PoliticsPA’s Up & Down: 10/1 Edition

This week on Up & Down, we applaud State Rep. Solobay for his bravery, we want to know whether the State House and Senate will come to an agreement on an extraction tax, what’s with Sestak and Toomey not debating, and, finally, we recongnize the press (positive and negative) Keith Rothfus got this week.

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

PoliticsPA Sits Down With Former Congressman Phil English

On Sept. 28, PoliticsPA’s Louis Jacobson caught up with former Erie-area Congressman Phil English, a Republican, for a wide-ranging conversation about the national and statewide outlook for Election Day. English was elected to the House during the Republican wave election of 1994 and later lost his seat to current Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper in the Democratic wave election of 2008. Here are edited excerpts from their conversation.

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Features | 2 Comments

PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 10/1 Edition

Military service is becoming an issue again in the Sestak-Toomey race, The Daily Show takes on Jason Altmire, and Gov. Rendell will not be working at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Good Friday morning, Up & Down will be here soon, but, as always, here is the Buzz.

October 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

Toomey Receives Endorsement from Fmr. Navy Sec. John Lehman

Toomey Receives Endorsement from Fmr. Navy Sec. John Lehman Allentown, PA – Today in Harrisburg, U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner, Pat Toomey, received the endorsement of former Secretary of the United States Navy, John Lehman.   Secretary Lehman was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Reagan at the young age of […]

September 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCES MARK MCDONALD AS PRESS SECRETARY

MAYOR NUTTER ANNOUNCES MARK MCDONALD AS PRESS SECRETARY Philadelphia, September 30, 2010 – Today, Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that Mark McDonald will be appointed as Press Secretary for the Mayor’s Office. In his position, Mr. McDonald will be the Administration’s primary liaison to the media and will work closely with the Mayor and top […]

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Corbett to Patriot-News: I Don’t Really Know What I’m Talking About

Corbett to Patriot-News: I Don’t Really Know What I’m Talking About GOP nominee ‘has not yet looked at the state budget’ he talks about cutting   PITTSBURGH: Tom Corbett’s ongoing struggle to understand the state budget crisis hit another rough patch yesterday when Corbett deviated from the controlled environments he prefers and appeared before the […]

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MAYOR, STAKEHOLDERS OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW ‘MIKES AUTO BODY AND VOCATIONAL CENTER IN THE HEART OF LARIMER

MAYOR, STAKEHOLDERS OFFICIALLY OPEN NEW ‘MIKES AUTO BODY AND VOCATIONAL CENTER IN THE HEART OF LARIMER Sent 09/30/2010 @ 11:24 am (PITTSBURGH) Sept. 30    Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, City Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess, Senator Jim Ferlo, and representatives from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this morning officially cut the ribbon […]

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Lentz Breaks Another Campaign Promise; Takes $26,000 in Per Diem Payments After Vowing He Wouldn’t

Lentz Breaks Another Campaign Promise; Takes $26,000 in Per Diem Payments After Vowing He Wouldn’t How can he reform Washington if he refused to do it in Harrisburg? DREXEL HILL, PA – After vowing he would not take per diem payments during his campaign for State Representative in 2006, records show that Bryan Lentz accepted […]

September 30th, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments