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Casey Scores Win with Payroll Tax Cut Extension

For months, Sen. Bob Casey has made the payroll tax cut extension his top issue. He put himself out publicly on the issue more than almost any other thus far in his low-profile first term, routinely appearing on cable on Pa. news to push the measure. He scored a win when it passed on Friday.

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 3 Comments

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3 Years After the Stimulus, Is Pa. Better Off?

Three years ago on this day, a newly elected President Barrack Obama signed The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, effectively pumping $787 billion into a flagging American economy. Pennsylvania received $9 billion in recovery funds. Projects funded included increased education funding and money for Pa.’s highways.

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Top Stories | 3 Comments

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Pa. Ballot Odds & Ends

We’ve taken a look at the ballot from the state department and pulled out a few interesting tidbits about the legislative races, like who’s facing a 2010 rematch, who’s getting a free pass, and what’s happening in the open seats. Enjoy!

February 20th, 2012 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 14 Comments