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.

The Current Line-Up


PA 2012 Archives


Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives


Private lottery management firm gives Gov. Tom Corbett a 10-day extension on his decision about bid (The Patriot-News, 12/31/12)
Corbett administration delays deadline for lottery bid (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/31/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett returns pay raise to state Treasury but publicly released part of pay stub doesn’t show that (The Patriot-News, 12/31/12)
Big fixes eluded Corbett in 2012 (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/30/12)
Penn. on board with Common Core standards for students (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 12/29/12)
Firm’s bid to run Pennsylvania lottery mulled (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/29/12)
Corbett urges federal government to keep 911th Airlift Wing open (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,12/28/12)
High time to legalize in PA? (AP, 12/26/12)
2012 ups and downs in PA politics (PoliticsPA, 12/21/12)
Split between Corbett and House GOP on transit funding (Keystone Politics, 12/20/12)
PA Gov. Tom Corbett speaks on the Penn State football scandal (StateImpact/PA, 12/20/12)
Corbett defends donor-funded vacation to Rhode Island (Capitol Ideas, 12/20/12)
Corbett defends donor-paid vacation (Commonwealth Confidential, 12/20/12)
Opposition to PA Lottery privatization begins to coalesce (WHYY Newsworks, 12/20/12)
PA Gov. TOm Corbett discloses free trips (The Morning Call, 12/20/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration seeks extension of deadline on outsourcing lottery management(The Patriot-News, 12/20/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett didn’t get a vote on Penn State’s President Rodney Erickson’s pay raise (The Patriot-News, 12/20/12)
EDITORIAL: State gun laws are too weak (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/20/12)
What price ideology? (Keystone Politics, 12/20/12)
*Clerical error* totally why Corbett failed to disclose fracker-funded (Keystone Politics, 12/20/12)
EDITORIAL: Why the rush on PA lottery privatization? (The Patriot-News, 12/20/12)
EDITORIAL: No, governor, now is the time for gun control discussion (York Dispatch, 12/20/12)
Ethics filing shows Corbett took free vacation from businessman with ties to gas industry(StateImpact/PA, 12/20/12)
PA puts state financial data online in the name of transparency (PA Independent, 12/20/12)
WATCHBLOG: Corbett defends free vacation to Rhode Island in 2011 (PA Independent, 12/20/12)
While touting transparency, Corbett declines to explain free vacation (StateImpact/PA, 12/20/12)
Potential Lottery privatization timetable begins to buckle (WITF, 12/20/12)
House Rs resurrect congressional-based Electoral College plan (PoliticsPA, 12/19/12)
Corbett, GOP cool on new gun laws; Dems push ahead (PoliticsPA, 12/19/12)
Democrats expect debate on transportation funding (The Morning Call, 12/19/12)
Report: “Massive confusion” over voter ID (Early Returns, 12/19/12)
Philly legislator plans assault weapons ban bill (Capitol Ideas, 12/19/12)
PA Senate Dems say mass-transit funding has to be part of any highway bill (Capitol Ideas, 12/19/12)
The unaccountable Judicial Branch (Keystone Politics, 12/19/12)
Corbett admin in discussions on potential extension of Lottery bid deadline (Capitol Ideas, 12/19/12)
PA House and Senate announce committee chairs for 2013/14 (PoliticsPA, 12/19/12)
Gleason wants another term at PAGOP (PoliticsPA, 12/19/12)
PA state senator outlines ban on assault weapons, high-capacity magazines (The Naked City, 12/19/12)
Plotting a course: Corbett finally seems ready to deal with transportation funding (Pittsburgh City Paper, 12/19/12)
Picking the next governor (PGN, 12/18/12)
PA lottery privatization looking like a huge ripoff (Keystone Politics, 12/18/12)
Pension onus shifts to state legislature (Altoona Mirror, 12/18/12)
Observers say Pennsylvania isn’t ready for major gun-control measures (The Patriot-News,12/18/12)
Poll of Republicans in state hints mood is for compromise (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/18/12)
State Dems look to rebuild aging cities (DelCo Daily Times, 12/18/12)
PA lawmakers sizzle as Harrisburg officials torch millions in botched incinerator deal (PA Independent, 12/18/12)
To fill skills gap, Corbett official suggests changing the status of those with skills (WITF, 12/18/12)
Senate Dems say state assistance crucial to turning around struggling cities (WITF, 12/18/12)
In the wake of CT shootings, Gov. Corbett urges caution on new gun-control measures (Capitol Ideas, 12/18/12)
What’s on the table for gun safety reform in PA? (Keystone Politics, 12/18/12)
Reader poll: Casey least likely to be on ballot for gov (PoliticsPA, 12/18/12)
Republican voters in denial about unpopularity of Republican positions (Keystone Politics, 12/17/12)
After Conn. tragedy, some in PA look again at gun laws (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/17/12)
Corbett promises fund plan for transit and roads (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/14/12)
Teaching John Hanger how to blog like a governor candidate (Keystone Politics, 12/13/12)
Schwartz tapped for DCCC Finance Chair (PoliticsPA, 12/13/12)
Corbett, Rothfus already targeted for ‘14 (Early Returns, 12/13/12)
Damper on Schwartz guv talk? (Early Returns, 12/13/12)
PA insurance exchange off table (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/13/12)
Guv announces ‘modernization’ of PA infrastructure (Capitol Ideas, 12/13/12)
Pension payout time… (Commonwealth Confidential, 12/13/12)
Here’s what Gov. Corbett’s health-care rejection means (PhillyNow, 12/13/12)
Voter ID: It could be nearly a year before we know if law will stand (Commonwealth Confidential, 12/13/12)
Fiscal cliff not so steep in Keystone State budget (PA Independent, 12/13/12)
Republicans decide not to screw up PA’s health insurance exchange (Keystone Politics, 12/12/12)
Corbett: PA will not operate state-based insurance exchange (Capitol Ideas, 12/12/12)
PA won’t get full federal funding for partial Medicaid expansion (Keystone Politics, 12/11/12)
Corbett says transportation funding plan ready (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/8/12)
Schwartz for governor? (Early Returns, 12/7/12)
Allyson Schwartz needs to flip flop on health care pre-governor race (Keystone Politics, 12/7/12)
FairVote takes on idea to reform Pennsylvania voting (Philly Now, 12/7/12)
For ‘14 guv race, is Castor oiling his political machine? (Philadelphia Daily News, 12/7/12)
OPINION: Fix districts, then address electoral vote (The Times-Tribune, 12/6/12)
OPINION: Pennsylvania lawmakers want ’shared pain’ for everyone but themselves (The Patriot-News, 12/6/12)
PA auditor general: PA Charter School part of ‘broken system’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 12/6/12)
McCord has a new spox and $1.4M on hand (PoliticsPA, 12/6/12)
More PA House members ask Corbett to opt out of Medicaid expansion (Philly Now, 12/6/12)
Budget secretary says layoffs likely result of coming budget year (WITF, 12/6/12)
PA Democrats are editors now, too (Capitol Ideas, 12/6/12)
WAMs: One less arrow in the quiver, one more scapegoat for failed negotiations (WITF, 12/6/12)
First Dem surfaces for Superior Court (PoliticsPA, 12/6/12)
Tom Corbett asks the right question: What’s the end goal of alcohol reform? (Keystone Politics, 12/6/12)
Governor seen as key to crime summit (Reading Eagle, 12/6/12)
Would a Republican really challenge Tom Corbett for governor? (WHYY Newsworks, 12/6/12)
Pennsylvania’s political elite gear up for annual Manhattan gathering (WHYY Newsworks, 12/6/12)
Bruce Castor’s Green Lantern theory of politics (Keystone Politics, 12/5/12)
Corbett may face obstacles in bid for re-election (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/5/12)
Pileggi to reintroduce plan to change Pennsylvania electoral-vote system (Philadelphia Inquirer,12/5/12)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Corbett to the rescue? Not on pension reform (The Patriot-News, 12/5/12)
EDITORIAL: Follow Corbett’s cue: Lower pension rates (News Item, 12/5/12)
House Democrats concerned over Corbett’s plans for future of PA Lottery (CBS Philly, 12/5/12)
Three key priorities for PA legislative Democrats in new session (CBS Philly, 12/5/12)
PA state budget at mid-year: Calm before the storm (The Patriot-News, 12/5/12)
PA governor working to avoid more deep spending cuts (AP, 12/5/12)
MontCo commish Castor mulls a primary challenge to Corbett (Commonwealth Confidential, 12/5/12)
Exclusive: Castor mulling primary challenge to Corbett (PoliticsPA, 12/5/12)
Montco’s Castor to challenge Corbett? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/5/12)
State senator takes second run at changing electoral vote divvy (WITF, 12/4/12)
PA Democratic lawmakers call on Gov. Tom Corbett to put the brakes  on lottery privatization pursuit (The Patriot-News, 12/4/12)
Democrats take aim at bid to privatize PA lottery (AP, 12/4/12)
Senate leader again pushes for change in how PA awards electoral votes (WHYY Newsworks, 12/4/12)
Dedicated regional transit taxes must be on the table in transportation funding debate (Keystone Politics, 12/3/12)
Is Rob McCord the Tom Corbett slayer? (Philadelphia Magazine, 12/1/12)


Corbett mulls lifting cap on gasoline tax (StateImpact/PA, 11/30/12)
Corbett: ‘There are going to be some people out there that, no matter what we do, that are not going to forgive me for doing that investigation’ (Capitol Ideas, 11/29/12)
Corbett on expanding PA Lottery: “We need more revenue.” (WITF, 11/29/12)
Corbett: Fed hasn’t provided ‘rules’ for health care law (PA Independent, 11/29/12)
Corbett: Pension cuts would affect all state employees (The Tribune-Democrat, 11/29/12)
Corbett promises transportation funding proposal soon (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/29/12)
Corbett stays firm on promise to not raise taxes (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/29/12)
AUDIO: Watchblog: Q&A with Gov. Tom Corbett (PA Independent, 11/29/12)
Hanger’s wonkishness on display in 2014 gov kickoff (PoliticsPA, 11/28/12)
Hanger makes 2014 Guv bid official. (Capitol Ideas, 11/28/12)
Hanger kicks off gubernatorial campaign (StateImpact/PA, 11/28/12)
Bankruptcy could return to the table in Harrisburg (AP, 11/28/12)
Democrat John Hanger offers himself as the anti-Tom Corbett in announcing his candidacy for governor in 2014 (The Patriot-News, 11/28/12)
Penn. groups recommends guides for reporting child abuse (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/28/12)
Aging population aggravate Pennsylvania’s budget problems (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/28/12)
John Hanger to challenge Gov. Corbett on school funding, natural gas taxes (Philly Clout, 11/28/12)
Hanger makes 2014 bid official (Early Returns, 11/28/12)
Democrat Hanger throws hat in PA gubernatorial ring (Commonwealth Confidential, 11/28/12)
Corbett’s ChildLine leaves abused kids waiting on hold (Keystone Politics, 11/28/12)
Corbett won’t recommend state pension crisis solutions (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/28/12)
Shorter Tom Corbett: I won’t lead on pensions (Keystone Politics, 11/28/12)
John Hanger first Democrat to announce against Corbett in 2014 (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/27/12)
Corbett: PA must fix public pensions or slash budgets (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/27/12)
Corbett sets stage for debate on pensions (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/27/12)
Budget secretary warns of financial crisis (CBS Pittsburgh, 11/27/12)
Officials looking to other states to fix Pennsylvania’s pension problem (The Patriot-News, 11/27/12)
Corbett: Penn. must reform public pensions or face budget crisis (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/27/12)
Dealing with $41 billion PA pension gap may mean changes for current state workers (WHYY Newsworks, 11/27/12)
John Hanger running for Pennsylvania governor (Morning Call, 11/27/12)
The foolishness of judicial elections (Keystone Politics, 11/27/12)
Post Sandusky, report calls for new child protection laws (PA Independent, 11/27/12)
These 13 powerbrokers play political game behind the scenes (Philadelphia Daily News, 11/27/12)
What does environmentalists #PAGov candidate John Hanger want to do about land use? (Keystone Politics, 11/27/12)
New Corbett admin report reinforces dire pension picture, offers reforms (Capitol Ideas, 11/26/12)
Former DEP Secretary John Hanger says he’s a candidate for PA governor (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/26/12)
Hanger first to announce gov bid (Early Returns, 11/26/12)
Persuading Republican lawmakers a difficult job, Corbett says (AP, 11/26/12)
Former state DEP Secretary Hanger to run for governor (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/26/12)
Pennsylvania’s shift from coal to gas power (StateImpact/PA, 11/26/12)
Hanger makes guv bid official (PoliticsPA, 11/26/12)
Pennsylvania could be a path forward for GOP (FiveThirtyEight, 11/23/12)
Democratic would-be challengers begin to sort out field for 2014 election against Gov. Corbett (AP, 11/22/12)
Highways, pensions and booze on Corbett’s agenda (AP, 11/20/12)
Handicapping Pennsylvania’s 2014 gubernatorial field (Centre Daily Times, 11/19/12)
Demographics shape state budget (The Times-Tribune, 11/19/12)
PA Gov. Tom Corbett enters 2nd half of his term: ‘We have some tasks undone’ (The Patriot-News,11/19/12)
Medicaid expansion is about priorities (Keystone Politics, 11/19/12)
How the PA House Dems fell flat (PoliticsPA, 11/19/12)
Gov. Corbett to unveil transportation funding plan in 2013 (Capitol Ideas, 11/19/12)
Corbett: State can’t absorb Medicaid expansion costs (PA Independent, 11/19/12)
Corbett stresses pension crisis in 2013 agenda (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/19/12)
With PA Society event, John Hanger goes from ‘maybe’ to ‘looks as if’ in 2014 Dem Guvstakes(Capitol Ideas, 11/19/12)
Gov. Corbett talks fiscal cliff, health exchanges and pensions during Press Club speech (Capitol Ideas, 11/19/12)
Corbett highlights bipartisanship & other Gov 2014 notes (PoliticsPA, 11/19/12)
Corbett to unveil long-awaited transportation funding plan in 2013 (Morning Call, 11/19/12)
More Democrats could tangle Corbett’s next 2 years (AP, 11/18/12)
Philadelphia questions plan to give it a stake in casino (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/18/12)
Poll: Corbett favored, global warming feared (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/16/12)
PA voters liked Corbett’s handling of storm emergencies (WHYY Newsworks, 11/15/12)
Commission suggests changes to PA higher education (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/15/12)
PA lawmakers seek probes of Election Day irregularities (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/15/12)
Quinnipiac Poll: Corbett, other pols with positive approval (PoliticsPA, 11/15/12)
VIDEO: PA not only state wavering on ACA implementation (PA Independent, 11/15/12)
President Obama and Gov. Corbett earn improved standing from state voters (The Patriot-News,11/15/12)
Scarnati: (Lack of ) redistricting hurt GOP (Early Returns, 11/15/12)
“Sandy bump” put Corbett back on top in new poll (PA Independent, 11/15/12)
EDITORIAL: A victory in the voter-ID battle, but the war continues (Philadelphia Inquirer,11/15/12)
VIDEO: Pension costs to wreck balanced budget in coming years (PA Independent, 11/15/12)
Quinny: Corbett’s approval rating highest since March (WITF, 11/15/12)
How Rothfus won — and what it means for Southwest PA (PoliticsPA, 11/15/12)
Exclusive: Former DEP Hanger looking to challenge Corbett (PoliticsPA, 11/15/12)
With leadership elections, Senate Dems, Repubs stick with the tried and true (Capitol Ideas, 11/14/12)
Number of provisional ballots, voter ID issues spur call for PA probe of voting irregularities (WHYY Newsworks, 11/14/12)
York businessmen Wolf & Wagner each mulls run against Corbett (PoliticsPA, 11/14/12)
Governor’s commission recommends higher education changes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/14/12)
COMMENTARY: What’s missing from Pennsylvania’s ballot? (PA Independent, 11/14/12)
Corbett resists setting up health-care exchange in PA (WHYY Newsworks, 11/14/12)
Wagner calls for changes at Penn State — again. (Capitol Ideas, 11/14/12)
No word from Corbett on PA’s health exchange (WITF, 11/14/12)
Tom Wolf considers run against Corbett in 2014 (York Dispatch, 11/14/12)
Maps: Critz vs. Obama vs. Casey (PoliticsPA, 11/14/12)
Senate Dems celebrate 2 pick-ups (Early Returns, 11/14/12)
Politically uncorrected: Handicapping Pennsylvania’s 2014 gubernatorial field (PoliticsPA, 11/14/12)
PA AG’s recommendations for Penn State include removing governor, school president as trustees(The Patriot-News, 11/14/12)
Dems outvote Rs for PA Congress (Early Returns, 11/13/12)
PPP: Corbett in ‘whole lot of trouble’ (Early Returns, 11/13/12)
Reality check: Tom Corbett’s going to be looking a lot better in 2014 (Keystone Politics, 11/13/12)
PA congressional post-mortem: To progress forward, let’s look back (Keystone Politics, 11/10/12)
Democratic turnout fell in PA from 2008 (Keystone Politics, 11/9/12)
New internal watchdog chief for PA turnpike agency says it can be retooled (Philadelphia Inquirer,11/9/12)
In 2012, Republicans mustered vote better in PA (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/9/12)
PA leaving creation of insurance exchange to the Feds? (Keystone Politics, 11/9/12)
Pennsylvania’s incoming attorney general vows to be an activist (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/9/12)
How Republicans stole the House. Legally (The Naked City, 11/9/12)
Following election, advocates antsy for Medicaid decision (WHYY Newsworks, 11/8/12)
Timing right for Corbett-led trade trip to Brazil, Chile, experts say (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,11/8/12)
Voter ID law causes confusion at polls (The Times-Tribune, 11/8/12)
Payback for Philadelphia’s big turnout for Obama? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/8/12)
Maps: How Obama stacked up n PA vs. 2008 and 2004 (PoliticsPA, 11/8/12)
Polls got it right, despite pre-election criticism (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/8/12)
Republicans take it on the chin on Election Day (PA Independent, 11/8/12)
Casey holds off big-money challenge (Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/8/12)
