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Gov. Wolf set to unveil budget plan with focus on severance tax for gas drillers

Gov. Tom Wolf will double down on policy favorites in kick-off to second term. But where does that leave tax rates?

In budget address, how ambitious will Gov. Tom Wolf be?

Child care advocates ask for bigger cut of state budget

Lawmakers hope governor’s budget brings little drama

Where will they turn?: Don’t cut cash program for poorest of the poor


Bill would ban pet stores from selling commercially bred dogs

Ward takes up price-gouging push

VFW post, lawmaker, take proactive stands on secondhand smoke


Weitzenkorn’s leaving Pottstown after 155 years


Construction at new Dallas school moving forward

Hershey School’s law firm was arguing two cases before a federal judge — and then hired his son

Be relentless at district

Revisions miss

Safe2Say tip line lets students, staff report potential school threats


Pennsylvania needs paper ballots to secure our elections | Opinion

Chester County political parties looking toward primary election


Winners and losers pack Rivers Casino for 1st Super Bowl with legal betting

Federal move could ‘virtually destroy’ online gambling in Pennsylvania, N.J., but help big GOP donor

Health Care

Pressed by activists, Penn State Hershey reconsiders use of live pigs to train doctors

Local News

Internal review of Luzerne County election trips still underway

Merit-based raises for county non-unionized workers explained

NEPIRC receives PPL Foundation grant for student video contest

Free Luzerne County online tool created to search old deeds

Meuser seeks answers on EPA stormwater management regulations

53rd time’s a charm: Edwardsville native worked through night to prepare Super Bowl field

FBI probe won’t slow Scranton’s exit from financial distress designation

Dentist brings same-day care to Marketplace at Steamtown

After six fall through thin ice at Lake Wallenpaupack , fire chief urges caution

Trial opens today for first of seven former Lackawanna County Prison guards

Meth is still a problem

Schuylkill County approves sale of tax properties

Shenandoah police force now 6 full-time officers

Irwin revives proposed amusement tax

Land use change proposed to add homes at Unity development

In first for Lehigh Valley, Easton sewer plant looks to food scraps to generate power

National News

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam calls impromptu staff meeting amid calls for him to step down

Natural Gas

Westmoreland residents remain concerned about flaring, ongoing deep gas well issue


Philadelphia Mayor Kenney, business leaders talk past Johnny Doc’s indictment

Philly DA Larry Krasner disinvited to speak at Yale Law conference after Mumia Abu-Jamal appeal

These startups with Philly links can help you with student loans, before you borrow

West Virginia Catholics want to ‘follow the truth wherever it leads,’ including to Philadelphia | Opinion


Gun for Bill Peduto on Twitter, and he’ll fire back — but should he?

Bucking national trend, Port Authority ridership increased for 2018

Progressives gather in Pittsburgh to cement gains

Pirates legend Bob Friend dies at 88

State News

Respect state parks: A new reports cites urgent need for improvements

Route 30 section could be renamed in honor of former fire chief Ed Hutchinson

Reading’s Kyley Scott handled nearly 12,000 nontraffic citations in 2017 — 3 times more than any other district judge in Pa.

Fair Districts PA to meet next week in Wyomissing


Subsidence closes road in Jessup


‘A watershed moment’: Trump faces crossroads amid mounting threats on all sides

Sen. Bob Casey invites Pittsburgh TSA officer to State of the Union