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3/10 Morning Buzz

The census numbers are out, reactions to Corbett’s budget proposal continue, and the DEP continues its dispute with the NYT over (politically) radioactive Marcellus wastewater.

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Harrisburg, Playbook | No Comments

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3/9 Morning Buzz

Budget budget budget. All of PA is abuzz with news about what Governor Corbett wants to cut, and what escaped the axe. We’ve devoted a special section of the Buzz this morning to budget followup.

March 9th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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3/7 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA reviewed the special election in Reading, the Allegheny Dems endorse Fitzgerald and Wagner, DiCicco drops out, and PA’s GOP delegation is in Harrisburg today to talk redistricting, as well as Marcellus shale and Medicaid.

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3/4 Morning Buzz

The Orie ordeal has been declared a mistrial. Wagner wants tobacco revenue to fund adultBasic. Corbett doesn’t want a Wisconsin-style showdown. And PA unemployment dropped from 8.5% to 8.2%. Yay.

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3/3 Morning Buzz

The jury deliberates Jane Orie’s fate, Rick Santorum is off Fox News until his 2012 decision, the entire PA delegation voted the CR to prevent a government shut down, and Forbes says Philly is America’s most toxic city.

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Toomey takes the Floor: Maiden Speech Addresses National Debt

Senator Pat Toomey -(R) took the floor and addressed the U.S. Senate in his maiden speech with his concern over the national debt limit. The Senator’s Full Faith and Credit Act is legislation he introduced last month and offered today on the floor. The amendment would make it so that the national debt becomes the Treasury’s top priority in the event that it reaches its limit.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | 1 Comment

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3/1 Morning Buzz

PoliticsPA gets named one of PA’s best political tweeters, adultBasic is almost done, issue groups continue to fight over federal budget cuts, Marcellus wastewater is generating buzz, and York, PA is no longer jealous of Harrisburg.

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2/28 Morning Buzz

Mucho talk about Marcellus this weekend. PA pols respond to the conflict in Libya. Labor activists held rallies around PA to show support for Wisconsin workers. And Scranton Mayor Doherty will celebrate St. Patty’s day at the White House.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments