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  1. In Delco, 3-way race for Pa. House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Philly.com

    Delaware County Republican Party leaders passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate in the state House's 161st District for someone they believed could better maintain the party's tight control over the seat. A special election for the seat is Tuesday, and 45,000 district voters find themselves with more options than expected: Paul Mullen, the GOP's chosen nominee, must fend off not only Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky on the left but also Esler, who is mounting a write-in campaign to the right of Mullen.

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  2. In Delco, a unexpected three-way race for House seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Philly.com

    Delaware County Republican Party leaders passed over Lisa Esler as a candidate in the state House's 161st District for someone they believed could better maintain the party's tight control over the seat. A special election for the seat is Tuesday, and 45,000 district voters find themselves with more options than expected: Paul Mullen, the GOP's chosen nominee, must fend off not only Democrat Leanne Krueger-Braneky on the left but also Esler, who is mounting a write-in campaign to the right of Mullen.

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  3. Turzai: GOP should override Wolf budget vetoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | Philly.com

    The Speaker of Pennsylvania's House of Representatives said Monday that legislators should try to override Gov. Wolf's veto of the budget they passed last month. In blunt terms that seemed to suggest no progress in the nearly monthlong stalemate, Rep. Mike Turzai said he and his Republican colleagues, who control both chambers of the state legislature, could pass a spending plan without the Democratic governor.

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  4. Officials: Harrisburg judge forced employees to donate moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 24 | Philly.com

    A judge in Pennsylvania's capital city faces extortion and other charges after officials say he demanded campaign donations from his employees. Pennlive.com reports the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office launched an investigation into claims of misconduct at Judge Robert Jennings III's Harrisburg office in November.

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  5. Norovirus sickens swimmers at Pa. lakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 23 | Philly.com

    State officials have closed the beaches at a central Pennsylvania state park after at least 29 swimmers were sickened with norovirus, possibly from E. coli bacteria in the water. WHTM-TV says those sickened swam in the lake July 18 or 19. The lake and beach at Cowans Gap State Park have been closed to swimmers, though fishing and boating are still permitted.

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  6. Wolf, Republicans to resume face-to-face meetings in CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 21 | Philly.com

    The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is returning to Harrisburg as Gov. Tom Wolf and top Republican lawmakers are set to resume face-to-face meetings to discuss a three-week-old budget stalemate. The Democratic governor and Republicans who control the Legislature are sparring over competing budget proposals.

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  7. GOP to Wolf: Call off attack adsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Philly.com

    As Gov. Wolf used stops in southwestern Pennsylvania to stump for his budget proposal on Monday, Republican legislators gathered in the state's southeastern corner to attack his spending plan and blame Wolf for failing to negotiate in good faith. Philadelphia area Republican lawmakers called a news conference in Norristown so they said they could respond directly to misleading television ads and mailers that attack each individually, claiming that they put natural gas company profits ahead of education and have denied homeowners property-tax relief.

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  8. Starting with one store's license, Wawa could enter beer market in Pa.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | Philly.com

    "For coffee, a sandwich, gas, I'm really here all the time," Ladig said Friday, hands full of groceries, her two children at her side. "They've got it all."

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  9. Pa. advocates: Clean criminal recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | Philly.com

    Riding a wave of interest in criminal justice reform among liberals and conservatives alike, Pennsylvania state lawmakers and non-profit groups on Thursday renewed calls to erase criminal records for some offenders convicted of minor crimes. Their focus was on Senate Bill 166, which would give those convicted of second or third-degree misdemeanors, such as retail theft, the chance to have their records expunged after 10 years if they've stayed out of trouble.

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  10. SEPTA Transit Police focuses on recruiting experienced officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    WHEN RONALD Bryant retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 28 years, he didn't want to be a greeter at Walmart or be stacking boxes at a grocery store. Last month Bryant, 55, joined the SEPTA Transit Police as a member of the department's second batch of "lateral transfers" - trained law-enforcement officials who swap gigs at other departments for a chance to watch over the city's mass-transit system - that the agency is trying to recruit.

