The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

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PA 2011 Archives

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DECEMBER 2011
Drop in corporate tax collections contributes to PA revenue shortfall (Patriot-News, 12/31/11)
Special elections complicate PA redistricting (Philly.com, 12/29/11)
Nonprofits feel sting of state budget cuts (Philly.com, 12/28/11)
Penn State tragedy inspires law targeting PA’s Attorney General (Philadelphia Weekly, 12/27/11)
Top Five political stories of 2011: #5 – Transportation funding (Capitol Ideas, 12/27/11)
Anti-Muslim bigotry law introduced in PA Legislature (Keystone Politics, 12/27/11)
Following redistricting uproar, Harrisburg will probably ignore calls for change (Keystone Politics, 12/27/11)
Despite their grip on state government, Republicans did not always get along in 2011 (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/26/11)
New state law trumps Philadelphia’s ban against phoning while driving (Philadelphia Inquirer,12/26/11)
Calls for change follow new PA US House districts (Philly.com, 12/25/11)
Land Value Tax needed to make Keystone Opportunity Zones work (Keystone Politics, 12/23/11)
New rules may make abortion impossible in PA (Keystone Politics, 12/23/11)
Corbett signs redistricting plan into law (Keystone Politics, 12/23/11)
New rules for PA abortion clinics (Philly.com, 12/23/11)
Top Philly elections official says voter ID bill is ‘hogwash’ (Philly.com, 12/22/11)
Redrawn congressional map awaits Gov. Corbett’s signature (The Patriot-News, 12/22/11)
Opinion: Redistricting plan feels uncomfortable (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 12/22/11)
DCCC sees silver lining in new PA map (PoliticsPA, 12/22/11)
Dem AG hopefuls oppose Obama mortgage settlement plan (PoliticsPA, 12/22/11)
Drilling regulations in Pennsylvania vs. neighbors (Commonwealth Foundation, 12/21/11)
36 House Democrats need a primary (Keystone Politics, 12/21/11)
Opinion: New districts are reason enough to vote ‘em all out (Courier-Express, 12/21/11)
Why does PA care about banishing Sharia law? (Philadelphia Weekly, 12/21/11)
Redistricting vote: Who crossed party lines and why (PoliticsPA, 12/21/11)
State role in health-care rates to expand (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/21/11)
Why does PA care about banishing Sharia law? (Philadelphia Weekly, 12/21/11)
Corbett plans to limit capital projects in budget-tightening effort (Citizens Voice, 12/21/11)
Harrisburg Democrats selling out, whipping votes for GOP’s gerrymandered map (Keystone Politics, 12/20/11)
Final map plan sent to Corbett (Daily American, 12/20/11)
Corbett expected to sign GOP version of congressional map (The Tribune-Democrat, 12/20/11)
GOP-drawn congressional map sent to Corbett’s desk (Lebanon Daily News, 12/20/11)
Judicial appointees recall process was political (York Daily Record, 12/20/11)
Congressional redistricting plan passes in Harrisburg (The Times Herald, 12/20/11)
PA Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley reflects on administration’s first year (WITF, 12/20/11)
The blooper reel that is Republican PA governance (Keystone Politics, 12/19/11)
PA House and senate form LGBT caucus in partnership with Equality PA (Keystone Politics, 12/19/11)
PA lawmakers reject Democratic plan for congressional redistricting (Lehigh Express-News,12/19/11)
Commentary: Legislature wraps up another tough year of ‘work’ (Philadelphia Daily News,12/16/11)
Turzai: Republicans don’t care about passing a fracking tax (Keystone Politics, 12/16/11)
H-burg Republicans don’t have the votes to pass fracking tax (Jon Geeting, 12/15/11)
Tax break for PA’s private jets? Subsidy proposed for mega-high end travel (Philadelphia City Paper, 12/15/11)
House Committee wants to make PA’s alcohol laws more insane (Keystone Politics, 12/15/11)
PA GOP releases strong redistricting map (Washington Post, 12/14/11)
Ridiculous redistricting plan breaks up communities across PA (Keystone Politics, 12/14/11)
PA moves closer to abortion-free state as House passes HB 1977 (Philadelphia Weekly, 12/14/11)
Dems decry GOP gerrymandering (PoliticsPA, 12/14/11)
New PA congressional map rife with gerrymandering (PA Independent, 12/14/11)
PA lawmakers push hybrid plan for liquor privatization (PA Independent, 12/14/11)
New congressional maps released (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/11)
Dems complain about map (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/11)
State panel approves legislative redistricting map (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/11)
Proposed PA map (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/11)
Proposed Penn. map seeks to shore up GOP incumbents (Roll Call, 12/13/11)
The cost of Pennsylvania’s education failures (Commonwealth Foundation, 12/13/11)
Penn. redistricting plan a coup for GOP (Politico, 12/13/11)
State House voting to ban abortion (Pennsylvania Progressive, 12/13/11)
House approves bill tightening regulations on abortion clinics (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/13/11)
New PA House, Senate district maps win final approval (PA Independent, 12/13/11)
PA Senate panel softens voter ID requirement, moves proposal ahead (PA Independent, 12/13/11)
Critics say amended Voter ID bill still disenfranchises poor, minorities, seniors (PhillyNow, 12/13/11)
Corbett to embark on European trade mission next spring (WHYY, 12/13/11)
On Sandusky reports, did Corbett look the other way? (Keystone Politics, 12/13/11)
Redistricting: What comes next (PoliticsPA, 12/13/11)
Big changes in PA’s GOP-drawn congressional map (DelCo Times, 12/13/11)
Polls: Obama numbers up; Casey looking good (PoliticsPA, 12/13/11)
PA’s new congressional maps (PoliticsPA, 12/13/11)
When will the ‘free market’ Commonwealth Foundation denounce PA’s fossil fuel subsidies?(Keystone Politics, 12/12/11)
Commentary: Building strong, committed GOP women to lead in PA (Philadelphia Inquirer,12/11/11)
Poll: Corbett job approval 47-34% (PoliticsPA, 12/9/11)
Feds: Pay attention to drilling in PA, elsewhere (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 12/8/11)
Does redistricting work properly? (Morning Call, 12/8/11)
Opinion: Use impartial panel to redraw districts (Morning Call, 12/8/11)
Editorial: PA lawmakers should pay back raise (Erie Times-News, 12/8/11)
Redistricting watch: Revised Senate GOP map unveiled (PoliticsPA, 12/8/11)
PA boroughs, like big cities, facing fiscal meltdowns (PA Independent, 12/8/11)
State Senate redistricting map up (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/8/11)
State legislator wants to put Penn State funding on hold (Centre Daily Times, 12/8/11)
State agency upholds PSU refusal to release records (Centre Daily Times, 12/8/11)
Groups to explain how gambling grants help small businesses (Erie Times-News, 12/8/11)
Editorial: The case for school vouchers – with improvements to SB 1 (The Patriot-News, 12/7/11)
PA House votes to block insurance coverage of abortion under federal law (Commonwealth Confidential, 12/7/11)
Commentary: What tid Corbett know about PSU scandal? And why didn’t he act? (New Castle News, 12/7/11)
Senate impact fee vote shines light on how bills are passed (State Impact/NPR, 12/7/11)
School vouchers debated during forum (Cumberland Sentinel, 12/7/11)
19 Occupy Philadelphia members will go to trial (Keystone Politics, 12/7/11)
School voucher proponents push for House passage (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/7/11)
Not tomorrow: Congressional redistricting maps on hold again (PoliticsPA, 12/6/11)
PA Dept of Revenue to online retailers: ‘Do the right thing’ and collect taxes (The Patriot-News,12/6/11)
Banking firm to aid PA gov’s privatization group (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/6/11)
Pro-voucher group hits the airwaves (Keystone Politics, 12/6/11)
GOP bills undercharge frackers for abandoned wells (Keystone Politics, 12/6/11)
Pro-voucher group hits Harrisburg airwaves (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/5/11)
Penn. towns contend with gas pipeline proposals (Erie Times-News, 12/5/11)
Upcoming redistricting likely to zap 12th District (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/5/11)
Redistricting can determine the outcome of elections years before they’re run (The Patriot-News,12/5/11)
President Obama’s road to re-election runs through Pennsylvania (LA Times, 12/5/11)
PA education secretary hears concerns on budget, teacher evaluations (WITF, 12/2/11)
Democrats lead generic House ballot in PA (Keystone Politics, 12/1/11)
Insider redistricting nirvana, via Capitolwire (PoliticsPA, 12/1/11)
State tax revenues fall shot again in November (Morning Call, 12/1/11)
PA takeover of capital is challenged in court (Philly.com, 12/1/11)
How Penn’s impact fee would restrict local zoning (State Impact/NPR, 12/1/11)
Between the lines: State lawmakers ready PA map for Monday target (Roll Call, 12/1/11)
PA Dems chair to focus on statewide party, leave Allegheny chairmanship (WITF, 12/1/11)
Opinion: Make PA legislators justify their pay raise (The Mercury, 12/1/11)
Penn elections’ lessons for ‘12 (Philly.com, 12/1/11)
Pataki: Marcellus Shale creates jobs (State Impact/NPR, 12/1/11)
PA’s top environmental regulator opposes new EPA air quality rule (State Impact/NPR, 12/1/11)
Barack Obama and blue-collar Pennsylvania voters: Take 2 (Politico, 12/1/11)

NOVEMBER 2011
Editorial: Charter schools now a local issue (Observer-Reporter, 11/30/11)
Police and protesters clash as Occupy Philadelphia ousted (Keystone Politics, 11/30/11)
Police clear Occupy encampment, 52 arrested (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/30/11)
PPP: Corbett’s job approval numbers still underwater (Public Policy Polling, 11/29/11)
Why PA Republicans hate the Electoral College (Keystone Politics, 11/29/11)
What to watch in the health insurance exchange debate (Keystone Politics, 11/28/11)
All is calm as deadline passes for Occupy Philadelphia (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/28/11)
Despite deadline passing, Occupy Philadelphia continues (Keystone Politics, 11/28/11)
Nutter: Occupy Philly must un-Occupy by 5pm Sunday (Keystone Politics, 11/26/11)
Gov. Corbett is clear about where he stands on gas drilling during Hershey visit (The Patriot-News,11/26/11)
Mayor: Occupy Philly must move by Sunday (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/25/11)
Poll: Obama continues to lag in PA (PoliticsPA, 11/23/11)
PA proceeds with creating state-run health insurance exchange (Philadelphia Inquirer,11/23/11)
Bid to reallocate electoral college votes delayed (Morning Call, 11/22/11)
Going into Labor: The State of the Unions (Part IV) (Keystone Politics, 11/22/11)
Corbett: Electoral College change not happening (Keystone Politics, 11/22/11)
Corbett: Change in electoral votes going nowhere (Philly.com, 11/22/11)
Opinion: Shameless political gerrymandering (The Daily Review, 11/22/11)
Texas tries to fend off Pennsylvania’s energy push (State Impact/NPR, 11/22/11)
Praise for ex-FBI director Freeh in new role (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/22/11)
White House will determine what comes next on DRBC fracking vote (State Impact/NPR, 11/22/11)
Report calls state-related universities least transparent nationally (PA Independent, 11/22/11)
Gov. Tom Corbett defends cautious investigation into Sandusky allegations (The Patriot-News,11/22/11)
Penn. opts to develop a state-based health insurance exchange (WHYY, 11/22/11)
Gov. Corbett starting to take heat over PSU investigation (PoliticsPA, 11/22/11)
Day after election, Bucks County GOPers plead guilty to corruption (PoliticsPA, 11/22/11)
Former FBI chief to lead probe of PSU sex scandal (Keystone Politics, 11/22/11)
Governor Norquist doesn’t like the House impact fee (Keystone Politics, 11/21/11)
Rohrer running for Casey’s US Senate seat (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/21/11)
GOP Penn. electoral vote plan might be out of steam (York Daily Record, 11/21/11)
Going into Labor: The state of the unions (Part III) (Keystone Politics, 11/21/11)
Corbett’s credibility tanks over his role in Penn State scandal (PA Watercooler, 11/21/11)
Going into Labor: The state of the unions (Part II) (Keystone Politics, 11/20/11)
Going into labor: The state of the unions (Part I) (Keystone Politics, 11/19/11)
Corbett taps lawyer to take charge of Harrisburg (Erie Times-News, 11/19/11)
GOP Senate hopefuls debate in DelCo (PoliticsPA, 11/18/11)
Shale and us (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 11/18/11)
New Senate map removes potential challenger from Pileggi’s district (PA Independent, 11/18/11)
PA House, Senate pass natural gas impact fee bills three days apart (PA Independent, 11/18/11)
Job creating with TomCorbett (Keystone Politics, 11/17/11)
Gov. Corbett defends timeline of Sandusky investigation (WPMT, 11/17/11)
House passes impact fee on 107-76 vote (StateImpact/NPR, 11/17/11)
House passes GOP-sponsored shale impact fee bill (The Times Leader, 11/17/11)
Norquist calls ‘tax’ on House Marcellus Shale bill (StateImpact/NPR, 11/17/11)
PA Gov puts $3M Second Mile grant on hold (Erie Times-News, 11/17/11)
Corbett says he didn’t delay Sandusky probe (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 11/17/11)
Civil rights lawyers ready to target Penn State (StateCollege.com, 11/17/11)
Shock waves from PSU scandal continue to spread (Morning Call, 11/17/11)
Penn State could raise tuition to cover damages from civil lawsuits (PA Independent, 11/17/11)
Grand jury, why the wait? (WITF, 11/17/11)
Dem AG hopeful wants child-sex-crimes database (Wall Street Journal, 11/16/11)
Feuding hurts GOP’s hopes to win PA Senate seat (New York Times, 11/16/11)
CEO questions PA giveaways, US tax (Philly.com, 11/16/11)
Parents, students rally for school choice (Pennsylvania Independent, 11/16/11)
Videos: Corbett, Rendell offer dueling views on education policy (Pennsylvania Independent,11/16/11)
Highmark insurance exchange debuts (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/16/11)
House, Senate take up dueling Marcellus Shale bills (Morning Call, 11/15/11)
Senate passes an impact fee; House drops local preemption language in its Marcellus bill(StateImpact/NPR, 11/15/11)
Rendell tells Dems to reject weak impact fee (Keystone Politics, 11/15/11)
Watchdog study refutes natural gas economic outlook (PhillyNow, 11/15/11)
Opinion: Is unemployment insurance costs costing PA jobs? (The Patriot-News, 11/15/11)
Did Corbett act too slowly? (Philly.com, 11/15/11)
Opinion: Bankruptcy would be best for Harrisburg residents (The Patriot-News, 11/15/11)
Citing Pittsburgh’s recovery, mayor seeks end of state oversight (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/15/11)
Gov. Corbett to unveil choice for Harrisburg leader within next week (The Patriot-News, 11/15/11)
Corbett gave Second Mile $3 million grant (MyFoxPhilly, 11/15/11)
Dueling governors: Corbett, Rendell lecture on education spending (WHYY, 11/15/11)
Dueling impact fee debates (StateImpact/NPR, 11/15/11)
Governors face off on their education policy approaches (WITF, 11/15/11)
After PSU scandal, lawmakers push to change mandatory reporting requirements, statute of limitations (PoliticsPA, 11/15/11)
PA GOP nets 12 new county courthouse majorities (PoliticsPA, 11/14/11)
House fracking bill can’t pass the Senate (Keystone Politics, 11/14/11)
Occupy Philly protesters clash with city officials (ABC Philadelphia, 11/14/11)
Fracking opponents present Army Corps with petition to vote No on draft rules (Philly Now,11/14/11)
Gov. Corbett, no morals, enabler? (NEPArtisan, 11/14/11)
State takeover likely in Harrisburg (The Sentinel, 11/14/11)
Corbett defends Penn State’s decision to fire Paterno (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/14/11)
Corbett gains national stature with handling of Penn State scandal (WHYY, 11/14/11)
Governor: McQueary didn’t meet ‘a moral obligation’ (Times Leader, 11/14/11)
Penn state case shows two sides of Corbett’s leadership (Morning Call, 11/14/11)
Harrisburg mayor to fight for power during state takeover of city (The Patriot-News, 11/14/11)
Editorial: Marcellus misstep: House GOP seems to want to protect drillers, not Pennsylvanians (The Patriot-News, 11/14/11)
Drilling rules: State best suited to make big decisions (Philly.com, 11/14/11)
Drilling rules: Affected towns must have a role (Philly.com, 11/14/11)
Gov. Corbett responds to Penn State sexual abuse scandal (Washington Post, 11/13/11)
This isn’t about Penn State (Keystone Politics, 11/10/11)
Opinion: Gerrymandering – you’ve got a friend in Pennsylvania (Mainline Media News, 11/9/11)
Editorial: Stench of scandal engulfs Penn State (Observer-Reporter, 11/9/11)
Who knows best: On drilling Republicans sell out on local control (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/9/11)
Opinion: PA’s Electoral College bill will disenfranchise Democrats (Philadelphia Weekly, 11/9/11)
Democrats’ Montco win reverberates nationally (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9/11)
Corbett talks about scandal during bill signing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/9/11)
Democrats taking control of Montco board (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9/11)
Corbett urges ‘quick and strong action’ in Penn State scandal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/9/11)
GOP ticket dissects loss in Montgomery County Commissioners’ race (CBS Philly, 11/9/11)
GOP legislators slip waiver into bill to allow natural gas shipping from Marcus Hook (Philly Now,11/9/11)
Corbett casts doubt on Paterno’s future (MyFoxPhilly, 11/9/11)
Corbett voices disappointment in Penn State’s response to abuse allegations (WITF, 11/9/11)
Off-year PA election produces victories and defeats for both parties (York Daily Record, 11/9/11)
Penn. AFL-CIO unions achieved significant victories in 2011 elections (MarketWatch, 11/9/11)
American Crossroads jump-starts ad war against Obama in PA (Morning Call, 11/9/11)
Dem Party faithful have their eyes on Montgomery County (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/8/11)
Shale bill pleases Corbett (Philly.com, 11/8/11)
Lawmakers struggling through Pennsylvania redraw (Roll Call, 11/8/11)
Election Day: All eyes on Montco (PoliticsPA, 11/8/11)
Opinion: Suggestion for legislative redistricting (Citizens Voice, 11/8/11)
One-third of voters expected at polls for today’s election (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/8/11)
Turnout is light at Pennsylvania polls (Reuters, 11/8/11)
Many twists in impact fee debate (The Daily Review, 11/7/11)
Audio: Ballot question quandary (WHYY Newsworks, 11/7/11)
Redistricting is impacting election (Times Leader, 11/7/11)
Top 20 PA House redistricting winners and losers (PoliticsPA, 11/4/11)

Natural gas industry spent heavily on PA Republican candidates (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/4/11)
Do Corbett’s zoning changes go far enough? (Keystone Politics, 11/4/11)
While PA lawmakers consider stripping towns of zoning authority, a NY town heads to court to keep it (StateImpact/NPR, 11/4/11)
Editorial: Education reform needs bipartisan support (Erie Times-News, 11/3/11)
F&M Poll: Obama loses to nobody (PoliticsPA, 11/3/11)
Democrats deny Republicans bipartisan cover for gas driller giveaway (Keystone Politics, 11/3/11)
Teacher evaluation changes could consider student performance (PA Independent, 11/3/11)
Poll: Pennsylvanians aren’t pleased with their lawmakers (PennLive, 11/3/11)
DEP secretary, in Erie, calls Marcellus Shale ‘a blessing under our feet’ (Erie Times-News, 11/3/11)
EPA plans probe of fracking in Penn. (StateImpact/NPR, 11/3/11)
State aims to collect taxes from online shoppers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/3/11)
Franklin & Marshall College Poll takes on state issues (Lancaster Online, 11/3/11)
House panel OKs drilling rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/3/11)
Job Corps students get praise from governor (GoLackawanna, 11/3/11)
Dems fuming over redistricting (GoLackawanna, 11/3/11)
Harrisburg City Council majority blast Sen Piccola over redistricting (The Patriot-News, 11/3/11)
State issues emergency financial plan for Harrisburg (The Patriot-News, 11/3/11)
Action on road funding expected (Indiana Gazette, 11/3/11)
House redistricting could bring big changes (Beaver County Times, 11/2/11)
State financial struggles ongoing (Altoona Mirror, 11/3/11)
Editorial: Voucher bill’s fate unknown (Observer-Reporter, 11/2/11)
Redistricting plan good for politicians, bad for you (Keystone Politics, 11/1/11)
OCTOBER 2011
Pennsylvania shows death penalty is completely flawed (Keystone Politics, 10/31/11)
Republicans believe government spending creates jobs in their districts (Keystone Politics, 10/31/11)
Corbett’s key initiatives are on the rocks (Keystone Politics, 10/31/11)
Vouchers are designed to eliminate public schools (Keystone Politics, 10/31/11)
Commentary: Time’s running out on Corbett’s platform (Philly.com, 10/31/11)
Commentary: Vouchers are not for kids (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/30/11)
Pulling the trigger: Corbett still seeking charter school change (Morning Call, 10/30/11)
National economy grows, but PA economy reverses (John Hanger, 10/30/11)
Corbett plans to grade teachers more like students (Patch, 10/30/11)
Corbett among those arguing that EPA rules would cost jobs (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/30/11)
Wagner calls for infrastructure/bridge upgrades (Keystone Politics, 10/28/11)
House Republicans join impact fee debate (StateImpact/NPR, 10/28/11)
Four factors to watch as Senate vote on impact fee nears (StateImpact/NPR, 10/28/11)
Harrisburg is having a yard sale (Wall Street Journal, 10/28/11)
Opinion: Cheers to action: The governor gets the goods on a liquor monopoly (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/27/11)
Like manna from Harrisburg: Towns get pension windfall (PhillyBurbs, 10/27/11)
Poverty indicators show PA has work to do (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/27/11)
Corbett may hold line on transit funding (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/27/11)
Penn Turnpike Commission bonds downgraded to ‘negative’ (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/27/11)
State reports purging 113,000 Medicaid cases since July (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/27/11)
Tom Corbett’s doing it wrong (Jon Geeting, 10/27/11)
State Senate OKs vouchers bill (The Times-Tribune, 10/27/11)
A Children’s treasury of voucher vote reaction (Morning Call, 10/27/11)
Senate narrowly passes school choice bill, moving voucher battle to state House (DelCo Daily Times,10/27/11)
PA Senate OKs school voucher plan (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/27/11)
PA Senate passes low-income voucher bill (PoliticsPA, 10/27/11)
Corbett announces $84M investment in water infrastructure project in 14 counties (Gant Daily,10/27/11)
Gov. Corbett applauds passage of education reform bill (WHTM, 10/26/11)
PA House lawmakers vetting English-only bills (WITF, 10/26/11)
House speaker testifies at corruption trial (Philly Burbs.com, 10/26/11)
Transit spending boost urged (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/26/11)
In Bucks County race, Dems making inroads against GOP incumbents (Philadelphia Inquirer,10/26/11)
PA lawmakers weigh designating English official state language (WHYY, 10/26/11)
Senate panel OKs Marcellus legislation, minus the impact fee (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/26/11)
State Senate approves tuition vouchers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/26/11)
State liquor store study: Sale could provide billion dollar boost (Citizens Voice, 10/26/11)
Corbett report says PA should privatize liquor stores (Keystone Politics, 10/26/11)
Gov’s Mansion vandalized (Morning Call, 10/26/11)
PA recommends limiting private liquor stores (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/26/11)
Corbett’s ‘reform’ initiatives on wrong track (Centre Daily Times, 10/26/11)
Editorial: Enough excuses – Marcellus issues must be addressed now (Patriot-News, 10/26/11)
Liquor store report unlikely to push issue to top of PA Legislature’s agenda (The Patriot-News,10/26/11)
Millions more in education cuts on the way (WHYY, 10/26/11)
Corbett: Limit number of stores (Centre Daily Times, 10/26/11)
Corbett launches Harrisburg takeover (Philly.com, 10/25/11)
Voucher bill moves forward, Senate vote expected Wednesday (PA Independent, 10/25/11)
No decline in voter support for alcohol reform (Keystone Politics, 10/25/11)
Momentum builds for PA to join Race to the Bottom (Keystone Politics, 10/24/11)
The Wine and Spirit of ‘76: How the UFVW Local 1776 defeated the privateers (Keystone Politics, 10/24/11)
Republicans divided on fracking impact fee (Keystone Politics, 10/24/11)
Editorial: It’s time PA puts a nail in outdated prevailing-wage law (The Patriot-News, 10/23/11)
When it comes to an impact fee, it’s a House (caucus) divided (StateImpact/NPR, 10/21/11)
Protest planned for Cantor visit to Penn (PoliticsPA, 10/21/11)
County tax bases are the cure for PA’s struggling cities (Keystone Politics, 10/21/11)
Newly-created PA drug, alcohol agency on hold (The Times Leader, 10/20/11)
Cities beyond Harrisburg also face economic difficulties (PA Independent, 10/20/11)
Perzel: I committed crimes, but so did everyone else (Keystone Politics, 10/20/11)
Corbett signs Harrisburg takeover bill (Morning Call, 10/20/11)
Penn. natural gas jobs doubled in last three years (Commonwealth Foundation, 10/20/11)
PennDOT secretary calls for gasoline tax hike (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 10/20/11)
Gov. Corbett signs Harrisburg takeover bill (The Sentinel, 10/20/11)
Mayor calls governor approval of city takeover bill a ’sad day’ for Harrisburg (The Patriot-News,10/20/11)
York County superintendents question Corbett’s education plan (York Dispatch, 10/20/11)
Gov. Corbett moves toward Harrisburg takeover (Centre Daily Times, 10/20/11)
“Everyone crossed the line,” Perzel tells Computergate jury (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/19/11)
GOP Appropriations chief wants transportation funind front and center (WITF, 10/19/11)
Dem lawmaker launches challenge to Pileggi’s Electoral College plan (WHYY, 10/19/11)
