Month: May 2012

Corbett Criticized for Appointing Former Staffer to Judge

Gov. Tom Corbett’s appointment of his former chief of staff Bill Ward has raised red flags among Democrats and judges in the state. The questioning of the appointment comes after state Republicans called for Corbett to shake up his campaign staff, allegedly causing Ward’s resignation.

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5/31 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. A budget deal gets closer, the presidential back-and-forth continues, and Fitzpatrick takes some heat.

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Job Creator: Romney vs. Obama

Who is the real job creator, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama? Fiercely debated, the question remains a central theme in both presidential campaigns as Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Butler) and a Somerset businessman laud Romney’s private sector experience while highlighting Obama’s sluggish economy recovery.

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5/30 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. Lots of debate of property taxes and local school districts; Voter ID questions persist, and a battle is brewing in the Bucks Co. GOP.

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House Bill May Cause Tax Shift for Schools

The proposed “Property Tax Independence Act” bill would eliminate property taxes as a source for public education funding in the state, as the bill’s sponsor Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) calls for increases in income taxes and sales taxes. How will school budgets fare?

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New Provision Makes Getting an ID Easier…Or Does It?

The Corbett administration promised Wednesday to ease the burden of obtaining a photo ID in order to vote. They claimed the new provision simplifies the method for Pennsylvania-born voters, who can request PennDOT verify their birth using state health records.

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