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Month: May 2012

Politically Incorrect: Public Education Financing Flawed

Funding public education through the property tax is responsible for many of our school’s woes, and the misplaced property tax revenues could be better put to use supporting local government expenditures. Rep. Jim Cox’s (R-Berks) bill may help solve these problems.

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5/29 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. We hope you enjoyed your long weekend and you’re ready for the start of the summer campaign season.

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Freed Has Wide Cash Lead in AG Race

Republican Dave Freed leads Democrat Kathleen Kane $440,000 to $2,000 according to the latest campaign finance reports in their Attorney General contest. Kane spent roughly $2 million – most of it in loans from her family – to clear a competitive primary; Freed was unopposed.

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5/25 Ups & Downs

The presidential campaign continues to roll through PA producing winners and losers alike; a shakeup at casa de Corbett; and grades of congressional eloquence. Here are this week’s Ups & Downs!

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5/25 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the Buzz. Lots of news this morning: polls, a staff shakeup in the Guv’s office and more.

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Sestak Boosts SEPA Challengers

When he wasn’t appearing on cable news or answering questions about whether he’ll run for Governor in 2014, former Rep. and 2010 Senate hopeful Joe Sestak has been busy recently helping local candidates.

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GOP Operatives Quietly Celebrate Corbett Shakeup

Republican officials and operatives across the state celebrated in private Thursday after reports that Gov. Tom Corbett is planning a staff shakeup. They say Corbett has not been effective at getting his agenda through the legislature, nor rebutting his critics.

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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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