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Corbett: No Wisconsin-Style Showdown in PA

The current upsets in Wisconsin and now in Ohio have Pennsylvanians, along with the rest of the U.S., banding together in protest to fight against measures like that of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. When asked about duplicating any of Gov. Walker’s plans for unions, Gov. Corbett said that he’s not considering it for his budget.

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 5 Comments

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Toomey takes the Floor: Maiden Speech Addresses National Debt

Senator Pat Toomey -(R) took the floor and addressed the U.S. Senate in his maiden speech with his concern over the national debt limit. The Senator’s Full Faith and Credit Act is legislation he introduced last month and offered today on the floor. The amendment would make it so that the national debt becomes the Treasury’s top priority in the event that it reaches its limit.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | 1 Comment

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Rallies Across PA Held in Support of Wisconsin Union Workers, Gov. Scott Walker

Thousands of supporters across the state joined together through the weekend, protesting efforts in Wisconsin by Republican Gov. Scott Walker to eliminate collective bargaining rights for unionized state employees. With these rallies also came counter-protesters, stressing that the governor is taking needed steps to balance the state budget.

March 1st, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | 2 Comments