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  • Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

    A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court.

  • Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

    Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania.

  • Judge keeps GOP opponent to Gov. Corbett on ballot

    The lone Republican running against Gov. Tom Corbett in next month's primary election won a court decision Tuesday that lets him stay on the ballot.

  • Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand

    A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz and businessman Tom Wolf - stand on some key issues:

  • Corbett plan will test federal agency on Medicaid

    Billions of dollars, better health care for Pennsylvania's poor and election-year politics are riding on Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's bid to bring Medicaid expansion money to the state under the 2010 federal health care law.

  • Cash gift scandal puts reform issues back on table

    Reports that lawmakers were captured on tape accepting cash from a confidential informant working for the state attorney general's office has brought back to center stage a concept that just a few years ago was everywhere in Harrisburg: reform.

  • Corbett aide optimistic about Medicaid plan talks

    A top aide to Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday that she is optimistic that negotiations will be productive on the Republican governor's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars to subsidize private health insurance policies for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.

  • Latest Pa. gov fundraising puts total near $40M

    Fundraising by the candidates for Pennsylvania governor approached the $40 million mark as they began pouring millions into expensive TV advertising to get out their message, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, six weeks out from the primary election.

  • Andre Butler, a 48-year-old banquet server from Philadelphia, waits at Gov. Tom Corbett's reception desk to deliver a message from advocates for the poor and uninsured to expand eligibility in Pennsylvania's Medicaid program under the 2010 federal health care law, Monday, April 7, 2014, in Harrisburg, Pa. The ruby slippers on the placard is in keeping with the advocates' "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" theme. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

    Uninsured at 'breaking point' too, advocates warn

    Advocates for the poor and uninsured gathered Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Capitol to throw back Gov. Tom Corbett's words at him after he warned that he was at his "breaking point" over the federal government's apparent resistance to conditions he wants before accepting billions of Medicaid expansion dollars.

  • Corbett approves millions to fight child abuse

    Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation Monday designed to step up efforts to prevent child abuse in Pennsylvania by doubling the fee for duplicate birth certificates, which would raise nearly $4 million a year.

  • FILE - This Feb. 4, 2014 file photo shows Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett  speaking in Harrisburg, Pa. With a congressional map tilted against them, Pennsylvania Democrats are heading into the primary election hoping to flip one or two U.S. House seats in their favor. If they do, it may be a result of the unpopularity of Corbett. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Dems hope Corbett's woes a boost in US House races

    With a congressional map tilted against them, Pennsylvania Democrats are hoping that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett's continuing unpopularity may help them flip one or two House seats in their favor.

  • Static campaign for Pa. gov may be about to change

    Viewed through the prism of public opinion polls, the Democratic nomination contest for Pennsylvania governor has been static for more than a month, but that's likely to change soon.

  • Pennsylvania to collect $224M in gas drilling fees

    Pennsylvania's new "impact fee" on the booming natural gas drilling industry is expected to generate $224.5 million from wells in 2013, up 10 percent over last year, Gov. Tom Corbett's administration said Friday.

  • Republicans fight bid by Corbett challenger

    A lawyer challenging Bob Guzzardi's gubernatorial bid said Thursday that he should be thrown off the Republican primary ballot for violating the state ethics law, but Guzzardi's attorney said his client is a victim of "gotcha politics" whose candidacy should be upheld.

  • Guzzardi ballot challenge to resume Thursday

    Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob Guzzardi acknowledged on Wednesday that he did not file a statement of financial interests with the State Ethics Committee on time, a failure that could derail his conservative challenge to GOP Gov. Tom Corbett, calling it an oversight.

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