Gas industry keeps churning out new jobs (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 10/19/11)
Senate Dems call for shale training $$ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/18/11)
DEP chief: Regulate radioactive waste as municipal garbage (Keystone Politics, 10/18/11)
PA Senate sends Harrisburg takeover bill to House (Commonwealth Confidential, 10/18/11)
Educators oppose guv’s voucher plan (DelCo Daily Times, 10/18/11)
Corbett targets crime, blight (The Times-Tribune, 10/18/11)
Democratic state lawmakers pitch jobs plan (WFMZ-TV, 10/18/11)
Former GOP speaker testifies knowledge of corruption reached top of PA House (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/18/11)
Maintain and improve state inheritance tax, don’t eliminate it (The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 10/17/11)
Editorial: Pledge list – Lawmakers’ promise puts them in bind (The Patriot-News, 10/17/11)
Penn. lawmakers to proceed with Harrisburg takeover legislation (The Patriot-News, 10/17/11)
Commentary: Vouchers a fundraising opportunity for pols (Philly.com, 10/17/11)
Video: New Corbett PSA targets welfare fraud (PoliticsPA, 10/17/11)
Bankruptcy judge sets Harrisburg arguments for November (Times Leader, 10/17/11)
Opinion: Corbett gets out of way for polluters (The Times-Tribune, 10/17/11)
“Opportunity Scholarships” are old fights rehashed (Keystone Politics, 10/17/11)
Opinion: Corbett doesn’t walk the walk on the environment (Citizens Voice, 10/17/11)
Opinion: Obama’s Pennsylvania problem (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/16/11)
Commentary: Help our children succeed (The Sentinel, 10/16/11)
Politicking on public time increases (GoLackawanna, 10/16/11)
Federal judge to decide whether cash-strapped PA capital can continue with bankruptcy filing(Washington Post, 10/16/11)
Voucher system may paint local districts into corner (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/16/11)
Swift action from Republican-dominated Legislature hasn’t happened (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,10/16/11)
Harrisburg’s bankruptcy filing taints city’s image, residents say (The Patriot-News, 10/16/11)
Audio: Fresh debate on school vouchers, anyone? (WHYY, 10/16/11)
Editorial: State ignores root problems for its cities (The Times-Tribune, 10/16/11)
Opinion: Corbett shale fee plan predictable (Centre Daily, 10/16/11)
Editorial: PA GOP gaming the 2012 election? (Washington Post, 10/15/11)
Editorial: Pieces of education reform plan may work (The Sentinel, 10/15/11)
PA Catholic bishops support Gov. Corbett’s tax program (The Times-Tribune, 10/15/11)
PA issues air pollution rules for gas drilling (GoLackawanna, 10/14/11)
Penn. Superior Court candidates spar over outside interests (The Patriot-News, 10/14/11)
PA lawyers, mayor oppose Harrisburg bankruptcy (Erie Times-News, 10/14/11)
Voter ID debate: What about the numbers? (PoliticsPA, 10/14/11)
Corbett to press online retailers to collect sales tax (PoliticsPA, 10/14/11)
Bills aim to assist 14 state schools (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/14/11)
Opinion: Grading Gov. Corbett’s school reforms (York Daily Record, 10/14/11)
Harrisburg files for bankruptcy (Keystone Politics, 10/14/11)
PA delegation to White House: Consider economic benefits of Marcellus Shale (PoliticsPA, 10/14/11)
Opinion: Put transportation on front burner (Standard Speaker, 10/13/11)
Counties’ shale fees could be delayed (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/11)
Battle escalates over the best way to solve Harrisburg’s financial woes (WITF, 10/13/11)
New bills aimed at helping state-system universities (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/11)
Corbett co-signs letter asking Obama to nix rule to reduce toxics (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/13/11)
Legislators convene over tax bill (Observer-Reporter, 10/13/11)
Corbett’s impact fee may not generate money until 2013 (State Impact/NPR, 10/13/11)
PA College Dems unite for Operation Save Education (Keystone Politics, 10/13/11)
Gov. Corbett says PA’s natural gas infrastructure needs a boost (WITF, 10/13/11)
Audio: Gas drilling boom brings new life to PA Steel industry (NPR, 10/13/11)
Former DEP official says state lacks in air quality enforcement (State Impact/NPR, 10/13/11)
Obstacles in path of Corbett’s new school voucher plan for PA (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/13/11)
Wall Street protests planned across Philadelphia (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/13/11)
Opinion: Corbett gas fee plan deserves strong look (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 10/13/11)
Opinion: Private schools should not get public-tax vouchers (Courier Express, 10/13/11)
Corbett tours Athens’ flood damage (The Daily Review, 10/13/11)
Video: Concerns aired over Marcellus Shale effects (DelCo Times, 10/13/11)
Philly City Council wants to delay drilling near Delaware River (State Impact/NPR, 10/13/11)
Lawmakers unimpressed by Corbett school plan (The Mercury, 10/13/11)
‘Spin’ game already begun on Corbett’s education agenda (The Mercury, 10/13/11)
‘Occupy’ in the ‘burbs: Orderly, larger than expected (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/13/11)
Area leaders skeptical of proposed education reforms (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 10/13/11)
Corbett announces school voucher plan (Keystone Politics, 10/12/11)
Corbett rolls out his school-voucher plan (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/12/11)
Occupy Philly costs city $400K in police surveillance (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/12/11)
How counties would benefit from proposed natural gas impact fee (WITF, 10/12/11)
Electoral vote not priority (Altoona Mirror, 10/12/11)
Dauphin County commissioners likely to file motion to dismiss Harrisburg bankruptcy filing (The Patriot-News, 10/12/11)
Corbett, other GOP governors, want emissions proposals withdrawn (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,10/12/11)
Harrisburg files for bankruptcy (Washington Post, 10/12/11)
City Council in Harrisburg files petition of bankruptcy (New York Times, 10/12/11)
Four parts to Corbett’s education reform (WITF, 10/11/11)
Mapping Corbett’s impact fee (State Impact/NPR, 10/11/11)
Critics zing Corbett over voucher speech venue (PoliticsPA, 10/11/11)
Complications of shrinkage (WITF, 10/10/11)
Act 47 hearings set for this month in Harrisburg (The Times-Tribune, 10/10/11)
Editorial: Don’t make it hard to vote (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/10/11)
Some PA lawmakers seek to disown ‘no-tax pledge’ (Observer-Reporter, 10/10/11)
Editorial: Need more protections against voter fraud (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/10/11)
Corbett keeping mum on GOP presidential endorsement — for now (CBS Philly, 10/10/11)
Corbett nervously eyes slumping revenue collections (CBS Philly, 10/10/11)
Gov. Corbett may reveal school reform plan this week (The Mercury, 10/10/11)
Electoral College debate brings out partisan politics in PA (WHYY, 10/10/11)
After supporting fairer districts, Rizzo stripped of leadership role (Keystone Politics, 10/10/11)
Pensions need more than big payday to get back on track (PA Independent, 10/10/11)
Analysis: It’s back to school vouchers in Penn. (The Morning Call, 10/9/11)
More than 1,000 protesters “Occupy Philadelphia” (Keystone Politics, 10/9/11)
Democrat assails bid to revise voting system (DelCo Times, 10/9/11)
PA Gaming chief: Move investigations to AG (CBS Philly, 10/9/11)
September tax collections $215 M shy of PA expectations (WHYY, 10/9/11)
Reps challenge Corbett: Invest in roads (GoLackawanna, 10/9/11)
Vote delayed on drilling regulations (The Intelligencer, 10/9/11)
Officials keep eye on drilling, real estate trends (Indiana Gazette, 10/9/11)
Electoral college reform worries voters (Altoona Mirror, 10/9/11)
Local officials wary of Corbett’s gas plan (The Tribune-Democrat, 10/8/11)
Corbett voucher proposal could focus on worst-performing districts (Morning Call, 10/7/11)
Corbett’s plan to impose impact fee on PA drillers: A primer (State Impact/NPR, 10/7/11)
Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale plan (WITF, 10/7/11)
Counties hail Corbett drilling fee proposal (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/7/11)
Republican wants to improve PA’s fracking disclosure regs (State Impact/NPR, 10/7/11)
Corbett calls for flooding infrastructure probe (State Impact/NPR, 10/7/11)
More invasive abortion legislation proposed in PA House (Philly Now, 10/7/11)
Opinion: Corbett’s natural gas drilling proposal is right on track (The Daily Review, 10/7/11)
Corbett’s voucher proposal roundup (PoliticsPA, 10/7/11)
Republicans, Business groups push changes to prevailing wage requirements (PoliticsPA, 10/7/11)
Opinion: Reject Corbett’s fee on gas driller (Citizens Voice, 10/6/11)

Education reform rises, transportation falls on Corbett’s agenda (PA Indepdendent, 10/5/11)
Can Corbett’s fracking fees pass with only GOP votes? (Keystone Politics, 10/5/11)
Counting Votes: A political analysis of the gov’s fee proposal (John Hanger’s Facts of the Day, 10/4/11)

Why PA lawmakers will likely change Corbett’s impact fee (StateImpact/NPR, 10/4/11)
Mainstream courage (PennFuture, 10/4/11)
Corbett to announce Marcellus plan today (PoliticsPA, 10/3/11)
Corbett: Christie unlikely to enter presidential race (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/2/11)
Corbett speaks in closed meeting in Greene County (Observer-Reporter, 10/2/11)
Pennsylvania prefers winner-take-all electoral system (Indiana Gazette, 10/2/11)
A look at Corbett’s privatization panel (Morning Call, 10/1/11)
More details emerge about Corbett’s Monday Marcellus Shale rollout (State Impact/NPR, 10/1/11)
17 of 24 on state privatization panel contributed to Corbett’s campaign (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/1/11)
SEPTEMBER 2011
Report: Corbett to announce impact fee proposal on Monday (Morning Call, 9/30/11)
NEPA Tea Party launches robocalls against Barletta, Marino (PoliticsPA, 9/30/11)
PA Dems focusing on Allegheny County Exec race (PoliticsPA, 9/30/11)
Corbett’s approval rating is at highest point since inauguration (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,9/30/11)
70% of gov privatizing panel = donors (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/30/11)
All eyes on Corbett when it comes to transportation plan (Pennsylvania Independent, 9/30/11)
Republicans in Harrisburg pushing English-only law (Pennsylvania Independent, 9/29/11)
Editorial: Power grab could backfire (York Dispatch, 9/28/11)
‘Computergate’ trial to begin Monday for 3 GOP defendants (PennLive, 9/24/11)
“Closeted Climate” in Harrisburg prevents gay rights bills (Keystone Politics, 9/23/11)
Latest whip count says Pileggi’s Electoral Vote plan may bust (Keystone Politics, 9/23/11)
Poverty spikes in most of Pennsylvania (Third and State, 9/22/11)
Outcry, outrage grip citizens at Marcellus hearing (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 9/22/11)
Activist says “closeted” climate in Harrisburg hurts gay-friendly bills (Philly.com, 9/22/11)
Former GOP staffer pleads guilty to using public resources for campaigns (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,9/22/11)
Congressional Republicans, Pileggi at odds over Electoral College change (Delco Times, 9/22/11)
Strange bedfellows partly behind Electoral College effort (Morning Call, 9/22/11)
Rep. Joe Pitts spurs infighting over PA map (Politico, 9/22/11)
Electoral College: Swing district GOP state lawmakers on the fence (PoliticsPA, 9/22/11)
Tea Party activist slams PA GOP over Cambria County flier (PoliticsPA, 9/22/11)
Waiting for Corbett on roads, bridges (Morning Call, 9/21/11)
Guilty plea expected of ex-aide in House (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/20/11)
Coalition gathering support of increased fees for transportation (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/20/11)
GOP Congressmen skeptical of GOP electoral plan (PoliticsPA, 9/20/11)
Editorial: Pileggi’s plan has GOP, not voters, in mind (DelCo Daily Times, 9/19/11)
Senate candidates galore at GOP State Committee (PoliticsPA, 9/19/11)
The importance of a party-line vote on Marcellus Shale (Keystone Politics, 9/19/11)
GOP fissures hurt PA Senate hopes (Politico, 9/19/11)
Some of PA surplus fund may go to those hard hit by storms (WHYY, 9/19/11)
Rendell, Steele criticize PA bill to awared Electoral Vots by district (National Journal, 9/19/11)
PA lawmakers return to full docket (WHYY, 9/19/11)
Electroal voting shift in the crosshairs: Rendell, Steele bash Pileggi plan (Commonwealth Confidential, 9/19/11)
DEP reorganizes regulation of PA’s drilling boom (Centre Daily, 9/19/11)
PA electoral plan focus of weekend GOP comittee meeting (WHYY, 9/19/11)
PA lawmakers weigh plan to make English state’s official language (WHYY, 9/19/11)
The emerging GOP factions in the Electoral Vote legislation controversy (PhillyNow, 9/19/11)
PA House GOP corruption trial could last 8 weeks (Times Leader, 9/19/11)
Bitter pill: PA judge adds to health care confusion (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/19/11)
Editorial: Partisan advantage has no place in Electoral College (Citizens Voice, 9/19/11)
Opinion: PA government should get out of the liquor business (Pottstown Mercury, 9/19/11)
Corbett says unspent surplus could be used to fix flood damage (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/18/11)
Marcellus Shale drilling fee ranked high on Corbett/lawmaker to-do list (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,9/18/11)
State GOP leaders discuss splitting up electoral votes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/17/11)
English-Only bill insults the American Dream (Keystone Politics, 9/16/11)
Tom Corbett’s Director of Housing has no housing experience, but is Newt Gingrich’s sister (Keystone Politics, 9/16/11)
Penn. lost more than 14,000 school jobs (Keystone Politics, 9/16/11)
Republican State Committee preview (PoliticsPA, 9/16/11)
Editorial: Flood crisis a reminder of importance of local government (The Patriot-News, 9/15/11)
Pete Sessions: PA Electoral College change would put House races at risk (Wall Street Journal,9/15/11)
PA lawmakers renew threat to take control of Harrisburg after council vote (The Patriot-News,9/15/11)
Bills seek to make English official PA language (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/15/11)
Corbett: Gas drilling fee should aid locals, cleanups (Philly Burbs, 9/15/11)
The Electoral College furor builds (Morning Call, 9/15/11)
Corbett backs shale impact fee during radio interview (PoliticsPA, 9/15/11)
Reforming judicial elections in Pennsylvania (PoliticsPA, 9/15/11)
PA unemployment ticked up since July (WITF, 9/15/11)
Rendell piles on plan to change Electoral College process (Morning Call, 9/15/11)
Drivers will subsidize new rail line in 422 tolling plan (Pennsylvania Independent, 9/15/11)
Corbett broadcasts his impact fee plans (State Impact/NPR, 9/15/11)
Survey: State lost more than 14,000 school jobs (Morning Call, 9/15/11)
PA electoral college split could mean drastic campaign changes (WHYY, 9/15/11)
Corbett proposes changing how PA awards electoral votes (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/15/11)
NRCC: Don’t change electoral rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/15/11)
Are southeastern state Republicans going to sign a suicide pact? (Keystone Politics, 9/15/11)
Opinion: GOP attack on Pennsylvania democracy (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/15/11)
House GOP leader: Redistricting panel will seek unanimous plan (PoliticsPA, 9/15/11)
They haven’t won PA since 1988 – so now they change the rules (2 Political Junkies, 9/15/11)
Editorial: Republicans drinking tea-party brew (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/14/11)
Local schools talk of state budget impact (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/14/11)
College Prank (Slate, 9/14/11)
Opinion: Media, not policy, to blame for tea party decline (Public Opinion Online, 9/14/11)
Natural disaster: How did the gas industry get so fracked up? (Philadelphia Weekly, 9/14/11)
Corbett trying to sell PA’s birthright for a mess of pottage (Jon Geeting, 9/14/11)
House GOP fret over new Penn. electoral plan (Politico, 9/14/11)
Murmurs of GOP opposition to Electoral College changes (PoliticsPA, 9/14/11)
Penn. sues over coal mine discharges (Keystone Politics, 9/14/11)
GOP Electoral College plan would diminish PA’s importance (Keystone Politics, 9/14/11)
Dem statewide candidates argue for counterbalance to GOP majority in Harrisburg (State College.com, 9/14/11)
Another Marcellus Shale convention coming — this time, to Pittsburgh (State Impact/NPR, 9/14/11)
PA redistricting panel urged to consider gender (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/14/11)
Top Republicans pushing plan to change the way PA elects a president (Philadelphia Inquirer,9/14/11)
Gov. Corbett’s plan to disenfranchise PA voters gains attention (Philly Weekly, 9/14/11)
Commentary: GOP’s gerrymandering jihad against the blue-ish state (Philadelphia Inquirer,9/14/11)
Health-insurance exchanges begin to take form (WHYY, 9/14/11)
PA House State Govt Committee hears English-Only bills (Morning Call, 9/14/11)
Pennsylvania’s political clout on the line (Morning Call, 9/13/11)
Harrisburg City Council rejects mayor’s recovery plan again (The Patriot-News, 9/13/11)
A foot on the scale? PA GOPers propose splitting state’s electoral votes (Talking Points Memo, 9/13/11)
State poised to regulate Marcellus Shale drilling (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/13/11)
A Keystone State divided? (Politico, 9/13/11)
PA Senate Republicans detail scope of ‘Bonusgate’ investigation (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/13/11)
GOP plan would change presidential electoral process in PA (Pennsylvania Independent, 9/13/11)
Change proposed for state’s electoral vote process (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/13/11)
Peters council heads to court to block shale referendum (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/13/11)
Drilling foes take their case to the ballot box (State Impact/NPR, 9/13/11)
Editorial: PA to attempt to skew the playing field for 2012 (Public Opinion Online, 9/13/11)
GOP plan could jeopardize Pennsylvania’s political clout (Pittsburgh Tribune-review, 9/13/11)
Harrisburg in danger of being taken over by state (Keystone Politics, 9/13/11)
Six months without AdultBasic healthcare (Keystone Politics, 9/13/11)
Corbett’s first 2014 challenger (PoliticsPA, 9/12/11)
Troubled  Harrisburg facing state takeover (Philly.com, 9/12/11)
State of emergency declared in PA: PennDOT says ‘Stay off the roads’ (Keystone Politics, 9/9/11)
UPMC/Highmark fight could mean lower prices for healthcare (Keystone Politics, 9/9/11)
Protests ignite outside Marcellus conference (PoliticsPA, 9/8/11)
GOP leader wants to change PA electoral process (PoliticsPA, 9/8/11)
Opinion: Return integrity to the state legislature (Centre Daily Times, 9/8/11)
Rendell: Drillers have hurt their own image with tax opposition (Morning Call, 9/8/11)
PA’s First Lady rescues artifacts from flood waters (Morning Call, 9/8/11)
Corbett to appear monthly on Dom Giordano show (Philadlephia Inquirer, 9/8/11)
Evacuation of PA governor’s residence in progress (The Patriot-News, 9/8/11)
PA education system reaches deal with AFSCME (Indiana Gazette, 9/8/11)
Corbett seeks federal disaster declaration (The Sentinel, 9/8/11)
We made our case for equal representation, will we be heard? (Pocono Record, 9/8/11)
GOP lawmaker: PA role in higher education approaching a crossroads (State College.com, 9/8/11)
Donors back out of Ackerman buyout (Keystone Politics, 9/8/11)
What the Voter ID fight is really about (JonGeeting.com, 9/8/11)
Marcellus Shale: A balanced approach (Penn Patriot, 9/8/11)
Dems: Balanced budget would cost PA 365,355 jobs (Morning Call, 9/7/11)
A flap over redistricting map (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/7/11)
Ridge: Natural gas = national security (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/7/11)
Lawmakers are in Lehigh Valley working on redistricting (WFMZ, 9/7/11)
Public weighs in on PA House, Senate redistricting (WFMZ, 9/7/11)
Rick Perry, corporate welfare and Pennsylvania (Commonwealth Foundation, 9/7/11)
Skunk at the garden party: Rendell delivers harsh message during Shale Conference speech (State Impact/NPR, 9/7/11)
Natural gas industry leader bemoans fracking protesters (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/7/11)
Hundreds march through Center City to protest Marcellus drilling (PhillyNow, 9/7/11)
Same-sex marriage gaining traction in PA? (PoliticsPA, 9/7/11)
Marcellus Conference Panel: Altmire, Critz, Murphy and Pitts (PoliticsPA, 9/7/11)
GOP plans push for charter schools (Standard Speaker, 9/6/11)
4 things to watch at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Philadelphia conference (State Impact/NPR, 9/6/11)
Drilling’s economic impact is lessened (The Times Leader, 9/6/11)
PA withdraws from 5 pollution lawsuits (Keystone Politics, 9/6/11)
Rep. Holden worries as redistricting nears (The Patriot-News, 9/6/11)
Majority of Pennsylvanians support gay marriage equality (Keystone Politics, 9/6/11)
In PA, most teachers rejected Corbett’s urging of voluntary pay freezes (The Patriot-News, 9/5/11)
Editorial: Voter ID  - Is fraud really a concern at the ballot box? (Patriot-News, 9/5/11)
Bring back adultBasic: PA owes the working poor benefits promised by the Tobacco Settlement Act(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/5/11)
With 8% unemployment in PA, why do so many jobs remain open? (The Patriot-News, 9/5/11)
Opinion: Private sector role could help PA state parks (Standard Speaker, 9/4/11)
Editorial: Rep. Metcalfe’s immigration bills go too far (Patriot-News, 9/4/11)
Time ticks down on highway funding (Indiana Gazette, 9/4/11)
Onus is on Gov. Corbett to pay for PA’s backlog of bridge, road repairs, lawmakers say (The Patriot-News, 9/4/11)
Opinion: Ban nepotism in Capitol (The Times-Tribune, 9/4/11)
Opinion: Governor’s actions are quite curious (The Daily Review, 9/4/11)
Awaiting Corbett on highway work (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/4/11)
Bitter rift divides PA Human Resources Commission (Patriot-News, 9/4/11)
So far, PA Senate has escaped House cleaning (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/4/11)
State unhappy with politicians (Lebanon Daily News, 9/4/11)
Several PA House members campaigning for positions outside of Harrisburg (Morning Call, 9/4/11)
Report points to need for transportation funding (Philly Burbs.com, 9/3/11)
Grant funding will aid state health services (Times News, 9/3/11)
Legislature’s number one priority will be redistricting (Keystone Politics, 9/2/11)
Corbett says he’s waiting for action from capital (Beaver County Times, 9/2/11)
Parsing out ineligibles in the voter ID numbers war (WITF, 9/2/11)
State redistricting clock officially ticking (Philly Now, 9/2/11)
Is there hope for Harrisburg? (Penn Patriot, 9/2/11)
Illegal immigration legislation could affect jobs (Altoona Mirror, 9/1/11)
What the numbers in the F&M poll say about voter sentiment (The Morning Call, 9/1/11)
State economy struggling, report says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/1/11)
Poll: Voters fed up with government (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/1/11)
A statewide fracking tax is very popular (Keystone Politics, 9/1/11)
Poll: Did somebody say malaise? (PoliticsPA, 9/1/11)
Reapportionment may delay agendas (Triad Strategies, 9/1/11)
Poll: Pennsylvanians OK with drilling, but not in state forests (State Impact/NPR, 9/1/11)
Poll shows a gay embrace in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/1/11)
Corbett says Perzel guilty plea speaks to his own integrity (CBS Philly, 9/1/11)
What would Ronnie say about MontCo Republicans now? (Philadelphia Magazine, 9/1/11)
PA residents like gas industry, worry about environment (The Daily Review, 9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Less fracking jobs than expected, money leaking out of state (Keystone Politics, 8/30/11)
Gas lease, royalty income taxes top $100 million (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/29/11)
PA lawmakers see online sales tax as net loss (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/29/11)
Governor Corbett’s panel advises more red-light cameras (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/29/11)
Philly Magazine’s in-depth look at a Montco GOP in decline (PoliticsPA, 8/29/11)
Illegal immigration bills in spotlight (Standard Speaker, 8/29/11)
PA’s school budget cuts have real impact on students (Keystone Politics, 8/29/11)
Study shows questions remain about economic benefits of Marcellus Shale (Montgomery News,8/29/11)
Harrisburg faces critical vote on fiscal recovery plan (The Patriot-News, 8/29/11)
Surprise! Public sector jobs are not the path to riches (Keystone Politics, 8/29/11)
School districts must make do after funding cuts of $1 Billion (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/28/11)
Corbett threatens to take over Harrisburg (Keystone Politics, 8/28/11)
Photo ID mandate for PA voters awaits Senate vote (The Sentinel, 8/27/11)
Corbett: PA will take over Harrisburg if no plan made (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/27/11)
Conservatives split on reducing the Legislature (PoliticsPA, 8/26/11)
Editorial: PA transportation system needs to be addressed sooner rather than later (The Patriot-News, 8/26/11)
About those PA job numbers (Third and State, 8/26/11)
Corbett gives Harrisburg mayor state takeover talking-to (The Patriot-News, 8/26/11)
Is Cuomo cribbing Corbett’s fracking talking points? (State Impact/NPR, 8/26/11)
Opinion: How Democrats hurt jobs (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/26/11)
Editorial: PA takes a step backward with Gov. Corbett’s education cuts (The Patriot-News, 8/26/11)
PA’s high risk insurance pool working surprisingly well (Keystone Politics, 8/26/11)
Extra revenue not for schools, but corporate tax cuts are fine (Keystone Politics, 8/26/11)
