Tom Corbett: The Only Candidate Who Has Raised Property Taxes

Harrisburg Republican’s sole career budget vote was to hike property taxes by 20% SHALER: Even as he is promising millions of dollars in new spending, Tom Corbett is running for Governor on a “no new taxes” pledge.  But the one time he was responsible for enacting a budget, Corbett cast the deciding vote in favor […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Post-Gazette: Pa. again left out of federal education program

Read the story here. Pennsylvania once again has lost its bid to win as much as $400 million in Race to the Top money for education. The U.S. Department of Education today announced 10 winners: Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia. The amounts range […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Lentz to Tour Aztec Solar Power, Leading Installer of Solar Energy Systems, for Eleventh Stop of Economic Tour on Wednesday

Springfield, PA –  Representative Bryan Lentz, the Democratic nominee for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, announced that he would be touring Aztec Solar Power on Wednesday for the eleventh stop of his 10-week, 25-stop economic tour. The King of Prussia-based company is a leading installer and designer of solar energy systems for homes and […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

“Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood” Tour Gets Wide Notice

“Wall St.” road sign following Toomey on 23 county tour Watch “Pat Toomey: Wrong for America Then, Wrong for Pennsylvania Now”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usm0IogjBkg Pat Toomey just can’t seem to shake his Wall Street past. Please see below for select media coverage of day 1 of PA Vote 2010’s “Wall Street: Mr. Toomey’s Neighborhood Tour”- which will […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Welcome to Joe Sestak’s Extreme Makeover The Sestak who now says he’s “independent” campaigned as “the only real Democrat” just a few months ago

Allentown – After campaigning for months as “the real Democrat,” “Obama’s strongest ally,” and “a progressive,” Congressman Joe Sestak is now laughably trying to pretend he’s an independent who will stand up to his own Party.  But the truth lies in Sestak’s voting record and his votes show that he has walked in lockstep with […]

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA: Morning Buzz 8/24

Former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), will be in Pittsburgh first and then Philadelphia later to appear with Joe Sestak and to announce his support for Sestak. There has been debate about the motives of Hagel, does he want a cabinet position? Hagel can expect some tough questions as he goes across the state.

August 24th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

ALTMIRE WELCOMES LAUNCH OF PILOT PROGRAM TO REDUCE BACKLOG OF DISPUTED MINE SAFETY CITATIONS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Today, U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) welcomed the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) announcement that it will launch a pre-contest conference pilot program to help reduce its backlog of disputed mine safety citations. This program will give mine operators and MSHA officials the chance to resolve disputes over safety violations before […]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments