EDUCATION COMMITTEE TACKLES ISSUE OF SCHOOL CHOICE — Focusing on Opportunity Scholarships for Pennsylvania’s Families

HARRISBURG – The Senate Education Committee chaired by Senator Jeffrey Piccola (R-15) heard testimony this week from advocates and adversaries regarding the future of school choice in Pennsylvania and specifically the issue of providing opportunity scholarships to families interested in choosing the educational environment that best meets the needs of their children.  The hearing was […]

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Corporations Afraid $700,000 in Anonymous Donations ‘Not Enough’ to Bolster Pat Meehan’s Faltering Campaign

Corporations Afraid $700,000 in Anonymous Donations ‘Not Enough’ to Bolster Pat Meehan’s Faltering Campaign   Springfield, PA – Apparently special interest groups don’t believe that $700,000 in television attack ads funded by anonymous corporate donors are enough to bolster Pat Meehan’s faltering campaign. Another Republican front group is slated to start running attack ads against […]

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Casey Calls on Strong Protections and Public Input as DRBC Examines Regulations

Casey Calls on Strong Protections and Public Input as DRBC Examines Regulations Also calls for increased disclosure and better emergency response WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today sent a letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) as it considers regulation of natural gas wells in the Delaware River Basin.  Senator Casey expressed concern […]

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Meehan Campaign Unveils Radio Spots

Pat Meehan, candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, announced today two :60 second radio ads that are running across the 7thDistrict.  The ads entitled “Guilty” and “Serve” began running the evening of October 12.

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Senators, Educators, Parents and Students Express Concern at Auditor General’s Call for Charter School Moratorium

Senators, Educators, Parents and Students Express Concern at Auditor General’s Call for Charter School Moratorium School Choice Advocates Call Report a Threat to Citizens’ Right to Public School Choice   October 13, 2010 [Philadelphia, PA]—Calling Auditor General Jack Wagner’s report, which calls for a moratorium on charter schools, a threat to the right to public […]

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Meehan’s New Campaign Strategy, Same as the Old Strategy: Hide From Voters Behind Ads Funded by Special Interests

Meehan’s New Campaign Strategy, Same as the Old Strategy: Hide From Voters Behind Ads Funded by Special Interests   Springfield, PA –Today voters across the 7th Congressional District heard something familiar on the radio, a slick advertising commercial trying to convince them that a Republican candidate who they will never have a chance to talk […]

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Pat Toomey Fought for Predatory Lenders: “There is a legitimate subprime lending market”

Pat Toomey Fought for Predatory Lenders: “There is a legitimate subprime lending market” Harrisburg, PA – Today, former Wall Street derivatives trader Pat Toomey launched another baseless and desperate attack against Admiral Joe Sestak as a recent poll showed Sestak ahead of Toomey 44 to 42 percent. Toomey is now trying to hide his record […]

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