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Gas Truth protests Corbett inauguration

By Tom Mulkeen Gas Truth of Central PA, an organization composed of ordinary citizens from the area dedicated to obtaining a moratorium on drilling protested the inauguration of the now Governor Tom Corbett this morning.  The group held a banner calling Gov. Corbett “Tom Corporate.”  A member of the group, Ben Ketchum of Harrisburg told […]

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 1 Comment

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Wagner: Corbett “no-tax increase” plan “absolutely” feasible

HARRISBURG – At Gov.-elect Tom Corbett’s inauguration this morning, Auditor General Jack Wagner (D) said the proposed “no-tax, no-fee increase” plan was “absolutely” feasible. “Citizens are hurting and the last thing they want to see is a tax increase,” Wagner said. Wagner also recognized the “enormous challenges” Corbett will face in Harrisburg, but said the […]

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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1/18 Morning Buzz

Well folks, today is the day. The era of Ed Rendell is over. The era Tom Corbett has begun. Make sure to check PoliticsPA for your up-to-the-minute Inauguration Day coverage.

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | 1 Comment

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Freind: GOP Needs to Embrace MLK, Get Serious About Black Outreach

Conservative columnist Chris Freind has a piece in today’s Philly Post imploring his fellow Republicans to get serious about outreach to the black community. From the essay: It’s been ages since the party ran a presidential candidate who could heal the wounds and be a uniter, and 2012 looks to be more of the same. […]

January 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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1/17 Morning Buzz

Pennsylvania celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the same time as we debate the legacy of Edward G. Rendell, Governor. Meanwhile, Tom Corbett prepares to take the helm of state government. Mark Schweiker tells PoliticsPA that he is official out of the 2012 Senate race. Pittsburgh gets two major boons: the Steelers don’t have to play the Patriots, and the city is in line for millions in revenue for hosting the AFC Championship (h/t to Jon Delano).

January 17th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments