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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/1 Edition

All those ads during campaign season generated a lot of revenue for local TV stations, Rick Santorum is approaching a decision on whether he will run for President, Sen. Casey is pushing for an extension of unemployment benefits and Tom Corbett met with his transition team. Good Wednesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Senate Passes Casey Protections Against Smuggled Food

Food safety legislation passed today includes provisions authored by Senator Casey to protect U.S. against smuggled food   WASHINGTON, DC- Language from bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) was included in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act which passed the Senate today.  The provisions, from Senator Casey’s EAT SAFE Act, add personnel […]

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Bob Casey Blocks Bipartisan Effort To Repeal Job-Killing IRS Mandate In Democrat Health Care Overhaul

WASHINGTON – In a harsh blow to Pennsylvania’s families and job creators, liberal U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) yesterday voted in favor of an extreme, job-killing Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paperwork mandate contained in the Democrats’ costly, unpopular health care overhaul.   With Casey’s refusal to join all voting Republicans and 21 Democrat Senators in […]

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Casey Urges Passage of Bill to Preserve Unemployment Insurance

Casey Urges Passage of Bill to Preserve Unemployment Insurance  After today, two million Americans and 83,000 in PA to lose coverage WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today urged his Senate colleagues to pass an extension of unemployment insurance for another year when the measure comes to the floor this afternoon.  Without action, these benefits […]

December 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Mayors’ concerns sway Rendell veto

The Scranton Times-Tribune by robert swift (harrisburg bureau chief) HARRISBURG – Mayors played a key role in influencing Gov. Ed Rendell to veto legislation providing financial benefits to cancer-stricken firefighters, the governor said Monday. Twenty mayors, including Scranton’s Chris Doherty, wrote that the bill would have a severe impact on cities’ ability to pay for […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Political ads bring windfall for local broadcasters

The Times-Tribune BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK (STAFF WRITER) The biggest winners in the election might not have been the candidates with the most votes and their supporters. They had to raise and spend a lot of money. A lot of the money went to the group that might be the real winners: local broadcasters, especially television […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Nutter: A ‘Press’-ing engagement

By CATHERINE LUCEY Philadelphia Daily News luceyc@phillynews.com 215-854-4172 MAYOR NUTTER hit the big time as a talking head yesterday with an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” during which he bantered about Washington politics, the state of the economy – and, of course, Philly sports.Nutter sat on a panel with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, […]

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/30 Edition

Sen. Casey has a short mention in the WikiLeaks cables, Tom Corbett is headed to DC tomorrow to meet with the incoming Speaker of the House and Gov. Rendell says strengthening the gun control laws in Pa. is ‘a lost cause’. In addition, controversy is brewing about the cars state judges drive, more lawmakers are rejecting their pay raise, and how much does it cost to protect Mayor Ravenstahl? Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

November 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/29 Edition

Good morning and welcome to the Buzz. Rep. Critz is getting involved in the Social Security wrangling, Gov. Rendell vetoed the Castle Doctrine legislation, legislators are running away from their payraise as fast as they can and Mayor Nutter was on Meet the Press yesterday. As always, check back for updates throughout the day on PoliticsPA.com

November 29th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/26 Edition

Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the Buzz. The Morning Call says Tom Corbett is going to have a tough time emulating Chris Christie, Rep. Costa plead guilty to a lesser charge and Gov. Rendell signed 22 bills into law. Stay warm while you do your holiday shopping.

November 26th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments