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3/14 Morning Buzz

Both parties are gearing up for tomorrow’s special election in Reading, higher education funding is the major battle line in the Corbett budget, and Joe Sestak’s “re-elected” ad won the 2011 Pollie award for best negative ad.

March 14th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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3/11 Morning Buzz

PA census data and Corbett’s budget proposal continue to ripple across the state today. Senator Casey has a St. Patty’s Day party tonight in Philly, and Dominic Pileggi has an opponent (possibly).

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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.

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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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