Outgoing Speaker offers "quick takes" at Press Club Luncheon

Outgoing Speaker of the House Sam Smith (R-Jefferson) was the guest today at the November Press Club Luncheon, and he used the opportunity to offer commentary on the lot of state legislators, political correctness, and a lamentation of "clickbait" journalism.
Monday, November 24, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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A very Neighborly Thanksgiving

To mark Thanksgiving, The New York Times has put together a compendium of signature dishes from every state in the Union (Pennsylvania’s is glazed bacon.) Here are their selections for the commonwealth’s regional neighbors, along with some fascinating context.
Monday, November 24, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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House Judiciary Committee explores staffing levels at state correctional facilities

Corrections officers today warned members of the House Judiciary Committee that continued understaffing at state prisons is dangerous to staff and inmates, and costly to the state.
Thursday, November 20, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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Gaming Control Board awards 2nd Philly casino license

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board awarded the last of two Philadelphia casino licenses today at an afternoon meeting. The PLS Reporter has reaction to the vote.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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The Corbett transition team - 4 years later

With the announcement of Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf’s transition team, the PLS Reporter decided to take a look at Gov. Tom Corbett’s transition team from 2010 and see where some of its members are now. 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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