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RST: Insight from capitol reporters

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 11, 2013 2:46 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Friday, July 12:

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The Pennsylvania State Capitol

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane dropped a bombshell Thursday when she announced she would not defend the state against a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union this week that challenges the state's ban on same sex marriage. 

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane

It's one of several issues a panel of journalists who cover the state capitol will discuss on Friday's Radio Smart Talk.

Marc Levy, Pennsylvania Politics, Government, and Economy Reporter for the Associated Press, Ed Mahon, the Politics and Government reporter for the York Daily Record, and witf's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson will provide the insight and their observations about several significant issues.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett on Radio Smart Talk

Photo by Zane Sebasovich

Among other topics that will be addressed are the three governor Tom Corbett wanted legislative action on before the end of the state's fiscal year on June 30 -- liquor privatization, public pension reform, and transportation funding.  Lawmakers adjourned before taking final votes on all three.

Legislators return to Harrisburg for a special state budget-related session Monday, but won't take up Corbett's big three.

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Ed Mahon, Mary Wilson and Marc Levy

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  • Dickens img 2013-07-12 08:55

    Gov. Corbett should have taxed the frackers. So what if they would have left the state - we'd have a cleaner state.