Region’s ‘energized’ economy is also diversified (Washington County Business Journal, 8/25/11)
Barletta is no fan of town halls (Keystone Politics, 8/25/11)
Redistricting Watch: Brady accused of complicity with GOP (PoliticsPA, 8/25/11)
Lou Barletta and town hall meetings: The dramatic saga continues (PoliticsPA, 8/25/11)
Residents wary of drilling appeal to feds (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/25/11)
US to cut estimate of Marcellus Shale gas reserves (Centre Daily Times, 8/25/11)
Transportation committee waiting for Corbett’s stance on funding proposal (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/25/11)
Voter IDs: Distinguishing or disenfranchising voters? (CBS Pittsburgh, 8/25/11)
Education reform discussion continues at the PA State Capitol (The Patriot-News, 8/25/11)
Penn. lawmakers want to put an end to teachers strikes (WFMZ, 8/25/11)
Cawley calls for improvements to drilling regulations (Citizen’s Voice, 8/25/11)
News flash: PA public-sector jobs not path to riches (Third and Staet, 8/24/11)
“Slow reader” Corbett unlikely to make early GOP endorsement (Keystone Politics, 8/23/11)
One month later, Corbett stays vague on Marcellus Report’s recommendations (State Impact-NPR, 8/23/11)
PA begins legislative redistricting process; website launched (Erie Times-News, 8/22/11)
PA treasurer loans $500M for state projects (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/11)
GOP says still time to find Sen. Casey challenger (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/11)
Commentary: What PA government does well (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/11)
Watchdog group urges SRC to reveal names of anonymous donors to Ackerman’s buy-out(Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/11)
Commentary: More state forest drilling? Not conservative! (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/22/11)
Editorial: Panel’s views on roads, bridges worth heeding (DelCo Daily Times, 8/22/11)
PA Dem leader: Republican Party is out of touch with middle class (The Patriot-News, 8/22/11)
Arlene Ackerman is out as Philly superintendent (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/11)
Dare accepted: Ackerman is out as Philly schools chief (Keystone Politics, 8/22/11)
Right-to-work debate is a numbers game (PA Independent, 8/22/11)
Hearing rails against school cuts (Scranton Times Leader, 8/22/11)
Governor’s panel: Allow red-light cameras statewide (Morning Call, 8/21/11)
Ackerman’s removal seen as imminent (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/21/11)
In redistricting, it’s give a little to get a little (Morning Call, 8/21/11)
What fate Perzel in corruption cases? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/21/11)
Editorial: State parks are too valuable to ignore (The Patriot-News, 8/21/11)
Commentary: Commissions for women, minorities are in limbo in cost-cutting Corbett Administration (The Patriot-News, 8/21/11)
Is Toomey the next Pennsylvania kingmaker? (The Patriot-News, 8/20/11)
Brady rejects redistricting rumor (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/20/11)
Perzel’s chief of staff may testify against him (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/20/11)
Penn. House GOP committee will take up energy mandate (Citizens Voice, 8/20/11)
Defiant Ackerman dares her bosses to fire her (Keystone Politics, 8/19/11)
It’s official: Corbett names deputy AG chairman of Gaming Control Board (The Patriot-News,8/19/11)
Third House GOP defendant pleads guilty in corruption case (Wayne Independent, 8/19/11)
Commentary: Philadelphia’s suburbs are critical to Republicans (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/19/11)
Hershey’s sour kisses (2 Political Junkies, 8/19/11)
PA Gaming Control Board warned of clouds on the horizon (The Patriot-News, 8/18/11)
Commentary: Montgomery Co will be victim of gerrymandering yet again (Philadelphia Inquirer,8/17/11)
Drilling protesters peacefully make their viewpoints known (Courier-Express, 8/14/11)
Marcellus drilling operation goes on display (Courier-Express, 8/14/11)
State. local officials make Marcellus pitch (The Daily Review, 8/11/11)
The longer Dems wait, the more likely a statewide fracking tax becomes (Keystone Politics, 8/11/11)
Redistricting in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania (WHYY, 8/8/11)
Increased rural representation in Harrisburg is bad for the economy (Jon Geeting, 8/8/11)
More and better reporting needed on Health Insurance Exchanges (Keystone Politics, 8/7/11)
Census data could give PA’s midstate more clout (The Patriot-News, 8/7/11)
Editorial: Clean water trumps gas in importance (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/7/11)
Commission maps out transportation funding (Beaver County Times, 8/7/11)
Easton forum targets anti-immigration legislation (Morning Call, 8/6/11)
Corbett: Shale gas fee could cap wells (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/5/11)
Corbett says impact fee money can fix environmental hazards and profits from liquor privatization should go to roads (WITF, 8/5/11)
Lawmakers move to update Child Labor Law (Pennsylvania Independent, 8/5/11)
Guv’s Office: Corbett not attending Rick Perry’s prayer rally (Morning Call, 8/5/11)
A pipeline primer: Who, how, where and what the heck? (State Impact-NPR, 8/5/11)
Corbett wants to spend impact fees to plug abandoned wells (State Impact-NPR, 8/5/11)
Ex-Montco GOP worker admits forging voter signatures (PhillyBurbs.com, 8/5/11)
Time for an investigation into fracker fraud (Keystone Politics, 8/4/11)
National health care reform carries threat of bureaucracy (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/4/11)
Pittsburgh drilling referendum faces legal issues (Wall Street Journal, 8/4/11)
PA liquor stores: Alcohol hoarding, shortages reported (Pocono Record, 8/4/11)
Corbett: Prison healthcare, state park services could be privatized (Morning Call, 8/4/11)
Congress cutting spree worries local officials (The Times-Tribune, 8/4/11)
Editorial: Gas industry jobs numbers don’t lie (Gettysburg Sun Gazette, 8/4/11)
Lt. Gov tells fracking industry to ‘fight back’ against greenies (Keystone Politics, 8/4/11)
PA lawmakers hear more on school-choice plans (WHYY, 8/3/11)
Women give Corbett a lift in new Q-Poll (Morning Call, 8/3/11)
PA keeps close watch on Congress’ deficit deal (York Dispatch, 8/3/11)
Commentary: The age of ideology (PoliticsPA, 8/3/11)
Corbett approval rating jumps to 44%, according to new Quinnipiac Poll (PoliticsPA, 8/3/11)
Analysis finds state legislation copied from DC group (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/3/11)
Auditor general report finds major problems with Liquor Control Board (Delco Daily Times, 8/3/11)
Newly discovered EPA report links fracking with contaminated well water (State Impact-NPR, 8/3/11)
Ladies love Tom; latest poll shows numbers boost (Keystone Politics, 8/3/11)
Opinion: Gas drilling rush has been packed full of surprises (Citizens Voice, 8/3/11)
Third Circuit to rehear case on immigration ordinance (Citizens Voice, 8/3/11)
Corporations writing legislation (CBS Pittsburgh, 8/3/11)
Editorial: Map of principle: redistricting, at all levels, should be free of politics (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/3/11)
Editorial: Before liquor privatization issue is decided, PA must know all financial implications (The Patriot-News, 8/3/11)
Where are the Shale jobs? (Keystone Politics, 8/2/11)
Republicans using cut-and-paste bills in Legislature (Keystone Politics, 8/2/11)
City leaders try to ‘reach a consensus’ on Harrisburg recovery plan (The Patriot-News, 8/1/11)
Privatization panel can get lots of ideas from other states (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/1/11)

JULY 2011

GOP state senators now seen as moderates in Harrisburg (The Times Leader, 7/31/11)
Report suggests balanced approach to drilling (Citizens Voice, 7/31/11)
Another push for privatizing liquor stores underway (Citizens Voice, 7/31/11)
House Dem Policy Committee takes testimony at Newtown hearing on Marcellus Shale (Bucks Local News, 7/31/11)
State funding eliminated for local services (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 7/30/11)
House Education Committee begins hearings on school choice (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/29/11)
“Slow reader” Corbett has no comment on Shale Report (Keystone Politics, 7/29/11)
A dozen real budget facts from the PA Democratic Party (Keystone Politics, 7/29/11)
Since 1933, LCB has made liquor expensive and inconvenient (Keystone Politics, 7/29/11)
Local officials condemn ‘heavy-handed’ drilling regulations in National Forest (State Impact-NPR, 7/29/11)
PA taxpayers fund lawmaker memberships in ALEC (Keystone Politics, 7/28/11)
GOP leader fields questions on PA liquor bill (The Mercury, 7/28/11)
GOP leader on liquor store privatization: ‘Is this a core government service? (PoliticsPA, 7/28/11)
Fracking talk continues at Democrat’s Policy hearing (PoliticsPA, 7/28/11)
Corbett: ‘Still reading’ shale report (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/28/11)
State stores sale divides GOP (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/28/11)
Students are honing voter registration strategies for 2012 (Keystone Politics, 7/28/11)
Report: Western PA lawmaker may have used tax money to attend conservative conferences (Morning Call, 7/28/11)
Audio: What’s next for an impact fee? (WITF, 7/28/11)
PennDOT Secretary: Tolling state roads a long-term solution (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/28/11)
Dept of Conservation & Natural Resources fills budget gap with gas drilling funds (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/28/11)
Voter canvassing ruling leaves door open for another court battle (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/28/11)
Harrisburg could lose $3M of state funds this year with fiscal plan rejection (The Patriot-News, 7/28/11)
Amid budget crisis, GOP lawmaker seeks property tax reductions (Keystone Politics, 7/27/11)
Corbett: Penn. will be OK even if feds raise debt ceiling by deadline (PennLive.com, 7/27/11)
Surprise! A Republican wants to privatize Philly airport (Keystone Politics, 7/27/11)
GOP Senator aims to move table game revenues to property tax relief fund (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/26/11)
‘No tax pledge’ still influences impact fee debate (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/22/11)
Corbett balks as Shale Commission backs fracking fee (Keystone Politics, 7/22/11)
State shale report recommends limited impact fee (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/22/11)
College Dems wary as Turzai takes shots at liquor (Keystone Politics, 7/22/11)
Liquor store privatization hits roadblock (Keystone Politics, 7/22/11)
Industry-financed study says fracking is totally profitable (Keystone Politics, 7/22/11)
Liquor stores not top-shelf priority in Senate this fall (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/22/11)
GOP Senate leader: Corbett needs to set ‘clear parameters’ on impact fee (Morning Call, 7/21/11)
PA jobless rate rose to 7.6% in June (Morning Call, 7/21/11)
Philly’s new archbishop really doesn’t like gays (Keystone Politics, 7/21/11)
Liquor store privatization hits major roadblock (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/21/11)
Harrisburg rejects state’s financial ‘rescue’ plan (Keystone Politics, 7/21/11)
Liquor store privatization hits major roadblock (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/21/11)
PA schools raising tuition to compensate for state budget cuts (PoliticsPA, 7/21/11)
Value of Governor’s Marcellus Shale report debatable (The Patriot-News, 7/21/11)
Senate leader: No rush on taking booze biz private (Morning Call, 7/21/11)
State services, assets to receive scrutiny (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/21/11)
Marcellus yield soaring, report on industry (Times Leader, 7/21/11)
Industry study: Marcellus economic impact ‘dramatic’ (Citizens Voice, 7/21/11)
Editorial: On transportation funding, still not enough (Beaver County Times, 7/21/11)
Study ranks PA as one of worst states for air pollution from power plants (WHYY, 7/20/11)
New numbers show PA gas production will lead nation (State Impact – NPR, 7/20/11)
State spending cuts kill private sector jobs (Young Philly Politics, 7/20/11)
Study examines economic impact of Marcellus Shale industry (CBS Pittsburgh, 7/20/11)
Marcellus gas production could triple by 2020, report says (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/20/11)
Analysis: Relationships make legislative politics work (The Patriot-News, 7/20/11)
Raises in public sector union contracts fail to generate controversy (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/20/11)
Salary increases on the rise at state universities (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/20/11)
House committee weighs drilling impact fee (State Impact-NPR, 7/20/11)
Battle over the booze: Will Corbett take on the unions? (Philadelphia Magazine, 7/20/11)
Wealthy school districts saw no change to state aid from Corbett (Lehigh Valley Independent, 7/20/11)
Opinion: Shine some light on Corbett’s gas-drilling panel (Lehigh Express-Times, 7/20/11)
