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The Pentagon aims to close the terror detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as soon as possible. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a briefing that Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to get it done on President Obama’s watch and not leave it to the next President. Pentagon officials are currently assessing alternative military sites to transfer some of the remaining prisoners from the Gitmo facility. Plans are being worked out to transfer some other prisoners overseas. There are only a little more than 100 detainees remaining at Gitmo.
Hunters could see their first license fee increase in nearly two decades. A plan unveiled by the Pennsylvania Game Commission would boost the cost of an adult hunting license by 20-dollars over five years. The current 19-dollar fee would be increased by 10-dollars the first year, and by 5-dollars in years three and five. The fee hike still requires legislative approval.
The budget stalemate presses on stronger than ever in Pennsylvania. An attempt to override Governor Tom Wolf’s budget veto failed in the House. Members defeated more than a dozen proposals under an unprecedented line-item override of the budget bill. Wolf had vetoed the entire bill but didn’t exercise his line-item veto power. Democrats argued the procedure violated the state’s constitution, but majority Republicans claim they’re in the right.
The sides continue to spar over the budget issue in Pennsylvania. Governor Wolf yesterday blasted a Republican plan to vote to override his budget bill veto piece by piece as unconstitutional. Republican leaders plan to start taking those votes today and Wolf says not only do they not follow the state constitution but that they would also cause even longer delays in trying to get a budget done. Budget talks are scheduled to get underway between the Wolf administration and Republican leaders as they continue to spar over planned tax increases and other issues.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign continues looking for undercover conservative stings. Time says the campaign worries that conservative operatives may try to infiltrate the campaign in an attempt to uncover illegal or improper activities. This follows three volunteers asking questions about skirting campaign finance laws. Clinton continues dealing with questions over how she used her email during her time at the State Department.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will head to trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information and lied about it under oath. The ruling came Monday after a hearing where Kane’s lawyer tried to get some charges dropped. Kane has been charged with perjury and obstruction of justice. She’s denied any involvement and has, so far, refused to step down.