Dr. Manan Trivedi’s Statement on Health Insurance Reforms Going Into Effect Next Week

Dr. Manan Trivedi’s Statement on Health Insurance Reforms Going Into Effect Next Week One week from today, on September 23rd, many pieces of the recent health insurance reforms will go into effect. As the nation prepares to take advantage of these reforms, Dr. Manan Trivedi, Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, released the following […]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

President Obama Endorses Bryan Lentz in 7th District Race

President Obama Endorses Bryan Lentz in 7th District Race   Springfield, PA – Today, President Barack Obama joined a chorus of elected officials and community and business leaders by endorsing Representative Bryan Lentz for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.   “With so much still left to be done, and too many families struggling to […]

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Rep. Pitts on Newly Released Poverty Statistics

Rep. Pitts on Newly Released Poverty Statistics   Washington– Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics showing a striking rise in the number of Americans living in poverty. The poverty rate leaped to 14.3 percent, the highest rate since 1994. This represents 43.6 million Americans with incomes insufficient to meet the basic necessities of […]

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Casey Calls for Final Passage of New START Agreement

Casey Calls for Final Passage of New START Agreement WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of the New START agreement:  “The Senate Foreign Relations Committee […]

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Casey Applauds Passage of Small Business Bill

Casey Applauds Passage of Small Business Bill WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today applauded Senate passage of legislation to provide tax cuts to small businesses and increase their access to capital.  Senator Casey released the following statement: “I have heard from small business owners all across Pennsylvania about their struggles in this economy […]

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COSTA ACTS TO PROTECT SENIORS’ RENT REBATE CHECKS

COSTA ACTS TO PROTECT SENIORS’ RENT REBATE CHECKS              HOMESTEAD, Sept. 16, 2010 – State Sen. Jay Costa (D- Allegheny) today introduced legislation that would ban landlords from reaping an individual’s rent rebate check. “These state benefits are designed to help low income senior citizens and disabled people make ends meet, not serve as some […]

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PoliticsPA/Municipoll Shows Toomey Leading 45%-36%

The results of our latest PoliticsPA/Municipoll are out and the Republican Pat Toomey continues to lead the Democrat Joe Sestak, this time by 9 points. Democrats are still wary about Joe Sestak with 23% of Democratic respondents telling us they are undecided about who they would vote for, as opposed to 13% of Republicans being undecided.

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/20 Edition

The President is back in the state for the 2nd time in as many weeks, the Marcellus Shale tax debate is heating up in Harrisburg, and it seems Sen. Specter has one last fight left in him. Good Monday morning, welcome to the Buzz, hope you don’t get a case of the Mondays.

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA’s Up & Down: 9/17 Edition

Gov. Rendell and the two marquee Democratic statewide candidates had costly gaffes this week, but, Pat Toomey continues to lead in the polls. It was great to see the President in the state, but the school he picked for his speech raised some eyebrows. Finally, the Governor’s MSNBC appearance in DC explained a lot. Here’s your Up & Down for the week.

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