Mayors’ concerns sway Rendell veto

The Scranton Times-Tribune by robert swift (harrisburg bureau chief) HARRISBURG – Mayors played a key role in influencing Gov. Ed Rendell to veto legislation providing financial benefits to cancer-stricken firefighters, the governor said Monday. Twenty mayors, including Scranton’s Chris Doherty, wrote that the bill would have a severe impact on cities’ ability to pay for […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

Political ads bring windfall for local broadcasters

The Times-Tribune BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK (STAFF WRITER) The biggest winners in the election might not have been the candidates with the most votes and their supporters. They had to raise and spend a lot of money. A lot of the money went to the group that might be the real winners: local broadcasters, especially television […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

Nutter: A ‘Press’-ing engagement

By CATHERINE LUCEY Philadelphia Daily News luceyc@phillynews.com 215-854-4172 MAYOR NUTTER hit the big time as a talking head yesterday with an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” during which he bantered about Washington politics, the state of the economy – and, of course, Philly sports.Nutter sat on a panel with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/30 Edition

Sen. Casey has a short mention in the WikiLeaks cables, Tom Corbett is headed to DC tomorrow to meet with the incoming Speaker of the House and Gov. Rendell says strengthening the gun control laws in Pa. is ‘a lost cause’. In addition, controversy is brewing about the cars state judges drive, more lawmakers are rejecting their pay raise, and how much does it cost to protect Mayor Ravenstahl? Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/29 Edition

Good morning and welcome to the Buzz. Rep. Critz is getting involved in the Social Security wrangling, Gov. Rendell vetoed the Castle Doctrine legislation, legislators are running away from their payraise as fast as they can and Mayor Nutter was on Meet the Press yesterday. As always, check back for updates throughout the day on PoliticsPA.com

November 29th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/26 Edition

Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the Buzz. The Morning Call says Tom Corbett is going to have a tough time emulating Chris Christie, Rep. Costa plead guilty to a lesser charge and Gov. Rendell signed 22 bills into law. Stay warm while you do your holiday shopping.

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

After indictment, Musto says ‘I want my day in court’

State Sen. Raphael J. Musto, an 81-year-old Pittston native who has held public office for nearly 40 years, became the latest official snared in an ongoing public corruption probe Tuesday when he was indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges he pocketed cash and gifts from a company that wanted help building a multimillion-dollar commercial development project.

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Ahead of Thanksgiving, Casey Urges Vote to Preserve Unemployment Insurance

November 24, 2010 Ahead of Thanksgiving, Casey Urges Vote to Preserve Unemployment Insurance  After Thanksgiving, two million Americans and 83,000 in PA to lose coverage WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has organized an effort joined by 28 senators to call for a vote to preserve unemployment insurance for another year.  Without action, these benefits […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Turzai Dispels LCB Revenue Myth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2010   Turzai Dispels LCB Revenue Myth   HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) only transfers about $90 million in profits to the state’s General Fund according to PLCB documentation, House Republican Whip Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said.   “The best approach for long-term revenue growth and consumer satisfaction […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

CITY’S CREDIT RATING RECEIVES FIRST ‘NEGATIVE OUTLOOK’ AFTER YEARS OF CREDIT UPGRADES

CITY’S CREDIT RATING RECEIVES FIRST ‘NEGATIVE OUTLOOK’ AFTER YEARS OF CREDIT UPGRADES Mayor Luke Ravenstahl today announced that the City received an updatedA1 bond rating from Moody’s Investor Services. The A1 rating is no change from last year’s, but for the first time since the Mayor took office, an international rating agency gave the City […]

November 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment


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