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  11. Harrisburg museum to stay open amid scandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    The board chairman of Harrisburg's National Civil War Museum says it is likely to remain open despite the unfolding scandal involving the ex-mayor who was the moving force behind it. J. Michael Love said Wednesday the nonprofit that runs the 14-year-old museum has a legal responsibility to keep it open.

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  12. The Mekons, keeping it rough and readyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    If you're one of the 5,659 people who follow the Mekons on Facebook, your feed has been filled of late with pictures that look more like a group of old friends getting together for a weekend getaway than a venerated punk band preparing to head out on tour. Whatever their look, that group will soon be here, playing at Boot & Saddle on Monday, plus other weekend shows in Harrisburg and Rehoboth.

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  13. Harrisburg mayor hopes to dissolve National Civil War MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse is urging officials to dissolve the National Civil War Museum following corruption charges filed against the former mayor of Pennsylvania's capital city. Pennlive.com reports court records released Tuesday allege that former mayor Stephen Reed diverted money from the former Harrisburg Authority to fund museum projects under the guise of "administrative fees."

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  14. For too long, Pa. has failed too many studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | Philly.com

    I am once again prepared to lead that fight in Harrisburg, but for the first time in recent memory, this budget battle is bigger than just money. All over Pennsylvania, people are realizing that money alone cannot fix the problems of public education.

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  15. Santorum finds some support among Pa. GOP leadersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Philly.com

    Rick Santorum is picking up some endorsements for his presidential campaign from leaders of the Republican majority in the state Legislature. The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania was joined Tuesday at a Harrisburg news conference by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, House Majority Leader Dave Reed and House GOP caucus administrator Brian Ellis.

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  16. Kane: Public funds used for 'vampire' kitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has charged the former mayor of Harrisburg with misuing public money to buy historical artifacts and other items in an effort to turn the city into a tourism destination. Steve Reed, 65, on Tuesday was charged with hundreds of counts of theft, bribery, tampering with records and other crimes for siphoning public funds from various city entities, and then using some of it to buy thousands of artifacts and other memorabilia.

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  17. Rand Corp to Pa.: Closing achievement gaps worth big moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Philly.com

    Had the Commonwealth wiped out achievement shortfalls based on race and ethnicity, family economic status, and parental education a decade ago, its gross domestic product would be as much as $44 billion higher and its students would sit near the top of U.S. and world rankings, according to the analysis by the RAND Corp. The study, commissioned by Temple University's Center on Regional Politics, found that each group of Pennsylvania students stands to gain up to $5.1 billion in lifetime income earnings and overall benefit to society if graduation-rate gaps fall away. "This puts precision on an intuitive feeling," said Joseph P. McLaughlin Jr., director of the center.

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  18. Rand Corp to PA.: closed achievement gaps worth big moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | Philly.com

    Had the Commonwealth wiped out achievement shortfalls based on race and ethnicity, family economic status and parental education a decade ago, its gross domestic product would be as much as $44 billion higher and its students would sit near the top of U.S. and world rankings, according to the analysis by the Rand Corp. The study, commissioned by Temple University's Center on Regional Politics, found that each group of Pennsylvania students stands to gain up to $5.1 billion in lifetime income earnings and overall benefit to society if graduation-rate gaps fall away. "This puts precision on an intuitive feeling," said Joseph P. McLaughlin Jr., director of the Temple center.

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  19. 'Ant-Man' and 'Minions' battle in Harrisburg's 'Jurassic World'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 12 | Philly.com

    AS A FOLLOWER of politics and pop culture, I can't help but notice some similarities between the current politics of Harrisburg and the current crop of hit movies. Think summer blockbuster films aligning with summer budget-busting pols.

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  20. Pay price to educateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 12 | Philly.com

    It's hard to argue with an independent arbitrator's recent ruling that the School Reform Commission must provide a full-time counselor for every Philadelphia school. The need is glaring and should be a priority.

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