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PoliticsPA’s Morning Buzz: 9/1 Edition

A pair of new ads are up on TV (courtesy of Tom Corbett and Joe Sestak), critics lash out at the AG for using “Bonusgate” accomplishments as campaign talking points, and the state is paying way, way too much in unemployment insurance. This is Wednesday’s Buzz.

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

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Corbett’s Ad Highlights Hypocrisy, Inconsistencies

Harrisburg, PA — Tom Corbett’s new ad highlights his hypocrisy and many inconsistencies on important economic issues. Tom Corbett says that he will oppose a tax increase, but in his only budget vote he raised property taxes by 20 percent. Tom Corbett also flip-flopped on including fees in his no tax pledge, first saying he […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | 1 Comment

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Meehan Tours STEM Center at DCCC, Touts Important Role of Education in Growing Nation’s Economy

Says funding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education must be priority DREXEL HILL, PA – Today, Pat Meehan toured Delaware County Community College’s new STEM Complex, a state of the art facility that enhances the college’s ability to provide world-class educational programs in the areas of science, technology, education, and math.  During the tour, […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Senator Orie calls for suspension of keystone exams

Today, State Senator Jane C. Orie (R-40) called on Governor Ed Rendell to suspend funding for the Keystone Exams, the Administration’s controversial end-of-year testing scheme. In a letter to the Governor, Sen. Orie stated, “With federal rejection of our Race to the Top application, the $250 million shortfall in federal funding, and the fact the […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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KANJORSKI, HINOJOSA, CHILDERS RELEASE LETTER TO SECRETARY VILSACK CALLING FOR SWIFT EXECUTION OF AFFORDABLE HOME LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM FIXES

20 Members of Congress Urge Action by USDA to Ensure That Rural Americans Can Use Homebuyer Tax Credit and Complete Home Purchases WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Paul E. Kanjorski (D-PA), Congressman Rubén Hinojosa (D-TX), and Congressman Travis W. Childers (D-MS) released a letter to Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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Lentz Follows Marching Orders from Nancy Pelosi

Lentz Endorses More Government Bailouts DREXEL HILL, PA – During an event yesterday with Senator Bob Casey, Bryan Lentz endorsed additional government bailouts by announcing his support for HR 5297.  Lentz announced his support just days after the Democratic leadership, under the direction of Nancy Pelosi, encouraged its members to play defense on economic issues. […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments

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ACLU Appeals to PA Supreme Court On Behalf of Candidate Stricken From Ballot

Statute Used to Disqualify Independent Candidate’s Petition Signatures Was Declared Unconstitutional By A Federal Court In 2002 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2010 ALLENTOWN, PA – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has appealed to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court a Commonwealth Court decision removing from the ballot Carl Stevenson, an independent candidate running for […]

August 31st, 2010 | Posted in Front Page Stories | No Comments