Corbett says Kane’s Sandusky investigation should be quick (WITF, 11/8/12)
Gov. Corbett to bid South American a hearty ‘hola’ on 2013 trade mission (Capitol Ideas, 11/8/12)
Rothfus win boosts GOP to 13 of 18 PA seats in House (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/8/12)
Pennsylvanians and Americans voted for a Democratic US House – so why do Republicans still hold huge majorities? (Philly Now, 11/8/12)
New Democratic row officers will keep close eye on Corbett (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/8/12)
Grading the polls (PoliticsPA, 11/8/12)
How gerrymandering saved PA House Republicans (Keystone Politics, 11/7/12)
Ryan, state GOP leaders pump up crowd in Harrisburg (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/3/12)
Top ten PA House races: Final week (PoliticsPA, 11/2/12)
Romney and Ryan set to visit PA (PoliticsPA, 11/1/12)
Politically uncorrected: Game on: Pennsylvania in play (PoliticsPA, 11/1/12)
As Election Day nears, ads filling Pennsylvania’s airwaves (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/1/12)
Voting disruptions should be minimal in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/1/12)
Judge keeps voter ID ads in place (Early Returns, 11/1/12)
Corbett: Polling places will open (The Times-Tribune, 11/1/12)
Pennsylvania voting rights advocates plan ‘election protection’ (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 11/1/12)
Top five PA Senate races: Final week (PoliticsPA, 11/1/12)
Suddenly, prez campaigns remember Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Daily News, 11/1/12)


F&M Poll: Obama 48, Romney 44; Casey 46, Smith 35 (PoliticsPA, 10/31/12)
PA attorney general’s office asks court to deny voter ID opponents’ injunction request (The Patriot-News, 10/31/12)
Midstate ready for election day, but absentee ballot deadline could be extended (The Patriot-News, 10/31/12)
Voters can cast ballot without photo ID this year (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/31/12)
PA’s got the pundit blues (PoliticsPA, 10/31/12)
GOP should maintain PA House majority, but Dems look to chip away (PA Independent, 10/31/12)
Pennsylvania may be keystone in presidential race (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/30/12)
Republicans, Democrats renew battle over Pennsylvania (LA Times, 10/30/12)
Video: Romney campaign makes TV play for PA (PoliticsPA, 10/30/12)
Video: Obama’s two PA ads up (Early Returns, 10/30/12)
How Hurricane Sandy could affect the election in PA (PoliticsPA, 10/30/12)
Presidential campaigns to start raining TV ads on Pennsylvania (The Patriot-News, 10/30/12)
Corbett extends deadline for absentee ballots in some counties (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/30/12)
State extends absentee ballot application deadline (PA Independent, 10/30/12)
Judge: Absentee ballots submitted before end of Election Day will be counted (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/30/12)
PA back on the presidential map with one week to go (Philly Clout, 10/30/12)
Inquirer Poll: Kane 40, Freed 29 (PoliticsPA, 10/29/12)
PA part of $7.4M anti-Obama online ad buy (PoliticsPA, 10/29/12)
Video: 2 GOP Super PACs coming back to PA with $3.2M (PoliticsPA, 10/29/12)
Gay marriage: PA sees little activity — for or against — amid neighbor states’ actions (York Daily Record, 10/28/12)
GOP likely to keep control in Pennsylvania Legislature (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/28/12)
PA’s failure to alter Electoral College votes hinders Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the state, GOP officials say (The Patriot-News, 10/28/12)
Inquirer Poll: Obama up 6, Casey up 7 (PoliticsPA, 10/27/12)
Analysis: Election tests GOP’s hold on Legislature (AP, 10/27/12)
Tax-increment financing poses big risks in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 10/27/12)
Smith continuing to out fundraise Casey (PoliticsPA, 10/27/12)
Absentee ballot math: Republicans see hope in Pennsylvania numbers (Morning Call, 10/26/12)
Corbett: Would welcome prove of how Sandusky case was handled (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/26/12)
Democrats close gap with GOP among registered voters in Delaware County (Daily Times, 10/26/12)
Corbett: No politics in Sandusky probe, urges critics to prove otherwise (Commonwealth Confidential, 10/25/12)
Gov. Corbett is a big issue in PA’s race for attorney general (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/21/12)
PA Supreme Court could change landscape surrounding Marcellus Shale (AP, 10/16/12)
Sandusky scandal, PA cuts threaten Penn State credit (, 10/16/12)
Effort by PA Demsto debate Sandusky resolution gets blocked (Commonwealth Confidential, 10/15/12)
UPMC, non-profit PILOTs and Land Value Tax (Keystone Politics, 10/5/12)
Lehigh County picked for controversial Corbett administration human services pilot program (Morning Call, 10/5/12)
Want to spend less on Medicaid expansion? Copy Maryland’s price controls (Keystone Politics, 10/4/12)
Court sets voter-ID law aside for November elections (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/4/12)
PA voter ID law delay prompts outreach shifts (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/4/12)
In 2012 and 2014, Sandusky is Dems’ play (PoliticsPA, 10/4/12)
Former Pennsylvania legislator Goebel curious about ‘inactive voter’ status (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/4/12)
Three congressional races to watch in the Keystone State (PA Independent, 10/4/12)
Is Bob Casey equipped for a Smith surge? (PoliticsPA, 10/4/12)
Report: State governments were $1.38 trillion short in pension funding in FY2010 (Capitol Ideas, 10/4/12)
PA House tied up over Sandusky probe resolution (AP, 10/4/12)
Could a Sandusky-related resolution halt PA House debate? (Commonwealth Confidential, 10/3/12)
Voter ID ruling: Court grants temporary injunction (PoliticsPA, 10/3/12)
Video: The voter ID/swing state connection (Early Returns, 10/3/12)
Judge rules PA can’t enforce Voter ID on Election Day (Keystone Progress, 10/3/12)
Opinion: Put final stake in heart of Voter ID law (The Times-Tribune, 10/3/12)
Democratic lawmakers hail voter ID court decision but say there’s more work to do (The Patriot-News, 10/3/12)
Democrats delighted as judge blocks voter ID law for November (Daily Times, 10/3/12)
PA GOP protecting Corbett on Sandusky (Keystone Politics, 10/3/12)
Judge halts PA’s tough new voter ID law (WHYY Newsworks, 10/2/12)
Voter ID ruling reaction: Dems applaud, GOP disappointed (Philly Clout, 10/2/12)
Corbett’s latest worry: Metcalf, Tea Party (Early Returns, 10/2/12)
Editorial: The voter ID ruling: Reason subverted (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/2/12)
Understanding the Pennsylvania voter ID ruling (Constitution Daily, 10/2/12)
Reactions to the order preventing enforcement of a portion of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/2/12)
Corbett pushes for accord between Highmark, West Penn Allegheny (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/2/12)
Voters turn from PennDOT, take ID requests on campus (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/2/12)
Judge blocks parts of Pennsylvania voter ID law; Corbett not sure about appeal (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/2/12)
PA court rules voters can cast regular ballots without ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/2/12)
Video: Reaction to PA voter ID ruling: Some say hooray, some say ‘huh?’ (WHYY Newsworks, 10/2/12)
State lawsuit challenges end of general assistance payments for the poor (Capitol Ideas, 10/2/12)
Court issues preliminary injunction in #VoterID case (Capitol Ideas, 10/2/12)
Voter ID takes over Corbett Romney presser (PoliticsPA, 10/2/12)
Appeals don’t appear imminent in voter ID case (WITF, 10/2/12)
Update: Partial injunction will uphold most of voter ID law (WITF, 10/2/12)
Voter ID law sponsor turns on fellow Republicans in ruling (Philly Clout, 10/2/12)
Everything you need to know about the Pennsylvania voter ID fight (Washington Post, 10/2/12)
Judge blocks Pennsylvania voter photo ID law (LA Times, 10/2/12)
PA judge delays implementation of voter ID law (New York Times, 10/2/12)
Editorial: Temporary voter relief in Pennsylvania (New York Times, 10/2/12)
Kane & Corbett trade barbs on Sandusky investigation (Philly Clout, 10/1/12)
PA Supreme Court’s bad arguments for local funding of PA courts (Keystone Politics, 10/1/12)
Dems ding PAGOP chair over Etch-a-Sketch-style Romney remark (PoliticsPA, 10/1/12)
Republicans urge fall voters to seek fiscal responsibility (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 10/1/12)
Editorial: Don’t give up on reforming property tax (The Times-Tribune, 10/1/12)
Gov. Corbett lauds Legislature for finding a funding source for state police cadet training (The Patriot-News, 10/1/12)
Blame PA ballot access laws for uncompetitive ‘one-party town’ politics (Keystone Politics, 10/1/12)
Kathleen Kane gives us a preview of how awesome it will be to have a Democratic AG (Keystone Politics, 10/1/12)


Commentary: Some GOP officials are ‘sick and tired’ of reports that Mitt Romney can’t win PA (The Patriot-News, 9/30/12)
Opinion: Democrats, Republicans debate Voter ID (DelCo Times, 9/30/12)
Rendell’s advice to Mitt: Don’t quite on PA voters (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/30/12)
Commentary: Pennsylvania should join the crowd on early voting (Reading Eagle, 9/29/12)
PA judge may allow most of voter-ID law (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/28/12)
Corbett on welfare waivers: No thanks (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/28/12)
Opinion: Drilling concerns deserve respect (Times Leader, 9/28/12)
Jindal, Smith rouse PAGOP (PoliticsPA, 9/28/12)
MCall Poll: Obama 49, Romney 42 (PoliticsPA, 9/28/12)
Editorial: Is today the beginning of the end of the voter-ID nightmare? (Philadelphia Daily News,9/28/12)
Penn. justices reject effort to fund courts (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/27/12)
Commentary: Public must comprehend urgency of pension mess (Patriot-News, 9/27/12)
School drilling lease bill heads to Corbett (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/27/12)
PA voter ID hearing focuses on hardships encountered in obtaining identification cards (Patriot-News, 9/27/12)
Judge in PA voter ID case mulling option to throw out the law for the upcoming election (Patriot-News, 9/27/12)
PA voter ID mastermind says law too relaxed (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 9/27/12)
Judge Simpson hears final testimony in PA voter ID case (WHYY Newsworks, 9/27/12)
Is PA’s swing-state status slipping? (WHYY Newsworks, 9/27/12)
Judge crafting a away to keep voter ID law and allow people to vote (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,9/27/12)
Watchdog group cites new survey results as reason to stop voter ID (, 9/27/12)
Confused about Voter ID? You’re not alone (Third and State, 9/27/12)
Voter ID law changes come as latest court hearings wrap up (PA Independent, 9/27/12)
Witnesses speak of long waits, multiple trips to obtain #VoterID at PennDOT offices (Capitol Ideas, 9/27/12)
Romney coming back to PA (PoliticsPA, 9/27/12)
Voter ID law in PA has solid support, poll shows (Times Leader, 9/27/12)
Poll: Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law has solid support (New York Times, 9/27/12)
Municipalities don’t want their pension funds raided to help those in need (PA Independent, 9/27/12)
Report: More credit downgrades on the way for PA municipalities (PA Independent, 9/27/12)
Voter ID horror stories shared (AP, 9/27/12)
Bill White on Tom Corbett’s disastrous education record (Keystone Politics, 9/27/12)
Republican State Committee preview — Fall 2012 (PoliticsPA, 9/27/12)
PBPC says state #VoterID implementation not ready for prime time (Keystone Politics, 9/27/12)
Private donors help out Chesco voter ID program (Pottstown Mercury, 9/26/12)
Polls: Corbett not popular, but Voter ID is (PoliticsPA, 9/26/12)
Are #VoterID mailers giving students bad info? (Keystone Politics, 9/26/12)
Deadlock by Supremes favors ID opponents (Early Returns, 9/26/12)
Rendell to speak at Democratic Party banquet (LancasterOnline, 9/26/12)
PA Budget and Policy Center calls voter implementation flawed (The Patriot-News, 9/26/12)
State eases requirements to obtain voter ID card (Times Leader, 9/26/12)
Editorial: Here comes the mud: Outside groups should have no business trying to sway PA voters(The Patriot-News, 9/26/12)
Opinion: Why voter ID isn’t needed: For one thing, casting a fraudulent vote isn’t worth the risk of years in prison (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/26/12)
Commentary: PA Gov. Tom Corbett bombing public education into Stone Age (Morning Call,9/26/12)
Poll: Pennsylvanians OK with voter ID (Morning Call, 9/26/12)
Voter ID hardship stories keep emerging in PA (AP, 9/26/12)
Poll: Pennsylvanians prefer President Obama, disapprove of Gov. Corbett’s performance (AP, 9/26/12)
PA regulators aren’t inspecting thousands of oil and gas wells, report says (AP, 9/26/12)
Voters remain sour on Gov. Corbett with Sandusky case roiling their attitudes (The Times-Tribune,9/26/12)
Corbett, Geist pitch law for private investment in public projects (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/26/12)
Judge asks for ways to halt PA’s new voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 9/26/12)
Judge hints he may block Pennsylvania voter ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/26/12)
Judge Simpson mulling an injunction on #VoterID? (Keystone Politics, 9/26/12)
States fail to oversee fracking, environmental group says (Bloomberg, 9/25/12)

GOP super donor: ‘Tom Corbett is not a leader’ (PoliticsPA, 9/24/12)
Commentary: What’s wrong with Pennsylvania? (New York Times, 9/23/12)
Other counties may join in using Pennsylvania voter-ID law loophole (Philadelphia Inquirer,9/22/12)
PA AG race takes a turn for the nasty (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/21/12)
Who’s at fault for PA unemployment rate rise? Corbett or Obama? (Baer Growls, 9/21/12)
What is the best solution to PA’s Balkanized local government problem? (Keystone Politics, 9/21/12)
Video: National GOP group to target Kane on Philly TV (PoliticsPA, 9/21/12)
Study questions students’ access to valid voter ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/21/12)
Montco says it will issue voter IDs through nursing home (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/21/12)
Colleges offering voter ID (Philadelphia Daily News, 9/21/12)
Editorial: Court added to ID confusion (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/21/12)
GOP-commissioned poll puts Romney 1 point back in PA (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/21/12)
Video: Philly protesters drown out a calm Tom Corbett (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
PA is keystone to Dem hopes at US House (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
Panel picks apart voter ID law (The Times-Tribune, 9/20/12)
Allegheny County executive Fitzgerald announces new kind of voter IDs (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,9/20/12)
Daily Grinder: Corbett repeats fake, discredited welfare-to-work smear on Philly visit (Philly Now,9/20/12)
Allegheny Co. Executive outlines plan to allow registered voters to obtain ID (CBS Pittsburgh, 9/20/12)
Gov. Corbett’s meeting at the Art Museum is met with angry Philly protesters (Philly Now,9/20/12)
Commonwealth Court schedules more hearings on Voter ID (Heard in the Hall, 9/20/12)
Sept 25 hearing scheduled for #VoterID case (Capitol Ideas, 9/20/12)
MCall poll: Corbett numbers hold steady (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
Shale gas insight: Corbett praises gas drillers and slams critics (StateImpact/PA, 9/20/12)
Capitolwire: GOP trying to salvage turnout (WITF, 9/20/12)
New voting laws get Democratic organizers fired up (National Journal, 9/20/12)
PAGOP, Romney camp mailers land in PA (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
Montgomery County looking at #RichID workaround #VoterID (Keystone Politics, 9/20/12)
Rich Fitzgerald figures out how to beat the #VoterID game (Keystone Politics, 9/20/12)
Chew on THAT, Daryl Metcalfe! County to issue it’s own voter IDs (Pittsburgh City Paper, 9/20/12)
PAGOP poll: Prez, Senate races within the margin of error (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
Tea Party group: No Voter ID in 2012, No retention in 2013 (PoliticsPA, 9/20/12)
Harrisburg should enable a regional tax base to fund SEPTA (Keystone Politics, 9/20/12)
Not entirely bad news for Gov. Corbett in new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll (Capitol Ideas, 9/19/12)
PA must prove to Commonwealth Court that it can provide IDs by Election Day (Philly Now,9/19/12)
Rick Hasen thinks PA Supremes #VoterID decision was weird (Keystone Politics, 9/19/12)
Did Republicans blow the chance to salvage something in Pennsylvania? (Newsworks, 9/19/12)
The PA Supreme Court’s curious Voter ID punt (Election Law Blog, 9/18/12)
Struggles faced by small PA towns (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/18/12)
Big-moneyed donor slams Corbett for lack of leadership (Commonwealth Confidential, 9/18/12)
Advocacy groups pushing colleges to issue IDs so students can vote (Philadelphia Daily News,9/18/12)
Supreme Court wants more lower court study on Voter ID (Philly Clout, 9/18/12)
Voter ID law in limbo after PA Supreme Court sends case back to lower court (The Patriot-News,9/18/12)
Commentary: Military vets to be among growing group disenfranchised by Voter ID bill(Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/18/12)
Was this the first appearance of gubernatorial candidate Rendell? (Keystone Politics, 9/18/12)
PA Supreme Court calls for Voter ID do-over (PoliticsPA, 9/18/12)
Supreme Court sends voter ID decision back to lower court for second review (PA Independent,9/18/12)
PA Supreme Court orders new hearing on #VoterID law (Capital Ideas, 9/18/12)
Voter ID loses a battle in Pennsylvania (Slate, 9/18/12)
PA Supreme Court orders more review on voter ID law (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/18/12)
#VoterID dissents filed by Justices McCaffery and Deborah Todd (Capitol Ideas, 9/18/12)
Pennsylvania voter ID law sent back to lower court (Washington Post, 9/18/12)
The crucial point about today’s #VoterID ruling (Keystone Politics, 9/18/12)
Republicans seek to primary Corbett in 2014 (Pennsylvania Swamp Fox, 9/17/12)
PSERS investments miss mark; unfunded liability will grow (PA Independent, 9/17/12)
