John Baer’s years on the front lines of Pennsylvania politics


    Harrisburg native and Philadelphia Daily News veteran reporter and columnist JOHN BAER comes in to discuss his irreverent observations on Pennsylvania politics from Governor  Shapp to Governor Corbett. In between these administrations, we’ll hear about how close Baer has been scrutinizing the commonwealth’s many characters and policy decisions, including the amount of money Governor Rendell spent on food his first 11 months in office; Pennsylvania lawmaker raises over the years; the many acceptable gifts given to elected officials; the controversial voter ID law passed in 2012, and more. His new memoir is “On the Front Lines of Pennsylvania Politics: Twenty-Five Years of Keystone Reporting.”

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