Category: Editorial

September 3rd Ups and Downs

Former President Donald Trump endorses a candidate for U.S. Senate, Gov. Tom Wolf scores a win for his climate change plans, plus a GOP candidate in a swing county makes headlines for the wrong reasons. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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August 27th Ups and Downs

A victory is scored for criminal justice advocates, an F&M poll shows Lt. Gov. John Fetterman with an advantage in the Democratic Senate primary, plus a former Phillie gets into a Twitter fight with a Lehigh Valley state Rep. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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August 20th Ups and Downs

The top Republican in the state Senate pens a letter blasting a fellow Republican, a former Democratic candidate for Auditor General is appointed to serve in the office, plus the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review names a new managing editor. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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August 13th Ups and Downs

GOP county commissioners accuse a GOP state Senator of creating “unnecessary chaos,” new population data is released from the U.S. Census Bureau, plus a GOP congressman is encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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August 6th Ups and Downs

The labor movement loses an influential leader, the Pennsylvania Lottery “hits the jackpot,” plus a new beer is released that pays homage to a memorable moment of the 2020 presidential election cycle. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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July 30th Ups and Downs

UPMC selects a new leader, a Chester County Republican gets a second term as National Chairman of the Young Republicans, plus a former state Rep. is sentenced to three years of probation for a credit card case. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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July 23rd Ups and Downs

A Delaware County Democrat is charged with theft and will resign from the state House, one county’s voting machines are decertified, plus the state broke a new record for gambling revenue. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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July 16th Ups and Downs

Two counties reject a request for a “forensic audit,” the Democratic mayoral candidate in North Braddock is arrested, plus a progressive congressional challenge outraises an incumbent in Allegheny County. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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July 9th Ups and Downs

One Democratic Senate hopeful raises $2.5 million in Q2, voting reforms seem unlikely in the state, plus funding is eliminated for PA public broadcasting in the latest state budget. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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July 2nd Ups and Downs

A state rep leads a successful push for the poorest schools in Pennsylvania to receive more state funds, a West Philly Democrat is implicated in a deed fraud scheme, plus a former state Senator is nominated to serve on the National Council on the Arts. All of that and more are in this week’s Ups and Downs.

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  • When Will PA House Agree On Rules?


    • After the Special House Elections (Feb 7) (92%)
    • End of the Month (Jan 31) (4%)
    • End of Next Week (Jan 27) (2%)
    • Early February (Feb 1-6) (2%)

    Total Voters: 152

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