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Month: November 2010

Mayors’ concerns sway Rendell veto

The Scranton Times-Tribune by robert swift (harrisburg bureau chief) HARRISBURG – Mayors played a key role in influencing Gov. Ed Rendell to veto legislation providing

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Nutter: A ‘Press’-ing engagement

By CATHERINE LUCEY Philadelphia Daily News 215-854-4172 MAYOR NUTTER hit the big time as a talking head yesterday with an appearance on NBC’s “Meet

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/30 Edition

Sen. Casey has a short mention in the WikiLeaks cables, Tom Corbett is headed to DC tomorrow to meet with the incoming Speaker of the House and Gov. Rendell says strengthening the gun control laws in Pa. is ‘a lost cause’. In addition, controversy is brewing about the cars state judges drive, more lawmakers are rejecting their pay raise, and how much does it cost to protect Mayor Ravenstahl? Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the Buzz.

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/29 Edition

Good morning and welcome to the Buzz. Rep. Critz is getting involved in the Social Security wrangling, Gov. Rendell vetoed the Castle Doctrine legislation, legislators are running away from their payraise as fast as they can and Mayor Nutter was on Meet the Press yesterday. As always, check back for updates throughout the day on

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 11/26 Edition

Welcome to the Black Friday edition of the Buzz. The Morning Call says Tom Corbett is going to have a tough time emulating Chris Christie, Rep. Costa plead guilty to a lesser charge and Gov. Rendell signed 22 bills into law. Stay warm while you do your holiday shopping.

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After indictment, Musto says ‘I want my day in court’

State Sen. Raphael J. Musto, an 81-year-old Pittston native who has held public office for nearly 40 years, became the latest official snared in an ongoing public corruption probe Tuesday when he was indicted by a federal grand jury in Scranton on charges he pocketed cash and gifts from a company that wanted help building a multimillion-dollar commercial development project.

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Turzai Dispels LCB Revenue Myth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2010   Turzai Dispels LCB Revenue Myth   HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) only transfers about $90

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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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