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Fast-growing Americans for Prosperity opens location in Greensburg

By Craig Smith
In a move that political observers said reflects the importance the Republican Party is placing on the upcoming presidential election, Americans for Prosperity, a conservative, ...

Pittsburgh councilwoman Rudiak announces bid for city controller

By Megan Guza
Hours after she announced her candidacy for city controller, councilwoman Natalia Rudiak gained the support of Mayor Bill Peduto. “Natalia Rudiak is well-qualified to serve as ...

Pennsylvania House pushes liquor system privatization bill through

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — For the second time in two years, the state House on Thursday approved comprehensive legislation to privatize the state liquor system by selling ...

Wisconsin Governor Walker big hit during conservative PAC event

Wire Reports
OXON HILL, Md. — Republican potential presidential candidates appeared torn Thursday: Would they get more accolades from conservatives by bashing President Obama, Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush? Determining who was disliked the most was difficult during the first full day of ...

Snyder seeks re-election as Fayette County Clerk of Courts

By Tribune-Review
Fayette County’s clerk of courts is seeking re-election to the post she has held since 1992. Janice Snyder of Masontown will seek the Democratic nomination for ...

Governor Wolf proposes halving key corporate tax in Pennsylvania

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday said he wants lawmakers to cut the state’s corporate net income tax by half as part of a ...

As House looks to dismantle state stores, hybrid system might be option

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — With the Republican-controlled state House on Thursday poised to approve a liquor privatization bill, and Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf demanding “modernization” ...

Deputy sheriff seeks top spot in Greensburg office

By Tribune-Review
Deputy Sheriff Steve Felder said he’s concerned about the direction of the office he’s worked in for two decades. Felder, 51, of Penn Township will run ...

Chicago’s Democratic mayor forced into runoff

By Reuters
CHICAGO — Mayoral underdog Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has a fighting chance in an April runoff election against well-funded incumbent Rahm Emanuel but political insiders say he must broaden his coalition beyond the Hispanic voters and disgruntled teachers who boosted him ...

Wolf says goal is ‘fairness’ amid talk of looming tax increases

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday declined to provide details about his first budget address set for next week as talk intensified among lawmakers ...

‘Tipping point’ near for Pa. government, conservative expert predicts at Freedom Forum

By Debra Erdley
Conservative lawmakers are moving Pennsylvania increasingly to the right as a Republican-controlled legislature prepares to engage Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. That’s cause for optimism, a panel of conservative public policy experts told a crowd gathered in Murrysville on Tuesday night for ...

Prominent Ohio Dem, a former governor, to challenge GOP seat

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS — Ohio Democrat Ted Strickland plans to jump into the U.S. Senate race against Republican Rob Portman, adding a formidable contender with statewide name recognition to the 2016 contest, a Democrat with knowledge of Strickland’s plans said Tuesday. The person ...

Judge, law school dean out as nominees for Pennsylvania Supreme Court

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears destined to start its spring session in March with five justices because a nominee for one vacancy withdrew ...

Pennsylvania legislature sitting on $161M surplus

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — While the legislature and Gov. Tom Wolf grapple with a budget deficit the governor’s analysts predict will exceed $2 billion, the House and Senate are sitting on a surplus of as much as $161 million, an audit reported ...

Liquor privatization bill clears Pennsylvania House panel

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — A proposal to sell most of Pennsylvania’s state-owned liquor system and its wholesale distribution network moved ahead with a vote in the Legislature on Monday, although its prospects to become law remain uncertain. The state House Liquor Control Committee ...

Ex-legislator to seek Washington County district judge post

By Jason Cato
Less than three months removed from political office, Jesse White on Monday said he wants to return to public life. White, 36, announced his candidacy for ...

Pa. Senate approves ‘paycheck protection’ constitutional amendment

By Melissa Daniels
A Republican-backed plan to limit unions’ political power without requiring the signature of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf received its first stamp of approval Monday. A “paycheck protection” proposal from Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York County, moved out of the Senate State ...

Put more in public workers’ pensions, judge tells New Jersey Gov. Christie

By The Associated Press
TRENTON — Republican Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey’s Democrat-controlled Legislature must find $1.57 billion to put into pension funds for retired public workers, a judge ruled Monday in a decision that comes as a major legal blow to the ...

Springhill district judge candidate touts ‘passion for justice’

By Liz Zemba
A Springhill attorney says her legal expertise and lack of local political ties will allow her to remain neutral when making decisions as a district ...

Giuliani allies condemn his comments about Obama’s patriotism

By Bloomberg News
Politicians of both parties used Sunday talk-show appearances to criticize former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s remark last week that he didn’t think President Obama loved America. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., rejected Giuliani’s comments but criticized Obama. “I have no doubt that (Obama) ...