Philly's Civil War museum not relocating

PHILADELPHIA, April 19 (UPI) -- The Civil War Museum of Philadelphia is in limbo after Pennsylvania officials reneged on promised capital funding, an official says.

Fumo associate leaves Pa. Turnpike job

PHILADELPHIA, March 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission official says he is taking an unpaid leave after being notified he is the target of a federal investigation.

Schwarzenegger calls for gas tax hike

WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday the federal government should consider raising the gasoline tax to pay for public works improvements.
Dems try to lure Specter to their side

Dems try to lure Specter to their side

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- Heavy-hitters in the Democratic Party are taking their best shot to convince Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., to return to the fold, the state's top official says.

Governors pledge to ensure stimulus works

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. governors have assured President Barack Obama they would do their best to ensure the stimulus plan works, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday.
Rendell: Stimulus aid will help states

Rendell: Stimulus aid will help states

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, chairman of the National Governors Association, said Saturday the federal stimulus bill is a "tremendous help" to the states.
Pennsylvania urged to ban trans fat

Pennsylvania urged to ban trans fat

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging Pennsylvania's governor to ignore a recommendation opposing banning artificial trans fat in foods.

Rendell meant no disrespect to Obama pick

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who drew criticism for a comment about the new U.S. homeland security secretary nominee, meant no disrespect, a spokesman said.

Pa. Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll dies

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Catherine Baker Knoll, the first woman to serve as lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, four months after being diagnosed with cancer.
Springsteen rocks for Obama in Phila.

Springsteen rocks for Obama in Phila.

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Rocker Bruce Springsteen performed a brief solo set in Philadelphia Saturday to promote Democrat Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

Pa. turnpike lease offer expires

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A group led by a Spanish toll road operator has jettisoned its $12.8 billion offer to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the governor's office said.
Rendell praises Obama's VP pick

Rendell praises Obama's VP pick

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell Sunday said an ad for likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain critical of the Democratic ticket won't do much damage.
Pittsburgh breaks ground on new arena

Pittsburgh breaks ground on new arena

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Local dignitaries, including Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux, broke ground Thursday for a $290 million arena that will be the Penguins' new home.

Smoking ban becomes law in Pa.

HARRISBURG , Pa., June 13 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has signed into law a ban on smoking in most public places.

Report: Obama-Clinton ticket 'unlikely'

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- It is unlikely Hillary Clinton will join Barack Obama as the presumptive Democratic U.S. presidential nominee's running mate, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Levin: Obama close to locking up victory

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., should be able to claim the Democratic U.S. presidential election "within a week or two," Sen. Carl Levin said Sunday.

Rendell predicts close Pa. primary

WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday his state's Democratic presidential primary this week between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton should be close.

Casey: Obama a better McCain opponent

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Two of Pennsylvania's top politicians are split on whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton would be the stronger Democratic presidential candidate this fall.
Rendell supports proposed 'dream ticket'

Rendell supports proposed 'dream ticket'

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Sunday he supports the so-called Democratic presidential dream ticket of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Sen. Casey of Pa. backs Obama

PITTSBURGH, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, son of a popular former Pennsylvania governor, abandoned neutrality Friday and endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.
Possibility of brokered convention looms

Possibility of brokered convention looms

DENVER, March 9 (UPI) -- The specter of a contested Democratic presidential nominating convention is raising concerns among some party insiders, a published report said Sunday.

Daschle: Delegate votes cannot be ignored

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Sunday it would be a "travesty" if state-elected delegates do not decide the Democratic presidential nomination.

Rendell endorsement aimed at 'tri-state'

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell's endorsement of Hillary Clinton was aimed at getting the senator votes in his home state, New Jersey and Delaware, a report says.

Rendell signs another death warrant

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell signed his second death warrant Wednesday in less than two weeks.

Rendell blasts Bush over child health care

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, in a Democratic response to President Bush's weekly radio address, ripped Bush for threatening to veto a child health care bill.
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