Philadelphia Inquirer writer, covering PA state government. Typist. Mom. Dog mom. Grumpy Greek. There are no dumb questions - so I tell myself.

First some bond work, now a board appointment

philly.com — First some bond work, now a board appointment Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 6:15 PM Gov. Wolf has appointed a top aide's former law partner to an influential position on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge commission.

Pension posturing

philly.com — Pension posturing Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:32 PM Gov. Wolf's chief of staff thinks legislators are trying to a pull a fast one by limiting pension benefits for everyone but themselves. Katie McGinty was not shy about making that point when she spoke at the monthly press club luncheon in Harrisburg Monday.

Accused in sting case cites race bias

No charges for State Police nominee in road-sign case

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 3:23 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf's embattled nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police will not face charges or fines for removing road signs near his Harrisburg-area home that were critical of him, Central Pennsylvania prosecutors announced Thursday. But Cumberland County District Attorney David J.

Pa. pension, tax bills pass first hurdles

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:05 PM HARRISBURG - Legislators cast key votes Wednesday on two bills that will set the tone for budget negotiations with Gov. Wolf in the coming weeks. Within hours of each other, the Republican-controlled House approved a property-tax reform measure while the GOP-dominated Senate passed legislation to rein in the cost of public employee pensions.

Pension, property tax reform move in Harrisburg

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:27 PM HARRISBURG - Two measures key to any state budget deal - property taxes and pensions - began moving through the legislature Tuesday, with lawmakers pushing for swift action on both.

Gosnell case haunts Wolf cabinet nominee

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 1:03 PM Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:39 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf's nominee to serve as secretary of state was facing resistance Tuesday from Republican lawmakers who said he deserved blame for not stopping Philadelphia abortion doctor and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell.

Hiring and firing now up to PA AG Kane's embattled chief of staff

philly.com — Hiring and firing now up to PA AG Kane's embattled chief of staff Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015, 5:51 PM Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has given her new chief of staff authority over personnel decisions, according to documents, effectively giving him jurisdiction over the two women who reported he made unwanted sexual advances toward them.

Kane ignores recommendation to fire Jonathan Duecker due to sexual harassment accusations

Pa. legislature works on pension, property tax bills that Gov. Wolf does not support

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:09 AM HARRISBURG - Pension reform and property-tax relief are two issues on which state legislators and governors have spent years trying to reach consensus. Now, they will attempt to do so in less than two months.
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Mar 20, 2015

PA State Police commissioner steps into new controversy, weeks before his confirmation hearing: philly.com/philly/news/po…

Mar 15, 2015

New documents show ex-PA SupCo justice Seamus McCaffery had role in referral fees. Via @CraigRMcCoy: philly.com/philly/news/20…

Mar 13, 2015

RT @phillydotcom: New details in perjury case against AG Kane include late-night warning by email from top aide: bit.ly/1Gxu4Gz pic.twitter.com/En8tzcjwu8

Mar 12, 2015

PA's way of funding public schools is broken, attorneys for school districts argued in Commonwealth Court: mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/phi…

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