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One candidate for Attorney General, a Senator, and some Congressman make this week’s list of PA’s political winners and losers.

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger Blasts Shuster Amendment

Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot credited with “the Miracle on the Hudson,” is taking aim at an amendment offered by Rep. Shuster that critics claim would scale back aviation safety legislation. Shuster says that his amendment is in keeping with the goals of President Obama’s administration to make regulation more efficient, and won’t impact safety precautions already in place.

Pa. Republicans React to Obama’s Libya Speech

A few members of the GOP PA Delegation took a moment to respond to Obama’s Libya address. Many applaud the President for explaining his decision, but few were 100% satisfied with the explanation. Many left with more questions than answers.

“Commonwealth One” For Sale; Corbett Slams Rendell Transportation Policy

Cornett’s move gained symbolic importance when the Governor said the bus “represents everything wrong with state government – it’s outdated, inefficient and broken down,” a clear criticism of the Rendell administration.

Updated: For Rep. Marino’s Future Reference

The PA Democratic party is having some fun with an apparent flub by U.S. Rep. Tom Marino. Dem Spokesman Mark Nicastre sent the following email to Marino’s press office (and thoughtfully cc’ed the entire PA press corps). Updated with the (straightforward, believable) response from Marino’s office.

Toomey Urges Balanced Budget in Latest Legislation

Toomey wants to create a Constitutional Amendment which would make it illegal for the budget to spend more than its revenue, and spending would be capped at 18 percent of the GDP. The entire Senate GOP Congress is said to be on board.


Early Returns: Savage: No new Santorum site
Early Returns: Toomey: The New Judd Gregg
Early Returns: It’s All About the Balance
The Big Tent: Pa. Republican in U.S. House Tagged as Geography Dunce
Pennsylvania Ave.: Transportation Sec. LaHood Will Be In Allentown on Monday
Early Returns: Thompson ad evokes the Mtn Fiddler
Early Returns: Sorting Out the Shale Commission
Times-Leader: Cordaro, Munchak Plead Not Guilty
Times-Leader: Feds Take Wilkes-Barre Bus Company Off the Road
Daily News: A.G. Hopeful Gets Rep. Brady’s Backing – But Not His Endorsement
Commonwealth Confidential: Corbett Names Chester County Woman to Top Labor Post
Times-Leader: State Supreme Court Denies Lokuta’s Motion for Reconsideration
Times-Leader: Appellate Court Rules Against Housing Complex For Veterans
York Daily Record: Pa. House to ban bath salts
Capitol Ideas: Budget Czar Zogby Takes Tough Questions from House Panel
Newsworks: Schuylkill Expressway Is Among Worst Commutes In The Nation
Heard in the Hall: PICA Praises Nutter on City’s Finances
Inquirer: Phila. Must Justify Property-Tax Projections, Katz says
Fox Philadelphia: Last Aircraft Leaves Willow Grove Airbase
Early Returns: County exec race started yesterday
AP: Pa. legislature finishes hearings on Corbett’s budget proposal
Patriot-News: Former Georgia CEO will lead Harrisburg’s Pinnacle
Patriot-News: Bad times for health care, good times for Pa. health insurer Highmark
Citizens’ Voice: Luzerne County DA will seek injunction against sale of bath salts
Citizens’ Voice: Scranton bans sale of bath salts
Citizens’ Voice: Expert sees reason for optimism on economy
Standard Speaker: State grants Valley Academy charter
Standard Speaker: NEPA charters interested in co-op
Standard Speaker: Cost-cutting measure targets administrators
The Morning Call: Allentown: Valley jobless claims fall sharply in February
Post-Gazette: Pa. bridges still the worst in U.S. survey of deficiencies
Post-Gazette: Ferlo seeks review of new Marcellus Shale permit rules
Post-Gazette: Harrisburg takes reins for Marcellus enforcement
WFMZ: State investigates possible PSSA problem
Daily News: SEPTA converting to cashless fare system
Tribune-Review: Health law to spur hospital, doctor networks
Tribune-Review: Transit talks expected to resume
PhillyNow: Sheriff Candidate Kromer on Funds Request
Patriot-News: Harrisburg debt talks convene, described as good first step in long journey
Inquirer: Council confirms two to ethics board
Tribune-Review: Blissman withdraws from Westmoreland Commissioners race
Fox Philadelphia: This is a temporary tax hike, right?
Fox Philadelphia: 247 Allentown School Jobs Could Be Cut
PhillyClout: Committee of Seventy Files Legal Support for DROP Suits


Dave Davies, Newsworks: Follow the money
Patriot-News: Scale it back: Where there’s a will, there’s a way for legislators to cut back
Patriot-News: School voucher proposal doesn’t add up
Reading Eagle: Voters seem to be unhappy no matter who’s in charge
Citizens’ Voice: A solid case for intervention
Standard Speaker: Walmart isn’t the answer for Pa. liquor sales
The Morning Call: Corbett budget lacking

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