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Year: 2010

PoliticsPA Up & Down: 2010 Edition

It’s been an interesting year in PA Politics: great for some, career-ending for others. These are the people who end the year at the top of their game, and the people who would have been better off if 2010 had never happened.

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PoliticsPA Up & Down: 12/31 Edition

State Senator Mike O’Pake. His legacy of fighting for children, the elderly, and his native Reading speaks for itself, and the bipartisan outpouring of sentiment

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/31 Edition

PoliticsPA releases our year-end list of Ups and Downs. The Daily News takes a deeper look at the impact of the stimulus. More chatter about Vick, Eagles, Rendell, Obama, etc. City councils around the state work to finalize city budgets, and 2010 is coming to a close. Have a Happy New Year, and see you in 2011.

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/30 Edition

Former Berks Commissioner Judy Schwank looks like the front runner for the late Senator O’Pake’s seat. Pro-life are groups targeting Casey in 2012, despite his pro-life identity – an ironic turn of fate given the pro-choice flak he received during the 2006 primary. In Montco, the Commissioner drama continues. And Allegheny Comptroller Flaherty will run for County Executive, no matter what Onorato decides to do. Good Thursday morning, and welcome to the buzz.

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EXCLUSIVE: Schwank Likely Front Runner in Special for O’Pake Seat

Judy Schwank, who served as Berks County Commissioner from 2000-2007, has emerged as a clear favorite to fill Mike O’Pake’s now-vacant State Senate seat. Party insiders on each side of the aisle are talking about Schwank, with operatives in both parties agreeing that she is a prohibitive favorite is she decides to run.

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Tucker Carlson Says Vick Should Have Been Executed

Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson can’t decide who he likes less, Michael Vick or Barack Obama. In a discussion about Obama’s recent praise of Vick, Carlson said that he should have been executed for dogfighting. Carlson was filling in for Sean Hannity.

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 12/29 Edition

Corbett welcomes a showdown with the state employee unions, Pittsburgh City Council just can’t seem to pass a budget, preliminary details emerge on the special election to fill Sen. O’Pake’s seat, and Governor Rendell was right! If the game had been played on Sunday, as Rendell loudly advocated, Adrian Peterson (who ran for 118 yards and a TD) may not even have played.

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  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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