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

Progress slows in Pa. budget talks

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 1:07 AM Dashing hopes of a thaw in the frozen state budget talks, Pennsylvania's House speaker said Monday that he would not support taxes "of any kind" without a concession on liquor privatization, and raised the prospect of overriding Gov. Wolf's veto of a Republican spending plan.

Turzai: GOP should override Wolf budget veto

philly.com — Last updated: Monday, July 27, 2015, 1:44 PM Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015, 1:41 PM HARRISBURG - 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.
Jul 27, 2015

PA House Speaker Mike Turzai: Goal should be to override Gov. Wolf's budget veto: philly.com/philly/news/po…

Jul 27, 2015

RT @AngelasInk: PA House Speaker Mike Turzai: Goal should be to override Gov. Wolf's budget veto: philly.com/philly/news/po…

Road to Pa. budget resolution remains long

philly.com — Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1:08 AM HARRISBURG - Late last week, Gov. Wolf quietly made a 90-minute road trip to the State College area to talk to Republican legislative leaders about the budget impasse. There were no cameras or fanfare - and, unlike in the last few months, no rhetoric or sweeping public pronouncements in the aftermath.

Wolf taps insider as new chief of staff

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 11:17 AM Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 11:06 AM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Thursday tapped Mary Isenhour, a key aide and Democratic Party veteran, to be his new chief of staff, one day after Katie McGinty resigned the job for what many observers believe will be a U.S.

McGinty quitting Wolf's staff - is Senate run next?

philly.com — Last updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:04 PM Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:57 PM Katie McGinty, Gov. Wolf's chief of staff, is stepping down from that job, according to two sources familiar with her plans. Speculation has swirled in recent weeks around McGinty as a Democratic candidate for the U.S.
Jul 22, 2015

Updated: @KatieMcGintyPA quitting as Gov. Wolf's chief of staff - is Senate run next? po.st/VntjPE via @phillydotcom

Jul 23, 2015

RT @phillydotcom: Is a Senate run next for Katie McGinty, who just resigned as Gov. Wolf's chief of staff? bit.ly/1JA8RMt pic.twitter.com/0hmesDTjvo

Jul 23, 2015

Katie McGinty became somewhat of a lightning rod for Rs during her brief stint as Wolf's chief of staff: mobile.philly.com/news/?wss=/phi…

McGinty quitting Wolf's staff - is Senate run next?

philly.com — Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4:57 PM Katie McGinty, Gov. Wolf's chief of staff, is stepping down from that job, according to two sources familiar with her plans. Speculation has swirled in recent weeks around McGinty as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Republicans to Wolf: Call off the attack ads

philly.com — Posted: Monday, July 20, 2015, 3:04 PM 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.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @PhillyInquirer: As budget talks continue to stall, #Wolf stumps near Pittsburgh while GOP blames him for attack ads po.st/kT3f2m via @phillydotcom

Jul 22, 2015

The Dem Gov of PA and the Repub Gov of IL are both running ads against the other side's legislators in budget fights philly.com/philly/news/po…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @ConsultReid: The Dem Gov of PA and the Repub Gov of IL are both running ads against the other side's legislators in budget fights philly.com/philly/news/po…

Jul 22, 2015

RT @ConsultReid: The Dem Gov of PA and the Repub Gov of IL are both running ads against the other side's legislators in budget fights philly.com/philly/news/po…

Bucks lawmaker tries solitary path to a budget deal

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 6:37 PM HARRISBURG - With budget negotiations between Gov. Wolf and GOP leaders grinding to a halt, a Republican legislator from Bucks County on Thursday stood alone inside the largely deserted Capitol with a compromise plan. Rep.

Killing two birds with one ... golf swing

philly.com — Killing two birds with one ... golf swing Why let the job get in the way of a round of golf - especially one that raises money for your political party. Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 6:16 PM Why let the job get in the way of a round of golf - especially one that raises money for your political party.
Jul 15, 2015

As budget impasse drags on, PA House to return to Capitol Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Why not Monday, you ask? philly.com/philly/blogs/h…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @AngelasInk: As budget impasse drags on, PA House to return to Capitol Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Why not Monday, you ask? philly.com/philly/blogs/h…

Jul 15, 2015

RT @AngelasInk: As budget impasse drags on, PA House to return to Capitol Tuesday and Wednesday next week. Why not Monday, you ask? philly.com/philly/blogs/h…

Kane says if charged she won't resign

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:23 PM HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said Tuesday she will not resign if she is formally charged with leaking secret information to embarrass her political foes.
Jul 14, 2015

PA's chief law enforcement officer: If I am charged with a crime, I will not resign. philly.com/philly/news/20…

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Jun 05, 2015

Among the most fascinating part of #PAsting hearing today is watching the Philly lawyers snipe. Lots of good courtroom fighting

Jun 05, 2015

Lawyers in Rep. Bishop's #PAsting case now prepping to argue over her contention that investigation targeted people based on race.

Jun 05, 2015

Judge dismisses Bishop's motion to have #PAsting case moved to Philadelphia (and out of Dauphin Cty).

Jun 05, 2015

Judge denies Rep. Bishop's argument to have #PAsting charges dismissed because case is too old and her memory is diminished.

Jun 05, 2015

Awaiting hearing in #PAsting case against Rep. Louise Bishop, who is fighting the charges, claiming investigation was racially motivated.

Jun 03, 2015

Senate committee takes no position on Marcus Brown confirmation. It now goes to full Senate.

Jun 03, 2015

Williams says the retired trooper who put up he critical signs should be the one being interrogated for his motives.

Jun 03, 2015

Sen. Williams again defends Brown, says he understands why he removed the road signs critical of him. Brown Says he did so for his kids

Jun 03, 2015

RT @Ben_Finley: PA Sen. Anthony Williams praises Marcus Brown's efforts to diversify Maryland State Police force; "That alone should confirm you" for PA.

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