Editorial: Court won’t get final word (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/17/12)
Commentary: PA’s pension crisis requires Corbett to take the reins (PA Independent, 9/17/12)
Senate push seen for Open Records legislation (Citizens Voice, 9/17/12)
Editorial: Messing with Medicaid is messing with the middle class (Philadelphia Daily News,9/17/12)
Harrisburg debt-recovery plan: Some community leaders say taxpayers are being ignored (The Patriot-News, 9/17/12)
PA Supreme Court considers stay on Voter ID law (Montgomery Media, 9/17/12)
PA voter suppression: A day in court (WHYY Newsworks, 9/17/12)
Commentary: Voter-ID foofaraw for naught? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/17/12)
Struggles faced by small PA towns (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/17/12)
PA’s new voter ID law sends non-drivers on a bureaucratic journey (Washington Post, 9/16/12)
Inquirer Poll: Obama widens lead to 11 in PA (PoliticsPA, 9/16/12)
Poll: Obama widens lead in PA (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/15/12)
Change to ease getting voter ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/15/12)
PA poll: Obama up by 11 (Politico, 9/15/12)
At Voter-ID hearing, PA justices have tough questions and a surprise (Philadelphia Inquirer,9/14/12)
Rendell says he supports a drilling moratorium along the Delaware (StateImpact/PA, 9/14/12)
Libertarians win a  round in PA petition challenge (AP, 9/14/12)
Democrats raising cash on Voter ID challenge (Philly Now, 9/14/12)
Penn. panel asks Corbett for moratorium on executions until December 2013 (Philadelphia Inquirer,9/14/12)
Delaware River panel still mum on gas drilling (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/13/12)
Pennsylvania justices take hard look at voter ID law (LA Times, 9/13/12)
Democratic Supreme Court justices slam PA voter ID law, lawyers ask for injunction (The Naked City, 9/13/12)
Divisive voter ID law goes before PA high court (AP, 9/13/12)
Pennsylvania may miss out on Marcellus riches (Reuters, 9/13/12)
PA could be raising twice as much revenue from Marcellus Shale (Keystone Politics, 9/13/12)
ACT UP keeps pressure on Gov. Corbett over cuts to General Assistance programs (Philly Now,9/13/12)
Editorial: Pennsylvania’s bad election law (New York Times, 9/12/12)
Suburban Philadelphia one of 8 keys to presidential victory (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/12/12)
Making PA legislature part-time finds some support (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/10/12)
PA Dem leaders want no contested gov primary in ‘14 (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/7/12)
PA legislator calls public service ad promoting voter ID law to be offensive (The Patriot-News,9/6/12)
PA GOP calls Dems on DNC photo ID rule (PoliticsPA, 9/6/12)
Fresh from Tampa, PA GOP blasts Kane for attending DNC (PoliticsPA, 9/6/12)
Anti-Corbett group advertising again (Early Returns, 9/6/12)
Video: Group re-running anti-Corbett ad (PoliticsPA, 9/6/12)
Rendell to PA Dems: Run like you’re two points behind (The Morning Call, 9/6/12)
#VoterID is the PA Republican ground game (Keystone Politics, 9/6/12)
PA still in play for presidential race? Rendell thinks so (PA Independent, 9/6/12)
Abandoned mine bill could cost PA millions (Altoona Mirror, 9/6/12)
Conservatives for Mitt Romney pull ads off TV in Michigan, Pennsylvania (AP, 9/5/12)
Lawmakers want to tee up transportation funding for early 2013 (PA Independent,9/5/12)
Tom Corbett continues refusal to lead on transportation funding (Keystone Politics, 9/5/12)
Pennsylvanians’ path to voter ID not without glitches (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/4/12)
PA’s Eighth House District a closely watched swing zone (Philadelphia Inquirer, 9/4/12)
Rendell on politics: ‘I miss it.’ Hint of a comeback? (Commonwealth Confidential, 9/4/12)
Toomey defends Pennsylvania voter ID law (Washington Post, 8/30/12)
Some people will have to go to PennDOT twice to get new #VoterID (Keystone Politics, 8/30/12)
Brief from Asian groups opposes Penn voter ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/30/12)
Critics see a wrinkle in new voter ID card process for PA-born voters (WITF, 8/29/12)
PennDOT now issuing Dept. of State ID (PoliticsPA, 8/28/12)
No love for Corbett in Florida (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/28/12)
Starting the conversation on a liberal agenda for pension reform (Keystone Politics, 8/28/12)
Judge: Yes to Harrisburg tax hike; No to bond bailout (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/28/12)
In poll, voters give Casey strong lead, not so for Corbett (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/28/12)
Inquirer Poll: Corbett approval stays low (PoliticsPA, 8/27/12)
New ‘voter-only photo ID card is unveiled (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/27/12)
Clout: GOP is fighting PA 3rd-party candidacies (Philadelphia Daily News, 8/27/12)
Corbett Administration finding new and innovative ways to stick it to the poors (Keystone Politics, 8/24/12)
Corbett takes to the river, amid protests (Times Herald-Record, 8/24/12)
York County officials try to raise awareness of Voter ID law (York Dispatch, 8/24/12)
Colleague slaps voter-ID sponsor (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/23/12)
Report: PennDOT incorrectly telling people they have to pay for #VoterID (Keystone Politics, 8/23/12)
DEP Secretary defends expedited permit reviews (StateImpact/PA, 8/23/12)
Gov. Corbett looking for charter school reform this fall (The Morning Call, 8/23/12)
PA’s natural gas tax giveaway exceeds $500M mark (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 8/23/12)
Government and community leaders urge voters to prepare for new voter ID law (York Daily Record,8/23/12)
Does the state have the constitutional right to force Harrisburg to raise taxes? (The Patriot-News,8/23/12)
State Supreme Court puts Voter ID appeal on fast track (Philly Clout, 8/23/12)
Sec of State defends Voter ID (Philly Tribune, 8/23/12)
Constitution Party kicked off the Pennsylvania ballot (Philly Now, 8/23/12)
More blows to PA swing status (Early Returns, 8/23/12)
PA Republicans challenge Libertarian Party signatures (Pottstown Mercury, 8/23/12)
Corbett Admin’s internal budgetary guidelines warn of cost increases, declining federal dollars (PA Independent, 8/23/12)
No, state cash for Pittsburgh transit is not a ‘bailout’ (Keystone Politics, 8/23/12)
Morning Call/Muhlenberg: Paul Ryan doesn’t move race in PA (Morning Call, 8/23/12)
MCall/Muhlenberg: Ryan pick doesn’t sway PA voters (PoliticsPA, 8/23/12)
Transit funding is a more important public priority than arts and culture funding (Keystone Politics, 8/23/12)
PA wants later date for voter-ID appeal (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/12)
Lawmaker floats idea of using district office to issue voter IDs (WITF, 8/22/12)
Inky: State and voter ID challengers at odds over appeal date (WITF, 8/22/12)
Voter ID: Time for Voting Rights Act changes? (Early Returns, 8/22/12)
Harrisburg faces $12.6M year-end budget hole, could run out of cash by October (The Patriot-News,8/22/12)
$40 million in PA transit funding delivered to Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/22/12)
Corbett names new legislative liaison (Early Returns, 8/22/12)
Opinion: PennDOT has been prepared for voter ID law implementation (The Patriot-News, 8/22/12)
Testy defense: If the state’s voter ID law is fair, what’s the worry? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/22/12)
Opinion: New voter ID law has loophole: Absentee ballots (Courier Express, 8/22/12)
Updated PA shale gas figures show uptick (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/22/12)
Voter ID forum attendees question need (The Times-Tribune, 8/22/12)
PA in no hurry for Supreme Court ruling on voter ID (WHYY Newsworks, 8/22/12)
Video: Smerconish on MSNBC: Castille could be PA’s John Roberts (PoliticsPA, 8/22/12)
Daily Grinder: Nutter talks Voter ID education on MSNBC (Philly Now, 8/22/12)
PA Ethics Commission launches probe of state liquor board (Capitol Ideas, 8/22/12)
Lawmaker proposes offering voter IDs at PA legislators’ district offices (WHYY Newsworks, 8/22/12)
Looking ahead: Charter school reform may face another bumpy path this fall (Capitol Ideas, 8/22/12)
Republicans trying to boot Gary Johnson from PA ballot (PA Independent, 8/22/12)
Taxpayers on the hook for Pittsburgh transit bailout (PA Independent, 8/22/12)
Help is plentiful for obtaining voter ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/22/12)
Planned Parenthood PAC launches ‘Women are Watching’ (PoliticsPA, 8/22/12)
Anti-severance tax forces have cost PA $500 million since 2009 (Keystone Politics, 8/22/12)
Job training needed for manufacturing firm CEOs (Keystone Politics, 8/22/12)
Will Ron Castille do the Right Thing ON #VoterID? (Keystone Politics, 8/22/12)
Time to update the Voting Rights Act (Keystone Politics, 8/22/12)
Penn’s natural tax giveaway exceeds $500 million mark (Third and State, 8/22/12)
Corbett Adm. invokes New Black Panthers in Voter ID letter to Justice Dept (Philly Now, 8/21/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett’s legislative liaison named to Gaming Control Board (The Patriot-News, 8/21/12)
Corbett: ‘We need to put America and Pennsylvania back to making things’ (Morning Call, 8/21/12)
Cuts in transportation funding mean worse PA roads, bridges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/20/12)
PA drops plans for 2 online initiatives to boost voting (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/17/12)
Editorial: Why should taxpayers be on the hook for lawmakers’ legal fees? (, 8/17/12)
New poll, same old headache for Corbett (Citizens Voice, 8/16/12)
Teacher launches petition drive against Voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/16/12)
F&M Poll: Corbett’s numbers dropping (PoliticsPA, 8/16/12)
Editorial: Missed chance to reject voting barriers (New York Times, 8/15/12)
Poll results: Readers, Judge Simpson not on same page (PoliticsPA, 8/15/12)
Pennsylvania judge keeps voter ID law intact on its way to higher court (New York Times, 8/15/12)
Politicos react to Voter ID ruling (PoliticsPA, 8/15/12)
Judge Simpson rules, Voter ID law stands (PoliticsPA, 8/15/12)
PA judge upholds Voter ID law (The Caucus, 8/15/12)
Editorial: Voter-ID ruling ignores law’s consequences (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/15/12)
Voting rights prof: Well-done decision (Early Returns, 8/15/12)
Editorial: It’s not over: The state still needs to oversee the city’s finances (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,8/15/12)
Editorial: Safety net for mentally ill seems to be fading away (The Patriot-News, 8/15/12)
Harrisburg City Council files reply to receiver’s petition on tax hike (The Patriot-News, 8/15/12)
Penn. voter ID law should go forward, Commonwealth Court rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/15/12)
Judge: Turzai comments ‘disturbing, tendentious’ (Early Returns, 8/15/12)
PA GOP chair: Ruling shows ‘courage and conviction’ (Early Returns, 8/15/12)
Voter ID reaction continues (Early Returns, 8/15/12)
As Voter ID upheld, groups offer criticism, vow education and prepare for appeal (Philly Now,8/15/12)
Dismay as Corbett ends funding for tax-credit program for low-income families (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/15/12)
A ‘non discriminatory’ burden (WHYY Newsworks, 8/15/12)
Judge upholds ‘Voter ID’ law; opponents plan to appeal to PA Supreme Court (PA Independent, 8/15/12)
Judge won’t halt PA voter identification law (Politico, 8/15/12)
Denial of voter ID injunction means ‘full steam ahead’ for law; opponents promise appeal (WITF, 8/15/12)
Breaking news: Thoughts on the Penn. Voter ID decision (Election Law Blog, 8/15/12)
13 key points on PA court ruling upholding Voter ID law (Philly Clout, 8/15/12)
Judge rejects bid to block PA voter ID law (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/15/12)
Ruling not likely to settle voter ID question (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/15/12)
State judge upholds PA’s #VoterID law (Capitol Ideas, 8/15/12)
Pension bills only address future hires, not $40B liability (PA Independent, 8/14/12)
State ramps up voter-ID outreach (Philadelphia Daily News, 8/14/12)
PA House lawmakers review pension reform proposals (WITF, 8/14/12)
Today in Voter ID (Early Returns, 8/14/12)
Foes: Corbet order hurts environment (AP, 8/14/12)
PA House of Representatives considering pension reform (The Patriot-News, 8/14/12)
Harrisburg debt: In some cases, taxpayers are paying to sue themselves (Patriot-News, 8/14/12)
Green Party stays on ballot in PA while Constitution, Libertarian parties challenged (PhillyNow, 8/14/12)
Many states’ voter-ID laws, including PA’s, appear to have tie to ALEC (Philadelphia Inquirer,8/14/12)
Voter-ID case puts spotlight on PA judge (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
Polls find support for voter ID but little awareness (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
Head of PA GOP applauds pro-voter ID finding (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
Area Democrats try to use Ryan against congressional incumbents (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
Romney campaign and related super PAC plans big TV ad drive in PA and 10 other states(Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
Penn State is told its accreditation ‘is in jeopardy’ (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/14/12)
AFL-CIO study: Seniors more likely to lack ID (PoliticsPA, 8/14/12)
Romney chooses Ryan; PA politicos react (PoliticsPA, 8/13/12)
Commentary: For state Legislature, a mandate study is a good start (Daily Local, 8/13/12)
Awaiting voter ID ruling, Corbett insists law poses no hardship (WHYY Newsworks, 8/13/12)
Ruling likely this week on ID law (Philly Tribune, 8/13/12)
How will Corbett’s executive order change the Marcellus permitting process? (StateImpact/PA, 8/13/12)
When it comes to #VoterID, voters are polls apart (Capitol Ideas, 8/13/12)
More state ‘transparency’ (Baer Growls, 8/13/12)
State scales down transportation plans by $10B (WITF, 8/13/12)
Corbett defends voter ID as ruling on injunction expected this week (WITF, 8/13/12)
Paul Ryan’s PA tie: Jim Gerlach (PoliticsPA, 8/13/12)
PA Dems take first shot at Ryan (PoliticsPA, 8/13/12)
Romney’s VP puts emphasis on older voters, but likely doesn’t increase PA’s importance (PA Independent, 8/13/12)
Where are city tax bases ‘eroding’ to? (Keystone Politics, 8/13/12)
Bipartisan effort shapes action on city distress issues (The Times-Tribune, 8/13/12)
Investigation: Election day fraud ‘virtually nonexistent’ (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/12/12)
Medicaid expansion is a bargain (Keystone Politics, 8/9/12)
Video: PA’s #VoterID law gets the Daily Show treatment (Keystone Politics, 8/9/12)
State foreclosure prevention program returns (The Times-Tribune, 8/9/12)
Opinion: Quacking, waddling to Harrisburg (The Times-Tribune, 8/9/12)
Turzai gets the Stewart treatment, admits to poor phrasing (PoliticsPA, 8/9/12)
Pension reforms get first vetting Tuesday (PA Independent, 8/9/12)
IM feature on phones helps state sidestep open records law (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/9/12)
One in three Philadelphia voters lacks proper ID (Philly Tribune, 8/9/12)
VoterID: ‘Leashes for unicorns’ (Early Returns, 8/9/12)
Corbett administration announces re-start of homeowners’ assistance program it once shut down(Capitol Ideas, 8/9/12)
90% of foreclosure settlement money going to HEMAP! (Keystone Politics, 8/9/12)
Junk mail: A letter to voters raises more questions about ID (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/9/12)
Experiment: How long does it take to get Voter ID? (Patch, 8/9/12)
25% of PA’s ‘Voter Hall of Fame’ don’t have proper Voter ID (Keystone Politics, 8/9/12)
Opinion: PA voter ID gets messier (Erie Times-News, 8/9/12)
Pennsylvania: State of embarrassment (2 Political Junkies, 8/9/12)
Analysis lends credence to claims of voter ID law’s unequal impact (WHYY Newsworks, 8/9/12)
Republicans challenge PA petitions of Libertarian and Constitution parties (Ballot Access News, 8/8/12)
Not even Corbett knows the details of PA’s Voter-ID law (Philly Now, 8/8/12)
The Trib is really pushing the voter fraud fraud (2 Political Junkies, 8/8/12)
Commentary: On open records issue, the Corbett administration is just plain silly (Philadelphia Daily News, 8/8/12)
Editorial: For PA legislature, mandate study a good start (Delco Times, 8/8/12)
Party chairs Burn and Gleason spar on CBS Philly (PoliticsPA, 8/8/12)
Some PA legislators sing the Voter ID blues (PoliticsPA, 8/8/12)
A case of mistaken identity (Pittsburgh City Paper, 8/8/12)
Opinion: No voter fraud? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 8/7/12)
Unemployment debt cleared as PA refinances with Citibank (PA Independent, 8/7/12)
Congressional vulnerability rankings, August edition (PoliticsPA, 8/7/12)
The egg man gets a tax break – how the PA legislature works (WHYY Newsworks, 8/7/12)
Tuesday morning coffee: Supreme Court to hear redistricting challenges (Capitol Ideas, 8/7/12)
Update: Tom Knox for governor? (PoliticsPA, 8/7/12)
Rendell slams PA voter ID law, Corbett defends its implementation (Commonwealth Confidential, 8/6/12)
A Cracker means jobs, but environmentalists worry about air pollution (StateImpact/PA, 8/6/12)
Act 13 ruling convinces Butler County Township to keep its drilling restrictions in place(StateImpact/PA, 8/6/12)
Supremes to hear challenges to new House, Senate district maps (PA Independent, 8/6/12)
PA high court schedules redistricting arguments for next month (AP, 8/6/12)
In rare move, PA Supreme Court orders live broadcast of redistricting hearing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/6/12)
Voter ID outreach letter causes confusion (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 8/6/12)
Voter ID expected to dominate PA county commissioners conference (WHYY Newsworks, 8/6/12)
30,000 union members expected at Philadelphia rally for rights (WHYY Newsworks, 8/6/12)
Reader poll: How will the court rule on Voter ID (PoliticsPA, 8/6/12)
Reader poll: Dems will win more in state House (PoliticsPA, 8/6/12)
PennDOT not ready to implement #VoterID (Keystone Politics, 8/6/12)
PA Democrats weigh early challenge to Gov. Tom Corbett (The Patriot-News, 8/6/12)
At DEP, a fox guarding the hen house (Keystone Politics, 8/6/12)
PA environmental chief locks horns with activists (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/6/12)
PA’s identity crisis: Rushed implementation of Voter ID law putting voting rights at risk (The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, 8/3/12)
#VoterID hearing: Plaintiffs say state can’t guarantee everyone will have ID by Election Day(Capitol Ideas, 8/2/12)
The bottom line on #VoterID (Keystone Politics, 8/2/12)
ACLU lawyer: PA agrees there is no evidence of voter fraud (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/2/12)
PA voter ID opponents expect ’slam dunk victory’ in state trial (TPM, 8/2/12)
Voter ID on trial: The Hans von Spakovsky wars (Slate, 8/1/12)
Pittsburgh employment is surging, but will GOP snuff out the recovery with massive transit cuts?(Keystone Politics, 8/1/12)
How a Land Value Tax could help relieve the housing crunch in Gasland (Keystone Politics, 8/1/12)
Voter ID on trial: Philadelphia election worker fears ‘chaos’ (Slate, 8/1/12)
Why Romney’s pulling back on PA ad spending (Keystone Politics, 8/1/12)
Scranton’s recovery plan is neither (a valid plan or a means to recovery) (NEPArtisan, 8/1/12)
Government-by-poll is a terrible idea (Keystone Politics, 8/1/12)
Who cares what non-voters think about a commuter tax? (Keystone Politics, 8/1/12)
Commuter tax eyed in compromise recovery plan (The Times-Tribune, 8/1/12)
State funds available for housing in shale regions (StateImpact/PA, 8/1/12)
Witnesses say state isn’t ready for voter ID rule (Philadelphia Inquirer, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Official in charge of PA Voter ID Law: ‘I don’t know what the law says’ (TPM, 7/31/12)
Corbett’s cabinet a regular boys club (Philadelphia Daily News, 7/30/12)
Susquehanna Poll: Obama’s lead shrinks to 3 points (PoliticsPA, 7/30/12)
Supply gut pushing natural gas drillers to Ohio (Keystone Politics, 7/30/12)
Voter ID data: Full district spreadsheets (PoliticsPA, 7/30/12)
Low gas prices drive drillers west to Ohio in search of profit (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/30/12)
Controversial voter ID measure is in hands of judge who is ‘not a political animal’ (The Morning Call,7/28/12)
Pennsylvania lags in number of female legislators (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/28/12)
PPP: Kathleen Kane ahead by 7 in AG race (Keystone Politics, 7/27/12)
Video: Q&A: Gov. Corbett on Penn State, voter ID and more (Erie Times-News,7/27/12)
Video: Corbett told GOP to keep down the Philly vote in 2010 (Keystone Politics, 7/27/12)
Court throws out state zoning for Marcellus Shale drilling (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/26/12)
2010 video shows Gov. Corbett calling on GOP to keep down Philly vote (The Naked City, 7/26/12)
Penn. voter ID case opens in state court (Washington Post, 7/25/12)
Advocates say population having trouble getting ‘Free’ IDs (Philly Now, 7/25/12)
Justice Dept eyeing up PA voter ID law (Keystone Politics, 7/24/12)
Pennsylvania admits it: No voter fraud problem (The Plum Line,  7/24/12)
OPINION: Freindly fire – Corbett’s response to Sandusky fails to answer questions (DelCo Daily Times, 7/24/12)
Corbett’s Comemaugh cruise (Tribune-Democrat, 7/24/12)
Why  Obama probably can’t win — but Romney could still lose (PoliticsPA, 7/24/12)
Ahead of voter ID trial, PA admits there’s no in-person voter fraud (TPM Muckraker, 7/24/12)
PA admits there’s no voter fraud (Keystone Politics, 7/24/12)
Feds charge Philly charter school mogul in massive fraud (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/24/12)
Feds seeking data on voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/24/12)
Corbett calls on Penn State to ensure taxpayer money not used to pay fine (WJAC-TV, 7/24/12)
Commonwealth Court to hear testimony in Voter-ID case (Philly Now, 7/24/12)
Pennsylvania acknowledges there is no evidence of voter fraud (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/24/12)
Video: How we got here: The voter ID controversy’s extensive ties to Northwest Philadelphia (WHYY Newsworks, 7/24/12)
Fight over PA’s voter-ID law heads for court Wednesday (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/24/12)
Voter-ID protesters take their case to PA Capitol (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/24/12)
Corbett tells DEP to expedite permit process (StateImpact/PA, 7/24/12)
Against caution – looking ahead to who can pick off Corbett in ‘14 (Keystone Politics, 7/24/12)
One lawyer’s take on the #VoterID arguments (Keystone Politics, 7/24/12)
PA ACLU on the new #VoterID cards (Keystone Politics, 7/23/12)
PA GOP lying about voter fraud in fundraising email (Keystone Politics, 7/23/12)
All-time peak employment in Pittsburgh (Keystone Politics, 7/23/12)
No voter-fraud evidence, lots of abortion restrictions and other news from Tom Corbett’s Pennsylvania (The Naked City, 7/23/12)
What would a new voting rights act look like? (Keystone Politics, 7/23/12)
Feds investigating Pennsylvania voter ID law (Politico, 7/23/12)
PA Dems file suit to remove DeWeese from ballot (AP, 7/20/12)
Pittsburgh – All time peak employment (Nullspace, 7/20/12)
PA officials to unveil new voter-ID card (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/20/12)
Corbett: ‘Very disappointed’ that info in #FreehReport was not given to AG’s office (Capitol Ideas, 7/19/12)
Corbett says Moody’s on target for blaming pensions for lower bond rating (DelCo Daily Times,7/19/12)
State jobless rate risses for 1st time in year (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/19/12)
US Chamber of Commerce launches pro-Marcellus campaign (StateImpact/PA, 7/19/12)
State universities may be next in line for credit downgrade (DelCo Daily Times, 7/19/12)
RNC Chair: Pennsylvania ‘can be the knock out punch’ (The Morning Call, 7/19/12)
Scranton remedies (NEPArtisan, 7/19/12)
Editorial: Pennsylvanians need proper education to take advantage of Marcellus Shale boom (The Patriot-News, 7/19/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett disappointed in prior Penn State administration on Sandusky investigation (The Patriot-News, 7/19/12)
Jerry Sandusky case: PA AG candidates draw different conclusions from Freeh Report (The Patriot-News, 7/19/12)
Rendell questions Corbett’s investigation as AG into Sandusky (WJAC-TV, 7/19/12)
Corbett ‘disappointed’ with former Penn State administration (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/19/12)
Corbett says prosecutors ‘probably’ investigating whether Penn State obstructed justice (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 7/19/12)
Democratic Policy Committee examines state’s transportation funding shortfall during a hearing in Yardley (BucksLocalNews, 7/19/12)
GOP chairman likes some but not all WaPo fact-checking (Philly Clout, 7/19/12)
Philly City Commissioner releases voter fraud report (PoliticsPA, 7/19/12)
Remedies for a Scranton in distress (Keystone Politics, 7/19/12)
Even shoddy Schmidt report shows ‘voter fraud’ is a fake problem (Keystone Politics, 7/19/12)
PA lawmaker wants repeal of new voter ID law (WHTM, 7/19/12)
Scott Perry group to host baseball fundraiser with Corbett (PoliticsPA, 7/19/12)
AG candidates split on grand jury approach for Sandusky (PoliticsPA, 7/19/12)
Chris Freind’s devastating open letter to Tom Corbett on Sandusky (Keystone Politics, 7/19/12)
Pennsylvania’s strict voter ID law faces ACLU lawsuit (LA Times, 7/18/12)
Schmidt says fraud, Singer says stunt over report on Philly voting irregularities (The Naked City, 7/18/12)
Gov. Corbett could have stopped Sandusky — but didn’t (PA Water Cooler, 7/17/12)
Romney challenges Obama in blue-collar areas of Pennsylvania (LA Times, 7/17/12)
It’s time for Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele to resign or be fired (Keystone Progress, 7/13/12)
Federal agency asking about the sharp drop in PA’s Medicaid rolls (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/13/12)
Politically uncorrected: Thinking about Voter ID (PoliticsPA, 7/12/12)
Abuse scandal inquiry damns Paterno and Penn State (New York Times, 7/12/12)
Editorial: Penn State’s Part (New York Times, 7/12/12)
Voter ID law viewed as a ‘repulsive act’ (Lancaster New Era, 7/12/12)
Scranton – Out of money and running out of time (PA Independent, 7/12/12)
Report shows natural-gas industry gave $23M to PA legislators (Philly Now, 7/12/12)
Tom Corbett fumes over Jerry Sandusky question (Politico, 7/12/12)
Republicans defend new legislative redistricting plan (The Mercury, 7/11/12)
Hospitals could face financial crisis if PA rejects Medicaid expansion (Keystone Politics, 7/11/12)
Poll: Obama by 7, Casey by 14 (PoliticsPA, 7/11/12)
Editorial: Fracking ban is about our water (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/11/12)
Editorial: Try it again – Redistricting maps are still head-scratchers (The Patriot-News, 7/11/12)
Editorial: Corbett should stand up for state and take Medicaid expansion (Philadelphia Daily News,7/11/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett shows improvement in 2nd year, but remains a work in progress, Capitol insiders say (The Patriot-News, 7/11/12)
Scranton unions fight back after mayor slashes pay to minimum wage (AP, 7/11/12)
PA funnels $15M to keep petrochemical plant operating in Delaware County (StateImpact/PA, 7/11/12)
Video: Dems fundraise over voter ID (PoliticsPA, 7/11/12)
Pro-Obama poll: Romney’s popularity waning in PA (PoliticsPA, 7/11/12)
PA eliminating easy stopgap health coverage for poor (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/11/12)
Local drilling moratorium rankles rest of state (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/11/12)
PA: Workers should bail out Harrisburg investors (, 7/11/12)
Why not raise Harrisburg’s land value tax instead? (Keystone Politics, 7/11/12)
Video: PA begins $5M campaign alerting residents they’ll needs ID to vote (WHYY Newsworks, 7/10/12)
Revised redistricting maps face barrage of appeals over their constitutionality (PA Independent, 7/10/12)
The politics of last month’s southeast drilling moratorium (StateImpact/PA, 7/10/12)
Commentary: State budget places more burdens on taxpayers and neediest citizens (The Patriot-News, 7/10/12)
Editorial: Delay voter ID: There are too many questions and too much confusion (The Patriot-News,7/10/12)
Harrisburg receiver wants court to force City Council to raise taxes (The Patriot-News, 7/10/12)
PA legislators enjoy 12-week break from Harrisburg (CBS Pittsburgh, 7/10/12)
Reader Poll: Which party will win big, or lose, in the PA House (PoliticsPA, 7/10/12)
Romney’s PA undervote, plus Santorum, Paul & Gingrich maps (PoliticsPA, 7/10/12)
PA GOP complicates stop-gap health coverage for poor people (Keystone Politics, 7/10/12)
Tom Corbett’s sucky industrial policy continues (Keystone Politics, 7/10/12)
Medicaid expansion would help state economy (Keystone Politics, 7/10/12)
‘What makes Bucks and Montgomery so special?’ (Keystone Politics, 7/10/12)
High stakes involved in voter ID law fight (Philadelphia Tribune, 7/9/12)
Editorial: Corbett ignoring the state’s bad bridges and roads (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/8/12)
Groups appeal for delay on voter ID; Corbett refuses (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/6/12)
Corbett signs bill to save Philly from property-tax appeals (Philadelphia Daily News, 7/6/12)
Latino Justice sues over redistricting maps (PoliticsPA, 7/5/12)
Reassessment halt falters in PA Legislature (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/5/12)
Stringent voter ID law in PA could prevent 750,000 from voting (CBS News, 7/5/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett signs PA prison reform into law (The Patriot-News, 7/5/12)
New law excludes charter school teachers from revised evaluations (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/5/12)
More PA voters lack PennDOT ID cards (PoliticsPA, 7/5/12)
Jindal, Pawlenty to greet Obama in Pittsburgh (PoliticsPA, 7/5/12)
Commentary: Pennsylvania may undo Obama (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/5/12)
Corbett already eyeing bills for the fall session (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/4/12)
Voter ID law may affect more Pennsylvanians than previously estimated (Philadelphia Inquirer,7/4/12)
Will Tom Corbett opt out of PA’s Medicaid expansion? (Keystone Politics, 7/3/12)
Reps. cheer bipartisanship that saved Philadelphia refinery (PoliticsPA, 7/3/12)
Democrats say Corbett may have missed budget deadline after all (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/3/12)
Suit over political maps seeks 1-year term for PA lawmakers elected this year (The Morning Call,7/3/12)
PA corporate tax credit will pay for private-school scholarships (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/3/12)
Corbett signs $27.65B budget with minutes to spare (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/3/12)
Editorial: PA must revisit funding of charters (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/3/12)
Teacher evaluations for charters sunk along with reforms package (WITF, 7/2/12)
Corbett may enlist Democrats’ help on looming pension crisis (WHYY Newsworks, 7/2/12)
In last-minute frenzy, Gov. Corbett claims legislation, budget victories (AP, 7/2/12)
Video: Democrats: ‘No new taxes’ a myth in PA budget (WFMZ-TV, 7/2/12)
Opinion: State budget’s odd balance (The Times-Tribune, 7/2/12)
Lawmakers go down to the wire on state budget (Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/2/12)
Bethlehem-area Democrats decry state budget, claim public education is continued target of state GOP (Express-Times, 7/2/12)
Corbett signs 2012-13 budget (PoliticsPA, 7/2/12)
Corbett signs second on-time budget with minutes to spare (WITF, 7/1/12)
Governor Corbett signs new state budget (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 7/1/12)
Governor calls new budget plan a culture change (PA Independent, 7/1/12)
Gov. Corbett deserves credit for successful budget passage (Penn Patriot Blog, 7/1/12)

JUNE 2012

Prime-time budget update: Gov. Corbett waits for budget pieces (Capitol Ideas, 6/30/12)
Corbett signs ethane cracker tax bill (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/30/12)
PA Senate passes tax credit for petrochemical plants (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/30/12)
Budget roundup: Corbett says budget is about the future of PA; pension crisis looms in next year (PA Independent, 6/30/12)
Tick, tock: budget deadline looms as lawmakers re-work reforms (WITF, 6/30/12)
Truth comes out: GOP uses Voter ID law to disenfranchise (NEPArtisan, 6/29/12)
Ethane cracker deal lifts spending cap (StateImpact/PA, 6/29/12)
On the eve of the budget deadline, plowing through related legislation (WITF, 6/29/12)
PA House passes state budget (PoliticsPA, 6/29/12)
King Corbett has no health care answers (NEPArtisan, 6/29/12)
Tax experts question credits for PA Shell plant (AP, 6/27/12)
Dems pounce on PA voter ID law link to Romney win (WFMZ, 6/26/12)
Turzai: Voter ID law means Romney can win PA (PoliticsPA, 6/25/12)
Pennsylvania’s voter ID law spurs debate (New York Times, 6/25/12)
Mike Turzai: Voter ID helps GOP win state (Politico, 6/25/12)
Tax credit touted as aided for PA’s failing schools (AP, 6/25/12)
Turzai says voter ID meant to win state for Romney (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 6/25/12)
Editorial: Reasonable extension? Abortion clinics given six months more to comply (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/25/12)
Video: PA GOP: Pennsylvania is a turning point (Keystone Conservative, 6/25/12)
PA lawmakers expected to extend bankruptcy moratorium on Harrisburg, other third-class cities (The Patriot-News, 6/25/12)
Rendell: Gov. Corbett is not a wuss (CBS Pittsburgh, 6/25/12)
Vote set to keep illegal workers off the job in Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/25/12)
Can Christie deliver PA? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/25/12)
Gov. Corbett defends slow pace of Sandusky investigation (AP, 6/25/12)
PA given mixed grades in higher education (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/25/12)
Gov. Corbett’s low poll numbers are not unprecedented and may not be a bad sign (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/25/12)
Reader poll: Will the state pass its budget on time? (Politics PA, 6/25/12)
Does Corbett know that ReNew program for ex-cons pays for itself? (, 6/25/12)
Kids in the hall: Dems debate schools funding with PA Education Secretary (WITF, 6/25/12)
Daily budget roundup – June 25 (PA Independent, 6/25/12)
How did budget dealing benefit Corbett? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/24/12)
Education proposals pushed in Legislature (AP, 6/24/12)
Yes, Pennsylvania really is up for grabs (RealClearPolitics, 6/24/12)
Capitol insiders predict Gov Corbett will deliver an on-time budget (The Patriot-News, 6/24/12)
Corbett pledges PA red state; Irey Vaughan wows at RSC (PoliticsPA, 6/23/12)
$1.6M settlement in PA gas drilling lawsuit (AP, 6/23/12)
Commentary: Critz: Stick to fracking science, not the politics (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/23/12)
Commentary: Governor needs a lesson on priorities (Centre Daily Times, 6/23/12)
Any PA budget deal remains under wraps (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/22/12)
Corbett stands to win some school-reform victories (AP, 6/23/12)
PA auditor again blasts funding formula for cyber and charter schools (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/22/12)
PA has a deal on a budget (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/22/12)
Corbett commends victims for facing Sandusky (AP, 6/22/12)
Retiree health care costs are a hidden $17B pension bomb (PA Independent, 6/22/12)
PA week in review: Budget spending number determined, big tax credit for Shell (PA Independent, 6/22/12)
Corbett pushes hard for petrochemical plant (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/22/12)
Piecing together the PA budget framework (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 6/22/12)
Editorial: No Shell game: Corbett’s tax break plan is a good deal for state (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/22/12)
Education tax credit to expand in new PA $27.7B budget (WFMZ, 6/22/12)
GOP can win Pennsylvania, Gov. Corbett says (The Patriot-News, 6/22/12)
Any PA budget deal remains under wraps (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/22/12)
PA doesn’t need a new ‘Industrial Revolution’, it needs to urbanize more (Keystone Politics, 6/21/12)
Republican State Committee preview — Summer 2012 (PoliticsPA, 6/21/12)
Obama’s immigration move: Does it play in PA? (PoliticsPA, 6/21/12)
SEIU plans massive PA field program (PoliticsPA, 6/21/12)
