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PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/24 Edition

Pennsylvania’s Young Politicos – It’s no wonder so many PA operatives go national – the Commonwealth is packed with young political talent. so much so that PoliticsPA wondered several times this week if it wouldn’t just be easier to make a “30 over 30” list instead. Make sure to check out the 30 people who are […]

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

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/24 Edition

Transition news continues, with this week’s committee chair assignments making waves. The Turnpike Commission backs down. Specter talks legacy, with some hints about his forthcoming book. And PoliticsPA’s ups and downs is up for today. Have a merry Christmas, and see you next week.

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

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Where is Tom Marino Hiding?

Kudos to the vigilant politico who spotted this omission on The Hill’s list of newly elected members. Seems they forgot to include PA-10’s Tom Marino, evoking memories of Rep. Carney’s campaign tagline: What is Tom Marino hiding?

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

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/23 Edition

Check out our list of Pennsylvania’s rising political stars, we take a look at possible redistricting scenarios and Brian Nutt is not going to be Corbett’s Chief of Staff. In other news, the Philadelphia congressional delegation endorsed Mayor Nutter for re-election. Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

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

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Turzai Names Committee Chairs

State House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) today announced the appointments of Republican committee chairs for the 2011-12 Legislative Session, which begins in January.

December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/22 Edition

Sen. Specter gave his farewell speech on the floor of the Senate yesterday and the U.S. Census released its initial Census information. Pa. is going to lose a seat in the U.S. House. Papers across the state want to know which congressional districts will be redrawn and in what way. Pat Meehan was named a subcommittee chairman; something very few freshman congressman are ever given the opportunity to do, Gov. Rendell is throwing a farewell party for himself and concern is growing about the finances of the Philadelphia school district. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz, where we are putting the final touches on our list of the biggest rising stars in Pa. politics.

December 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Redistricting Watch | No Comments

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Specter Says Farewell, Gets Right Back to Work

Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania’s longest-serving Senator, gave his strongly anticipated farewell speech this morning. Almost immediately after the ensuing Senate tribute to Specter, the Senator came right back to the floor to give a vigorous defense of the “New START” Treaty

December 21st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments