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Keystone Progress vs. ALEC

What’s the difference between model legislation, and improper influence by an interest group? Keystone Progress and the conservative group ALEC square off over the latter’s role in developing Pennsylvania legislation.

August 16th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 4 Comments

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8/4 Morning Buzz

With the help of females, Gov. Corbett’s approval rating increased. This is the first time the Governor’s approval rating has increased since he was elected. Check out Terry Madonna and Michael Young’s bi-weekly column, this week they discuss why the debt negotiations were drawn out and difficult. Gov. Corbett named his puppies Harry and Penny after entries from residents across the Commonwealth.

August 4th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook, Redistricting Watch, Senate | No Comments

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8/2 Morning Buzz

Veteran Democratic Congressman Mike Doyle was the lone member of the Pennsylvania delegation to vote against the high-profile, controversial debt ceiling deal reached by President Obama and congressional leaders late Sunday night. The Forest Hills representative was also at the center of a controversial caucus huddle in which he reportedly likened Tea Party Republicans to “terrorists [who] have made it impossible to spend any money.”

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments

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8/1 Morning Buzz

The big Monday morning news: President Obama and Congressional leaders pounded out the framework for a budget deal late Sunday night, with a vote very likely taking place on Monday. Even before their respective caucus leaders had a chance to present the specifics of the plan to rank-and-file members, Pennsylvania’s public officials were already offering preliminary thoughts.

August 1st, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments