Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood Tour Wrap Up

Harrisburg, PA — Yesterday, the “Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood Tour,” made its final stop in Williamsport. Over the past four days, Pat Toomey, a former Wall Street derivatives trader, traveled the Commonwealth on a 23 county tour trying to re-write his 25 year career of fighting for Wall Street at the expense of middle-class […]

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

STATEMENT FROM THE PENNSYLVANIA LEGISLATIVE BLACK CAUCUS ON DEFAMATORY COMMENTS MADE BY JOHN DOUGERTY, HEAD OF IBEW LOCAL UNION 98, AGAINST AHMEENAH YOUNG, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY

HARRISBURG, Aug. 18. As Chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus (PLBC), I am writing to express my support for Ahmeenah Young, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority.  Recently, John Dougherty, Business Manager of IBEW Local Union 98, made defamatory comments against Ms. Young.  Dougherty claimed that the Convention Center is engaged […]

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Pallone working to create a job-creating climate

Offers bill to reward businesses that increase their payrolls HARRISBURG, Aug. 27 – State Rep. John Pallone has introduced a bill that would reward businesses that increase their payrolls without cutting the number of employees. House Bill 2674 would create the Commonwealth Small Business Job Creation Tax Credit: Businesses with 100 or fewer employees would […]

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Lou Barletta’s dangerous demagoguery would cost Northeastern PA jobs

WILKES-BARRE, PA – Yesterday, within minutes of Congressman Paul Kanjorski’s announcement that Northeastern Pennsylvania was under consideration to be the home for the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Security Training Center (FASTC), Lou Barletta issued a press release vowing to fight against the Center, which would employ up to 1000 federal employees. “I realize that […]

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Pat Meehan Prevails in Second Debate

DREXEL HILL, PA – During the second debate of the campaign season between Pat Meehan and his opponent Bryan Lentz, Pat Meehan demonstrated an understanding of concerns most important to voters, while Bryan Lentz attempted to defend his record of raising taxes and increasing spending in Harrisburg. Following the debate, Meehan for Congress campaign manager […]

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Lentz Wins Second Debate and Challenges Meehan to Join Him in Town Hall Forum

Debate Host Giordano agrees to attend, but Meehan refuses Springfield, PA –Representative Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th District, participated in the second debate of the campaign season tonight on The Big Talker 1210 AM. His positions stood in stark contrast to those supported by his Republican opponent, Pat Meehan, who […]

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Casey Hosts Military Families Roundtable

CORAOPOLIS, PA – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today hosted a military families roundtable to discuss the effects military careers have on military spouses and children.  During the roundtable discussion, Senator Casey focused on the ways he can betterserve military families as they serve our nation.  Senator Casey was joined by members of the Pennsylvania […]

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