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

For Corbett canines, three's a crowd

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:41 PM HARRISBURG - Polls, politics and partisanship weren't the only things Tom Corbett left behind when he vacated the governor's mansion early this year. He also left Britta, one of his pooches. For the last six months of Corbett's term, the German shepherd had been the lesser-known stepsister in the governor's mansion.

Wolf, GOP leaders hold first budget meeting

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:25 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf met behind closed doors Tuesday with Republicans who control the legislature to jump-start talks on what both sides agree will be a hard-fought deal on a state budget.

Pa. Senate votes to nix Philly's paid sick-leave law

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 5:35 PM HARRISBURG - The Republican-dominated state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would invalidate Philadelphia's new mandatory paid sick-leave law. The bill, which passed 37 to 12, would effectively preempt local governments from requiring companies to provide their workers with paid sick days.

Judge orders Kane to explain aide's firing

philly.com — Last updated: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:47 PM HARRISBURG - A judge on Friday ordered Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to prove she did not violate his court order when she fired a top aide this week - and said she would face contempt charges if she did.

Sources: Search warrants served at two of Kane's offices

philly.com — Last updated: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:38 PM HARRISBURG - Investigators on Friday served search warrants at two of Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's offices, according to sources with knowledge of the search.

Sources: Search warrants executed at Kane's office

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 PM HARRISBURG - Investigators on Friday executed search warrants at the Norristown-area office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane, according to sources with knowledge of the search.

Judge orders Kane to explain aide's firing

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:33 PM Posted: Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:23 PM HARRISBURG - A judge on Friday directed Attorney General Kathleen Kane to explain why she fired a top aide this week and how it did not violate an order protecting witnesses in the leak investigation against her.

Could firing aide land Kane back in court?

philly.com — Posted: Thursday, April 9, 2015, 12:03 PM HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's decision earlier this week to fire a high-ranking aide who had testified in the leak case against her may land her in another legal quagmire.

Pa. Attorney General Kane fires top aide who testified in leak probe

post-gazette.com — HARRISBURG -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Wednesday fired a top aide who testified last year in the leak investigation that led a grand jury to recommend criminal charges against her. Kane fired James Barker, the chief deputy attorney general for appeals and legal services, her office confirmed.

Kane fires aide who testified in leak probe

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:19 PM HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Wednesday fired a top aide who testified last fall in the leak investigation that led a grand jury to recommend charges against her. Kane fired James Barker, the chief deputy attorney general for appeals and legal services, her office confirmed.
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Feb 12, 2015

RT @AESteele: An absolutely staggering read on social media shaming: "How one stupid tweet ruined Justine Sacco's life nyti.ms/1As07Yy"

Feb 12, 2015

RT @timelywriter: Nice take by @dickpolman1 on exactly how and why Bob Simon, who died yesterday, was a special reporter. bit.ly/1zPae9c #bobsimon

Feb 12, 2015

"You don't expect the governor of Pennsylvania to walk in when you hear a knock at the door." w/@inkyamy: philly.com/philly/news/po…

Feb 11, 2015

Emmert and others were driven by a desire to increase their power and showing "they were in charge" in dealing with the NCAA, says Corman.

Feb 11, 2015

If he had a vote, he would vote to fire Mark Emmert, Corman says.

Feb 11, 2015

Corman says he believes Joe Paterno was "scapegoated" in the rush to judgment on Penn State handling of Sandusky.

Feb 11, 2015

Corman also calling for congressional hearings on #NCAA handling of Penn State.

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