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Month: August 2011

State Takeover of Harrisburg Could Start Tonight

Tonight is a big night for Harrisburg. City leaders have the unenviable choice between handing over control of the city, or seeing it taken. If Harrisburg city council members don’t produce a recovery plan tonight Governor Corbett will issue a state takeover of the financially troubled capital.

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A Win for Toomey: DOT Sees the Sign

The U.S government finally saw the sign after weeks of deliberating Senator Toomey’s forceful recommendation to back off the mandate for new street signs across the nation.

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Perzel Issues Apology

This afternoon, former PA House Speaker John Perzel plead guilty to eight counts of conspiracy, theft and conflict of interest that resulted from then-Attorney General Tom Corbett’s sweeping “Bonusgate” investigation. Perzel issued the following statement.

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Pittsburgh Comedy Night (With Video)

Look, we know, this thing happened like a week ago – it’s old news. While PoliticsPA was busy covering Stu Bykofsky’s comedy night in Philly, out in Pittsburgh the Steelers were busy beating up on the Eagles, and western PA politicos were giving it their own go.

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Airport Workers Union Targets 4 PA Republicans

A large union representing airport workers is taking aim at four Pennsylvania Congressmen over what they say is an attempt to use the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization to curtail
their bargaining rights.

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8/31 Morning Buzz

Santorum in PA; immigration showdown; Toomey to Coudersport; Perzel to plead guilty; and GOP pressure on Orie to resign?

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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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