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John L. Micek

John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

Regional news outlet, RadioPa, has a new owner in Maryland Media One

By: - February 5, 2019

Radio PA, a Keystone State broadcast stalwart that faced the prospect of closing up shop in April, has a new owner. Baltimore-based Maryland Media One LLC, which runs the Maryland News Network, says it’ll take over operations of the regional news network starting April 16. In a news release, Maryland Media said Radio PA’s current […]

Pa. Senate passes pension forfeiture bill, report

By: - February 5, 2019

A quick one from our colleagues at Capitolwire, who report this morning that the Senate has approved legislation that would expand the list of offenses that would require public employees and officials to forfeit their pension benefits. According to Capitolwire, “the legislation would expand the list of convictions to include any felony conviction, guilty plea or no […]

‘Pennsylvania must do better:’ Advocacy community splits on Wolf’s budget plan

By: - February 5, 2019

Where you stand on the administration's proposal for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 largely depends on where you sit.

COMMENTARY

It’s our birthday! It’s your budget day! | Tuesday Morning Coffee

By: - February 5, 2019

A Wolf budget. A Trump State of the Union. What could possibly go wrong?

Read the full text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019 budget address

By: - February 5, 2019

The administration's $34 billion spending plan increases state spending by nearly $1 billion without any major tax increases.

COMMENTARY

No, John Fetterman isn’t wearing a tie. And you need to stop talking about that | John L. Micek

By: - February 5, 2019

Pennsylvania's new lieutenant governor is already well-known for a few things. He'd like you to look beyond that.