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  1. Judge clears way for trial of former state treasurer HaferRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Philly.com

    Craig R. McCoy is a member of the Inquirer investigative team. His reporting has examined police mistreatment of rape victims, corruption among Pennsylvania public officials, the high dismissal rate in the Philadelphia criminal courts, among other issues.

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  2. Kenney on state senator's claim about city students: 'It's racism.'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Philly.com

    With Gov. Wolf behind him, Mayor Kenney speaks during a press conference to oppose a state Senate bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg.

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  3. Pennsylvania's state-run colleges need a shakeup, chancellor saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Philly.com

    Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg. She has been a reporter at the Inquirersince 1996, covering city government, courts and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Camden, and the governors and governments of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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  4. Inquirer Editorial: Stop tinkering with how liquor is sold and sell the State StoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Philly.com

    The Wolf administration paid consulting firm McKinsey & Co. $1.8 million to suggest ways to balance the state budget, but it forgot a big one: Get out of the booze business.

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  5. Should atheists deliver opening prayer in Pa. House of Representatives?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 22 | Philly.com

    Lawyers for House Speaker Mike Turzai , as well as the chamber's parliamentarian and other lawmakers, asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of atheists, humanists and nonbelievers claiming discrimination. Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg.

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  6. Gov. Wolf's costly consultant sure talks prettyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | Philly.com

    John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.

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  7. Commentary: Blame local officials, not DeVos, for state of Philly schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Philly.com

    Betsy DeVos is officially the U.S. secretary of Education, and judging from the reaction of her opponents, you'd think she was advocating selling underprivileged school children to the meat market in order to feed rich land owners. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer insisted Trump's decision to appoint DeVos as Education secretary should "offend every single American man, woman, and child who has benefited from the public education system in this country."

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  8. Governor uses broad definition to claim $2B in cuts, savingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Philly.com

    Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf promised $2 billion in cuts and savings in his new proposal to fix Pennsylvania state government's deficit-riddled finances, but his definition of cuts and savings is turning out to be a broad one. Wolf's big promise of austerity was tailored to a Republican-controlled Legislature that has rejected billions of dollars in tax increases Wolf sought the past two years to wipe out Pennsylvania's stubborn post-recession deficit and fix disparities in public schools.

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  9. DN editorial: Wolf takes realistic tack on Pa. budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Philly.com

    IN THE MIDST of the budget speech Gov. Wolf delivered Tuesday, he made a statement that was spot-on in describing what's been happening in the state Capitol for too long. "To Pennsylvanians," Wolf said, "it seemed like the budget always brought out the worst in Harrisburg.

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  10. Local schools pleased - mostly - with Wolf's budget proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Philly.com

    Kathy Boccella is a suburban education reporter. Prior to that assignment, she covered county government and news and was a reporter in the features department.

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  11. John McNelis, 90, of Chestnut Hill, teacher and businessmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 7 | Philly.com

    John McNelis, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a teacher and businessman, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Hill at Whitemarsh after a bout with pneumonia. Mr. McNelis joined the faculty of La Salle College, teaching communications and management in the 1960s and 1970s.

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  12. Commentary: Commonsense energy policies will move Pa. forwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 31 | Philly.com

    With the election season behind us, voters across the spectrum are looking for action and results, especially with a focus on policies that spur job creation and economic activity. As elected officials in Harrisburg and Washington tackle any number of pressing issues, it cannot be lost on anyone that the safe development and use of our abundant natural gas resources continues to generate immensely positive benefits for Pennsylvania's economy and hard-working families.

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  13. Pennsylvania man admits he conspired to help Islamic State15 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 30 | Philly.com

    A 20-year-old Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Monday to trying to help the Islamic State group and to tweeting out a list that identified and targeted people serving in the U.S. military. Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz faces the potential of up to 25 years and a $500,000 fine after admitting to a charge of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group and to transmitting a communication containing a threat, both felonies.

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  14. Fired Pa. drug prevention czar says he did nothing wrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | Philly.com

    Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg. She has been a reporter at the Inquirersince 1996, covering city government, courts and neighborhoods in Philadelphia and Camden, and the governors and governments of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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  15. Was it a 'good deed' or a bribe? Farnese's trial over $6,000 payment beginsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Philly.com

    File photo: Pennsylvania State Senator Larry Farnese, who was indicted on a vote buying scheme on Tuesday, walks to a town hall meeting with the Center City Residents Association on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel. Was the $6,000 he gave five years ago to help the daughter of a Democratic city committeewoman pay for a study-abroad trip a "good deed" for a deserving constituent or a bribe to buy her mother's support in Farnese's latest political campaign? "Don't let [the Justice Department] make this into something dirty," defense lawyer Mark Sheppard implored the panel of seven women and five men during his opening statement.

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  16. DN editorial: 'Reinventing' government likely to hit us in the walletRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | Philly.com

    IF A POLITICIAN says he or she wants to "reinvent government," it might be a good idea for taxpayers and those who rely on government services to run away and hide. If the past is any guide, this reinvention will mean cuts in services and, as important, a shifting of the tax burden down the ladder from the federal to state government and from the state down to local government.

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  17. Ex-Harrisburg mayor's Wild West dream heads for courthouse showdown7 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2017 | Philly.com

    FILE A a " In this July 14, 2015 file photo, former Harrisburg, Pa., Mayor Stephen Reed arrives for his preliminary arraignment at District Judge William Wenner's offices in Lower Paxton Township, Pa. Jury selection is set to begin Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in the criminal case against Reed, charged with receiving stolen property after spending millions in public funds to buy artifacts for a Wild West museum that was never built.

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  18. Report projects ACA repeal would cost 137,000 Pa. jobs and dramatically increase state budget deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Philly.com

    Don Sapatkin covers a wide-ranging public health beat and doubles as deputy health and science editor. He joined the Inquirerin 1987.

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  19. After scandals, new Pa. office-holders vow integrity, 'accountability'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro pledged to restore public confidence and help his embattled agency refocus its work on protecting the elderly and children and battling public corruption. Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg.

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  20. After scandals, new Pa. office-holders vow integrity, 'accountability'11 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 17, 2017 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro pledged to restore public confidence and help his embattled agency refocus its work on protecting the elderly and children and battling public corruption. Angela Couloumbis covers state government in Harrisburg.

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