Opinion: Good ideas to fix bad PA lawmaking (York Daily News, 6/21/12)
Analysis: Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to give tax break for Shell refinery raises questions about jobs (The Patriot-News, 6/21/12)
Corbett, lawmakers say deal reached on Shell tax credits (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/21/12)
Corbett, lawmakers announce budget agreement (AP, 6/21/12)
PA officials announce budget deal, mum on details (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/21/12)
PA’s energy sector booms, despite GOP warnings (StateImpact/PA, 6/21/12)
Teachers could be rated based on test scores; groups say move is unfair (PA Independent, 6/21/12)
In western PA, an energy boom not visibly stifled (New York Times, 6/20/12)
Corbett urges support for ethane tax credit; says annual cap may change (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/20/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett sells $1.7B refinery tax credit as ‘really a jobs bill’ (The Patriot-News, 6/20/12)
Susan Corbett advocates drop-out reduction initiative in Harrisburg (The Patriot-News, 6/20/12)
Shell Cracker: About that ’20,000 jobs’ talking point (Keystone Politics, 6/20/12)
Big government, big business, big labor back $1.65B tax credit for big oil (PA Independent, 6/20/12)
School districts brace for budget (PoliticsPA, 6/20/12)
PA Senate approves financial recovery bill that could lead to takeover of Harrisburg (The Patriot-News, 6/19/12)
Corbett’s numbers on par with other GOP govs (PoliticsPA, 6/19/12)
Shell tax break now a key cog in budget talks (StateImpact/PA, 6/19/12)
14 PA abortion clinics licensed under new law (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/19/12)
Editorial: Money for nothing: Cap on vendor tax would reap state a big return (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/19/12)
Ethane tax credit ‘essential’ to state budget talks (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/19/12)
Lawmakers try to please everyone with higher-ed overhaul (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/19/12)
‘Back door ban’ on abortion takes effect today (Philly Now, 6/19/12)
Liquor privatization to hold off until fall (PA Independent, 6/19/12)
Corbett eyeing PLCB housecleaning? (Capitol Ideas, 6/19/12)
Mid-morning budget update: Talks continue, second session planed for this afternoon (Capitol Ideas, 6/19/12)
Shell tax break: American Chemistry Council conducted jobs study for eight other states, too (StateImpact/PA, 6/19/12)
Obama’s Pennsylvania problem (Politico, 6/18/12)
Opinion: Shell tax breaks would pay off for Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/18/12)
Opinion: Wiretap bill goes too far (Times-Tribune, 6/18/12)
Big test for Corbett looms in election, tax credit (WFMZ-TV, 6/18/12)
Obama’s WV problem stretches into PA (PoliticsPA, 6/18/12)
Bucks County Dems call on Gov. Corbett to delay business tax cuts, restore funding to schools, human services (Bucks Local, 6/18/12)
Corbett calls for automatic withholding on drilling royalty payments (StateImpact/PA, 6/18/12)
Barletta slams Obama immigration order; Corbett reserves judgment (PoliticsPA, 6/18/12)
Are tax breaks effective for reeling in big business? (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/17/12)
Corbett facing big test (AP, 6/17/12)
Gov. Corbett’s approval rating hits all-time low (WITF, 6/16/12)
Lawsuit planned over PA’s voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/16/12)
Editorial: Empty bottle — The state Senate’s liquor plan is no reform at all (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/15/12)
Corbett needs Democrats’ help with judicial nominee (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/15/12)
Cracker plant jobs claim may be way off (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/15/12)
Democrats out in force as Romney travels to Southeast PA (Philadelphia Weekly, 6/15/12)
PA House OKs overhaul of PA wiretapping law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/14/12)
Teachers, students protest proposed school cuts at PA capitol (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/14/12)
This one’s on the House: PA legislators to mull booze bill again next week (Philadelphia Inquirer, 6/14/12)
Liquor privatization vote postponed until Monday, maybe longer (PA Independent, 6/14/12)
The positive impact of immigration on PA’s economy (Keystone Politics, 6/14/12)
Corbett Administration begins public push for Shell tax break (StateImpact/PA, 6/14/12)
Corbett Administration sells ethane cracker tax break; Secretary says Shell asked for it (StateImpact/PA, 6/14/12)
Corbett administration pushes tax break for energy giant (WITF, 6/14/12)
Immigrants contribute to state’s economy as small business owners (Third and State, 6/14/12)
Editorial: What are Gov. Corbett’s priorities? (The Patriot-News, 6/14/12)
PGH City Paper cover whacks Gov. Corbett’s relationship with big biz (Capitol Ideas. 6/13/12)
House offers plan for changes to PA pension system (WHYY Newsworks, 6/13/12)
GOP officials see signs of PA electoral vote shift (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/13/12)
Voters down, way down on Corbett (Times-Tribune, 6/13/12)
Editorial: On school vouchers, lawmakers need to find compromise (The Patriot-News, 6/13/12)
Survey: Voters approve of Voter ID law by 2-1 margin (Times Leader, 6/13/12)
Corbett approval rating just 36% (Times Leader, 6/13/12)
$4 billion bond sale to shore up PA jobless aid (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/13/12)
Should Penn. prepare for a ‘voter purge’? (Philadelphia Weekly, 6/13/12)
As state takes another shot at redistricting, some see the need for reform (York Daily Record, 6/13/12)
PA House passes updates to Wiretap Act (PA Independent, 6/13/12)
Pittsburgh region sets pace for job recovery (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/13/12)
Tea-Time budget update: They’re still talking (Capitol Ideas, 6/13/12)
What’s in the property tax elimination bill? (Commonwealth Foundation, 6/13/12)
Republicans weighing new Corbett budget pitch (The Morning Call, 6/12/12)
Miscast vote tables property tax reform (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, 6/12/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett’s approval rating reaches all-time low of 36% in Q-Poll (AP, 6/12/12)
Payday loans proposal in PA Legislature draws fire and support (The Patriot-News, 6/9/12)
Harrisburg bankruptcy debate rises as expiration date for state law nears (The Patriot-News, 6/9/12)
Democratic State Committee preview — Summer 2012 (PoliticsPA, 6/7/12)
Video: Rendell goes rogue (PoliticsPA, 6/7/12)
Rendell wavers on Obama’s Pennsylvania prospects (Politico, 6/7/12)
Corbett, GOP lawmakers press school-related bills (AP, 6/7/12)
Impact fee revenue, visualized (StateImpact/PA, 6/7/12)
Corbett’s unfavorable up in new Keystone Poll (Capitol Ideas, 6/7/12)
Commentary: Reform, don’t end General Assistance program (The Patriot-News, 6/7/12)
Commentary: Pennsylvania budget fails to put children first (The Patriot-News, 6/7/12)
Report finds corporate lobbyists are working with elected officials to deny Pennsylvanians justice (Keystone Progress, 6/7/12)
Hypocrisy goes epic: Corbett to give out $1.7B in corporate welfare (NEPArtisan, 6/7/12)
PA Legislature’s Mafia session continues with payday loan bill (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 6/7/12)
Editorial: Liquor store privatization should take a backseat to more important matters (The Patriot-News, 6/7/12)
Editorial: Gov. Tom Corbett offers too much in ‘Shell game’ (The Patriot-News, 6/7/12)
New report finds ALEC wants to undermine our courts (Keystone Politics, 6/7/12)
Fracking disclosure: Colorado’s compromise is PA’s controversy (State Impact/PA, 6/7/12)
Legislative leaders meet with PA Gov. Tom Corbett to discuss 2012-13 budget and related issues (The Patriot-News, 6/7/12)
Tea-time budget update: Leaders, Corbett meet again, same nothing as yesterday happens (Capitol Ideas, 6/7/12)
State will borrow $4.5B to pay jobless benefits debt (AP, 6/7/12)
PAGOP fundraises off of Walker win (PoliticsPA, 6/7/12)
House approves ‘payday lending’ bill (AP, 6/6/12)
Editorial: A big price to pay – Payday lending bill will handcuff Pennsylvanians (The Patriot-News, 6/6/12)
Editorial: Give Corbett an ear on tax-break plan (The Tribune-Democrat, 6/6/12)
Commentary: ‘Distressed’ schools need help, not blame (The Patriot-News, 6/6/12)
Opinion: Tie Shell tax incentives to actual jobs (The Times-Tribune, 6/6/12)
House Republicans caucusing on liquor privatization (Capitol Ideas, 6/6/12)
School supporters push for funding as PA lawmakers negotiate (PA Independent, 6/6/12)
Details of top GOP lawmakers’ budget plan emerge (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/6/12)
Pennsylvania set to dole out $20M for natural gas-fueled vehicles (State Impact/PA, 6/6/12)
Parents, officials to take battle to Harrisburg (DelCo Daily Times, 6/6/12)
Commonwealth Court hears impact fee arguments (State Impact/PA, 6/6/12)
House GOP mixes some increases with spending cuts (AP, 6/6/12)
Act 13 lawsuit argued in Commonwealth Court (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/6/12)
PA House OKs $4.5B to repay jobless benefits debt (AP, 6/6/12)
Lt. Gov says PA and Shell are still in ‘early negotiations’ over ethane cracker (State Impact/PA, 6/6/12)
Republicans ponder ousting skinhead from committee (Citizens Voice, 6/5/12)
Corbett defends proposed Shell refinery tax break (AP, 6/5/12)
Is PA a swing state, cont’d (Keystone Politics, 6/5/12)
Poll: Corbett net loss, gay marriage net gain (PoliticsPA, 6/5/12)
Harrisburg Republicans pulling a ‘gut and switch’ on guns bill (The Naked City, 6/5/12)
The real lesson of the Shell Cracker: Tom Corbett sucks at industrial policy (Keystone Politics, 6/5/12)
Corbett eyeing $1.65B natural gas tax break (Capitol Ideas, 6/5/12)
Dept of Revenue: HB 1776 comes up $3.2B short (Keystone Politics, 6/5/12)
Video: Anti-Corbett group strikes again (PoliticsPA, 6/5/12)
Is the ethane cracker worth a $1.7B tax giveaway to Shell? (Keystone Politics, 6/4/12)
PA legislative leaders bringing budget plan to Corbett (WHYY Newsworks, 6/4/12)
Corbett seeking $1.675B tax break deal for Shell (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/4/12)
GOP statehouse rule faces test this month (The Times-Tribune, 6/4/12)
Pennsylvania’s luster fades in presidential contest (The Patriot-News, 6/4/12)
PA House member introduces bill to change charter school funding formula (The Patriot-News, 6/4/12)
Harrisburg City Council condemns Gov. Tom Corbett for ‘display of willful ignorance’ related to debt crisis (The Patriot-News, 6/4/12)
Corbett: Petro tax deals will grow jobs (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 6/4/12)
PA lawmakers return to Harrisburg for full plate (AP, 6/4/12)
Pennsylvania governor seeks huge tax break for Shell (WHYY Newsworks, 6/4/12)
PSEA sending $21K to Wisconsin as part of recall effort (PA Independent, 6/4/12)
New House bill would tighten state oversight of charter schools (Capitol Ideas, 6/4/12)
Corbett cabinet secretaries reveal outside income (Capitol Ideas, 6/4/12)
Commentary: In state budget battle, it’s Republican vs. Republican (Philadelphia Daily News, 6/4/12)
Shell game! Corbett’s ‘cracked’ scheme to give away your cash to an oil giant (, 6/4/12)
Bill DeWeese and John Perzel: Cellmates (PoliticsPA, 6/4/12)
Rendell’s book: What they’re saying (PoliticsPA, 6/4/12)
PA politicos eye even higher income taxes if property taxes killed (PA Independent, 6/4/12)
What progressives should be looking for in the #PABudget (Keystone Politics, 6/4/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett takes heat for advocating a $67M tax break for Shell Oil (AP, 6/4/12)
A proposal for reforming municipal employee health benefits (Keystone Politics, 6/4/12)
Do you want a soda tax, or higher property taxes? (Keystone Politics, 6/4/12)
Billion dollar tax break for Shell a bad deal for taxpayers (The PA Budget & Policy Center, 6/4/12)
Expert: PA to stay atop in gas industry (Observer-Reporter, 6/3/12)
Opinion: Gov. Tom Corbett misread PA tea leaves (The Patriot-News, 6/2/12)
Dems criticize Corbett on his 500th day (PoliticsPA, 6/1/12)
Helped distressed cities with municipal mergers (Keystone Politics, 6/1/12)
Visualizing PA’s priorities: Education vs. incarceration (Keystone Politics, 6/1/12)
No telling funders behind anti-Corbett ads (Early Returns, 6/1/12)
Why voter ID is key in keeping Pennsylvania a swing state (The Naked City, 6/1/12)
MAY 2012
Corbett criticized for appointing former staffer to judge (PoliticsPA, 5/31/12)
Editorial: Corbett staying true to campaign promises (Delco Daily Times, 5/31/12)
Beleaguered Harrisburg finally wins one court battle (The Patriot-News, 5/31/12)
Opinion: Corbett’s tax pledge costs the rest of us (Patch, 5/31/12)
How Tom Corbett’s dithering on transportation could hurt the Pittsburgh recovery (Keystone Politics, 5/31/12)
Are there any good reasons not to move education finance to the state level? (Keystone Politics, 5/31/12)
PA doesn’t have an “Act 47″ problem, it has a municipal finance problem (Keystone Politics, 5/31/12)
Commentary: How do you spell crisis? Public schools (The Patriot-News, 5/31/12)
Opinion: Harrisburg and its residents deserve better from the state (The Patriot-News, 5/31/12)
Video: Gov. Tom Corbett fields questions on the budget, school funding and property taxes at editorial forum (Journal Register News, 5/31/12)
New state Senate bill would update Act 47 (Altoona Mirror, 5/31/12)
Voter ID as center of county lawsuit (Observer-Reporter, 5/31/12)
Corbett rankles senator in nominating William Ward to Allegheny Court of Common Pleas (The Patriot-News, 5/31/12)
Judge spot for Corbett pal in limbo (Early Returns, 5/31/12)
Corbett allies call out background of attack ad maker (PA Independent, 5/31/12)
Corbett’s budget plan axes ‘last resort’ help for poor (The Morning Call, 5/31/12)
Voter group can’t intervene in PA voter ID case (AP, 5/31/12)
PA higher ed panel to hear from stakeholders (AP, 5/31/12)
Corbett move to fill court seat a surprise (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/31/12)
Corbett’s judicial pick rankles chief justice (AP, 5/31/12)
Romney down on Keystone State prospects (National Journal, 5/31/12)
Eliminating school property tax: HB 1776 (NEPArtisan, 5/30/12)
PA House and Senate nearing budget agreement (PoliticsPA, 5/30/12)
Budget talks blooming early in Hbg (Early Returns, 5/30/12)
More claws removed from voter ID law (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 5/30/12)
Republican senators propose changes to new employees’ pensions (The Patriot-News, 5/30/12)
Union boss: 401(k)s insufficient for state government employees (Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 5/30/12)
Gov. Corbett downplays staff shift (The Morning Call, 5/30/12)
Commentary: Corbett shakeup par for the course (, 5/30/12)
Corbett signs three execution warrants (Pottstown Mercury, 5/30/12)
Video: Tom Corbett’s making your life worse (Keystone Politics, 5/29/12)
Politically incorrect: Public education financing flawed (PoliticsPA, 5/29/12)
Why is transportation funding not part of the #PABudget debate? (Keystone Politics, 5/29/12)
Idea of special legislative session on transportation floated in Harrisburg (Essential Public Radio, 5/29/12)
PA Dems’ Marcellus Compact is all that stands between the Natty Gas industry and the hippies (Keystone Politics, 5/29/12)
It’s still way too hard to get a photo ID (Keystone Politics, 5/29/12)
Ads target Corbett (Early Returns, 5/29/12)
Video: New PAC targets Corbett (PoliticsPA, 5/29/12)
PA lawmakers say rotunda rallies unpersuasive (The Sentinel, 5/28/12)
State Senate leader: If PA liquor stores aren’t privatized, they should be modernized (CBS Philly, 5/28/12)
Opposition continues to mount against ‘Act 13′ state drilling laws (WFMZ, 5/28/12)
Editorial: Cutting spending isn’t enough for schools (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/28/12)
PA lowers one voter-ID hurdle, but for many, others remain (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/28/12)
PA’s fork in the road on transportation spending (Keystone Liberty, 5/28/12)
State lawmakers dispute study from Keystone Research Center regarding alcohol privatization (York Daily Record, 5/27/12)
Is PA Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration due for a big shakeup? (The Patriot-News, 5/27/12)
Proposed legislation would end property tax funding for schools in PA (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/27/12)
Pennsylvania takes look at Port Authority’s power (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/27/12)
PA House conservatives playing politics as usual over Planned Parenthood (The Morning Call, 5/26/12)
Corbett replaces his chief of staff (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/26/12)
Week in review: House positions budget for final passage (PA Independent, 5/25/12)
PA school districts find ‘a perfect storm’ of financial challenges (The Patriot-News, 5/25/12)
Corbett’s top staffer to leave (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/25/12)
PA lawmakers hold budget spending to TABOR cap (PA Independent, 5/25/12)
All Democratic PA legislators flee from corporate front group ALEC (Keystone Progress, 5/25/12)
Insurgents bid for control of Philadelphia GOP (Philadelphia Daily News, 5/24/12)
PA’s black voters moving toward Obama on marriage equality (Keystone Politics, 5/24/12)
Critics: Corbett cuts pathway to the Big House (Early Returns, 5/24/12)
Corbett and fixing Harrisburg’s pipes (Early Returns, 5/24/12)
How to make local elections competitive in one-party cities (Keystone Politics, 5/24/12)
Daryl Metcalfe trying to defund Planned Parenthood (Keystone Politics, 5/23/12)
Independent Fiscal Office improving #Pabudget debate (Keystone Politics, 5/23/12)
The 7 counties progressives should volunteer in this fall (Keystone Politics, 5/22/12)
‘Learning opportunities slashed’ because of funding cuts, new report concludes (Capitol Ideas, 5/22/12)
State Planned Parenthood funds in peril (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/22/12)
PA corrections system spends $49M keeping non-violent inmates beyond minimum (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/22/12)
Report: Corbett’s cuts forcing districts to cut ‘programs that directly affect student learning’ (Keystone Politics, 5/22/12)
Dinner hour budget debate: #PABudget headed to House floor (Capitol Ideas, 5/21/12)

Lehigh Valley biz leaders call on Corbett to stop dithering on transpo funding (Keystone Politics, 5/17/12)

Lehigh Valley business leaders: Pay now or pay later for road and bridge repairs (Capitol Ideas, 5/17/12)
Common Cause PA seeks investigation of ALEC (WHYY Newsworks, 5/3/12)
Pittsburgh, Philly leaders plead for state budget help (Pittsburgh Business Times, 5/3/12)
Opinion: Softening seniority – Other factors should help decide teacher layoffs (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/3/12)
Constitutional amendment clears state House (Reading Eagle, 5/3/12)
Audio: Corbett talks Highmark-UPMC agreement and transit funding (CBS Pittsburgh, 5/3/12)
Now, Rep. Allyson Schwartz hits Corbett on ultrasound comments (Philly Now, 5/3/12)
PA Supremes open door for cities to challenge non-profits tax exempt status (Keystone Politics, 5/3/12)
PA public pension fund lowers expectations (PA Independent, 5/3/12)
Study: Frack fluids could contaminate aquifers much sooner than we thought (Keystone Politics, 5/3/12)
The Act 47 Hotel admits a new guest — Altoona (WITF, 5/3/12)
Commentary: Gov. Corbett’s shell game solution does nothing to help education (The Patriot-News, 5/3/12)
DEP Secretary Krancer calls Delaware officials ‘dogs’ (StateImpact/PA, 5/3/12)
Low jobless rate means end of PA’s extended unemployment benefits (Capitol Ideas, 5/3/12)
Ruling opens door for cities and towns in PA to challenge nonprofits’ tax-exempt status (WHYY Newsworks, 5/2/12)
HB 2150: Why on earth is anyone talking about cutting taxes? (Keystone Politics, 5/2/12)
Video: PA gov looks at 401(k)-style plan to curb pension crisis (PA Independent, 5/2/12)
Bucks County woman sticks to her fight against voter-ID law (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/2/12)
Want to understand just how horrible the voter ID law is? (Young Philly Politics, 5/2/12)
Dems aim to change Act 13′s Marcellus drilling regs (Observer-Reporter, 5/2/12)
Challenge to takeover of PA capital thrown out (AP, 5/2/12)
Lawsuit challenges state voter ID law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 5/2/12)
Editorial: New casino a bad bet? (Philadelphia Daily News, 5/2/12)
Lawsuit states Voter ID law is ticket to disenfranchisement (The Times-Tribune, 5/2/12)
PA House passes bill to end property tax on primary homes (Observer-Reporter, 5/2/12)
Philadelphia school official says that without more cash, classrooms might not open in the fall (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/2/12)
State year-to-date deficit shrinks, administration ‘cautiously optimistic’ (WITF, 5/2/12)
Revised PA district maps still have ‘excessive divisions’ (PA Independent, 5/2/12)
Lawmakers rail against proposed legislative maps (PoliticsPA, 5/2/12)
Obama camp highlights Corbett ultrasound redux (PoliticsPA, 5/2/12)
PA budget debate in a nutshell: Corporate tax cuts vs. cutting public services (Keystone Politics, 5/2/12)
Video: Corbett doubles down on forced ultrasounds: ‘You can’t make them watch it’ (Keystone Politics, 5/2/12)
PA House Dems running on 6-point ‘Marcellus Compact’ plan (Keystone Politics, 5/1/12)
Incumbent booze sellers get off too easy in Mike Turzai’s alcohol reform plan (Keystone Politics, 5/1/12)
Audit of PA legislature reveals questionable expenditures and a $183.5M next egg for House and Senate (The Patriot-News, 5/1/12)
Yes, fracking can contaminate drinking water (Keystone Politics, 5/1/12)
Opinion: Gov. Corbett’s food stamp change hurts the working poor like me (The Patriot-News, 5/1/12)
New study predicts frack fluids can migrate to aquifers within years (ProPublica, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Do the lessons of Washington State’s liquor license auction apply to PA? (Keystone Politics, 4/30/12)
PA Legislature now focused on state budget (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/30/12)
Residents fed up with bad water flee shale drilling areas (StateImpact/PA, 4/30/12)
Voter ID bill has hidden costs (Keystone Politics, 4/30/12)
Some residents are fleeing Shale Country (Keystone Politics, 4/30/12)
Editorial: Bad start to 21st century for PA lawmakers (The Patriot-News, 4/29/12)
Unendorsed win in GOP Senate race may reflect on Corbett (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/27/12)
Republicans tack hundreds of millions in corporate tax cuts onto bill closing Delaware loophole (Keystone Politics, 4/27/12)
Congressional vulnerability ratings: Post-primary edition (PoliticsPA, 4/27/12)
Another round for PA’s wine and liquor store fight (The Patriot-News, 4/26/12)
Mixed results in primary as Voter ID law preps for November (PA Independent, 4/26/12)
Altered districts cut short PA political careers (Reuters, 4/26/12)
Editorial: Voter ID test made some voters testy (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/26/12)
Low turnout for PA primary is disappointing, political experts say (The Patriot-News, 4/26/12)
Voters oust long-serving state House members (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/26/12)
The few, the surprising: Diligent PA voters wake up a sleepy election (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/26/12)
Safe seats are where progress is made (Keystone Politics, 4/25/12)
A (mostly) good election night for progressives (Keystone Politics, 4/25/12)
Did ALEC write PA’s fracking chemical disclosure laws? (Keystone Politics, 4/25/12)
A primary that baffles me (Broad and Pennsylvania, 4/25/12)
Opinion: Pennsylvania, not school districts, must fix pension, funding problems (The Morning Call, 4/25/12)
Chester makes list of top 10 must win Romney counties (PoliticsPA, 4/25/12)
4 PA legislators cut ties to ALEC (Keystone Progress, 4/25/12)
’08 Clinton endorsements yield long-term dividends for PA pols (WITF, 4/25/12)
PA Auditor General renews call for repair of state’s rotting infrastructure (CBS Philly, 4/25/12)
Opinion: The day after – Let’s fix the redistricting mess (News Item, 4/25/12)
Incumbents’ primary peril (The Times-Tribune, 4/25/12)
Silent ‘anti-incumbency’ vote may be telling (The Daily Review, 4/25/12)
What PA’s Attorney General nominees are saying about drilling (StateImpact/PA, 4/25/12)
With Senate candidate’s defeat, Corbett’s political prestige takes a hit (Capitol Ideas, 4/25/12)
OFA, RNC memos: Romney/Obama weak in PA (PoliticsPA, 4/25/12)
Tuesday’s PA primaries show money doesn’t always buy elections (The Patriot-News, 4/25/12)
5 incumbents lose: State House & Senate primary recap (PoliticsPA, 4/25/12)
Incumbents fall in PA House, congressional races (PA Independent, 4/25/12)
Dems net 1 seat in House specials (PoliticsPA, 4/25/12)
Kane is Democrats’ pick for Pennsylvania AG (Morning Call, 4/25/12)
State GOP candidates brawling in public (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/24/12)
Voters show off their IDs, or don’t (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/24/12)
DeWeese wins an election, draws a prison sentence (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/24/12)
Penn. voters asked to show ID cards as state prepares for new law (CBS Philly, 4/24/12)
Corbett stars in mailer, robocall for PAGOP slate (PoliticsPA, 4/23/12)
Election Day is a test of voter ID law (PoliticsPA, 4/23/12)
PA GOP senate race shaping up as embarrassment for Corbett, establishment (National Journal, 4/23/12)
How the PA Senate primary explains Democrats’ chances to keep the Senate (The Atlantic, 4/23/12)
Slew of conservative primary candidates pit tea party against PA’s GOP establishment (PA Independent, 4/23/12)
Audio: With Casey at the bat, will PA Republicans once again swing & miss? (NPR, 4/23/12)
The tale of the tape: What turnout in 2008, 2010 may tell us about 2012 (Capitol Ideas, 4/23/12)
State rep races add fireworks to election day (WHHY Newsworks, 4/23/12)
Right-wing, anti-public education group funds gay, Muslim Democat as stealth candidate in PA House District (AlterNet, 4/23/12)
Commentary: Tom Corbett’s love affair with the Democrats: An election letter back at ya’ (Pottstown Mercury, 4/23/12)
PA lawmakers to live a week on $35 worth of food (The Tribune-Democrat, 4/23/12)
This time Republicans are brawling, too (WHHY Newsworks, 4/23/12)
Budget cuts for state mental health programs lead to crowded emergency rooms (Think Progress, 4/20/12)
Corbett’s mental health cuts crowd emergency rooms (Keystone Politics, 4/20/12)
HB 2150: One step forward, two steps back (The PA Budget and Policy Center, 4/19/12)
Video: Dems seek to make Corbett a liability for Romney (PoliticsPA, 4/18/12)
Obama rips Corbett’s anti-women legislation after Romney endorsement (Philly Now, 4/18/12)
Elections chief announces ‘simplified’ voter ID process (Commonwealth Confidential, 4/18/12)
Editorial: Statement to the governor is fine, but make one at the polls, too (News Item, 4/18/12)
Opinion: Corbett’s US Senate candidate is an albatross around his neck (Delco Daily Times, 4/17/12)
How much more political cover does Tom Corbett need on transportation? (Keystone Politics, 4/17/12)
Analysts: Pennsylvania prime player for fall (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/17/12)
How Corbett’s foot-dragging on transportation is hurting the economy (Keystone Politics, 4/17/12)
Activists: Fund HEMAP with foreclosure settlement money (Keystone Politics, 4/17/12)
Opinion: Keeping the voters from voting (The Daily Review, 4/16/12)
Business leaders pressure Corbett for roads, bridges funding package (Capitol Ideas, 4/16/12)
Fund education with taxes people can’t dodge (Keystone Politics, 4/16/12)
Lawmakers, gov still divided over PA transportation dollars (PA Independent, 4/16/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett blasts magazine article exploring his role in Paterno, Spanier firing (The Patriot-News, 4/16/12)
Corbett blames school boards for financial woes (PoliticsPA, 4/15/12)
Commentary: PA Legislature’s young turks have fallen in disgrace (The Patriot-News, 4/15/12)
Some in PA GOP seem to back Sen. Bob Casey quietly (The Patriot-News, 4/15/12)
Group of PA Republicans wields power in key votes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/15/12)
Redistricting forces nasty battle in new 12th District (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/15/12)
Democrats in PA AG race continue focus on ultrasound issue (WHYY Newsworks, 4/15/12)
Heated primary battles in PA congressional races (AP, 4/14/12)
Mandatory ultrasound bill still animates AG race (WITF, 4/13/12)
Kennametal CEO to discuss manufacturers’ workforce needs with Gov. Tom Corbett’s education advisory council (The Patriot-News, 4/13/12)
GOP war on women’s jobs: PA edition (Keystone Politics, 4/12/12)
WSJ cites PA’s 11th District as case study in extreme gerrymandering (Keystone Politics, 4/12/12)
PA GOP pleased by Santorum withdrawal (AP, 4/11/12)
Committee of Seventy sets up voter ID hotline (Philly Clout, 4/11/12)
PA voter ID law focus of hearing (Times Leader, 4/11/12)
Santorum’s withdrawal could impact GOP candidates in PA special elections (WITF, 4/11/12)
Who will win the PA downballot races in a Santorum-less world? (Keystone Politics, 4/11/12)
Opinion: Modernize Penn.’s archaic prevailing wage law (The Patriot-News, 4/11/12)
As sponsors leave ALEC PA legislators remain (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 4/11/12)
PA’s skills deficit keeps joblessness high (, 4/11/12)
The full state story on public education funding (Williamsport Sun Gazette, 4/11/12)
PA’s fork in the road on transportation spending (Courier Express, 4/11/12)
Commissioners group says state budget is a ‘bitter pill’ (Courier Express, 4/11/12)
Corbett wary of new fee for transportation (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/11/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett blames PA school boards for tax increases (AP, 4/11/12)
Santorum’s exit could mean lower turnout in PA primary (WHYY Newsworks, 4/11/12)
Corbett: Tax hikes are school boards’ fault (Capitol Ideas, 4/11/12)
Revised redistricting maps could hold twist for PA Senate (PA Independent, 4/11/12)
What you need to know about today’s impact fee hearing (StateImpact/PA, 4/11/12)
Doctors say PA gas-drilling law hurts health (York Daily Record, 4/11/12)
Judge halts zoning limits on PA gas drilling law (AP, 4/11/12)
Editorial: A poor excuse: DPW’s ‘get tough’ policy lacks compassion (The Patriot-News, 4/11/12)
Where Tom Corbett thinks the waste is: Children’s Health Insurance (Keystone Politics, 4/11/12)
Santorum’s out – What it means for PA races (PoliticsPA, 4/10/12)
Editorial: Shrinking the PA Legislature is only one part of needed reforms (The Patriot-News, 4/8/12)
Religious questions for PA voter ID law draw fire (The Patriot-News, 4/8/12)
PA statewide bake sale for public education (Keystone Politics, 4/7/12)
A smaller legislature…maybe in a decade (The Intelligencer, 4/6/12)
Tax breaks vs. budget cuts (Third and State, 4/5/12)
Editorial: PA’s Marcellus Shale fee revenues are now in doubt (The Patriot-News, 4/5/12)
ESPN making Tom Corbett look ugly in Sandusky affair (Keystone Politics, 4/5/12)
Local property taxes are a regressive way to fund education (Keystone Politics, 4/5/12)
The State House votes to shrink itself (Capitol Ideas, 4/5/12)
Gov. Corbett denies Harrisburg receiver David Unkovic was pressured to quit (The Patriot-News, 4/5/12)
Committee of 70 holding training sessions for voter ID education (Philly Now, 4/5/12)
Early hearing scheduled on state’s oil, gas law (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 4/5/12)
Municipalities get expedited hearing in suit against state shale law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/5/12)
PA House OKs bill to shrink state Legislature (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/5/12)
Norcross’ new role as newspaper owner has some Republicans worried (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/5/12)
House lawmakers plan to sue over education funding formula (WITF, 4/5/12)
Monroe County lawmaker will foot the bill for lawsuit challenging PA school funding formula (Capitol Ideas, 4/4/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett’s spokesman reacts to ESPN account of Penn State scandal (The Patriot-News, 4/4/12)
School funding formula should reward areas that want more population growth (Keystone Politics, 4/4/12)
PA wins big under Obamacare, mum’s the word from Corbett administration (Commonwealth Confidential, 4/4/12)
Video: In wake of Penn State scandal, power struggle spread from campus to state capital (ESPN, 4/4/12)
Voter ID law could cost you $13.50 or potentially $1,000 and 2 years in prison (Keystone Politics, 4/4/12)
Legislative caucuses present dueling tax plans (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 4/4/12)
State mayoral divide on gay marriage (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/1/12)
Corbett expected to hire private manager for PA Lottery (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/1/12)
Conservatives working to repeal prevailing wage law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/1/12)
Will punishments bring change in the state’s politics? (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 4/1/12)
Pennsylvania Democrats hoping to regain ground (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/1/12)
Corbett budget czar: It’s up to lawmakers to offset cuts (Capitol Ideas, 4/1/12)
Do PA Republicans know Senate candidates? Hardly (AP, 4/1/12)
Commentary: PA GOP primary won’t matter as mush as hype suggests (The Patriot-News, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Harrisburg city’s fiscal overseer abruptly quits (AP, 3/31/12)
Sources: Corbett may privatize PA Lottery; Discussions could begin as early as next week (Capitol Ideas, 3/31/12)
Harrisburg city receiver’s resignation startles business leaders (The Patriot-News, 3/31/12)
Prevailing wage opponents fail the laugh test (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 3/30/12)
With primary looming, fewer registered voters (York Dispatch, 3/30/12)
PA House to cut back on its members, amend constitution (PA Independent, 3/30/12)
PA public pensions’ future may mean even higher taxpayer costs (PA Independent, 3/30/12)
Commentary: Dem -Infrastructure projects would help create jobs in state (DelCo Times, 3/30/12)
Commentary: Did PA legislators even read the Marcellus shale bill? (York Daily Record, 3/30/12)
Editorial: The high cost of union influence (Lancaster New Era, 3/30/12)
Pittsburgh suburbs part of drilling lawsuit (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/30/12)
Bill to cut 50 seats in PA House nears first vote (AP, 3/30/12)
Seven communities file suit to oppose Marcellus Shale law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/30/12)
Chaotic Harrisburg’s fiscal czar resigns (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/30/12)
PA prevailing wage proposal ready to roll – again (PA Independent, 3/30/12)
Commonwealth Pipeline will use eminent domain as last resort (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/30/12)
PA House DOP says will finally focus on jobs — Monday (Philly Now, 3/30/12)
Lawsuit seeks to stop PA shale law from going into effect (PA Independent, 3/30/12)
PA GOP wants to put a natural gas company between you and your doctor (Keystone Politics, 3/29/12)
People who will be affected by Corbett’s cuts (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/29/12)
Opinion: Orie’s case necessitates sweeping reform (Citizen’s Voice, 3/29/12)
Opinion: Corbett’s budget cuts jeopardize progress made with mental illness (The Patriot-News, 3/29/12)
Corbett’s counsel meets with advocacy groups to discuss Capitol access restriction concerns (The Patriot-News, 3/29/12)
Video: Kane launches first TV ad (PoliticsPA, 3/29/12)
Corbett cut to GA could keep women in abusive relationships (Philadelphia City Paper, 3/29/12)
PA may bar doctors from disclosing fracking dangers (Philadelphia Weekly, 3/29/12)
Should the next PA attorney general be barred from seeking higher office while serving? (The Patriot-News, 3/29/12)
If Santorum stays in race, PA could spell his doom (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/29/12)
The PA Chamber’s incoherent defense of tax loopholes (Keystone Politics, 3/28/12)
PA used as example of massive public job losses under GOP control (Philly Now, 3/28/12)
Santorum’s grip on PA GOP voters weakens (The Patriot-News, 3/28/12)
Budget cuts pull watchdogs’ teeth (Citizens Voice, 3/28/12)
Some college IDs will not be acceptable at PA polls (WHYY Newsworks, 3/28/12)
PA funding cuts build pressure to eliminate all-day kindergarten (Pocono Record, 3/28/12)
Judicial reform may be next (, 3/28/12)
How Harrisburg Republicans are killing the economic recovery (Keystone Politics, 3/28/12)
