Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names steering committee for transition team

Full release after the jump:

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Pennsylvania facing $1.85 billion shortfall for 2015-16 fiscal year, report says

The state is facing a $1.85 billion shortfall for the 2015-16 fiscal year, according to a report from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office. Matthew Knittel, director of the office, said in a news release Thursday that the big contributors to … Continue reading

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How Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate compares to other states

So I’m doing more experimenting with maps today. Here is a look at how the seasonally adjust unemployment rate compares in different states for September.  

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Map: Where are Pennsylvania government leaders from?

I created this map to show where the top leaders in Harrisburg are from. The map is for the upcoming legislative session, which begins Dec. 1, and for the term of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. His inauguration is Jan. 20. I’ve … Continue reading

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Videos: Demonstrators gather in York, urge Wolf to prevent air and water pollution

A few dozen demonstrators, some holding signs that said “I will #ActOnClimate” and “Ban Fracking Now,” on Monday gathered outside Santander Stadium in York. The event was organized by the Evangelical Environmental Network and Moms Clean Air Force and organizers … Continue reading

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A look at the latest polling news in the Pennsylvania governor’s race

A poll released Friday from Muhlenberg College and The Morning Call shows Democrat Tom Wolf with a double-digit lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. In the survey of 409 likely voters, 51 percent of respondents said they planned to vote … Continue reading

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Two polls released today show Corbett trailing by double digits

Two polls released Wednesday show Republican Gov. Tom Corbett trailing Democratic candidate Tom Wolf by double digits. In a Harper Polling survey of 680 likely voters, 50 percent said they would vote for Wolf, 40 percent picked Corbett and 10 … Continue reading

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What the AP and others said about George M. Leader’s gubernatorial victory in 1954

I stopped at the York County Heritage Trust this afternoon and looked up some old coverage of George M. Leader’s 1954 win as governor. Here’s what the Associated Press said about his victory:         “George M. Leader, … Continue reading

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More on Tom Wolf’s charter school proposals

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s “Fresh Start” plan cites a state auditor general’s report that estimated that taxpayers could save $365 million per year by changing the funding formula for brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools. The 2012 report, done under … Continue reading

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Pa. governor’s race: More from supporters and outside experts on Gov. Tom Corbett

I’ve got a story that will  be post soon, looking at Gov. Tom Corbett’s time in office so far, his poll numbers and his strategy ahead of the Nov. 4 election against Democrat Tom Wolf. I talked to several supporters … Continue reading

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