Franklin & Marshall College http://wesa.fm en Political Commentary on Essential Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/political-commentary-essential-pittsburgh-1 <p>Essential Pittsburgh has convened a political panel to disucss the &nbsp;impact of recent state and regional political developments. Up for discussion this week:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.governor.state.pa.us">Governor Corbett </a>asks for, and receives, the resignation of DCNR Chief Richard Allan, former <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Rendell">Governor Ed Rendell</a> jumps into the fray on the transportation plan before the House, and control of Allegheny County's Port Authority board could be at risk as a bill moves through the state Senate.<em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:41:03 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11477 at http://wesa.fm Poll Shows Public Less Keen on Liquor Privatization http://wesa.fm/post/poll-shows-public-less-keen-liquor-privatization <p>Public support may be waning for a plan to sell off the state's wine and liquor stores.<br><br>It's the issue on the governor's to-do list that is furthest along in the Legislature, but a new Franklin &amp; Marshall College poll notes support for it has dropped by six points among surveyed voters since February - from 53 percent in a February poll to 47 percent in a May poll.<br><br>The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.<br><br>Still, more respondents support privatization than oppose it.<br> Thu, 09 May 2013 10:21:47 +0000 Mary Wilson 9240 at http://wesa.fm