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Pa. Leaders React to Federal Budget Agreement

After news reports, breaking news e-mails and cell phone push notifications alerted the nation late Friday night that a federal budget agreement was met and a government shutdown off the radar, Pennsylvania representatives voiced their thoughts on the deal– with Democrats and Republicans alike expressing relief a shutdown was averted.

April 13th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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4/12 Morning Buzz

The State Capitol is kicking into high gear with several big votes this week, including tort reform which passed the House last night. Rough and tumble Philly politics. Scaringi visits Erie, and Gerlach scores a press win.

April 12th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook | No Comments

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NRSC: Casey Votes to Allow Enactment of “Backdoor Energy Tax,” Resorts to “Election Cycle Posturing”

Said NRSC Press Secretary Chris Bond: “Senator Casey’s vote on this critical amendment serves as yet another reminder that Pennsylvania jobs will always take a backseat to his support for his party bosses’ liberal environmental agenda in Washington. Once again, Casey is well out-of-step with his state’s families and job creators – and he will have to answer for this liberal record at the polls next year.”

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PLC: The Evolving Relationship Between Tea Party, GOP

A meeting of PA conservatives this weekend showcased the tension and cooperation that define the relationship between Tea Party activists and establishment Republicans. Each side knows they need to other to win elections. “It’s like Republican State Committee,” remarked one attendee. “Except no hacks.”

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 3 Comments