the indicted Democratic state representative scheduled for a preliminary hearing in her bribery case tomorrow, contacted police on Sunday and reported that someone had broken into her West Philadelphia rowhouse and stolen several of her belongings. Brown's state-issued laptop was among the items reportedly taken from her home, said Lt.

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  5. Ex-Pa. college VP gets 15 months for $228K gift card fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Philly.com

    A former Harrisburg Area Community College vice president has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for wire fraud after prosecutors say she bought $228,000 worth of Target gift cards online using a college credit card. The 55-year-old Harrisburg woman resigned from the school in February 2012 during an administrative shake-up before the thefts were discovered.

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  6. Three keys to prosperityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Philly.com

    For Pennsylvania's economy, 2014 was a good year. The unemployment rate fell, and few new impediments to working were created by our state lawmakers.

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  7. It's inauguration day for Tom WolfRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Philly.com

    The Democrat, he first to unseat a sitting governor in the state's history, arrives facing a projected $2.3 billion budget shortfall and a Republican-dominated legislature that has shown no signs it will quickly embrace his priorities. Wolf plans to start the day in his hometown of Mount Wolf in rural York County with a pancake breakfast send-off at the VFW hall before heading to Harrisburg.

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  8. Eds, meds, taxes fuel protestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Philly.com

    WHEN ADRIAN Rios arrived in Philadelphia nearly four years ago to begin his studies on the ivy-clad campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the East Los Angeles native was increasingly drawn to political issues, from the plight of Palestinians to a labor fight involving Penn's cafeteria workers. That's why it was a life-altering experience - "exciting and nerve-racking," he recalls - last month when he found himself amid about 100 student protesters lying on the floor of a large, heated tent in a protest at Penn president Amy Gutmann's house.

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  9. Ban on fracking would be fresh start that Pa. needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Philly.com

    If Gov.-elect Tom Wolf is serious about giving our state a fresh start, he needs to make a moratorium on fracking a top priority for his new administration. Election season was a pleasantry for Wolf.

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  10. DN Editorial: the Freeze Must Thaw: Pa. legislators have to stop...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Philly.com

    AMID THE pomp of ceremony of Tom Wolf's inauguration as governor tomorrow, we are sure to hear soothing words from all parties about the need for compromise, about moving the state forward and about bipartisanship. The challenge - again for all involved - is how to make them real and not simply an exercise in hollow rhetoric, blown away by the winds of January almost as soon as they are uttered.

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  11. Social-conservative lawmaker fights for legalizing medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | Philly.com

    Standing amid the lunchtime crush at the Pennsylvania Farm Show last week was a gray-haired man in deck shoes and a fleece vest, animatedly pitching an unusual - and illegal - product. Like a street-corner preacher, Sen. Mike Folmer was bringing his message to the people - in his case thousands of voters he hopes will pressure their representatives to support his bill to legalize medical marijuana.

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  12. Penn State head coach Joe Paterno on the sidelines in game action.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Philly.com

    The state senator who has led one of the legal battles over the validity of the NCAA sanctions against Pennsylvania State University will make a "major announcement" Friday regarding the case, his office said. Sen. Majority Leader Jake Corman will hold a news conference on the topic at 1 p.m. in the Capitol.

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  13. Suspect cornered in thrift store after 9-hour Pa. crime jagRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Philly.com

    Police carried a shirtless and shoeless suspect out of Salvation Army store in central Pennsylvania after a crime spree they say included a gunpoint kidnapping, attempted carjacking and a hostage standoff. Officers hauled Joseph Wade Aldinger from the Harrisburg store around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, more than nine hours after they say the spree began with a gunpoint kidnapping in a neighboring community.

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  14. Report: Any new charter would hurt existing Philadelphia public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Philly.com

    All 40 applications for new charter schools should be rejected because additional charters would only deepen the district's financial problems, Public Citizens for Children and Youth on Thursday urged the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. And, absent new revenues, the report by the Philadelphia-based nonprofit said any new charter would cause the district to cut more resources from the district's underfunded schools.

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  15. Ruling on lawyer's role in PSU caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Philly.com

    A judge ruled Wednesday that the rights of three former Pennsylvania State University administrators were not violated by the actions of the school's top lawyer during grand jury matters before they were charged with covering up child sex-abuse complaints about Jerry Sandusky. Dauphin County Court Judge Todd Hoover in Harrisburg ruled that the lawyer, Cynthia Baldwin, had been representing defendants Graham B. Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz as Penn State employees, so they were not denied their right to legal counsel.

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  16. A defiant AG Kane denies wrongdoingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane spoke defiantly Wednesday about an investigation into press leaks from her office, saying she intended to serve out her term despite a newspaper report that a grand jury has recommended criminal charges against her. Kane told reporters outside a Farm Show event in Harrisburg that she has been disappointed by the process used to investigate her office and predicted that an independent review would find that she has done nothing wrong.

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  17. Fire forces 200 inmates from century-old Pennsylvania jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Philly.com

    A large fire tore through a nearly 140-year-old jail Wednesday afternoon, forcing the evacuation of more than 200 inmates. There were no reported inmate or staff injuries, but the Northumberland County Prison appeared to have been destroyed, county officials said.

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  18. Montco's Richards tapped by Wolf as Pa. transportation secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Philly.com

    In a statement Wednesday, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf touted Richards' bipartisan work on the county board and said she "has built a reputation professionally and politically of finding common ground." Richards, 47, who began her career in civil engineering, has helped secure and steer millions of dollars in federal, state and local transportation funds across Southeastern Pennsylvania in recent years.

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  19. Pennsylvania city sued under new law targeting gun measuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania's capital city is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances. Two members of the Pennsylvania chapter of Houston-based U.S. Law Shield filed the lawsuit, asking the court to stop Harrisburg from enforcing various firearms ordinances.

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  20. In Kane case, it falls to Montco DA to make the callRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Philly.com

    Now it is Risa Vetri Ferman's time to decide whether a case against a public official is good enough to prosecute. Ferman, the Montgomery County district attorney, has been handed a high-stakes assignment: Sources say a grand jury has recommended that she prosecute the state's highest law enforcement official.

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