Monthly Archives: March 2009

Philly Papers Owe $450k in Real Estate Taxes, Could Be Broke By July

From Philebrity: So according to our source at the meeting this morning, two lawyers representing PNI, along with PNI VP of Finance Andrew Harrison, were grilled by a lawyer from the U.S. Trustee’s Office, appointed by the court to oversee … More after the jump

Posted in Greater Philadelphia

PA’s Stimulus Oversight Commission Leaves Out Phil English

Gov. Ed Rendell officially created the Pennsylvania Stimulus Oversight Commission last week, a 13-member panel charged with overseeing the state’s allocation of federal dollars within the stimulus plan. Among the appointees are members of the state House and Senate, as … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Eachus to Corbett: Resign if You Plan to Run for Governor

House Democratic Leader Todd Eachus suggested yesterday that Republican Tom Corbett take a cue from his counterpart in Virginia and consider resigning as attorney general if he runs for governor next year. Last month, Virginia’s head prosecutor, Bob McDonnell, stepped … More after the jump

Posted in Elections

Luzerne Kickback Scandal May Inspire Reforms

Here’s hoping. This story disgusted me, and that’s tough, considering I’m a jaded SOB. A state senator on Monday advocated that juveniles be required to have a lawyer in court in the aftermath of hundreds of youth convictions being thrown … More after the jump

Posted in Northeast PA

Will Corbett charge Republicans in Bonusgate?

He may be the one bringing the criminal charges, but the pressure is now on State Attorney General Tom Corbett. His announcement last week of fresh charges against a former top House Democrat has again raised questions about whether Corbett, … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Yuengling Poised to Become Largest American-Owned Brewer

America’s oldest brewery might soon be the largest American-owned brewer. Riding a 20-year wave of growth, D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. is closing in on sales of 2 million barrels a year, bringing the 180-year-old company within a pint or … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Sparks Could Fly at Hearing for Environmental Secretary

John Hanger, acting secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection, and state Sen. Mary Jo White, R-Venango, are no strangers, having tangled on many occasions about environmental and energy issues. It’s expected they’ll go at it again Wednesday when … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Casey Editorial: Aid for Pregnant Women Key to Fewer Abortions

From The Scranton Times-Tribune: I am a pro-life Democrat. I believe that life begins at conception and ends when we draw our last breath and that we must protect life at every point in that process. My actions as a … More after the jump

Posted in National Politics

96 State Workers Paid More than Rendell

If you want power and fame, run for governor. But if you want wealth, be a professor, a bean counter or a turnpike czar. At least 96 state employees are paid more than Gov. Ed Rendell, whose salary is $174,435. … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

Toomey Addresses PA Right-Wing Gathering

Pat Toomey is sounding more and more like a candidate for the U.S. Senate. The former congressman drew resounding cheers Saturday when he told the state’s largest gathering of conservatives that he is “very, very likely” to announce that he … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics