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Month: June 2011

Bunch v. Corbett

Daily News writer Will Bunch has two high-profile articles about Governor Corbett today, neither of which is very flattering. Nor is the cover of today’s DN, for that matter.

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Afternoon Budget Rundown: State House Begins Floor Debate

In the day after the state Senate passed a budget plan along party lines, government agencies, state universities, teachers and a raft of advocates have offered their reactions as the state House attempts to ensure that Governor Tom Corbett has the chance to sign the plan into law before the start of the new fiscal year.

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Will Pa. Ever See Open Primaries?

The growing transition of voters, according to Eugene DePasquale (D-York), toward third parties “began with Watergate and has been picking up steam ever since.”

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6/29 Morning Buzz

The Senate passes a budget; endorsements in some 2012 races; Corbett signs tort reform and the Castle doctrine; and Rick Santorum has an answer to the debt ceiling question.

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Senate Approves $27.15 Billion Budget

Late Tuesday afternoon the State Senate passed the $27.15 billion budget with a 30-20 vote. The budget, after a party-line vote, now heads to the House. The new budget proposes no tax increases and softens some of Governor Corbett’s earlier cuts.

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Kanjorski, Luzerne Pols Endorse Murphy for AG

At a fundraiser tonight in Wilkes-Barre, Murphy will be joined by Congressman Paul Kanjorski, Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton, and State Representatives Michael Carroll, Phyllis Mundy and Eddie Day Pashinski.

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DePasquale Pulls in Pittsburgh Support

State Rep. DePasquale’s nascent bid for Auditor General is finding support in western PA. Several of his House colleagues and other Allegheny County politicos will co-host a fundraiser for the York lawmaker (and Pittsburgh native).

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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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