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Tim Hartman

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It’s budget season. Let the games begin | Editorial Cartoon

By: - February 8, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf rolled out a $36.05 billion budget plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1. It's a 4.22 percent increase over current, approved spending.

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Pa. Inspector General: Who watches the fiscal watchdog? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - February 1, 2020

An investigation revealed that the Office of Inspector General spent $160,000 on guns and ammunition that it cannot use.

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The two sides of Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai’s retirement announcement | Editorial Cartoon

By: - January 25, 2020

The Pennsylvania House's top Republican says he won't seek re-election in 2020. Some believe it's a stage-setter for a 2022 bid for governor.

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A sanctuary from whom, exactly? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - January 18, 2020

A north-central Pennsylvania lawmaker is pushing 'Second Amendment Sanctuaries.' Yes, that's actually a thing.

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How the Pa. Turnpike celebrates the New Year | Editorial Cartoon

By: - January 4, 2020

A trip across the state will cost $38.40 for E-ZPass users and $53.50 for those paying with cash. The 6 percent toll rise outpaces inflation.

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The reason truckers are suing the Pa. Turnpike: Revealed | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 21, 2019

Truckers sued over toll increases on the state highway that have been used to pay for transportation improvements across Pa.

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The lesser known tale of the Governor’s New Clothes | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 14, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has given the Pa. state House a deadline to pass a bill hiking Pa.'s minimum wage to $12/hr. Will GOP leaders in the chamber blink?

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Who says we need a handheld cell phone ban? | Editorial Cartoon

By: - December 7, 2019

State lawmakers are trying again for a ban on handheld cell phone use in Pennsylvania. Because, what could be wrong with using a cell while driving?

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So about that legislative gift ‘ban’ bill | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 23, 2019

A Pa. House Committee advanced a gift ban bill this week. It ends cash gifts to lawmakers and limit the value of other presents or travel that lawmakers can accept from lobbyists and other private citizens.

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Pittsburgh’s next big ban bill | Editorial Cartoon

By: - November 16, 2019

Cleveland's Myles Garrett was suspended indefinitely after a brawl with Steelers on Thursday night. Both teams were fined $250K, according to reports