Casey Denounces Possible Funeral Protest

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey today denounced the possible protest outside the funeral services for Specialist Dale Kridlo.  Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church have frequently protested at funerals for fallen troops. “The protesters should respect the sacrifice of Specialist Kridlo and his family by going back to Kansas and thank God that our […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PA GOP: Tone Deaf Bob Casey, Jr. Still Supports Harry Reid

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Spokesman Mike Barley released the following statement regarding news that U.S. Senator Bob Casey supported Harry Reid for U.S. Senate Majority Leader.   “Tone deaf doesn’t even begin to describe Senator Casey’s vote for Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader,” Barley said.  “Just two weeks ago, Pennsylvanians sent a […]

November 17th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

LIGHTS IN THE PARKWAY CELEBRATES 15 YEARS

During the holiday season, visitors to the City of Allentown can choose from a myriad of vibrant and exciting cultural activities. When people think of the holidays in Allentown, it seems Lights in the Parkway comes to mind first, which makes sense as its celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year. However, there are many more […]

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Legislators urge approval of Marcellus drilling regulations

  HARRISBURG, Nov. 16 – State Rep. Greg Vitali and 22 other legislators urged the state Independent Regulatory Review Commission to approve at its meeting Thursday an update of rules governing the drilling, monitoring and plugging of Marcellus Shale natural gas wells.   The legislators sent a letter to IRCC today.   “Better drilling regulations […]

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City of Philadelphia Receives Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant from Pennsylvania DEP to Add Electric Vehicles to Local Car Share Fleets

Philadelphia, November 16, 2010 – Governor Edward G. Rendell and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the City of Philadelphia’s Mayor’s Office of Sustainability will receive a $140,000 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) to purchase and install chargers for 20 electric vehicles (EV) in Philadelphia.  The chargers will serve 18 EVs that […]

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Authors of China Currency Bill Call For Immediate Vote in Senate

(Washington, D.C.) – Co-authors of the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act (HR 2378), Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH), called on Senate Leadership to immediately bring forward HR 2378 for an up-or-down vote in a letter today.   “With an estimated 2.4 million American jobs lost to China in the past decade […]

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Schroder Votes ‘NO’ on Pension Bill Band-Aid,

HARRISBURG – Rep. Curt Schroder (R-East Brandywine) voted against a state pension bill that he said would only postpone the pension crisis and create even larger budget problems in the near future.   “House Bill 2497 is not the answer to Pennsylvania’s pension crisis,” said Schroder. “In January, we will have a new governor and […]

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/17 Edition

State Rep. Dwight Evans is no longer the highest ranking Democrat on the Appropriations committee, Gov. Rendell may have the first veto override of his gubernatorial career, and State Rep. Paul Costa was charged with marijuana possession, after being caught with marijuana at a Steelers game. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

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Evans no longer ranking Democrat

Rep. Dwight Evans (D., Philadelphia) was stripped of his title as the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, unable to beat a serious challenge from a group of fellow Democrats to boot him out of the post he’s held for two decades. The caucus voted in Rep. Joe Markosek of Allegheny County, the House Transportation Committee chairman, to replace Evans.

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

House Dems select Dermody as leader, Hanna whip

Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday turned to a veteran member from the Pittsburgh suburbs to be their floor leader and elevated the chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to whip, the second-ranking post. Voting behind closed doors in the state Capitol, House Democrats elected Rep. Frank Dermody of Allegheny County as minority leader for the 2011-12 session. Rep. Michael K. Hanna Sr., D-Clinton, won the race for whip.

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments