Sunday, February 17, 2013
An extension filed through Friday will allow Corbett more time to consider options.
Gov. Tom Corbett's chance to accept a bid from a British firm to manage the Pennyslvania lottery was about to run out. Had it not extended its offer, the firm's $3.5-billion bid would have expired Saturday at 5 p.m. According to 6ABC, a "top budget aide to Gov. Tom Corbett" has announced the extension. The extra time is designed to allow Corbett's office more time to consider options. The changes come on the heels of last week's announcement by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who rejected Corbett' initial plan. "It is our duty to defend and protect the Constitution of our Commonwealth and that is what our office has done by declining this contract," Kane said on Friday. "She said the contract infringes on the Legislature's …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrat Kathleen Kane beat Republican David Freed with the widest margin on the statewide ballot.
Scranton Native Kathleen Kane will serve as Pennsylvania's first elected female Attorney General, after former Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed. Kane received just over 3 million votes to Freed's 2.2 - she won by just under 15 points. "Tonight is a historic night," Kane said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We have expanded the boundaries for women in Pennsylvania. Kane, who beat out Southeast Pennsylvania Democrat Patrick Murphy for the Democratic Party nomincation, gained a lot of name recognition in the Primary Election. As the General Election neared, Kane attacked Freed on his connections to former Attorney Generals, Gov. Tom Corbett and Leroy Zimmerman, while Freed went after Kane's experience. Corbett, who…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting the Spring-Ford area
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. President of the United States Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R) United States Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Tom Smith (R) Attorney General David Freed (R) Kathleen Kane (D) Auditor General John Maher (R) Eugene DePasquale (D) State Treasurer Robert McCord (D) Diana Vaughn (R) Representative in the United States Congress, District 6 Jim Gerlach (R) Manan Trivedi (D) Representative in the General Assembly, District 146 Thomas Quigley (R) Mark Painter (D)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Casey, Kane shrug off primary challenges; Montgomery County results.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had little trouble winning the Pennsylvania Republican primary for President of the United States, with his closest competition coming from a man who no longer is in the race. Romney finished with 57 percent of the vote, followed by former Sen. Rick Santorum at 19 percent. Santorum withdrew from the race earlier this month. Texas congressman Ron Paul finished third with 13 percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was last with 11 percent of the vote. Montgomery County Republicans gave Romney a more emphatic nod than the rest of the state, awarding him about 67 percent of the vote. Santorum captured about 13 percent of the county vote, which still gave him 44 more votes than libertarian …