Poll: Jane Orie Vulnerable in 40th District State Senate Race

Poll:  Jane Orie Vulnerable in 40th District State Senate Race   Ross Twp., Pa. —  With just over one month left before the November 2 election, criminally indicted Senator Jane Orie has dropped below 50% on the current vote, placing her in a tight race with challenger Dan DeMarco for the 40th District State Senate […]

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Lentz Misleads Voters, Breaks Promise to Forgo Taxpayer-Funded Car

Lentz Misleads Voters, Breaks Promise to Forgo Taxpayer-Funded Car How can he reform Washington if he refused to do it in Harrisburg? DREXEL HILL, PA – After criticizing his opponent in 2006 for using a taxpayer-funded car, Bryan Lentz flip-flopped in 2009 and began using a taxpayer-funded Ford Escape hybrid.   During Lentz’s 2006 campaign […]

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Toomey Releases New Ad on Sestak’s Washington Ways

Toomey Releases New Ad on Sestak’s Washington Ways Say It Ain’t So, Joe Allentown – In a new television ad, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey expresses his disappointment with how Congressman Sestak has become just another Washington politician. The ad will run statewide on broadcast television for an indefinite period […]

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PITTS’ WORST VOTES: WHY DOES WATER HAVE TO BE CLEAN?

PITTS’ WORST VOTES:  WHY DOES WATER HAVE TO BE CLEAN?   A study of Congressman Joe Pitts’ votes by the Herr 2010 campaign makes clear a common thread:  a close correlation with the interests of large corporations and their lobbyists.  And lowly sewer systems don’t seem to have many lobbyists.   Vote 31:  H.R. 1262, […]

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Harper Amendment Makes Environment a Winner Under Marcellus Shale Tax Bill

Harper Amendment Makes Environment a Winner Under Marcellus Shale Tax Bill   HARRISBURG – Continuing her advocacy on behalf of the environment, Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) successfully amended legislation imposing a tax on natural gas drilling to ensure sufficient tax revenue is committed to environmental initiatives.   Senate Bill 1155, as amended, now awaits a […]

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Bill to Save Jobs for Working Families Blocked

Bill to Save Jobs for Working Families Blocked   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Republicans today blocked a bill by Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.), that would have saved jobs and strengthened state safety nets for our country’s most vulnerable families.  The Job Preservation for Parents in Poverty Act (S. […]

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PA Dems — Toomey: Yeah, My Plan to Privatize Social Security Would Have Been Costly for Pennsylvanians

PA Dems — Toomey: Yeah, My Plan to Privatize Social Security Would Have Been Costly for Pennsylvanians Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday in an interview, Wall Street derivatives trader Pat Toomey conceded that if he had been successful implementing his plan to put seniors’ retirement savings in the hands of Wall Street bankers, it would have […]

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Senate advances Galloway bill to protect jobs, taxpayers’ money

Senate advances Galloway bill to protect jobs, taxpayers’ money   HARRISBURG, Sept. 28 – State Rep. John Galloway’s H.B. 1502 that would crackdown on corporations with state construction contracts who knowingly hire illegal workers instead of Pennsylvania workers was voted out of the state Senate State Government Committee and is now poised for final passage […]

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PITTS, RUNNING SCARED, DUCKS VOTERS

PITTS, RUNNING SCARED, DUCKS VOTERS   Congressman Joe Pitts has cancelled a third face-to-face event with Lois Herr, his Democratic opponent in Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District.  The Lancaster County League of Women Voters today notified the Herr campaign that Rep. Pitts has cancelled a scheduled candidates’ night at the Willow Valley Community on October 13th.  […]

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House Passes Rep. Pitts Resolution Honoring Humanitarian Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan

House Passes Rep. Pitts Resolution Honoring Humanitarian Aid Workers Killed in Afghanistan Lancaster native Glenn Lapp among those honored Washington–Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution honoring humanitarian aid workers killed in Afghanistan in early August. Rep. Joe Pitts (PA-16) introduced the resolution, which pays tribute to six Americans who were attacked after […]

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