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4/14 Morning Buzz

Santorum dips his toe in, some Marcellus permits get a mere 35 minutes of DEP attention before approval, State Rep. Davidson in hot water, and Darly Metcalfe introduces a birther bill.

April 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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4/12 Morning Buzz

The State Capitol is kicking into high gear with several big votes this week, including tort reform which passed the House last night. Rough and tumble Philly politics. Scaringi visits Erie, and Gerlach scores a press win.

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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4/7 Morning Buzz

Obama in Bucks, Flaherty leads for Allegheny Exec, Rep. Weldon in Libya, Corbett seeks a 4% pay cut for state workers (yowza!), and Casey hits the right notes on a shutdown.

April 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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4% Pay Cuts for State Workers

A state savings of about $6 million to help lessen the state budget deficit. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking state workers to take a 4 percent pay cut in the first year of their next contract after rejecting a union offer for a pay freeze just months ago.

April 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | 6 Comments