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‘Time for bold change,’ Wolf says in outlining $30B state budget

By Brad Bumsted 7:04 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed a $30 billion budget built on a tax restructuring plan that would be the most massive in decades for Pennsylvanians. “It’s time for bold change,” Wolf said in his budget message …

State’s highest court to take up legality of Wolf moratorium on death penalty

By The Associated Press 6:19 p.m.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty is legal. A Supreme Court order issued Tuesday granted the request by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to review the policy announced by …

Pennsylvania banks 1.1% more from casino slots in February

By Jason Cato
Slots play at Pennsylvania casinos increased slightly in February compared to a year ago, the state Gaming Control Board said Tuesday. Total revenue generated through gambling on slot machines at the state’s 12 casinos rose about 1.12 percent last month to ...

Snow causes roof to collapse at Crawford County plastics plant

By The Associated Press
TITUSVILLE — Heavy snows have caused a roof to collapse at a plant that makes plastic water pipe in Crawford County Officials at Charter Plastics said the roof on a building that houses a carpenters’ shop collapsed about 3 p.m. Monday. ...

Former congressman Sestak to kick off U.S. Senate campaign this week

By Salena Zito
Joe Sestak will make it official Wednesday. The former congressman and retired Navy admiral intends to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in an appearance ...

Tax on shale-gas drillers would punish industry, Turzai says

By Brad Bumsted
STEELTON — A 5 percent severance tax on shale gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and would hurt a ...

Robert Morris University poll shows Governor Wolf in good standing

By Melissa Daniels
Gov. Tom Wolf curried favor with Pennsylvania voters during his first month in office, a dynamic that could shift as he pushes for new taxes on consumers, wage earners and the bountiful Marcellus shale drilling industry. About 57 percent of ...

Interstate smash-and-grab jewelry ring may be operating in Pittsburgh area, Altoona

By Michael Hasch
The FBI is trying to determine if a smash-and-grab ring that has been targeting jewelry stores in more than half a dozen states is responsible ...

Wolf to outline charter school plan in budget address

By The Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf, who replaced the chairman of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission partly because of his support for additional charter schools in the cash-strapped city, will discuss his plan for charter reform in his budget address Tuesday. The Democrat ...

Amish boy stable after riding pony into intersection, being hit by car

By Tribune-Review
An Amish teenager remained in stable condition Monday after being struck by a car while he rode a pony Friday, according to state police in Clarion. The incident happened Friday on Route 208 in Knox. Police said 13-year-old Eli Troyer rode ...

1 killed in Lawrence County tractor-trailer crash

By Tribune-Review
One person was killed Monday morning in a crash with a tractor trailer in Lawrence County. The two-vehicle crash happened about 7:45 a.m. near the intersection of Route 422 and Fox Road, according to county emergency dispatchers. Dispatchers said another …

Salena Zito Reporting

Former congressman Sestak to kick off U.S. Senate campaign this week

By Salena Zito
Joe Sestak will make it official Wednesday. The former congressman and retired Navy admiral intends to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate in an appearance ...

Brad Bumsted

‘Time for bold change,’ Wolf says in outlining $30B state budget

By Brad Bumsted 7:04 p.m.
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed a $30 billion budget built on a tax restructuring plan that would be the most massive in decades for Pennsylvanians. “It’s …