New Marcellus Shale study shows more growth; critics question results (The Patriot-News, 7/20/11)
With Corbett polls sinking, insider sharks circle and attack (Keystone Politics, 7/20/11)
Harrisburg’s rejection of financial recovery plan is first under PA distressed city law (Washington Post, 7/19/11)
Transportation panel recommends higher gas tax, other fees (Keystone Politics, 7/19/11)
PA transportation panel urges raising drivers’ fees, gas tax (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/19/11)
Will Corbett support his commission’s recommended tax increases? (Keystone Politics, 7/19/11)
Panel suggests hikes in PA vehicle fees, gas tax (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/18/11)
Legislative gridlock on fracking cost state $201M and counting (Keystone Politics, 7/18/11)
Opinion: GOP overreach could tighten PA congressional races (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/18/11)
Editorial: Nonunion workers are getting hurt, and it eventually affects the state, too (The Patriot-News, 7/18/11)
Editorial: That’s the spirit! Proposal would get state out of the liquor business (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/17/11)
Commentary: As a public leader, Corbett isn’t cutting it (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/17/11)
90,000 PA students enrolled in charters, run by independent boards (Centre Daily Times, 7/17/11)
Charter schools fought to be an option (Centre Daily Times, 7/17/11)
Corbett panel’s report backs impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/16/11)
Impact fee debate will shift back to legislature after commission’s report (Pennsylvania Independent, 7/16/11)
Penn State increases tuition in $4.1 billion budget (Centre Daily Times, 7/16/11)
Panel pushes impact fees, forced pooling (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/16/11)
How Friday’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission vote will impact PA’s laws (State Impact-NPR, 7/15/11)
Marcellus commission ends day, passes 100 recommendations (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/15/11)
Opponents of governor’s school cuts vent at rally (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/15/11)
Corbett sets stage for PA growth (Philadelphia Business Journals, 7/15/11)
With housing resources ‘under attack,’ low-income people feel the most pain, experts say (The Patriot-News, 7/15/11)
PA education secretary orders reviews of all state exams since 2009, especially Philadelphia’s (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/15/11)
State panel has $2.7B plan for roads, bridges, transit (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/15/11)
Legislative inaction on drilling tax costs PA $200 million (Third and State, 7/15/11)
PA arts and culture groups try to hold their own during lean budget times (The Patriot-News, 7/14/11)
Dem AG candidates team up for Boockvar’s Commonwealth Court candidacy (PoliticsPA, 7/14/11)
Corbett’s numbers in negative territory (PoliticsPA, 7/14/11)
Commentary: Secrecy cloaks Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s policy proposals (The Patriot-News, 7/14/11)
Corbett: School districts should blame themselves for budget (Keystone Politics, 7/14/11)
Editorial: Rigging democracy with tax referenda (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/14/11)
Corbett’s gas drilling advisers keeping recommendations mum for now (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/14/11)
Analysis: Will state agree to sell liquor stores? (The Patriot-News, 7/14/11)
PA education secretary orders probes, new analysis of PSSA test scores (PennLive, 7/14/11)
PPP: Corbett support low (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/14/11)
Corbett: Districts to blame for layoffs (Altoona Mirror, 7/14/11)
Universities raise tuition following deep budget cuts (PA Independent, 7/14/11)
Voters’ voice in PA school budgets muffled (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/14/11)
Long-awaited bill to privatize PA liquor store system is unveiled (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/14/11)
Education budget tinkering in PA took more dollars from poor communities, expert says (Washington Independent, 7/13/11)
Status Report: Planning for state health exchanges (WHYY, 7/13/11)
Corbett: Suffering school districts have themselves to blame (Morning Call, 7/12/11)
Editorial: Repercussions of gas drilling evident out west (Delco Daily Times, 7/11/11)

Corbett education cuts perpetuate racial inequality (Keystone Politics, 7/11/11)
Editorial: It’s business as usual in PA (Centre Daily Times, 7/11/11)
PA offers incentives to cut hours rather than lay off workers (Keystone Politics, 7/11/11)
Governor Corbett’s first veto (PoliticsPA, 7/11/11)
GOP lawmaker to re-introduce liquor store privatization bill (PoliticsPA, 7/11/11)
Non-unionized PA government workers upset over paycheck imbalances (The Patriot-News, 7/11/11)
House passes bill requiring photo ID to vote (Montgomery News, 7/11/11)
Wage freeze remains for some PA state employees (Centre Daily Times, 7/11/11)
State budget causing trouble on the college level (DelCo Daily Times, 7/11/11)
Bill to abolish PA Liquor Control Board may arrive next week (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/9/11)
A closer look at state’s budget (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/9/11)
Public Policy Polling: PA Obama’s biggest headache (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/8/11)
Five years later, activists still outraged over pay raise (Keystone Politics, 7/8/11)
“Jobs, jobs, jobs” Tom Corbett discovers what makes the Great Recession so bad…and makes it worse (Philadelphia Daily News, 7/8/11)
Dem lawmaker: State budget doesn’t invest in job creation or next generation (Montgomery News, 7/7/11)
Property tax reforms leave some loopholes (Altoona Mirror, 7/7/11)
Gay rights activists’ local approach paying off in PA (PoliticsPA, 7/7/11)
Corbett transportation funding report nearly ready (The Sentinel, 7/7/11)
Sierra Club to National Park Service: PA is violating law by allowing gas drilling (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/7/11)
Rules change for damage awards in PA (WHYY, 7/7/11)
PA welfare overhaul under way (The Times-Tribune, 7/6/11)
Frackers are now writing school curriculum (Keystone Politics, 7/6/11)
Penn State study:  Corbett’s business tax handouts won’t help economy (Keystone Politics, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
On time for once, budget goes to Corbett (Keystone Politics, 6/30/11)
What Tom Corbett could be doing for jobs (Keystone Politics, 6/30/11)
PA House sends budget to Corbett (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/30/11)
How a natural-gas tycoon tapped into Corbett (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/29/11)
How a gas tycoon bought a governorship (Keystone Politics, 6/29/11)
State university cuts rearranged for political palatability (Keystone Politics, 6/25/11)
Opinion: PA Legislature should pass budget with gas-drilling impact fees (Express-Times, 6/23/11)
Report on Marcellus shale hiring disputed (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/22/11)
Editorial: Make an impact – stop watering down Marcellus Shale fee (The Patriot-News, 6/21/11)
Poor targeted in PA budget (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/21/11)
School spending worked, data show (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/20/11)
Bill seeks in-state tuition for illegal immigrants (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/20/11)
Corbett opposes impact fee in budget (Lancaster Online, 6/20/11)
Corbett would agree to scale back school voucher program (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/20/11)
Corbett vows to veto any budget that tops $27.3 billion (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/20/11)
PA House takes up photo ID requirement for voters (The Sentinel, 6/20/11)
Corbett will sign Castle Doctrine (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/20/11)
Dems target SEPA GOP state legislators over budget votes (The Ambler Gazette, 6/20/11)
Budget ceiling more vital than deadline, Corbett says (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/20/11)
Corbett warns lawmakers not to exceed his budget limit (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/20/11)
PA budget negotiations close to wrapping up (Daily Times, 6/20/11)
Poll says PA supports shale drilling — and gas tax (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/19/11)
Opinion: Unemployment extension a mistake (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/19/11)
Opinion: Now more than ever, tax Marcellus Shale (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/19/11)
Bill would attempt to end teacher strikes in PA (Pottstown Mercury, 6/19/11)
Opinion: Lawmakers can address inequity in cuts to schools (Pottstown Mercury, 6/19/11)
Budget talks heat up in Harrisburg, drilling tax bills pile up (Daily Times, 6/19/11)
House leader expected to endorse compromise school choice bill (Pottstown Mercury, 6/19/11)
In the nick of time, Corbett extends jobless benefits (PoliticsPA, 6/18/11)
PA budget negotiators could reach spending deal by week’s end (The Patriot-News, 6/18/11)
Abortion suddenly a hot topic in Harrisburg (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/12/11)
Senator: Accountability could bring more funds for education (The Mercury, 6/12/11)
Grand jury: PA Gaming Control Board riddled with culture of ‘noncriminal misconduct’ (The Patriot-News, 6/12/11)
Editorial: Practice what you preach, governor (Altoona Mirror, 6/12/11)
School pension system facing dire situation (Pennsylvania Independent, 6/10/11)
Supreme Court sides with Barletta, Hazleton immigration law (PoliticsPA, 6/10/11)
Contract talks continue between PA, state workers (WHYY, 6/10/11)
Corbett Administration continues union negotiations (WITF, 6/10/11)
Editorial: Voter ID law: A way to waste $11 million (Morning Call, 6/10/11)
Hearing on congressional redistricting vexes and confounds (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/10/11)
Dems, GOP, each see upper hand in Voter ID debate (PoliticsPA, 6/9/11)
Poll: Obama’s numbers slipping in PA (PoliticsPA, 6/9/11)
PA union contract talks go down to wire (Forbes, 6/9/11)
Report says PA ranks low in getting young people to vote (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/8/11)
Pressure builds in PA for movement on a shale tax (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/8/11)
Video: Passion evident at Marcellus rally, but so were divisions (PoliticsPA, 6/8/11)
House panel OKs changes to unemployment rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/8/11)
Lawmakers may consider ban on teacher strikes in PA (WFMZ, 6/8/11)
Mrs. Corbett joins Senate Dems protesting arts cuts (Commonwealth Confidential, 6/8/11)
PA schools chief slams teacher, principal ratings (The Sentinel, 6/8/11)
PA senators clash over abortion clinic standards (The Sentinel, 6/8/11)
House panel OKs changes to unemployment rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/8/11)
Protesters want ban of levy on booming gas industry (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/8/11)
State transportation funding studies continue (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/8/11)
Coalition delivers anti-fracking petition to state senator (The Daily Item, 6/8/11)
Reduced community development funds pose problems (Centre Daily, 6/8/11)
Hazleton’s immigration case revived (Go Lackawanna, 6/7/11)
Corbett pushes limits on who would pay damage awards from lawsuits (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/7/11)
PA Senate OKs bill to limit abortion coverage (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/7/11)
FreedomWorks turns up the heat in PA tuition-voucher battle (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/7/11)
Pressure builds in PA for movement on a shale tax (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/7/11)
As deadline looms, PA House advances unemployment cuts (WHYY, 6/7/11)
Supreme Court orders new look at Hazleton immigration law (Lehigh Valley Live, 6/7/11)
Corbett’s new vehicle sparks controversy (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/7/11)
Environmentalists’ two-pronged Marcellus effort (PoliticsPA, 6/7/11)
Keep legal decisions open to kindness, Corbett says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/6/11)
House Voter ID vote may come Wednesday (Philadelphia Weekly, 6/6/11)
PSEA backs use of test scores in evaluating teachers (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/6/11)
Corbett says new security SUVs not his doing (WHYY, 6/6/11)
Senate to get House budget plan this week (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 6/6/11)
Editorial: Wagner right on spending restraint (Altoona Mirror, 6/5/11)
Editorial: Budget restraint is a first step (The Patriot-News, 6/5/11)
State workers rally against PA budget cutbacks (Times News, 6/4/11)
Wagner rebuffs fellow Dems; backs Corbett plan for surplus (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/3/11)

MAY 2011

Palin visit has PA conservatives feeling left out (PoliticsPA, 5/31/11)
Legislative leaders divided over jobless benefits (Standard Speaker, 5/30/11)
PA House budget resotres some funding for local school districts (Montgomvery News, 5/30/11)
Senate may add education funding to PA budget (WHYY, 5/30/11)
MontCo GOP donors have opened their pocketbooks – to Democrats (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/30/11)
Bills cut number of representatives (Pocono Record, 5/30/11)
Budget battle is campaign issue (The Times Leader, 5/29/11)
PA considers change to law on school spending (WHYY, 5/29/11)
Lawmakers push for health plan changes (The Intelligencer, 5/29/11)
GOP state rep contests ad saying he ‘wants to punish’ jobless (The Patriot-News, 5/29/11)
Editorial: Harrisburg hypocrites (The Intelligencer, 5/29/11)
FreedomWorks pressured PA lawmakers for action on school vouchers (The Patriot-News, 5/29/11)
Gov. Corbett talks budget in Montgomery County (Montgomery News, 5/27/11)
Rendell fueds with Fox News (PoliticsPA, 5/27/11)
School of hard knocks: Governor’s school cuts get support from some (DelCo Daily Times, 5/26/11)
Marcellus Impact Fee: Grover Norquist vs. Joe Scarnati (PoliticsPA, 5/26/11)
PA Dems go on the attack (PoliticsPA, 5/26/11)
Plan to cut unemployment in PA House (WHYY, 5/26/11)
Governor Grover Norquist? He sure thinks so (Keystone Politics, 5/26/11)
City Councilor wants Philadelphia to sue Corbett over school funding (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/26/11)
Democratic lawmaker seeks to reduce size of Legislature (Reading Eagle, 5/26/11)
Petition drive under way to ‘tax fracking now’ (The Daily Item, 5/26/11)
Editorial: GOP budget the right medicine (Lancaster New Era, 5/26/11)
Editorial: State budget theater – it’s dark (Philadelphia Daily News, 5/26/11)
What Grover says goes? Norquist issues ruling on shale ‘fee’ (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/25/11)
Legislation would require voter approval of school property tax increases (The Patriot-News, 5/25/11)
PA House passes budget solely on GOP votes (PoliticsPA, 5/25/11)
State likely to renege on hospitals’ accord (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/25/11)
PA House GOP passes budget over objections (Pocono Record, 5/25/11)
PA House Dems fail to force consideration of natural gas drilling tax (The Patriot-News, 5/25/11)
House GOP budget approved along party lines (WDUQ, 5/25/11)
State House passes $27.3 billion budget (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/25/11)
Gov. Corbett prepared to make cuts (Herald-Mail, 5/25/11)
School of hard knocks: Budget cuts worry teachers’ unions (DelCo Daily Times, 5/25/11)
That rainy day? For Philadelphia schools, it pouring right now (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/24/11)
Opinion: Corbett must meet all of his responsibilities (Morning Call, 5/24/11)
Squeezing schools – for the children’s sake (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/24/11)
Lawmakers at odds over bill to revise benefits for jobless (The Patriot-News, 5/24/11)
The budget dance, part II (The Morning Call, 5/24/11)
Commentary: PA’s annual budget season about to start in Harrisburg (The Patriot-News, 5/24/11)
House Speaker addresses budget, shale impact fee (WITF, 5/23/11)
The budget games begin (Morning Call, 5/23/11)
Pennsylvania: Voucher ground zero (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/23/11)
PA House speaker: $27/3B budget total may grow (Daily Times, 5/23/11)
Legislation aims to expand school choice for low-, middle-income families (Daily Times, 5/23/11)
GOP eyes restoring some education funding (The Morning Call, 5/23/11)
Dems aim to steer the conversation on PA House budget vote (PoliticsPA, 5/22/11)
Opinion: Gov. Corbett, poor need education escape route (The Patriot-News, 5/22/11)
Editorial: Voter ID proposal a waste of time (Centre Daily Times, 5/22/11)
Latino Country: Hispanic population surpasses Amish in Lancaster County (The Patriot-News, 5/22/11)
PA Dems accuse House GOP of shorting health care (Altoona Mirror, 5/21/11)
Independent voters will help PA keep its electoral clout in 2012 (The Patriot-News, 5/21/11)
Editorial: Protect our water (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/19/11)
PA unemployment drops again (WITF, 5/19/11)
House GOP plan eliminates $2.3M gun check program (WITF, 5/19/11)
Census shows fresh proof of graying of Pennsylvania (PennLive.com, 5/19/11)
Schools foresee larger classes, program cuts, tax hikes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/19/11)
Census finds Pittsburgh is growing younger (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/19/11)
Corbett released from hospital after back surgery (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/19/11)
Video: Is Philadelphia GOP reeling? (WHYY, 5/18/11)
Protesters urge Gov. Corbett to reconsider budget cuts (CBS Pittsburgh, 5/18/11)
Nutter easily defeats Street in Philly Democratic primary (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/18/11)
In Philly elections, GOP insurgents step up, but party civil war rages on (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/18/11)
Editorial: Voter ID bills are the wrong signal for the times (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/17/11)
Bill would assess local impact fee on shale drilling (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/17/11)
Corbett’s back surgery successful (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/17/11)
Nearly 200 rally against Philly school budget cuts (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/16/11)
Tea party ties go unspoken in many local elections (Patriot-News, 5/16/11)
Can Dem Murphy make history with run for PA attorney general? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/15/11)
Analysis: The lingering problem of transportation funding (Morning Call, 5/15/11)
Shale drilling fines drop under Corbett (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/15/11)
Activist concludes Keystone State run to raise awareness about redistricting (PoliticsPA, 5/13/11)
Opinion: Taxpayer- Corbett drilling PA residents (Delaware County Daily Times, 5/13/11)
Marcellus Shale drillers balk at EPA pressure on state to tighten wastewater disposal rules (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/13/11)
PA House GOP releases new budget, Dems want to spend surplus (PoliticsPA, 5/12/11)
Corbett: ‘We need to make ourselves more competitive’ (Express-News, 5/12/11)
Susquehanna Art Museum’s $5M grant under review by Gov. Corbett (Patriot-News, 5/12/11)
PA House advances abortion clinic bill (Morning Call, 5/12/11)
Reapportionment commission promises fairness (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/11/11)
PA House eyes tougher abortion clinics standards (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/11/11)
Panel OKs measure to require voter ID (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/11/11)
Commentary: Fiscal conservatives give Corbett’s Liberty Loan Fund idea a failing grade (Patriot-News, 5/10/11)
Corbett’s teacher union comments causing a firestorm (WHPTV, 5/10/11)
Corbett makes case for school vouchers in Washington speech (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/10/11)
Editorial: Corbett’s budget hits those trying to get by the hardest (Patriot-News, 5/10/11)
Gov. Corbett’s excellent Washington adventure (Morning Call, 5/10/11)
Opinion: Corbett’s cowardly balancing act (Bethlehem Patch, 5/9/11)
Corbett trip to DC sparks anti-voucher protest (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/9/11)
Corbett singles out teachers unions in speech to pro-vouchers group (PoliticsPA, 5/9/11)
Corbett pushes school vouchers in Washington (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/9/11)
Analysis: The push toward privatizing (Morning Call, 5/8/11)
House GOP to present budget plan (Citizens Voice, 5/7/11)
Penn. House GOP: Lessen education cuts (Morning Call, 5/6/11)
Hundreds swarm PA Chamber of Bus & Industry calling for businesses to pay ‘fair share’ in taxes (The Patriot-News, 5/3/11)
Editorial: Where’s Tom? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/2/11)
Out West, campus gas wells not new (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/1/11)
DEP chief defends his agency on gas drillers (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Editorial: Scarnati’s proposed Marcellus ‘impact fee’ is the pragmatic option (The Patriot-News, 4/30/11)
Corbett to PA colleges: Drill down (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/29/11)
Governor: $4.2 billion deficit, mandates provide little ‘wiggle room’ (Erie Times-News, 4/29/11)
Think tanks battle on Marcellus tax policy (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/29/11)
Drillers’ fee, PA budget cuts votes may be linked (Forbes, 4/29/11)
Commentary: Corbett ignores critics, stays course (The Patriot-News, 4/29/11)
Gas fee proposed by state to benefit locals (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/29/11)
Group admits errors in energy tax report (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/29/11)
Activists inside and out disrupt Marcellus Shale advisory panel (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/28/11)
Marcellus Industry, Environmentalists open to Scarnati impact fee proposal (PoliticsPA, 4/28/11)
Corbett defends advisors on shale (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/28/11)
Corbett’s first 100 days in office were no honeymoon (The Patriot-News, 4/28/11)
No-tax pledge follows Corbett in first 100 days (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/27/11)
Group says Corbett’s advisers tied to shale problems (Reuters, 4/27/11)
Opinion: Corbett’s priority: prison funding, not education (The Patriot-News, 4/27/11)
Corbett’s approval hits new low in new Quinnipiac poll (Morning Call, 4/27/11)
Poll: Corbett’s job disapproval triples since February (The Patriot-News, 4/27/11)
Gov. Corbett hits day 100 (PoliticsPA, 4/27/11)
Tolling back on the table? (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 4/27/11)
Corbett signs first bill into law repealing mandatory sprinklers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/26/11)
Corbett tells drillers he opposes ‘forced pooling’ (Wall Street Journal, 4/26/11)
Editorial: Universities can afford cuts, but can students and parents? (Centre Daily Times, 4/25/11)
Editorial: Corbett’s reluctance to tax drillers undermines confidence in his leadership (The Patriot-News, 4/24/11)
Corbett names PA transportation funding advisers (Lebanon Daily News, 4/22/11)
Editorial: On education cuts, some districts take an unfair hit in Corbett budget (The Patriot-News, 4/22/11)
Opinion: Don’t balance PA budget on backs of students (The Patriot-News, 4/21/11)
Editorial: Don’t balance state budget at expense of education (Centre Daily Times, 4/21/11)
Opinion: Pennsylvania still lagging in gas-drilling oversight (Express-Times, 4/21/11)
Panel pressed on Marcellus Shale drilling (Reading Eagle, 4/21/11)
PA agency OKs more drilling on game lands (Wall Street Journal, 4/20/11)
PA driller told to stop sending wastewater to treatment plants (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/20/11)
State calls for halt to shale wastewater treatment at 15 plants (The Daily Review, 4/20/11)
DEP moves to protect river water (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/20/11)
Editorial: DEP not up to natural gas boom? (York Dispatch, 4/19/11)
Water main break forces shutdown of Harrisburg state government complex (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/19/11)
Corbett speaks against drilling tax (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/19/11)
Editorial: Forget Corbett, pass gas tax (Pocono Record, 4/19/11)
Gas firms pay $18 million to drill Pennsylvania game lands (The Patriot-News, 4/19/11)
PA: Marcellus wastewater shouldn’t go to treatment plants (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/19/11)
Opinion: Protecting our village from dangers of gas drilling (Citizens Voice, 4/19/11)
Legislators call Marcellus Shale fees “inevitable” (Chartiers Valley Patch, 4/18/11)
Commentary: Under budget-cut gun, schools finally move to curb costs (Times-Leader, 4/18/11)
Opinion: Pay increases for them, but not for you (Pocono Record, 4/18/11)
Corbett: ‘I’m not going to let them poison the water.’ (Capitol Ideas, 4/18/11)
Tiny Pennsylvania land trust tempted by Marcellus Shale gas riches (Reuters, 4/18/11)
Corbett vows to keep gas drillers from poisoning the water (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/18/11)
Republicans make advances on issues in Harrisburg (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/18/11)
Corbett talks budget philosophy, acknowledges popularity dip (WDUQ, 4/18/11)
Corbett sells Pennsylvania budget to friendly audiences (The Patriot-News, 4/17/11)
Opinion: There aren’t enough cookies in Pennsylvania to save education (The Patriot-News, 4/17/11)
Commentary: Corbett misses opportunity to chip away education’s fortress (The Patriot-News, 4/17/11)
Commentary: Where to go next on vouchers (Capitol Ideas, 4/17/11)
