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John Callahan: What Exactly Are You Proud Of?

After Handpicking Callahan As Successor, Former Bethlehem Mayor Says City “Operating In The Red” “Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham used a word about Bethlehem finances that the city’s mayor has refused to say.  Red… as in ink.  Bethlehem’s audit showed Bethlehem finished 2009 with a $5.2 million deficit last year, but Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan doesn’t describe […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Congressman Dent’s Five Point Job Plan

Harrisburg, PA — On Tuesday, John Callahan released a comprehensive five point job plan that received positive media coverage across his district. In contrast, Congressman Charlie Dent has failed to release a plan to create jobs. We took the liberty of outlining a five point plan for him based on his votes in Congress and policy positions. […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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On Average, Better than Average — Pennsylvania’s Hospitals Continue to Make Progress in Health Care Quality

HARRISBURG, PA(Sept. 2, 2010)–Pennsylvania’s hospitals are frequently above-average when compared to national benchmarks of health care quality and are often making improvements at a faster rate than the rest of the county according to the “state of the state” analysis that the Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Alliance (PHCQA) recently conducted based on data collected by […]

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PhillyClout: Sestak admits error on earmark request

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak reached out to PhillyClout this afternoon to clarify his explanation from earlier this week about a $350,000 federal spending “earmark” that has been seized on by his Republican opponent in the race for the U.S. Senate, former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey.

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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The Washington Post’s Broder sizes up the Pa. gov race

Because the history of this office is weighty in terms of national politics, with figures including Rendell, Tom Ridge, Dick Thornburgh, Milton Shapp, Bob Casey and Bill Scranton all playing prominent roles in their parties, the outcome may be more important than the highly publicized fight for Arlen Specter’s Senate seat.

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/2 Edition

The DSCC released a new ad attacking Pat Toomey, Dan Onorato gave us some more details about a severance tax and DNC Chair Tim Kaine is giving a major speech in Philly next week. Good morning, it’s a busy Thursday here in the Buzz.

September 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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PA GOP: Dahlkemper to Kelly: Pay Attention To ME, Not Pediatric Cancer!

HARRISBURG – Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason was disgusted to learn that 3rd District Democrat Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper was criticizing Republican candidate Mike Kelly for choosing to attend a fundraiser for pediatric cancer over a political debate. “I didn’t think Kathy Dahlkemper could go any lower after voting for government-run health care, but […]

September 1st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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PA GOP Announces 45th State Senatorial District Conferee Meeting

HARRISBURG–Today, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania (PA GOP) announced that a 45th State Senatorial District Conferee Meeting will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 9:00 am at the Holiday Inn Monroeville, 2750 Mosside Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146, to nominate a candidate to fill the Republican Party’s position on the ballot for the upcoming […]

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