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  1. Kane supporters launch petitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Philly.com

    Supporters of embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane are mobilizing to halt a legal proceeding that could force her from office before her criminal case is resolved. A group called Pennsylvania Citizens for Kathleen Kane has launched a petition on Change.org asking the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court to pause its effort to suspend Kane's law license as she awaits trial on charges that she illegallyleaked confidential documents to a newspaper.

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  2. Ex-PLCB marketing director charged in taking bribes, kickbacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Philly.com

    The former head of marketing for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is expected to plead guilty to federal charges for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks to boost sales of various products. James H. Short Jr., 50, was the director of marketing and merchandizing for the state's 500 liquor stores.

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  3. Pa. to offer online voter registrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Philly.com

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to launch the system Thursday, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state to offer Internet-based registration, officials told The Associated Press. The National Conference of State Legislatures says five other states have approved online systems but not yet implemented them.

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  4. Funeral home linked to bodies in garage had tax troubles, expired licenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Philly.com

    Neighbors on the 2600 block of Hagert Street, around the corner from the funeral home, discovered the bodies Tuesday, when they smelled a foul odor emanating from the garage and decided to investigate. Three corpses were eventually taken from the garage.

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  5. APNewsBreak: Pennsylvanians to get online voter registrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Philly.com

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to launch the system Thursday, making Pennsylvania the 23rd state to offer Internet-based registration, officials told The Associated Press. The National Conference of State Legislatures says five other states have approved online systems but not yet implemented them.

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  6. Exelon: 3 nuke plants miss capacity goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | Philly.com

    Exelon Corp. announced Monday that three of its aging nuclear stations did not clear the regional power grid's capacity auction on Friday, calling the plants' long-term financial viability into question. The plants include Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Unit 1 outside Harrisburg, which faces growing competition from low-cost natural-gas power producers, and Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, which is already scheduled for retirement in 2019.

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  7. School officials slam Pa. budget stalemateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Philly.com

    Standing alongside school officials from across Delaware County Tuesday, William Penn School Board Member Rafi Cave implored his audience to imagine planning their days without any concept of a budget. "Think of your household and having to pay bills before you even know how much your paycheck is going to be," Cave said.

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  8. Wolf challenges charter school funding in Delco districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Philly.com

    The Wolf administration on Tuesday urged a Delaware County judge to drastically cut how much the financially troubled Chester Upland School District pays charters for special-ed students and online learning. Gov. Wolf said survival of the financially distressed district could hinge on winning court approval for the cuts in charter reimbursements, which would total an estimated $24.7 million in the 2015-16 school year.

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  9. Kane's defense is really offenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Philly.com

    For example: Kathleen Kane is a confirmed speaker at the Penn Ag Democrats summer picnic Wednesday afternoon in Pine Grove Mills, Centre County. The Centre Daily Times quotes Penn Ag Dems' officer Peggy Lucas saying, "We encourage candidates to develop thoughtful policies to improve the quality of life for all rural Pennsylvanians."

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  10. To boost spending, Wolf must think long termRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Philly.com

    The drama of the budget stalemate in Harrisburg drags on, and we have no one to blame but ourselves - and only ourselves to look to for its resolution. The voters elected Tom Wolf governor in a big way.

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  11. Wolf, GOP inch closer on budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Philly.com

    During an hourlong negotiating session Wednesday, Gov. Wolf and Republican legislators inched toward compromise on some key sticking points in a budget six weeks overdue. House Speaker Mike Turzai was careful to temper expectations, but said the talks marked the first time he had seen "some movement [by Wolf] acknowledging our perspective" on pension reform and privatization of the state liquor store system.

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  12. Kane takes the stage; others wait in the wingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Philly.com

    WITH KATHLEEN Kane today expected to start a public defense against criminal charges threatening her career, the political waters she's sinking in are bobbing with names of possible successors. That's because Kane's route to rehab is akin to Captain Ahab's course: Thar she blows, but with what success? Kane scheduled a meet-the-press in Harrisburg this afternoon to read a statement, take questions and, presumably, reassert her intent to stay in office.

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  13. Kane to talk; Abraham offers to fill inRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Philly.com

    Even as state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane prepares to talk for the first time with reporters about the criminal charges against her, one well-known ex-prosecutor is offering to replace her temporarily if she steps down. Kane announced she would hold a press conference Wednesday in Harrisburg to talk about the charges.

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  14. Q&A with Senate candidate Katie McGintyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 10 | Philly.com

    KATIE McGINTY, former Pennsylvania environmental secretary, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, former chief of staff to Gov. Wolf, last week announced her candidacy for U.S. Senate. She wants the seat now held by Sen. Pat Toomey, who's up for re-election next year.

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  15. Wolf, Scarnati, underscore differences holding up budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Philly.com

    Pennsylvania is entering its sixth week without a state budget and neither side is willing to set an absolute deadline for settling the dispute. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati offered no evidence of progress in sporadic budget talks Wednesday in back-to-back interviews on Harrisburg radio station WITF's "Smart Talk" show.

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  16. Wolf, GOP still talking about budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Philly.com

    For the second time within a week, Gov. Wolf has met with Republican legislative leaders, but once again they have failed to find common ground on a new budget, now more than a month overdue. After a 30-minute meeting late Monday afternoon in Harrisburg, their differences remained canyon-esque; the sticking points, the same -- a new levy on natural gas drillers, increased sales taxes, education funding and overhauls to the state employee pension system and government-controlled liquor stores.

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  17. Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor SchweikerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Philly.com

    Governor Tom Wolf has ordered flags at Pennsylvania's Capitol in Harrisburg and at all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker. Schweiker, who was vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served as Secretary of Health and Human Services, died Friday.

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  18. Letters: They have faith in ParenthoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Philly.com

    AS FAITH LEADERS from across Pennsylvania, we are proud to publicly support Planned Parenthood and the essential care they provide. As providers of pastoral service in our houses of worship and faith communities, we trust Planned Parenthood to offer quality reproductive health care and educational programming, and we know that their mission and work is consistent with the teachings of our various faiths.

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  19. Wolf nominates new Pa. police commishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Philly.com

    Gov. Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major who grew up in North Philadelphia and lives in Chester County to be Pennsylvania's next police commissioner. Tyree C. Blocker, whose assignments included director of the state police's bureau of drug law enforcement, is Wolf's second choice for the job following his controversial and politically costly nomination of Marcus Brown.

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  20. Baer: In Delco, hot campaign a trois in your mailboxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | Philly.com

    It's a special election happening tomorrow for the state House seat in the 161st District, including Swarthmore and Aston boroughs and parts of Ridley and Springfield townships. It's due to the resignation last April of Republican Joe Hackett, who won a third two-year term in 2014 but said he wanted to return to his law-enforcement career.

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