ALTMIRE WELCOMES LAUNCH OF PILOT PROGRAM TO REDUCE BACKLOG OF DISPUTED MINE SAFETY CITATIONS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) welcomed the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) announcement that it will launch a pre-contest conference pilot program to help reduce its backlog of disputed mine safety citations. This program will give mine operators and MSHA officials the chance to resolve disputes over safety violations before […]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

As Fellow Democrats Reject Largest Tax Hike In American History, Why Won’t Liberal Joe Sestak Denounce Job-Killing Tax Increase?

WASHINGTON – With national unemployment hovering near 10 percent and Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate increasing to 9.3 percent last month, a number of leading Democrat Senators and candidates are abandoning embattled U.S. Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA), embattled U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and other Democrat party bosses as they prepare to implement the largest tax increase […]

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Potholes Need Filled, But Possible Unconstitutional Proposal is Not The Answer, House GOP Says

Plan to tax multi-national companies will result in multi-year litigation Watch Smith’s video comments: http://media2.pahousegop.com/Generator.asp?videoname=572520225.wmv HARRISBURG – House Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-Jefferson County) expressed some concern at the transportation funding proposal put forth by the Rendell Administration today. They unveiled their plan to raise $1 billion in taxes and fees to address the revenue shortfall […]

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Big Taxes for Small Business: Murphy’s Agenda Slams Job Creators

Democrats Want to Slam Small Businesses with Massive Tax Hike Washington- In another attempt to distract from their record of runaway spending and economic failure, House Democrats have handed down new marching orders for the week to Patrick Murphy. Their latest strategy to gloss over their job-killing agenda is to instruct loyal followers like Murphy […]

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Casey, Carney, USDA Rural Development Announce Funding for Endless Mountains Health Systems, Inc.

MONTROSE, PA – Senator Robert P. Casey, Congressman Christopher Carney (PA-10th) and USDA Rural Development State Director Thomas Williams announced today that USDA has selected Endless Mountains Health Systems, Inc. (EMHS) to receive a $25 Million Community Facilities Direct Loan to construct a new two story, 96,000 square foot hospital to replace a fifty year […]

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Big Taxes for Small Business: Where’s Callahan on Planned Tax Hike?

Democrats Want to Slam Small Businesses with Massive Tax Hike Washington- In another attempt to distract from their record of runaway spending and economic failure, House Democrats have handed down new marching orders to Democratic candidate John Callahan. Their latest strategy to gloss over their job-killing agenda is to instruct loyal followers like Callahan and his Washington friends to highlight […]

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Senate Democrats: Transportation Funding Can’t Wait

HARRISBURG, August 23, 2010 – A number of Senate Democrats participated in today’s bipartisan, bicameral transportation caucus to review possible solutions to Pennsylvania’s current funding crisis. State Transportation Secretary Allen Biehler outlined administration proposals which include a cost-of-living increase on vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses and other related transportation fees as well as the imposition of […]

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Casey Announces Funding for Emergency Communications

CLARION, PA—U.S. Senator Bob Casey today announced federal funding for the Northwest Central PA Emergency Response Group’s interoperable communications project. This is a six county collaborative that will enable the citizens of these regions to create a joint communication system that will tie in with those counties, for the purpose of promoting seamless interoperability capabilities […]

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As Pat Toomey Visits Harrisburg Today, Will He Explain His Record of Fighting for Wall Street over Pennsylvania Families?

View photo of ‘Wall St.’ road sign following Toomey on 23 county tour: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34584052@N07/4920576186/ Harrisburg, PA- Today, as Pat Toomey visits Harrisburg,Dauphin County Commissioner George Hartwick issued the following statement calling on the former Wall Street derivatives trader to explain his record of fighting for Wall Street over Pennsylvania Families: “Pat Toomey has spent his […]

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PA GOP: Blago: My Scandal And ‘Job-gate’ Are The “Same”

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason was not surprised to learn that impeached former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is equating his attempts to sell a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois with the White House’s attempts to bribe Joe Sestak out of the U.S. Senate race. “You know it’s a bad time to […]

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