Month: March 2011

Politico: Pennsylvania’s Democratic face-off

Dan Hirschorn of Politico reports that it is now very likely that incumbent Democrats Mark Critz and Jason Altmire will be forced to run against each other in a Democratic primary next year because of redistricting. Many experts in the state believed that this would happen early on because of how the population of Pennsylvania is moving forward east as reported by PoliticsPa earlier this morning.

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Redistricting in the News

PoliticsPA gives you the run down on what local newspapers throughout Pennsylvania are saying about the upcoming redistricting process.

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3/30 Morning Buzz

We have the exclusive on NEPA prosecutor Kathleen Granahan Kane who will announce a bid for Attorney General today. Pa2010 alum Dan Hirschhorn takes an early look at an Altmire v. Critz primary (advantage Critz). Casey’s in the hot seat over Planned Parenthood funding. And Corbett takes heat for his strict press conference rules.

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Students take to the Capitol for higher-ed protests

Hundreds of residents crowded outside the Capitol Monday morning, prepared with signs and chants to prove to Gov. Corbett that his proposed 50 percent funding cuts to the 14 state-owned and four state-affiliated universities won’t go down without a fight.

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Dems Look at DiNicola to Take On Kelly

Kevin Cuneo of the Erie Times News is reporting that Erie County Dems are looking at attorney and former congressional candidate Ron DiNicola to challenge freshman Rep. Mike Kelly.

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Port Authority Union tries Onorato again

After Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato rejected Port Authority union workers’ proposal for a 10 percent pay cut and forgoing a 3 percent raise scheduled for January, transit workers are willing to restart talks. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jon Schmitz reports:

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PA Rainwater, Small Traces of Fallout

“The bottom line is our public drinking water is safe,” Corbett said on the 32nd anniversary of the start of the nation’s worst nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, south of Harrisburg.

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Centrist Casey stays mum on Planned Parenthood

With government funding for Planned Parenthood one of the most dividing issues in reaching agreement on the government’s budget for the remaining fiscal year, centrist Senators– including Sen. Casey– have yet to take on the issue, The Hill’s Cristina Marcos reports:

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