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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at night, as seen from the Monogahela River. (Image: Joey Gannon via Flickr)

IT’S UP TO TRUMP TO UNITE REPUBLICANS, May 5 With both Ted Cruz and John Kasich ending their campaigns for the presidency, it now appears certain that Donald Trump will become the Republican Party’s nominee. What seemed far-fetched when the “braggadocious” real estate tycoon announced his candidacy last year has become a reality that threatens to tear apart the GOP. ...

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Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general won’t run again

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks to a news conference in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Kane said she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The state’s embattled attorney general said Tuesday she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the decision in Scranton, her hometown, just hours before a deadline to submit signatures ...

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Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s second state budget proposal

Pennsylvania State Capitol building in Harrisburg. (Image via Pixabay_

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Highlights of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for the 2016-17 budget year that starts July 1: THE BIG PICTURE — Increases spending through the state’s main bank account to nearly $33.3 billion. That is a two-year increase of $4.3 billion, or 14 percent, from the last full-year, enacted budget. — Raises taxes by nearly $3 ...

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EDITORIAL: The Big Good Wolf

Pennsylvania's Democratic candidate for governor Tom Wolf

WHEN ASKED if he had any message to give the Pennsylvania Legislature last week, Gov.-elect Tom Wolf responded with two words: “Happy Holidays.” That’s our idea of the fresh start promised by the York County Democrat in his campaign for governor. Handed the opportunity to give the Republican-controlled state House and Senate a few jabs over any number of issues, ...

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