Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

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

Michael Newsome to serve on Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s budget task force

Michael Newsome of the Wolf Organization will serve on Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s Budget Deficit and Fiscal Stabilization Task Force, Wolf’s transition team said in a news release. The full news release, after the jump:

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s names the head of his inaugural committee

Here is the full news release about the leaders of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inaugural committee.   Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Names Governor Ed Rendell Honorary Chair of Inaugural Committee; Mary Isenhour and Reid Walsh Co-Chairs of Inaugural Committee Rendell, Isenhour, and … Continue reading

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names transition team’s Medicaid adviser

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf today named Estelle Richman, a former state Department of Public Welfare secretary, as the Medicaid adviser for his transition team. Wolf wants to fully expand the state’s Medicaid system under the 2010 federal healthcare law, something … Continue reading

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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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