HARRISBURG — Chief Executive Allegheny 1,259 of 1,319 precincts - 95 percent D. Raja, GOP 77,791 - 37 percent x-Rich Fitzgerald, Dem 130,588 - 63 percent Superior Court Judge 8,657 of 9,239 precincts - 94 percent Vic Stabile, GOP 782,873 - 45 percent x-David Wecht, Dem 955,854 - 55 percent Cmnwlth Ct Judge 8,657 of 9,239 precincts - 94 percent Anne Covey, GOP 895,532 - 52 percent Kathryn Boockvar, Dem 824,953 - 48 percent Mayor Philadelphia 1,620 of 1,687 precincts - 96 percent Karen Brown, GOP 38,640 - 22 percent x-Michael Nutter, Dem (i) 133,252 - 75 percent Wali Rahman, Ind 6,331 - 4 percent
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Lawmakers target payments to unions in proposed legislation
-Bills that would weaken unions — including the powerful public sector unions that represent 300,000 state workers — have been introduced by a Crawford County state representative and a fellow Republican from Union County.
Dems push for background checks on all gun sales in Pa.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and a group of Democratic state lawmakers have called for a House vote on a bill that would expand background checks to include all gun sales in the Keystone State.
Abortion provider won’t testify, call witnesses
A Philadelphia abortion provider won’t testify or call witnesses at his capital murder trial, leaving jurors to weigh five weeks of prosecution evidence.
Gun rights backers march at state Capital
David Knight helped organize three busloads of people who woke up in the middle of the night to make the long journey from Beaver County to Harrisburg in time for a 10 a.m. Second Amendment rally.
Paterno family speaks at child abuse awareness event
On the night before he died, Joe Paterno scrawled a message that his wife, Sue, did not find until after the legendary Penn State coach had passed away.
Routine Pa. stop nets $1 million in heroin
State police found much more than expected when an officer stopped a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for driving 14 miles over the posted speed limit.
State police, other Pa. workers making more than $100K just before retirement boost pension payments
Three state police troopers wracked up so much overtime last year that they were paid more than the head of the state police or the attorney general. One trooper picked up almost $100,000 in overtime, so he was paid more than the governor.
No more school property tax? New state plan would get it done
The authors of legislation to eliminate school property taxes by increasing the state sales and income taxes argued that the time is finally right to eliminate an extremely unpopular tax, while pointing to an analysis completed by the state’s Independent Fiscal Office as evidence that their plan will work.
- The happiest, saddest states according to Twitter Did your state make the list? Researchers at the University of Vermont analyzed more than 10 million tweets from 2011 to find the happiest and saddest states in America.
State out to stop unemployment payments to county jail inmates
A new state effort to prevent county inmates from collecting unemployment has already saved Pennsylvania an estimated $18 million in improper payments, a Labor Department spokeswoman said.
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