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Pa. Leaders React to Federal Budget Agreement

After news reports, breaking news e-mails and cell phone push notifications alerted the nation late Friday night that a federal budget agreement was met and a government shutdown off the radar, Pennsylvania representatives voiced their thoughts on the deal– with Democrats and Republicans alike expressing relief a shutdown was averted.

April 13th, 2011 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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PLC: The Evolving Relationship Between Tea Party, GOP

A meeting of PA conservatives this weekend showcased the tension and cooperation that define the relationship between Tea Party activists and establishment Republicans. Each side knows they need to other to win elections. “It’s like Republican State Committee,” remarked one attendee. “Except no hacks.”

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 3 Comments

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Tort Reform Moves to Final Vote

A final vote in the PA legislature will occur early next week in Corbett’s push for tort reform. The “Fair Share” bill, sponsored by Republican Curt Schroder, would rid the state of its joint-and-several liability law, which forces a defendant to make all of a payout in the case that a co-defendant is financially unable.

April 8th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments