Sestak Earmark Scandal Gets Dirtier: Was Lobbyist with Track Record of Securing Forbidden Earmarks Involved?

Allentown – As Congressman Sestak refuses to answer questions about securing a forbidden earmark for a for-profit company, his earmark scandal gets even dirtier with new evidence coming to light about the earmark’s connection to a lobbyist with a history of securing forbidden earmarks. According to the Allentown Morning Call, the forbidden earmark in question […]

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Legislation Introduced to Crack Down on Adults Who Leave Children Unattended While Gambling

Legislation that would provide stronger penalties for people who leave children alone in vehicles has been introduced by Senator Tommy Tomlinson and Representative Gene DiGirolamo. At a news conference today in Bensalem, the lawmakers said they will introduce bills in the Senate and House to make it a third-degree felony to leave a child under […]

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Toomey’s To-Do List: Eliminate All Corporate Taxes

MEDIA, Pa – After two days spent trying to hide his position on eliminating taxes for Wall Street banks and Big Oil, Congressman Toomey will not deny his support for zero corporate taxes, even at the expense of Pennsylvania’s working families. After approaching the Toomey campaign directly about the issue yesterday, PolitiFact reported, “We gave the […]

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John Callahan: What Exactly Are You Proud Of?

After Handpicking Callahan As Successor, Former Bethlehem Mayor Says City “Operating In The Red” “Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham used a word about Bethlehem finances that the city’s mayor has refused to say.  Red… as in ink.  Bethlehem’s audit showed Bethlehem finished 2009 with a $5.2 million deficit last year, but Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan doesn’t describe […]

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Congressman Dent’s Five Point Job Plan

Harrisburg, PA — On Tuesday, John Callahan released a comprehensive five point job plan that received positive media coverage across his district. In contrast, Congressman Charlie Dent has failed to release a plan to create jobs. We took the liberty of outlining a five point plan for him based on his votes in Congress and policy positions. […]

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On Average, Better than Average — Pennsylvania’s Hospitals Continue to Make Progress in Health Care Quality

HARRISBURG, PA(Sept. 2, 2010)–Pennsylvania’s hospitals are frequently above-average when compared to national benchmarks of health care quality and are often making improvements at a faster rate than the rest of the county according to the “state of the state” analysis that the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) recently conducted based on data collected by […]

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The Washington Post’s Broder sizes up the Pa. gov race

Because the history of this office is weighty in terms of national politics, with figures including Rendell, Tom Ridge, Dick Thornburgh, Milton Shapp, Bob Casey and Bill Scranton all playing prominent roles in their parties, the outcome may be more important than the highly publicized fight for Arlen Specter’s Senate seat.

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