At only debate of governor's race, Trebek plays as big a role as candidates

At only debate of governor's race, Trebek plays as big a role as candidates

With an election in jeopardy, Gov. Tom Wolf and former state Senator Scott Wagner stepped onto the stage Monday night in Hershey looking for political currency.

But in the much-hyped and only debate of the gubernatorial race, long time trivia host Alex Trebek more steered a conversation than moderated a debate between the two state chief executive hopefuls.


“This is not a game show tonight, this is serious stuff,” Trebek said at the event, hosted by the PA Chamber.
Monday, October 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Session Live Blog — September 24, 2018

Follow along here with regular updates on the course of a busy session day, from committee hearings to press conferences to the latest confirmed news

Latest update: 5:25 p.m.

Monday, September 24, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Candidates try to motivate voters for local races as election day draws near

Candidates try to motivate voters for local races as election day draws near

Wandering into the cavernous Clinton County Fairgrounds commercial building Saturday surrounded by American flags, firearms enthusiasts and the smell of chicken dinners, Steve Baker was a man on a mission.

“I’d like to ask [Scott] Wagner one question,” he said.

A 66-year old retiree from multiple jobs, he lives off his pension, including one from the state. And Baker, a Republican, has seen troubling ads that say the GOP Gubernatorial candidate wants to tax his retirement, based off of old comments he said as a state Senator.

Monday, September 17, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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While Philly suburbs loom large, battle for House is showing up across Pennsylvania

While Philly suburbs loom large, battle for House is showing up across Pennsylvania

From Pottstown to Lock Haven, West Chester to Fox Chapel, election season is now in full swing.

While the much prophesied “blue wave” has a real chance to wash in a new Democratic House majority in Washington DC, it’ll likely crest too low to overturn the 39-seat Republican majority in Harrisburg’s House.

Plenty of GOP seats, especially in the southeast, appear primed for flips. But Democrats need to defend a caucus spread out into places that run red the length of the ballot, while their strategists know that any path, no matter how slim, to an eventual majority needs to include a few tough, uphill fights.
Friday, September 14, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Wagner opioid plan calls for lawsuit against manufacturers, smarter spending

Occasionally calling out crowd members by name on his home turf, Scott Wagner released his plan to tackle the opioid crisis Wednesday in York.

“I wish there was a switch we could just flip to cut this crisis off,” Wagner said to the crowd of about 200 people. “But the truth to be told is not that simple — there’s no switch to flip.”

Wagner’s plan includes expanding investments into programs with track records of ending addiction, providing more resources to law enforcement to crack down on drug dealers, streamlining regulations for mental health services and revamping the state’s prescription drug monitoring programs.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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