What the Pa. guv candidates say about the voter ID law, other voting issues

All four Democrats running for governor are opposed to the 2012 voter ID law. Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law, but it’s full implementation was delayed, and a Commonwealth Court judge in January struck it down.

Here’s a look at the issue.

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A look at what the Pa. guv candidates want to do about state pensions

All four Democrats running for governor are opposed to 401(k)-style retirement plans for new state employees.

Their reasons, plus the Republican positions, after the jump:

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What the Pa. guv candidates say about charter schools, vouchers and education spending

Our gubernatorial questionnaire included several questions about education, including charter school funding.

Here’s a look.

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What the candidates for Pa. governor say about the transportation spending plan

The four Democratic candidates for governor have mixed views on the major transportation spending plan that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law in November.

Here’s what they said about the issue in a questionnaire we sent to all of the candidates:

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates stand on increasing the minimum wage

All four Democratic candidates for governor support raising the minimum wage above the current federal rate of $7.25 an hour.

Here’s a look at the issue, based on their responses to a questionnaire. Plus, a look at where the Republicans stand.

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates on privatizing management of the state lottery

Here’s a look at where the candidates for governor stand on privatizing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery.

The information below is based on a questionnaire we sent to all of them, as well some other public statements.

Democrats

All four Democrats are opposed.

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates stand on selling the wine and liquor stores

We sent out a questionnaire to all of the candidates for governor.

We asked them about whether they support selling the state owned-wine and liquor stores, if the state should have more laws to regulate gun ownership, what’s their favorite Pennsylvania convenience store, and a bunch of other stuff.

We’ll be posting info from the questionnaire. (We also have plans for an interactive feature. Stay tuned, friends.)

First up, here’s a look at where they stand on selling the state owned-wine and liquor stores.

The Democratic candidates are: state Treasurer Rob McCord of Montgomery County; Katie McGinty, a former state environmental protection secretary, of Chester County; U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz of Montgomery County; and Tom Wolf, a York County businessman and former state revenue secretary.

On the Republican side, Gov. Tom Corbett of Allegheny County is being challenged by Montgomery County businessman Robert Guzzardi. Corbett was the only candidate who did not complete the questionnaire.

Wine and liquor

All four Democrats are opposed to privatizing the state-owned liquor stores. Some candidates elaborated on their position.

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Tom Wolf releases tax return information

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf on Thursday released tax return information for four years. For 2012, his total income was more than $2.2 million.

Wolf, a York County businessman, is running in the primary against U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, state Treasurer Rob McCord, and former state environmental protection secretary Katie McGinty.

Schwartz and McGinty released their tax returns earlier this week.

Here’s more info from  Wolf’s campaign:

Tom Wolf is committed to openness and transparency. He has shared private information about his company including the company’s profits and transaction history and he has shared personal financial information. As part of his commitment to openness and transparency, Tom Wolf is releasing four years of tax information that will be available for review on Thursday in Harrisburg.
Below is a key summary of what is contained in the tax returns.
2013
Wages: $341,566
Ordinary Dividends: $11,354
Total Income: $1,390,152
Total Taxes Paid: $313,297
Tom filed for an extension in 2013
2012
Wages: $280,721
Ordinary Dividends: $1,533,873
Total Income: $2,228,832
Total Tax (Line 61): $263,480
Charitable Donations: $408,977 (Not accounting for carryover)
Examples of Charitable Donations:
York School District, Crispus Attucks Association, Inc., Cultural Alliance of York County, Inc.
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What U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said about a Senate hearing on Caterpillar’s tax strategy

The tax strategy for Caterpillar Inc., which has a distribution center in York County, was the subject of a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

Some details, plus what U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, had to say about it, after the jump:

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Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5 endorses Rob McCord for guv

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State Treasurer Rob McCord was endorsed by Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5, his campaign announced Tuesday.

Full release, after the jump:

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