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Pension experts, an asset manager and a national clearinghouse for state governments fielded questions Wednesday from a legislative panel scrutinizing Gov. Tom Corbett’s pension-overhaul plan, providing an abundance of information but no clear...
Tags: AFSCME, Parties and Movements, Tom Corbett, Government, Finance
According to one national leader, Obamacare is “a huge train wreck coming down.” You might be tempted to dismiss this quote as another tea party attack on the president’s health care law. But you would be wrong. This statement was...
Hurrying to check a growing controversy, President Barack Obama ousted the acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service late Wednesday amid an outcry over revelations that the agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for scrutiny when they...
Tags: Jack Lew, Justice System, Parties and Movements, Laws, FBI
If the longstanding rumors are true and Gov. Martin O’Malley really does have his sights set on a presidential nomination, the 2013 legislative session could go a long way toward solidifying his liberal qualifications for a Democratic primary...
The introduction of table games in Maryland is positioning the state to win back gamblers after they spent millions of dollars in West Virginia and Delaware. Maryland Live! Casino plans to offer poker, blackjack, craps and roulette beginning April 11....
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two pro-gambling bills Thursday, reducing fees on existing casinos and allowing the creation of a sixth casino in the state. One bill would reduce the fee that the four existing racetrack casinos pay to be able to...
West Virginia Prison Commissioner Jim Rubenstein warned the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday that overcrowding in the state’s prisons has reached a crisis state and that legislation must be passed to address the problem. “I don’t...
Tags: Prisons, Earl Ray Tomblin, Substance Abuse
Unions are not to blame for economic problems To the editor: Some blame unions for what’s wrong with America’s economy. The facts don’t support this. American workers are the backbone of our economy, and they work best when they have...
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday: SEX-ABUSE TRIAL OF PRIEST, FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN PHILADELPHIA A trial is expected to begin for a Roman Catholic...
Tags: Trials, Lifestyle and Leisure, Tom Corbett, Poetry, Lotteries
Sen. Walt Helmick has won an open seat for agriculture commissioner. The Greenbrier County Democrat defeated Republican Kent Leonhardt on Tuesday. The seat was left open by the retirement of Gus Douglass, a Democrat who had held the office since 1964....
Tags: Politics, Greenbrier, Walt Helmick
Thom Hartmann, author of “Threshold,” is a well known and admired radio talk-show host. Thom is an idealist, dreamer and reformer with energy to burn. His research data is accurate and up to date. But one wonders if there is an interested...
email@example.comBeyond Blue Ridge Community and Technical College’s new “pastoral” campus, President Peter G. Checkovich said the college is hard at work on plans to open learning centers in Morgan and Jefferson counties. Courses in Morgan County...
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