Poll: Santorum drops 15 points in PA primary (PoliticsPA, 3/28/12)
Political candidates make hay from tabled ultrasound bill (WITF, 3/27/12)
PA Senate Education Committee shows its disapproval of Corbett’s proposed changes to Keystone exams (The Patriot-News, 3/27/12)
Group sues over Penn.’s ‘Year of the Bible’ resolution (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/27/12)
Commentary: Voter ID bill fulfills its intent: Discouraging voters (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/27/12)
Group calls on Legislature to reject NRA-related measures (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/27/12)
Sen. Jane Orie’s theft conviction could mean bad news for her judge sister (AP, 3/27/12)
Mayors oppose bill seen as attack on local gun safety laws in PA (The Patriot-News, 3/27/12)
Group says taxes will grow PA’s ‘fiscal pie;’ economist disagrees (Delco Daily Times, 3/27/12)
Corbett and Christie hit snooze on fixing the Walt Whitman Bridge (The Philly Post, 3/27/12)
Legal tangle grows over PA capital’s debts (AP, 3/27/12)
Elephants in the Room: 10 things I saw, heard and learned at PA Leadership Conference (Philadelphia Weekly, 3/27/12)
Corbett’s budget proposal would send addicts flooding onto Philly streets (The Naked City, 3/27/12)
Nutter blasts PA lawmakers for roadblocking city gun control efforts (CBS Philly, 3/27/12)
Pre-abortion ultrasound plan on hold in PA, but still a campaign issue (WHYY Newsworks, 3/27/12)
NRA wields clout behind closed doors in Capitol (Commonwealth Confidential, 3/27/12)
Dozens protest PA ultrasound bill (, 3/27/12)
Sen. Orie convicted on 14 counts (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 3/27/12)
PA Senate Education Committee shows its disapproval to Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed changes to Keystone exams (The Patriot-News, 3/27/12)
Pennsylvania’s conservative shift could save Santorum (National Journal, 3/27/12)
Orie convicted on 14 charges in corruption case (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/27/12)
Josephs’ utrasound comments get national play (PoliticsPA, 3/27/12)
Breaking: Bill Clinton endorses Kane for AG (PoliticsPA, 3/26/12)
County election directors parse voter ID instructions (WITF, 3/26/12)
PA representative asks if female co-sponsors of state ultrasound bill are ‘men with breasts’ (The Patriot-News, 3/26/12)
Which state Senate seats should Democrats target? (Keystone Politics, 3/26/12)
Bill Clinton endorses Kathleen Kane for AG (Keystone Politics, 3/26/12)
Video: Corbett defends ultrasound bill (Political Wire, 3/16/12)
Foreclosure filing sup after GOP defunds HEMAP (Keystone Politics, 3/16/12)
Ultrasound bill bleeding sponsors (Keystone Politics, 3/16/12)
Gov. Corbett defends PA ultrasound bill because ‘It’s not invasive’ (Think Progress, 3/16/12)
List of approved forms of photo ID for voting – via PA ACLU (Keystone Politics, 3/16/12)
Feb. foreclosure filings in Philly metro area up sharply over 2011 level (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/15/12)
Poll: PA voters unhappy with budget, ultrasound legislation (Philly Clout, 3/15/12)
Bipartisan praise for Gov. Corbett as Shell announces ‘Cracker’ site for Beaver Co (PoliticsPA, 3/15/12)
PA now one of those “Voter ID” states (NEPArtisan, 3/15/12)
Commentary: Gov. Corbett budget cuts weakening environmental protection (Morning Call, 3/15/12)
Local opinion mixed on new voter ID measure (CBS Pittsburgh, 3/15/12)
Marcellus Shale activity concentrated in 11 counties (AP, 3/15/12)
Video: Voter ID law’s likely effect on November election unclear (WHYY Newsworks, 3/15/12)
Penn. ACLU puts new voter ID law in its legal crosshairs (CBS Philly, 3/15/12)
Corbett on ultrasound bill: ‘You just have to close your eyes (PhillyNow, 3/15/12)
Courts or polls may be next stop in PA voter ID law fight (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/15/12)
More details on Shell’s cracker decision (StateImpact/PA, 3/15/12)
Sources: Shell’s ethane cracker will be built in PA (StateImpact/PA, 3/15/12)
Patrick Murphy slams Corbett’s ultrasound comments (Keystone Politics, 3/15/12)
DGA campaigning on Corbett ultrasound comments (PoliticsPA, 3/15/12)
Public university cuts send Corbett’s approval rating tumbling (Capitol Ideas, 3/15/12)
Men, women oppose proposed mandatory ultrasound bill in new Q-Poll (Capitol Ideas, 3/15/12)
Women abandoning Tom Corbett, but maybe they should just close their eyes (Keystone Politics, 3/15/12)
Poll: Corbett approval shrinks net 13 points (PoliticsPA, 3/15/12)
Voter ID mess passes House with ‘What’s the big deal?’ closing argument (PhillyNow, 3/14/12)
PA House OKs reforms for debt-financed capital program (PA Independent, 3/14/12)
Voter ID signed into law (WITF, 3/14/12)
Gov. Corbett’s proposed changes to Keystone Exams gets mostly thumbs down at hearing (The Patriot-News, 3/14/12)
Corbett says universities lack creativity in balancing budgets (WJAC-TV, 3/14/12)
PA horsemen get backing from House GOP whip & others (WITF, 3/14/12)
Corbett signs voter ID bill (PoliticsPA, 3/14/12)
Corbett’s energy executive defends impact fee (StateImpact/PA, 3/14/12)
PA Republicans don’t favor native son (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/14/12)
Ultrasound mandate bill loses 32 co-sponsors and counting (PoliticsPA, 3/14/12)
No vote on PA voter ID bill; more debate today (Delco Daily Times, 3/14/12)
GOP presses voter ID bill in Pennsylvania (MyFoxPhilly, 3/14/12)
Commentary: The ins and outs of voter ID (Philadelphia Daily News, 3/14/12)
Corbett says he would sign voter-ID bill (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/13/12)
PA gov to keep GOP endorsement close to his vest (PA Independent, 3/13/12)
First day of class: Corbett’s higher ed commission convenes (WITF, 3/13/12)
PA voter ID opponents cry repression, disenfranchisement (PA Independent, 3/13/12)
Things Government does: House Committee puts off gay marriage amendment but does other stuff instead (Capitol Ideas, 3/13/12)
Editorial: Voter ID is a ruse (, 3/13/12)
Editorial: Voter-ID bill paints ugly picture of democracy (Philadelphia Daily News, 3/13/12)
Governor challenges panel on higher education (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/13/12)
After second day of debate, no PA House action on voter ID (WHYY Newsworks, 3/13/12)
PA offers plan to keep Chester Upland district afloat through end of school year (WHYY Newsworks, 3/13/12)
Opinion: PA is ground zero for the abortion clash (Philadelphia Weekly, 3/13/12)
Local coalition forms to educate on voter ID legislation (Philly Clout, 3/13/12)
Taking a look -literally – at last month’s impact fee debate (StateImpact/PA, 3/13/12)
House debate on voter ID enters 3rd day (WITF, 3/13/12)
Photo ID requirement up for vote in PA House (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/13/12)
Big-time PA Republicans endorse Romney (PoliticsPA, 3/13/12)
PA poll workers: Voter ID to cause longer lines, chaos (PA Independent, 3/13/12)
Governor heads to Europe, but not on the public’s dime (WITF, 3/12/12)
GOP: Changes in PA property tax, spending must go hand in hand (PA Independent, 3/12/12)
PA House approves lower debt limit for economic development (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/12/12)
Could Romney GOP machine derail PA ‘Marriage Protection’ amendment? (The Naked City, 3/12/12)
Proposed Marriage Amendment draws fire from LGBT advocates, predictably (PoliticsPA, 3/12/12)
It’s the tax code spending, stupid (Keystone Politics, 3/12/12)
Corbett to critics: ‘Where would you have me take’ money to restore higher ed cuts? (Capitol Ideas, 3/12/12)
Team Romney opposed to Metcalfe’s ‘Marriage Protection’ Amendment? (Keystone Politics, 3/12/12)
PA Sen. Jane Orie’s ex-aide: ‘Political work came first’ (AP, 3/5/12)
Veon guilty on 10 counts (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/5/12)
Public education supporters ramp up rallies with call-ins (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/5/12)
Voter ID bill limits basic right, opponents say (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/5/12)
Public education supporters ramp up rallies with call-ins (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/5/12)
Opponents blast Pennsylvania plan to require voter ID (WHYY Newsworks, 3/5/12)
Revive adultBasic health insurance plan, Corbett urged (Morning Call, 3/4/12)
Gay candidates in Pennsylvania called ‘remarkable’ progress (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/4/12)
Latino group fumes over PA redistricting standstill (WHYY Newsworks, 3/4/12)
Parents decry state education cuts (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/4/12)
Orie sisters ordered cover-up, former aide testifies (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/4/12)
Political donors got plenty of PennDOT’s federal stimulus aid (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 3/4/12)
Opinion: Transportation severely underfunded (Centre Daily Times, 3/4/12)
Medical marijuana legislation pending in PA (Journal Register, 3/3/12)
Video: Gov. Corbett tells higher education to control costs (Erie Times-News, 3/3/12)
Key witness against Sen. Orie spars with defense over notes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/3/12)
Could the era of judicial elections be coming to an end? (PoliticsPA, 3/2/12)
Health care advocates look to federal exchanges in 2014, see relief for adultBasic enrollees (WITF, 3/2/12)
City of Harrisburg could go bankrupt after all, report says (, 3/2/12)
PA may reassess judicial selection process (WHYY Newsworks, 3/2/12)
Voter ID fight coming to a head Monday in Harrisburg (Citizen’s Call, 3/2/12)
Legislators join forum calling for action on public school cuts (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/1/12)
PA Speaker Smith issues writ, slams court (Early Returns, 3/1/12)
PA Democrats use ultrasound bill as rallying cry (PoliticsPA, 3/1/12)
Senate Dems mark one-year anniversary of end of adultBasic (Capitol Ideas, 3/1/12)
Western PA townships prepare to challenge impact fee (State Impact/PA, 3/1/12)
Satellite, branch campuses vulnerable in PA budget (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/1/12)
Latino redistricting advocates lick wounds after special elections ordered & new map vote delay (WITF, 3/1/12)
House GOP leader Turzai won’t schedule vote on ultrasound bill (Capitol Ideas, 3/1/12)
Six PA House seats to be filled in April (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/1/12)
South Fayette intends to fight state shale law (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/1/12)
New PA jobs initiative will cost $2.5 million (PA Independent, 3/1/12)
Contraception test coming for Casey (PoliticsPA, 3/1/12)
Corbett administration puts new constraints for Capitol rallies (Morning Call, 3/1/12)
Pennsylvania transportation funding still unknown (Morning Call, 3/1/12)
Restricting access to Capitol’s 3rd floor draws criticism from activists, Democrats (The Patriot-News, 3/1/12)
Special elections: What’s next (PoliticsPA, 3/1/12)
PA GOPers retreating on transvaginal ultrasound bill? (Keystone Politics, 3/1/12)
Gerrymandering overreach comes back to bite Republicans (Keystone Politics, 3/1/12)
PA Supreme Court orders Smith to call special elections (PoliticsPA, 2/29/12)
Universities’ ally: A powerful GOP senator who opposes cuts to higher ed (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/29/12)
Corbett’s education spending hike covers pensions, not books (Morning Call, 2/29/12)
PA Supremes: Special House elections set for April 24 (PA Independent, 2/29/12)
PA roads, bridges crumble as politicos wait for action (PA Independent, 2/29/12)
PA House GOP leaders delay bill forcing women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasounds (The Patriot-News, 2/29/12)
PA legislators considering one of the most far-reaching ultrasound bills in the nation (Think Progress, 2/29/12)
Dem candidate for AG condemns ultrasound bill (WITF, 2/29/12)
Legislator: Co-sponsors were duped on PA ultrasound bill (Philadelphia City Paper, 2/29/12)
Pennsylvania may pass most extreme ultrasound bill in country (Philly Now, 2/28/12)
PA GOP’s transvaginal ultrasound bill is now the most insane (Keystone Politics, 2/28/12)
Pennsylvania poised to enact most restrictive abortion law of 2012 (The Raw Story, 2/27/12)
Editorial: State budget cuts will make all of us vulnerable (Philadelphia Daily News, 2/24/12)
Don’t discourage Corbett from embracing Democratic positions (Keystone Politics, 2/24/12)
Why the state liquor stores will never be run ‘like a business’ (Keystone Politics, 2/23/12)
Video: Pennsylvania’s once-great cities (Commonwealth Foundation, 2/23/12)
Readers react to proposed PA abortion law change (The Mercury, 2/23/12)
Editorial: Foster care — Corbett’s plan would be a win-win situation (The Patriot-News, 2/23/12)
Sam Smith still dragging his feet on special elections (Keystone Politics, 2/23/12)
Philly health official: Proposed state budget cuts ‘a recipe for disaster’ (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/23/12)
Gov. Corbett proposes largest prison reduction in PA history (The Etownian, 2/23/12)
With no agreement yet on legislative districts, is the PA primary still on for April 24? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/23/12)
Education budget plan holds line on basic funding, eliminates block grants (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/23/12)
Senate GOP: No delay in Pennsylvania’s April 24 primary (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/23/12)
Ed Rendell is not to blame for Tom Corbett’s education cuts (Keystone Politics, 2/23/12)
Redistricting delays complicate elections for 6 PA House seats (PA Independent, 2/23/12)
Mixed feelings about lottery sales in state liquor stores (WITF, 2/22/12)
10 reasons to oppose the House transportation bill (Keystone Politics, 2/22/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett discusses possible liquor privatization (Fox43, 2/22/12)
How will the Santorum surge affect the PA Senate primary? (Keystone Politics, 2/22/12)
Defending education spending, past and present (WITF, 2/21/12)
Lawsuit seeks special elections in South Hills, elsewhere (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/18/12)
Corbett defends his proposed $27B budget (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/18/12)
Liquor privatization compromise legislation (Keystone Politics, 2/16/12)
Editorial: Can solve voting’s flaws without requiring ID (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/16/12)
Opinion: The Morrill of the story: Public universities in Penn. must be supported (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/16/12)
Editorial: State’s credit card: RACP funds must be kept under control (The Patriot-News, 2/16/12)
Fears over an Ed Rendell-owned Inquirer (Politico, 2/16/12)
Editorial: Will the impact fee meet practicality test? (Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 2/16/12)
Impact fee authors say public health expert’s fears unfounded (StateImpact/PA, 2/16/12)
Corbett: Funding cuts not responsible for tuition increases (WJAC-TV, 2/16/12)
Leading public health official says impact fee law violates medical ethics (StateImpact/PA, 2/16/12)
Obama ‘truth squad’ readies for PA political battle (Early Returns, 2/16/12)
PA moves forward with health-care exchange despite unknowns (PA Independent, 2/16/12)
New proxy fight in redistricting showdown (PoliticsPA, 2/16/12)
Top House Democrat wants to move ahead with special elections (Capitol Ideas, 2/16/12)
With transportation funding, baby steps rule (Capitol Ideas, 2/16/12)
PA Liquor Board could pour $150M into state coffers (PA Independent, 2/16/12)
In Liquor Board hearing: Privatization gets short shrift over modernization (Capitol Ideas, 2/16/12)
Interference seen in Philadelphia papers (New York Times, 2/15/12)
Corbett to state: Pick your poison (, 2/15/12)
GOP planning Valentine’s Day massacre of prevailing wage (Keystone Politics, 2/14/12)
Editorial: Must a bridge fall down? (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/12/12)
GOP lacks name recognition in Casey bid (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/10/12)
State budget cuts hit city’s most vulnerable (Philadelphia Daily News, 2/9/12)
Corbett says road, bridge, and transit problems too big for PA budget (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/9/12)
Impact fee provides money for Ethane cracker (StateImpact/PA, 2/8/12)
Corbett budget leaves $4.8B of waste off the table to stick it to college kids (Keystone Politics, 2/8/12)
Corbett: Budget can’t fix transportation problems (Philadelphia Inquirer, 2/7/12)

PA officials roll out drug tests for welfare recipients (Fox News, 2/4/12)
Manufacturing job growth in PA highest since 1990 (Keystone Politics, 2/3/12)
How the food stamp asset test encourages people to stay poor (Keystone Politics, 2/3/12)
4,000 Thousandaires will lose food stamps under Corbett asset test (Keystone Politics, 2/2/12)
Corbett finds a way to make the sales tax more regressive (Keystone Politics, 2/2/12)
PA’s food stamp asset test will be easier than planned (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/2/12)
A less strict asset test for PA’s food assistance program (WHYY, 2/2/12)
Corbett reasserts position on drilling consistency (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/2/12)
Controversial food stamps test a go (Early Returns, 2/2/12)
Petitioners to Corbett: Fund Chester-Upland’s foundering school district (CBS Philly, 2/2/12)
PA bill would provide help to struggling schools (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2/2/12)
PA welfare secretary: Limits on food stamps relaxed (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2/2/12)
State rep. introduces legislation to impose term limits (PoliticsPA, 2/2/12)
Opinion: What is PA Supreme Court’s real motive? (The Mercury, 2/2/12)
Redistricting, lack of cash conspire against congressional hopefuls (Times-Tribune, 2/2/12)
Without a fracking tax, PA could lose $24 billion over the next 20 years (Keystone Politics, 2/1/12)
State school students call for an end to budget cuts (Keystone Politics, 2/1/12)
Two PA primaries would face cost, practical hurdles (Pocono Record, 2/1/12)
PA residents must now track, pay sales tax on online purchases (The Patriot-News, 2/1/12)
PA loses $300 million to gas drilling tax impasse (Third and State, 1/31/12)
House speaker files suit to halt elections (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/31/12)
State-related school students call for an end to cuts in state aid (WITF, 1/31/12)
Why oh why can’t we have a better PA Democratic Party? (Keystone Politics, 1/31/12)
Dem who voted for legislative map that go thrown out, says new map should be constitutional and stuff (Capitol Ideas, 1/30/12)
Taxing fracking is better than taxing everything else (Keystone Politics, 1/30/12)
PBPC puts a human face on budget cuts (Keystone Politics, 1/30/12)
Invalidated redistricting map throws PA races into turmoil (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/30/12)
Charter schools are struggling to meet standards, but keep growing (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/30/12)
Morning Call: Penn. seeks health care law funding (PoliticsPA, 1/30/12)
Gov’s proposed budget could include funding cuts for schools (WJAC-TV, 1/30/12)
Battle lines drawn on reapportionment (Early Returns, 1/30/12)
Broke school district imperils Chester charter (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/30/12)
Senate GOP leader: 2001 lines unconstitutional (Early Returns, 1/30/12)
Dem House minority leader doesn’t want new legislative maps rushed (PoliticsPA, 1/30/12)
State GOP thumbs its nose at the base, endorses Steve Welch (Keystone Politics, 1/30/12)
Corbett Administration applies for federal funds to create Obamacare insurance exchanges (Keystone Politics, 1/30/12)
Commentary: Rendell walks a path few have tread (The Daily Review, 1/29/12)
Corbett’s slate exposes GOP rift (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/29/12)
Penn’s newly adopted congressional redistricting plan is riddled with shortcomings, critics say (The Patriot-News, 1/29/12)
Opinion: Not concerned about budget cuts to public education? Then you are NOT paying attention (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/29/12)
Governor’s candidate for Senate gets state GOP nod (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/29/12)
Build revenue and fairness bills finally seek to close key tax-evasion loophole (The Times-Tribune, 1/29/12)
Corbett seeking to make mark in state elections (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/29/12)
Governor and GOP leaders weigh in on redistricting ruling (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/28/12)
PA election ruling throws ’12 races into turmoil (The Times Leader, 1/28/12)
Transit funding a state issue, Port Authority chief says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/28/12)
Corbett whips last minute votes for Welch (PoliticsPA, 1/28/12)
It’s Dem on Dem in PA GOP Senate primary (Politico, 1/28/12)
Local option: Communities deserve a say in gas drilling rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/28/12)
Vote count for fracking impact fee just got tougher (Keystone Politics, 1/28/12)
Why not eliminate the PA State House altogether? (Keystone Politics, 1/27/12)
Rendell slams Corbett’s food stamp asset test (Keystone Politics, 1/27/12)
State justices drop bombshell, hurry to tropics (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/27/12)
Could there be 2 PA primaries at double the cost? (CBS Pittsburgh, 1/27/12)
Audio: Redistricting ruling throws PA political races into chaos (WHYY, 1/27/12)
Dems looking for good year at the polls (Wayne Independent, 1/27/12)
Gov: Election under ’01 lines ‘stupid’ (Early Returns, 1/27/12)
Un-districted: The state justices leave Pennsylvania hanging (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/27/12)
PA bill requires AGs to wait four years to run for governor (Legal Newsline, 1/26/11)
Opinion: Redistricting fiasco comes as no surprise (Wayne Independent, 1/26/12)
Supremes to-do list: Finish opinion, board plane? (Early Returns, 1/26/12)
Bipartisan proposal targets business tax loophole (Citizens Voice, 1/26/12)
Republican State Committee preview – Winter 2012 (PoliticsPA, 1/26/12)
Paying the price of service cuts (Third and State, 1/26/12)
Gov. Corbett shows Republicans he’s in charge (The Patriot-News, 1/26/12)
Doing campaign work on legislative time was ‘common,’ ex-aide to state Rep. DeWeese testifies (The Patriot-News, 1/26/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett quietly launches effort to reduce prison costs (The Patriot-News, 1/26/12)
Puerto Rico trip by SC justices angers politicians waiting for reapportionment opinion (The Patriot-News, 1/26/12)
F&M Poll: Obama’s numbers middling, but has wide leads in head-to-heads (PoliticsPA, 1/26/12)
Legislative redistricting update (PoliticsPA, 1/26/12)
Governor, most trustees not at Paterno service (MyFoxPhilly, 1/26/12)
Lawmakers grill PA education secretary (Daily Local, 1/26/12)
Local officials accuse Gov. Corbett of ‘attack on poor people’ (CBS Philly, 1/26/12)
Redistricting reax (Early Returns, 1/26/12)
Senate bloc concerned about curbs to shale rules (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/26/12)
The ’5K’ plan for municipal consolidation (Keystone Politics, 1/26/12)
PA Supreme Court may be affected by Orie scandal (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/25/12)
9 GOP state senators oppose Marcellus provision on local control (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/25/12)
Rendell chides Corbett over food stamp eligibility (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/25/12)
Bills limiting local drilling rules draw GOP foes (CBS, 1/25/12)
PA legislators propose business tax overhaul (Central Penn Business Journal, 1/25/12)
Nine Republicans senators speak out against impact fee (StateImpact/PA, 1/25/12)
How much Shale gas is there? (Keystone Politics, 1/25/12)
PA Supreme Court throws out state legislature maps (Keystone Politics, 1/25/12)
Job creating with Tom Corbett: Private jet tax loophole edition (Keystone Politics, 1/25/12)
Plan to cut state House by 50 members will be debated on House floor (PA Independent, 1/25/12)
Feds: Less shale, but more production (StateImpact/PA, 1/24/12)
Penn. to forgo $24 billion in fracking royalties (Reuters, 1/24/12)
Statement: No time to target tax breaks to wealthy jet owners (The PA Budget and Policy Center, 1/23/12)
Private jet tax loophole flogged as ‘job creation’ (Philadelphia City Paper, 1/24/12)
School voucher advocates have a Chester-Upland problem (Keystone Politics, 1/23/12)
Tom Corbett just deferring to BrabenderCox on political endorsements (Keystone Politics, 1/23/12)
GOP field unwieldy for Penn’s US Senate contest (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/22/12)
PA’s Supreme Court will hear arguments on redistricting disputes (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/22/12)
Pro-Marcellus Shale gas drilling lobbyists spending millions more than critics (The Morning Call, 1/21/12)
GOP House leader to run for US House seat in district he helped create (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/21/12)
Corbett, Pileggi will meet with DelCo pols on Chester Upland; vow to keep schools open (DelCo Daily Times, 1/21/12)
Gov. Corbett endorses PA Sen. candidate Welch (The Morning Call, 1/21/12)
Sam Rohrer pushes GOP party officials to not endorse at winter meeting (PoliticsPA, 1/20/12)
PA education secretary says Chester-Upland school district victim of poor management (PA Independent, 1/20/12)
Philly’s school funding crisis worsening (Keystone Politics, 1/20/12)
Corbett will sign drilling emergency-response bill (Observer-Reporter, 1/20/12)
School Reform Commission revamps school leadership as Philly school fund crisis worsens (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/20/12)
PA officials won’t release other aides’ resumes (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/19/12)
New poll shows voters favor smaller Legislature, term limits (Capitol Ideas, 1/19/12)
Opinion: Why voters should not have to show photo IDs (PhillyBurbs, 1/19/12)
Why does the PA Chamber think unemployment insurance needs ‘reform’? (Keystone Politics, 1/19/12)
Obama faces stiff challenges with PA voters (Keystone Politics, 1/19/12)
How will the GOP prez primary impact the PA Senate primary? (Keystone Politics, 1/19/12)
Opinion: PA needs state standards for natural gas wells (Pottstown Mercury, 1/19/12)
Audio: Gov. Corbett talks about assessments, Port Authority & more (CBS Pittsburgh, 1/19/12)
Corbett pulls the trigger for Welch, but GOP’s SEPA Caucus declines vote (PoliticsPA, 1/19/12)
As parties lose voters, Republicans chip away at Democrats’ advantage (Morning Call, 1/19/12)
Reformers say Corbett’s first year falls short of promises (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/19/12)
Democrats push Corbett for more money for Port Authority (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/19/12)
Public decries potential transit cutbacks (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/19/12)
States ready their health exchanges (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/19/12)
Educational choice in PA expands, but vouchers remain out of reach (Delco Daily Times, 1/19/12)
Penn. plans to develop health insurance exchange (Reading Eagle, 1/19/12)
Platts’ retirement sets up free-for-all for seat in Congress (The Patriot-News, 1/19/12)
Corbett backs SE PA entrepreneur for US Senate (, 1/19/12)
Corbett official resigns over writings (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/18/12)
Activists demand Orie Melvin’s resignation (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/18/12)
Changing priorities: Science funding slashed under Corbett Administration (StateImpact/PA, 1/18/12)
Possible conflict of interest clouds Supreme Court hearing on redistricting (PA Independent, 1/18/12)
PA Democratic Party passes resolution to support a severance tax on fracking (Keystone Politics, 1/18/12)
Will the PA Supreme Court deadlock on redistricting without Orie? (Keystone Politics, 1/18/12)
Tug-of-war over unemployment money (The Morning Call, 1/18/12)
Blame Corbett’s business tax cuts for the budget freeze (Keystone Politics, 1/17/12)
Delaware County, not state, should take over Chester-Upland school district (Keystone Politics, 1/17/12)
Since August, 88K Pennsylvania children have lots Medicaid benefits (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/17/12)
What do Democrats want in an Attorney General? (Keystone Politics, 1/17/12)
Corbett fires conservation official (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/16/12)
Audio: Our schools are in a world of hurt, and it’s our fault (WHYY, 1/16/12)
Voter ID legislation could come up next week (PhillyNow, 1/16/12)
Opinion: Senator wrong about IDs for voters (Daily Local, 1/16/12)
Will handout to fracking lobby top PA’s legislative agenda? (Philadelphia City Paper, 1/16/12)
Commentary: High-court justice’s woes: It’s PA politics, as usual (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/16/12)
A look at PA’s abandoned wells (State Impact/NPR, 1/16/12)
District goes broke, but teachers keep on teaching (Keystone Politics, 1/16/12)
Shale drilling could provide a way to deal with abandoned oil wells (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/16/12)
Calls for justice to step down may affect redistricting (Citizens Voice, 1/15/12)
Governor’s $2,000 asset threshold alarms needy (The Daily Item, 1/15/12)
Obama volunteers face tougher road (The Morning Call, 1/15/12)
Three-way primary to pick Dems’ attorney general nominee (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/15/12)
Assessment fight heading to the state (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/15/12)
Commentary: What would a letter from a Corbett supporter say, exactly? (Times-Tribune, 1/15/12)
Pension costs a big worry for PA public schools (Lebanon Daily News, 1/14/12)
Politicians ask governor to help Chester Upland School District (Delco Daily Times, 1/14/12)
Lawmakers ask Corbett for emergency meeting on Chester-Upland crisis (Commonwealth Confidential, 1/14/12)
AG rivals knock Corbett’s handling of Sandusky case (Centre Daily Times, 1/14/12)
State Democrats fail to endorse AG candidate (The Morning Call, 1/14/12)
Democrats struggle to reach consensus on AG candidate (The Patriot-News, 1/14/12)
No AG endorsement at Dem State Committee (PoliticsPA, 1/14/12)
Anti-hunger groups oppose asset test for Pennsylvania food stamp recipients (CBS Philly, 1/13/12)
In Dem AG debate, styled was the biggest difference (PoliticsPA, 1/13/12)
Editorial: This year, put PA back to work (The Patriot-News, 1/13/12)
State lawmakers urge quick action on reassessments (CBS Pittsburgh, 1/13/12)
PA seeks to tighten Medicaid-related financial services (PA Independent, 1/13/12)
Democratic State Committee preview – Winter 2012 (PoliticsPA, 1/13/12)
Gov. Tom Corbett signals he plans to hang around, says gas shale fee negotiations are progressing (The Patriot-News, 1/13/12)
Corbett now open to ‘rejiggering’ gas tax to fund transportation (Keystone Politics, 1/13/12)
Gov. Corbett to roll out transportation plan by Feb. 7 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/12/12)
GOP lawmaker: Voter IDs, health care on agenda (Statesville Record & Landmark, 1/12/12)
Activist warns of possible conflicts of interest for GOP AG candidate (WITF, 1/12/12)
Dems trade barbs while GOP consolidates in AG race (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/12/12)
Corbett says takeover of Chester Upland school district possible (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/12)
Rafferty ends AG bid after Corbett backs foe (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/12)
PA’s newly redistricted legislative maps to face court challenges (PoliticsPA, 1/12/12)
Editorial: PA’s asset test for food stamps is a big, costly mistake (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/12/12)
Editorial: Food stamp recipients need to save money, too (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/12/12)
Tom Corbett: People with $2000 are too rich for food stamps (Keystone Politics, 1/11/12)
The surprisingly good politics of the 1% sales tax (Keystone Politics, 1/11/12)
City Controller slams Corbett attack on food stamps (Philadelphia City Paper, 1/11/12)
State rep raps Congressional boundaries (, 1/11/12)
PA’s Tom Corbett to bar food stamp recipients for having assets (Crooks and Liars, 1/11/12)
Editorial: Bumpy road on transportation funding (Philadelphia Daily News, 1/11/12)
Opinion: Women missing from PA politics (The Times Leader, 1/11/12)
Corbett freeze has county officials on edge (Altoona Mirror, 1/11/12)
Court reformers say PA Supreme Court justice shouldn’t serve while under investigation (WITF, 1/11/12)
Redistricting aftermath: Barletta, Dent greet new constituents at PAGOP Central Caucus (PoliticsPA, 1/11/12)
PA Auditor General says PA Turnpike ‘drowning in debt’ (Landline Magazine, 1/11/12)
GOP senate leader seeks public input on fixing state government (PoliticsPA, 1/10/12)
Penn. to impose asset test for food stamps (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/10/12)
PA biz funding authority cuts red tape, puts taxpayers at risk (PA Independent, 1/10/12)
Turnpike official scoffs at dire financial report (Times News, 1/10/12)
Corbett cutting food stamp eligibility (The Pennsylvania Progressive, 1/10/12)
Editorial: Rendall: State helped make this education funding mess (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/10/12)
Wagner’s warning on turnpike debt not exaggerated (Commonwealth Foundation, 1/10/12)
Political barbs traded over tax impasse (Times-Leader, 1/9/12)
Tax credit that helped create jobs to expire (Times Leader, 1/9/12)
Harrisburg ponders laws, not cash, to aid cities (The Times-Tribune, 1/9/12)
Gov. Corbett shuns limelight his predecessor often seemed to seek (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 1/9/12)
Corbett business aid plan gets second wind (The Daily Review, 1/9/12)
Campaign season – In shadow of national race, PA legislative contests (, 1/8/12)
Legislators say local sales tax hike a possible solution to Scranton’s financial woes (Citizens Voice, 1/8/12)
Reporters keep forgetting Corbett’s “Costing Out’ reversal (Keystone Politics, 1/7/12)
Lehigh Valley educators warn legislators about state’s cuts to school funding (The Express-Times, 1/7/12)
Governor announces $157M budget freeze (PA Budget and Policy Center, 1/6/12)
January Freeze: Governor announces $157M in midyear budget cuts (Young Philly Politics, 1/6/12)
With corporate tax revenue lagging, some question previous breaks (PA Independent, 1/6/12)
Minn. lights the way for PA on municipal consolidation (Keystone Politics, 1/5/12)
Dems support Corbett Transportation panel’s recommendations (Keystone Politics, 1/5/12)
Dem leader Costa plans redistricting appeal (Capitol Ideas, 1/5/12)
Auditor General: PA Turnpike teetering on financial doom (PA Independent, 1/5/12)
Former Capitol aide alleges malpractice by lawyers in ‘Computergate’ case (The Patriot-News, 1/5/12)
PA Judge rules DOMA unconstitutional (Keystone Politics, 1/5/12)
PA Dems call for higher gas tax, fees to pay for roads, bridges (PA Independent, 1/5/12)
State Democrats ask Corbett to make road funding a priority (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1/4/12)
PA freezes pay for high-level state jobs (PA Independent, 1/4/12)
PA House Democrats call for transportation funding fixes (Capitol Ideas, 1/4/12)
Chester Upland teachers to work without pay (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/4/12)
Corbett orders $160M state spending freeze (Capitol Ideas, 1/4/12)
Democrats join transportation funding pile-on (WITF, 1/4/12)
GOP lawmaker: Impact fee could be ‘major election issue’ (WITF, 1/3/12)
Leaked Corbett Admin memo dings predecessors, other GOP govs (PoliticsPA, 1/3/12)
PA Senate leader: Target for new shale bill by February (PA Independent, 1/3/12)
PA state budget shortfall nearing $500M as tax collections lag (The Patriot-News, 1/3/12)
Corbett freezes pay for cabinet, management (Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/3/12)
Video: Eugene DePasquale explains why he shold out Democrats on redistricting (Keystone Politics, 1/3/12)
The latest impact fee deadline: Before Corbett’s budget address (State Impact/NPR, 1/3/12)
How the 1% dodges taxes at the local level (Keystone Politics, 1/3/12)
Progressive group names 2011 PA legislative heroes (PoliticsPA, 1/3/12)
Political predictions for 2012: Calmer waters for Harrisburg, state-run liquor sales and a tough road for incumbents (The Patriot-News, 1/3/12)
Corbett memo takes on fellow Republicans (National Journal, 1/2/12)
Tougher laws could be costly for clinics that perform abortions (The Express-Times, 1/1/12)
Gov. Corbett memo on accomplishments points out other governors’ failures (The Patriot-News, 1/1/12)

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