BREAKING: State Senator O’Pake has Died

State Senator Michael O’Pake of Reading died today of complications from heart surgery. O’Pake was elected to the State Senate in 1972 and was recent re-elected as Democratic Whip. He was the longest-serving member of the state legislature.

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/24 Edition

Pennsylvania’s Young Politicos – It’s no wonder so many PA operatives go national – the Commonwealth is packed with young political talent. so much so that PoliticsPA wondered several times this week if it wouldn’t just be easier to make a “30 over 30” list instead. Make sure to check out the 30 people who are […]

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/24 Edition

Transition news continues, with this week’s committee chair assignments making waves. The Turnpike Commission backs down. Specter talks legacy, with some hints about his forthcoming book. And PoliticsPA’s ups and downs is up for today. Have a merry Christmas, and see you next week.

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories | No Comments

Where is Tom Marino Hiding?

Kudos to the vigilant politico who spotted this omission on The Hill’s list of newly elected members. Seems they forgot to include PA-10’s Tom Marino, evoking memories of Rep. Carney’s campaign tagline: What is Tom Marino hiding?

December 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 2 Comments

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/23 Edition

Check out our list of Pennsylvania’s rising political stars, we take a look at possible redistricting scenarios and Brian Nutt is not going to be Corbett’s Chief of Staff. In other news, the Philadelphia congressional delegation endorsed Mayor Nutter for re-election. Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

December 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments