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Pennsylvania’s Leading Conservative Lawmaker Takes Over as Majority Chairman of PA House State Government Committee

Pennsylvania’s Leading Conservative Lawmaker Takes Over as Majority Chairman of PA House State Government Committee     HARRISBURG—State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) has been named Majority Chairman of the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee.   ‘“Where liberty dwells there is my country,’ wrote Benjamin Franklin,” said Metcalfe.  “Now that I am Majority Chairman of the House […]

December 28th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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District court offices could be cut

Faced with a possible $17 million deficit at the end of this fiscal year, the Pennsylvania judiciary has asked individual counties to look at the possible closure of some magisterial district court offices.

December 28th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/28 Edition

State Senator Mike O’Pake, the longest-serving member of the legislature, passed away Monday in Reading. His colleagues and paid their respects. In other news, Rendell gave Corbett the ‘state of the state,’ Governor Rendell complains loudly about the Eagles game postponement, and times are looking grim for the LCB. And President Obama has some kind words for Michael Vick.

December 28th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Official Statement on the Passing of Senator O’Pake

Senator O’Pake represented the city of Reading and surrounding areas. He was elected to the General Assembly in 1968, when he defeated the incumbent Representative for his House District in Reading, and entered the Senate in 1972. He dedicated his life to the Jesuit missing of serving others.

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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BREAKING: State Senator O’Pake has Died

State Senator Michael O’Pake of Reading died today of complications from heart surgery. O’Pake was elected to the State Senate in 1972 and was recent re-elected as Democratic Whip. He was the longest-serving member of the state legislature.

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Mexican link seen in Montco drug case

A prospective 2012 GOP candidate for Attorney General is getting some major ink today in the Philly press. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman directed a major drug takedown this month.

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/24 Edition

Pennsylvania’s Young Politicos – It’s no wonder so many PA operatives go national – the Commonwealth is packed with young political talent. so much so that PoliticsPA wondered several times this week if it wouldn’t just be easier to make a “30 over 30” list instead. Make sure to check out the 30 people who are […]

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

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/24 Edition

Transition news continues, with this week’s committee chair assignments making waves. The Turnpike Commission backs down. Specter talks legacy, with some hints about his forthcoming book. And PoliticsPA’s ups and downs is up for today. Have a merry Christmas, and see you next week.

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