State News Round-Up

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Capitol Eatery Unsanitary
New bill would free up church kitchens

The state Capitol Café once again failed an inspection from the Department of Agriculture Monday, after a previous set of violations caused it to voluntarily close its doors in December.

Turnpike Commission Could Face Criminal Charges

U.S. Rep. asks Corbett to investigate allegations from civil case
On Dec. 7, the Rendell Administration authorized the sale of $800 million in Tax Anticipation Notes (TANs) to insure adequate state cash flow. While not an indication of bankruptcy, a legal term, it does suggest the state is having solvency problems, meaning its ability to cover current and future debt.

Daily News
• No Cash For Terrorists
• Investigation of Dr. Mann Will Continue
• Public Pension Crisis Looms for Taxpayers
• Is Peg sneaking up on Pat?
• Annual Budget "Scrum" Kickoff Tuesday
• Prosecutors push Manzo in Bonusgate Trial
• Files Investigation Request
• Attorney General Requests Budget Increase at Hearing
• Treasurer McCord Speaks Before House Appropriations Committee
• Former State Rep. Wright Pays $10,000 on Ethics Charges
• First Day of Veon Trial Concludes
• Initial Inquiry Complete, Penn State to Issue Report on Mann Investigation
• House Nurse Anesthetists Bills Would Expand Scope of Practice
• Northampton House Seat Subject of Controversy
• Study Suggests Cell Phone Bans Ineffective
• Veon Trial Begins
• Democrat Governor Hopefuls Square Off
• Cuts to Tax Credit Program Threaten Scholarship Funds
• Legislation Would Allow Distributors to Sell Six-Packs
• Capitol Eatery Unsanitary
• House Bills Would Charge Municipalities for State Police
• Lebanon County Commissioner Challenges Sen. Folmer
• "Policies and Principles" Breakfast Addresses Stimulus Failings
• Specter, Sestak Woo Progressive Vote

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