UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress Union representing Boeing workers says Meehan will fight for jobs in DC EDDYSTONE, PA – The United Aerospace Workers Local 1069, which represents union employees and retirees at Boeing’s Ridley facility, announced today its endorsement of Pat Meehan for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.  UAW Local […]

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Barrar Bill to Protect Seniors from Property Tax Hikes Moves Forward

Barrar Bill to Protect Seniors from Property Tax Hikes Moves Forward   HARRISBURG – The House Finance Committee approved legislation authored by Rep. Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would freeze property taxes for senior citizens. “For years the people of Pennsylvania have struggled with the burden of ever-increasing property taxes,” said Barrar. “Senior citizens have […]

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Casey Announces Over $2.1 million for South Central PA Communities to Hire New Police Officers

Casey Announces Over $2.1 million for South Central PA Communities to Hire New Police Officers Lancaster, York receive funding   WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey today announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $2,177,895 to two south central Pennsylvania communities to hire new police officers. The funding is available through DOJ’s […]

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

KANJORSKI PROVIDES COMMENTS TO DEP ON HAZLETON CREEK PROPERTIES PERMIT APPLICATION

KANJORSKI PROVIDES COMMENTS TO DEP ON HAZLETON CREEK PROPERTIES PERMIT APPLICATION   Also Receives Response from ATSDR on Assessment of Application   WASHINGTON – Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (PA-11) sent a letter to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) expressing his opposition to Hazleton Creek Properties’ most recent application for a permit to use […]

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Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Examines Milk Marketing Law Reforms

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee Examines Milk Marketing Law Reforms   HARRISBURG – The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs examined proposed changes to the state’s milk marketing law today to ensure that dairy farmers receive over-order premiums, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Brubaker (R-36).   The committee discussed Senate Bill 1480, Brubaker’s proposal […]

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TOM CORBETT PROTECTS FAMILIES WHILE ONORATO PLAYS IN THE MUD

TOM CORBETT PROTECTS FAMILIES WHILE ONORATO PLAYS IN THE MUD Onorato Attacks Use of Funding to Prosecute Child Predators and Take Felons with Guns off Philadelphia Streets   HARRISBURG – In Dan Onorato’s rush to distract and mislead voters he releases two mud-slinging attack ads that level unsubstantiated, miss-sourced attacks and criticizes the use of […]

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

PoliticsPA’s Up & Down: 10/1 Edition

This week on Up & Down, we applaud State Rep. Solobay for his bravery, we want to know whether the State House and Senate will come to an agreement on an extraction tax, what’s with Sestak and Toomey not debating, and, finally, we recongnize the press (positive and negative) Keith Rothfus got this week.

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PoliticsPA Sits Down With Former Congressman Phil English

On Sept. 28, PoliticsPA’s Louis Jacobson caught up with former Erie-area Congressman Phil English, a Republican, for a wide-ranging conversation about the national and statewide outlook for Election Day. English was elected to the House during the Republican wave election of 1994 and later lost his seat to current Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper in the Democratic wave election of 2008. Here are edited excerpts from their conversation.

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Features | 3 Comments