Meehan Finally Comes Out of Hiding: At Least on TV

Meehan Finally Comes Out of Hiding: At Least on TV Springfield, PA – Pat Meehan has finally come out of hiding – at least on television. For the first time this week, the Republican candidate started spending some of his own campaign funds to advertise his campaign on television throughout the region.   Up to […]

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Doyle Calls for $250 payment to Seniors on Social Security

Doyle Calls for $250 payment to Seniors on Social Security In lieu of a Social Security Cost-of-Living-Adjustment next year Washington, DC – October 15, 2010 – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA14) announced today that he wants Congress to pass legislation before the end of the year to provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 […]

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SCAVO FOR SENATE OPPOSES HB2497 FARCE

Frank Scavo, PA Senate District 22 candidate voices concern and defines the typical Harrisburg insiders club pension fix as follows: “The latest attempt at covering up the pension crisis with  HB 2497 is being  labeled as the “SERS & PSERS pension reform bill”.  Unfortunately, the bill doesn’t provide real reform at all.  Instead, it provides […]

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Senate Passes Brubaker Workforce Development Legislation

Senate Passes Brubaker Workforce Development Legislation   HARRISBURG – The Senate approved legislation today sponsored by Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36) that would support the Commonwealth’s workforce development efforts by continuing the Industry Partnerships program.   The Industry Partnerships program, which was created in 2005, brings together employers, educators and workforce representatives to ensure that workers […]

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Senate Sends Brubaker Electricity Procurement Legislation to the Governor’s Desk

Senate Sends Brubaker Electricity Procurement Legislation to the Governor’s Desk   HARRISBURG – The Senate unanimously voted today to permit Pennsylvania municipalities to enter into contracts to provide lower energy costs for consumers, according to Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36).   The Senate voted to concur in House amendments to Senate Bill 168, legislation introduced by […]

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Senate Passes Legislation to Establish Castle Doctrine

Senate Passes Legislation to Establish Castle Doctrine HARRISBURG – The Senate approved legislation today that would establish the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense, according to Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33). The Castle Doctrine Amendment, which was prime-sponsored by Senator Alloway, was added to House Bill 1926.  Alloway’s amendment […]

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KASUNIC APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF SELF-DEFENSE GUN LAW

KASUNIC APPLAUDS EXPANSION OF SELF-DEFENSE GUN LAW   HARRISBURG, October 14, 2010 — State Sen. Richard A. Kasunic today called the state Senate’s passage of the so-called “Castle Doctrine” legislation as a victory for law-abiding citizens who defend themselves and their loved ones in their own home.   “This measure expands the provision of our […]

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Senate approves public pension relief measure

Senate approves public pension relief measure Reforms would save $3 billion, reduce taxpayer burden The Senate today approved legislation designed to provide $3 billion in savings to Pennsylvania’s public pensions while addressing an impending spike in costs for those plans, according to Senator Pat Browne (R-16), author of an amendment that significantly reforms those programs. […]

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SENATE APPROVES INDEPENDENT FISCAL OFFICE BILL

SENATE APPROVES INDEPENDENT FISCAL OFFICE BILL Measure increases accountability, monitoring of budget, state spending The Senate today approved legislation intended to fundamentally reform Pennsylvania’s budgeting process while monitoring spending and increasing accountability in state government, according to Senator Pat Browne (R-16). Senator Browne amended House Bill 2497, the public pension reform bill, with language formally […]

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Toomey Praises PA Company that Helped to Free Chilean Miners

Toomey Praises PA Company that Helped to Free Chilean Miners Allentown –U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey praised the Pennsylvania company, Center Rock, Inc., that helped free the Chilean miners.  When news of the incident first broke in August, the owners and workers of the Somerset County-based Center Rock Inc. offered […]

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