Cutting education funds ‘painful, unpopular, unprecedented’ (The Morning Call, 4/16/11)
PA unions unhappy with governor’s budget (WYTV, 4/16/11)
PA Dems say they’ve found $1.1 billion in new taxes, spending efficiencies (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/15/11)
PA judge lets Corbett keep using tobacco money (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/15/11)
Poll: PA voters regret choosing Gov. Tom Corbett (The Patriot-News, 4/15/11)
Legislature repeal sprinkler mandate (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/14/11)
Corbett’s choice for Montgomery County sheriff rankles Democrats (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/14/11)
State may drop sprinkler requirement for new construction (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/14/11)
Corbett numbers down in the dumps (Public Policy Polling, 4/14/11)
Nearly half of PA’s dropped adultBasic subscribers might qualify for free Medicaid (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/14/11)
Corbett wins initial victory in health-care suit (WJTV, 4/14/11)
MARCH 2011
Pennsylvania’s Democratic face-off (Politico, 3/30/11)
PA redistricting will pit Altmire vs. Critz (Politico, 3/30/11)
Students protest funding cuts (Morning Call, 3/28/11)
Where’s the shared sacrifice from Pennsylvania’s most powerful? (Patriot-News, 3/27/11)
Corbett’s cuts have students on the run (Lancaster Online, 3/27/11)
Marcellus impact fee proposal in the works (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/26/11)
State: Local drilling ‘impacts’ could bring local aid (Times-Leader, 3/26/11)
Editorial: Where is the ‘realist’ position on the Marcellus Shale? (Patriot-News, 3/25/11)
Marcellus Shale panel challenged over environment at first meeting (Patriot-News, 3/25/11)
Corbett’s natural gas panel begins its work (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/25/11)
Corbett says health care law challenges should go straight to Supreme Court (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/24/11)
Corbett: Let top court decide health care law challenges (Morning Call, 3/24/11)
Corbett opens the door for local levies on shale drilling (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/24/11)
Rendell approves of some Christie, Corbett cuts (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/23/11)
Opinion: Gov. Corbett should put college students above prisoners (Morning Call, 3/23/11)
PA faculty, university students protest education funding cuts (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/23/11)
Debate over health care law rolls into Pennsylvania Capitol (Forbes, 3/23/11)
Hospitals brace for painful funding cuts (Patriot-News, 3/23/11)
Corbett opens the door to impact fees on Shale drillers? (Morning Call, 3/23/11)
PA Liquor Control Board against privatization (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/23/11)
Liquor Control Board proposes changes to stave off privatization (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/22/11)
Editorial: Cuts put hospitals at risk (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/22/11)
Opinion: Corbett has priorities out of order (Morning Call, 3/22/11)
PA, NJ must resolve austerity, transportation needs (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/22/11)
Some faculty unions warming to pay freeze (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/22/11)
Corbett eyes overhaul of PA’s tobacco settlement money (Patriot-News, 3/21/11)
PA GOP Congressional delegation coming to Harrisburg to talk redistricting (PoliticsPA, 3/4/11)
Joe Sestak’s down, but is he out? (Politico, 3/2/11)
FEBRUARY 2011
Corbett’s AG nominee seen as nonpartisan, hardworking (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/21/11)
After stinging loss, Sestak ponders next move (Delaware County Daily Times, 2/20/11)
Penn. labor leaders worry Wisconsin’s tactics could spread (The Patriot-News, 2/19/11)
Could PA be in for a budget backlash? (WDUQ, 2/18/11)
Tom Corbett: Progress Report (PoliticsPA, 2/18/11)
Opinion: Corbett acts – cracking down (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 2/18/11)
Corbett earns good marks in poll (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/17/11)
Gov. Corbett OKs $42M for Philadelphia shipyard (Lebanon Daily News, 2/17/11)
Dem lawmaker expresses ire over Corbett’s prison cancellation (PoliticsPA, 2/17/11)
A Wisconsin replay in PA? (Morning Call, 2/17/11)
Poll: 95% of Pennsylvanians say the state’s budget woes are serious (The Patriot-News, 2/16/11)
Poll: 53% think tax hike needed to balance PA budget (WDUQ, 2/16/11)
PA employees fired in wake of abortion scandal (NPR, 2/16/11)
Corbett wants clear picture before PA changes liquor sales (Times Herald, 2/16/11)
Poll shows good news overall for Corbett; Most doubt his no tax pledge (PoliticsPA, 2/16/11)
Corbett fires six state employees caught up in Philadelphia abortion clinic case (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/16/11)
Poll: Pennsylvanians warming to Gov. Tom Corbett (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/16/11)
Penn. AFL-CIO leaders oppose key governor priorities (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/15/11)
Pennsylvania employees fired in clinic inquiry (New York Times, 2/15/11)
Corbett poring over PA’s budget ‘line by line’ (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/9/11)
Commentary: Corbett stays in comfort zone for 1st news conference (The Patriot-News, 2/8/11)
Democrats try again for state tax on Marcellus Shale (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/8/11)
Corbett’s low profile attracting attention (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/8/11)
Sestak, now an insider, contemplates gubernatorial run (PoliticsPA, 2/7/11)
Lots at stake for GOP in Penn. redistricting (Washington Post, 2/7/11)
Rendell splits with wife after 40 years of marriage (Philadelphia Daily News, 2/7/11)
Corbett sharpening his budget knife? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/7/11)
Merging school districts might cut down on costs (The Patriot-News, 2/7/11)
Act 1 doesn’t slow property tax hikes, study shows (The Patriot-News, 2/6/11)
No tax-hike promise will be put to the test (Citizens Voice, 2/6/11)
Corbett funding plan for schools worries educators (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/5/11)
Massive cuts proposed in school funding (Centre Daily Times, 2/5/11)
Corbett budget freeze to hit schools (Morning Call, 2/4/11)
RI officials dispute Corbett nominee’s claims (Centre Daily Times, 2/1/11)
JANUARY 2011
Commentary: Avuncular Corbett may disappoint hard-core partisans (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/31/11)
Corbett’s 2-yr budget cycle proposal not a shoo-in (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/31/11)
A Capitol question: What will Corbett cut? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/31/11)
Local legislators react to heated outburst in House (Republican Herald, 1/30/11)
Editorial: Show you’re a leader, Gov. Corbett (Patriot-News, 1/28/11)
PA House rules committee meeting boils over (WGAL, 1/26/11)
Editorial: Corbett’s reform agenda – Where’s the wrecking ball? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/26/11)
Editorial: Proposal to reality? Now comes the hard part (Patriot-News, 1/26/11)
Corbett aim: ‘reform state government’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/26/11)
Corbett proposes two-year budget cycle, other changes to cut costs (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/26/11)
Corbett targets bloat, budget in reform plan (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/26/11)
Corbett unveils his PA government reform plan (Patriot-News, 1/25/11)
What’s waiting for Tom Corbett? (Philadelphia Magazine, 1/24/11)
SWPA likely loser in redistricting (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/24/11)
Corbett appeals to federal government for funding (State Column, 1/24/11)
Commentary: Will Corbett make good on promise for legislative reform? (PennLive.com, 1/24/11)
Back Channels: Corbett can learn from Pawlenty (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/23/11)
Business could win, state workers could lose in Corbett’s budget (Patriot-News, 1/23/11)
What can Corbett do about taxes? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/23/11)
Is Pennsylvania ready for vouchers? (Morning Call, 1/23/11)
Opponents speak out against tuition vouchers (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/20/11)
Editorial: Corbett sets right tone (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/19/11)
Corbett sworn in, citing the ‘pending storm’ of a budget deficit (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/19/11)
Editorial: Corbett pushes accountability theme (Patriot-News, 1/19/11)
As Corbett is sworn in, Republicans vow to cut state spending (Republican Herald, 1/19/11)
Corbett vows government reform (Scranton Times-Tribune, 1/19/11)
New governor vows to dedicate himself to fiscal discipline (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/19/11)
Commentary: Rendell’s tenure always interesting, for better or worse (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/18/11)
Rendell’s group releases report on implementing health care mandates (Citizen’s Voice, 1/18/11)
Political analyst: What Corbett’s message will mean to Pennsylvanians (WHTM, 1/18/11)
Editorial: Philadelphia will be worse off without Rendell in office (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/18/11)
Opinion: Corbett plans belt-tightening for Philadelphia public schools (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/18/11)
Opinion: Full plate greets Corbett (The Times-Tribune, 1/18/11)
Architect of PA GOP victories keeps sleeves rolled up (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/18/11)
Corbett promises to be realistic about PA’s challenges (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/18/11)
Corbett to get report on health care overhaul (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/18/11)
Opinion: Corbett’s challenge – a balanced budget (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/17/11)
Commentary: Corbett to usher in striking changes as PA governor (PennLive, 1/17/11)
Corbett assembles team for challenges ahead (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/17/11)
Editorial: PA’s new governor will face huge deficit (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/17/11)
Editorial: Find a better solution than cancelling subsidized health care (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/16/11)
Opinion: Ways to close budget gap – don’t raise taxes; cut waste and fraud (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/16/11)
A closer look at 10 campaign promises made by Corbett (Patriot-News, 1/16/11)
Editorial: What we’d like the governor to say in his inaugural speech (Patriot-News, 1/16/11)
Former PA govs’ advice for Gov-elect Tom Corbett (Patriot-News, 1/16/11)
Corbett plans fancy, formal ball (The Morning Call, 1/15/11)
Incoming Gov. Corbett faces big challenge as budget shortfall soars (Pittsburgh Business Journal, 1/14/11)
Grants OK’d by Rendell rapped (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/13/11)
Millions in project grants will await Corbett’s OK (Bloomberg, 1/13/11)
Transition jeopardizes millions in local projects (Morning Call, 1/13/11)
Rendell assails proposed school-voucher plan (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/11)
PA subsidized health insurance for low-income people to end (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/11)
Corbett team negotiates health care for working poor (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/11/11)
Who’s paying for Corbett’s inauguration? (WNEP, 1/10/11)
Anthony Williams may run for Philly mayor (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/6/11)
PA legislators sworn in; then take two weeks off (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/5/11)
Editorial: Campaign rhetoric is about to meet PA budget reality (Patriot-News, 1/4/11)
PA revenue so far for 2011 higher than projected (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/4/11)
Editorial: Corbett must practice what he preaches (Patriot-News, 1/4/11)
Rendell presents Corbett a government ‘playbook’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/3/11)
Commentary: Nutt’s withdrawal as Corbett’s chief of staff raises questions (Patriot-News, 1/3/11)
Editorial: How Corbett can fill $4 billion deficit (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/3/11)
Corbett vows ‘cop’ approach to shale gas industry (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/2/11)
Deficit is job #1 for PA politicos (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/2/11)
Rendell proud of activist approach to government (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/2/11)
Opinion: Corbett should levy tax on gas drillers (Centre Daily Times, 1/2/11)
Among Rendell’s parting gifts: $100 million for Philly projects (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/2/11)

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