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6/29 Ups & Downs

Much like the Pirates and Phillies, this week was a series split for the state parties. The GOP continues to be plagued by Turzai’s Voter ID comments as the Dems are edged out of a possible finalized budget. Here are this week’s Ups & Downs.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 9 Comments

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House Passes State Budget

It looks like lawmakers are going to make it. The GOP-dominated House passed a $27.7 billion state budget, to the dismay of many minority Democrats who are dissatisfied with flat-lined education funding, social service spending cuts, and a massive business tax break.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 2 Comments

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6/29 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. The House passes a budget; PA politicos are buzzing over the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision; Turzai gets roasted by Stephen Colbert; and Altmire and Critz break with the Dems and vote for contempt for Holder.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments

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Altmire, Critz Vote for Holder Contempt

With an NRA endorsement on the line, Reps. Mark Critz (D-Cambria) and Jason Altmire (D-Allegheny) broke with their party and voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for failure to release information regarding the Fast and Furious scandal.

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 9 Comments

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New Pro-Obama Super PAC Ad Hammers Vulture Capitalist Message

Liberal super PAC Priorities USA Action released a new ad in Pennsylvania Thursday attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The 30 second spot blasts him for profiting off the bankruptcy of companies owned by Bain Capital while he was CEO of the private equity firm. Watch the ad here

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories, Video | No Comments

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Turzai Gets the Colbert Treatment

We’ve come a long way from Saturday’s GOP state committee in Hershey. After PoliticsPA broke the story of Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s Voter ID comments, they’ve made the rounds on cable news – and finally arrived Wednesday night on The Colbert Report. Watch the segment here.

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories, Video | 1 Comment

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6/28 Morning Buzz

Good morning politicos, here’s the buzz. The world awaits a SCOTUS decision on the health care law; and a new poll shows Casey maintaining a wide lead over Smith as Smith contemplates a big self-donation.

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Playbook, Top Stories | No Comments