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    Wed, October 18, 2017

    Marino Withdraws Drug Czar Nomination


    President Trump’s pick for drug czar, Rep. Tom Marino, has withdrawn from consideration following allegations he helped water down legislation and weaken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ...

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    Tue, October 10, 2017

    A Different Kind of Republican


    York, Pa. â€" Halfway through our interview, state senator Scott Wagner leaves the room. He is off to grab something from his office here at the headquarters of Penn Waste, Inc., the company he ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    Pay Out Scheme Ensares Philly Congressman


    PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) â€" A retired Philadelphia judge has admitted in federal court his part in a pay-out scheme involving a longtime Philadelphia congressman during a 2012 primary election ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    Post-Gazette: Tim Murphy Urged Abortion


    A text message sent in January to U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy by a woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship took him to task for an anti-abortion statement posted on Facebook from his office's ...

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    Wed, October 04, 2017

    State Tax Revenue Up


    Pennsylvania's general fund revenue in September was $2.7 billion, a 3.5 percent increase from September 2016, according to a report by the Independent Fiscal Office.

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    Wed, September 20, 2017

    Steve Bloom Announces Congressional Bid


    State Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-North Middleton Township) announced Monday morning he will run for Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District seat in 2018.

    Bloom, who ...

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    Thu, September 14, 2017

    House GOP Passes No Tax Hike Budget


    HARRISBURG â€" Up against an unprecedented cash crunch, Republicans who control Pennsylvania's House of Representatives late Wednesday night approved a no-new-taxes borrowing package to help ...

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    Tue, September 12, 2017

    Scaife to be Honored at Point Park University


    The Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University will celebrate its one-year anniversary Tuesday with two student-moderated panel discussions and the dedication of a plaque honoring Dick ...

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    Tue, September 05, 2017

    Marino to be Drug Czar


    The White House announced Friday that President Donald Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, a campaign supporter, to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a role commonly ...

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    Tue, September 05, 2017

    PA Tax Revenue Up


    The state's general fund revenues in August were $2.13 billion, a 5.6 percent gain over August 2016, according to a report by the Independent Fiscal Office.

    Tax ...

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    Tue, August 29, 2017

    Barletta Announces U.S. Senate Bid


    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta today announced his run for U.S. Senate against two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

    Republican Barletta (R-11th District), a small ...

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    Mon, August 28, 2017

    PA Coal Production Up 20.4%


    Pennsylvania maintained its rate of coal production during the week of Aug. 19, according to the Energy Information Administration's weekly coal production report.

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    Tue, August 22, 2017

    Senator: Protestors Should Pay Security Costs


    A Lancaster state senator wants to make certain that one group's exercise of free speech rights don't become an exercise in future tax increases for everybody who lives where the bullhorns were ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    CNN Made Mistake in Firing Jeff Lord


    Nope, he's not going gently into that good night.

    Ousted CNN commentator, Camp Hill resident and occasional PennLive Opinion contributor Jeffrey Lord kept up his ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    Steve Blooms Considers Congressional Bid


    The race to fill Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District seat in 2018 may feature a new candidate very familiar to the Carlisle area.

    A statement of candidacy ...

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    Argall Ponders Lt. Governor Bid


    MAHANOY CITY â€" In June, state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29, Rush Township, proposed a constitutional amendment to change the way the lieutenant governor is selected.

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    Tue, August 15, 2017

    State Rep. Pleads Guilty


    State Rep. Marc Gergely pleaded guilty Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges related to his part in an illegal gambling machine ring.

    Gergely, a White Oak democrat ...

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    Tue, August 01, 2017

    State Liquor Prices Could Rise


    The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board told some of its suppliers in a July 20 letter that they had until Monday to cut the prices they charge the agency that runs the state’s more than 600 wine and ...

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    Mon, July 31, 2017

    Barletta to Challenge Casey for Senate Seat


    Congressman Lou Barletta (R-Luzerne) has reportedly told GOP officials he will enter the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.

    According to a tweet from ...

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    Tue, July 18, 2017

    State Budget Remains Unresolved


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) â€" Pennsylvania senators are back in the Capitol, but with no agreements in sight on elements of the state government’s threadbare budget.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Wolf Vetoes Plastic Bag Bill


    HARRISBURG â€" Gov. Wolf on Friday vetoed legislation that would have prohibited cities, towns, and counties from banning or taxing the recyclable plastic bags used at retail stores.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Pipeline Protesters Ordered Off Property


    HUNTINGDON â€" A judge has ordered a central Pennsylvania family and their allies to vacate some of their property which Sunoco Logistics plans to us for its Mariner East 2 pipeline.

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    Wed, July 05, 2017

    Wolf Impedes Voter Fraud Investigation


    HARRISBURG, Pa. â€" Pennsylvania's Democratic governor says he's not going to cooperate with a presidential commission looking into voting fraud, but the Trump administration can purchase ...

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    Wed, June 28, 2017

    Mon-Fayette Expressway Plan Revived


    The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will include the last leg of the Mon-Fayette Expressway project in its long-range plan.

    The regional body on Monday voted ...

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    Wed, June 21, 2017

    Court Gives Public Access to Dash Camera Video


    Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday the public should have access to dash camera video footage unless the police agency can prove it amounts to criminal investigative material and may be ...

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    Wed, June 14, 2017

    Change Sought in Lt. Governor Selection


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) â€" Calling it dysfunction on the second floor of the Capitol, state Sen. Dave Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) is proposing a constitutional amendment to change how ...

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    Thu, June 08, 2017

    Addis Enters U.S. Senate Race


    Republican businessman Paul Addis has made it official, he is jumping into the race to challenge Senator Bob Casey next year.

    Addis released three videos on his ...

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    Wed, May 24, 2017

    Senate Committee Advances Pension Overhaul


    State Senate Committee Advances Critical Pension Overhaul
    Reform Would Free Workers from Sinking System ~Manage Taxpayer Risk

    May 24, 2017, Harrisburg, ...

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    Tue, May 23, 2017

    Gun Rights Advocates Rally


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Hundreds of gun rights supporters took their cause to the state Capitol on Monday, pushing for an agenda that includes looser rules for carrying concealed weapons.

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    Mon, May 22, 2017

    DNC 'Bonusgate II' ?


    When the host committee for the 2016 Democratic National Convention filed its articles of incorporation claiming nonprofit status, it declared that it would give any leftover funds to charity. ...

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    Wed, May 10, 2017

    BINGO Law Updated


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — The state House has approved legislation to update Pennsylvania's Bingo Law.

    House Bill 411, headed to the Senate after Tuesday's ...

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    Tue, May 09, 2017

    PA House Passes Pension Forfeiture Law


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State employees convicted of any felony could lose their taxpayer-funded pensions under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives.

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    Tue, May 02, 2017

    Liquor Stores in Turzai Crosshairs


    With one eye on the state budget and another on his own political future, House Speaker Mike Turzai is pushing a series of bills aimed at dismantling and selling the state-owned liquor system.

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    Tue, May 02, 2017

    State Revenue Collections Lags


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another bad month of tax collections is deepening the state government's budget hole, pushing its revenue shortfall to more than $1 billion for a fiscal year that ends in nine ...

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    Tue, May 02, 2017

    DiSanto: Take Pensions from Criminals


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — It is a maddening and all-too-familiar sight in recent years: elected officials apologizing for wrongdoing, pleading guilty to crimes, and preserving their ...

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    Mon, April 17, 2017

    Club for Growth Targets Dent, Murphy


    The Club For Growth will spend $1 million on advertising to combat several moderate Republicans they see as standing in the way of ObamaCare repeal efforts.

    To read ...

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    Tue, April 11, 2017

    Marino to Be Drug Czar


    Congressman Tom Marino (R-Lycoming) is expected to step down from his seat in Congress to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the Trump Administration.

    According ...

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    Tue, April 11, 2017

    Lt. Governor Stack Under Investigation


    Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack's office issued a statement Monday evening confirming a state Office of Inspector General's probe into what it called "staffing issues."

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    Tue, March 28, 2017

    Video Gambling Effort Resurfaces


    On Monday, a bipartisan group from House and Senate unveiled the latest proposal, calling for legalizing video-gaming terminals, allowing patrons of bars, clubs and even truck stops to play slots or ...

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    Wed, March 22, 2017

    Philly DA Indicted on Corruption Charges


    Describing himself as "merely a thankful beggar," Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams sought thousands of dollars in bribes from deep-pocketed donors seeking his help with their ...

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    Wed, March 15, 2017

    PA House Boost Education Tax Credit


    The House of Representatives on Monday threw down a marker in Pennsylvania's upcoming 2017-18 budget negotiations by passing legislation to boost funding for popular tax credit programs that support ...

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    Wed, March 08, 2017

    DiSanto Offers Tax Limitation Bill


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing a bill that would make it more difficult for the legislature to raise taxes.

    Sen. John DiSanto ...

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    Wed, February 15, 2017

    Business Leaders Opposed Wolf Budget


    Even though consolidation was the name of the game in Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget, his plan for Pennsylvania still includes about a billion dollars in new taxes.

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    Wed, January 18, 2017

    DePasquale, Shapiro, Torsella Take Office


    2 of 3 new Pennsylvania row officers promise to restore public trust.

    Read More At:

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    Tue, December 27, 2016

    PA Turnpike Tolls Going Up


    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Motorists will soon see higher prices when paying to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

    Turnpike tolls ...

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    Mon, December 12, 2016

    PA Recount Rejected by Court


    A federal judge on Monday issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and scan some ...

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    Fri, December 02, 2016

    Toomey: Cut Aid to Sanctuary Cities


    Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey urged President-elect Donald Trump to take immediate action against Philadelphia and other sanctuary cities for not cooperating with federal immigration ...

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    Wed, November 30, 2016

    Jill Stein Seeks PA Presidential Recount


    In the voter-initiated recount effort in Pennsylvania, the Green Party's Jill Stein said in a tweet that voters have filed recount petitions in 100 out of over 9,100 precincts.

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    Wed, November 30, 2016

    PA House Seat Hinges on 18 Votes


    The Democratic challenger who is 18 votes ahead of the Republican incumbent in the race for a state House seat in Chester County has a court date Thursday to press her case that 15 provisional ...

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    Mon, October 31, 2016

    CBS Battleground: Clinton Up 8 in PA


    This week the Battleground Tracker also surveyed four states individually — Pennsylvania, Arizona, North Carolina and Colorado. Clinton leads in three of the four. She's up eight in ...

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    Mon, October 31, 2016

    Muhlenberg Poll: Toomey, McGinty Tied


    While Trump lags in this critical state, raising GOP concerns that he could hinder other Republicans down the ballot, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is outperforming Trump and running even with his challenger, ...

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    Wed, October 12, 2016

    Susquehanna Poll: Clinton, Toomey Lead


    Clinton and Toomey lead their respective races.

    That's the conclusion of the latest Susquehanna University Poll, which was conducted on behalf of ABC27.

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    Thu, September 08, 2016

    Court Upholds Union Dues Political Ban


    The Fairness Center
    Contact: John Bouder, 570-490-1042, john@fairnesscenter.org

    Court Says Labor Board Must Enforce Law Banning Government Union Political Spending

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    Wed, March 23, 2016

    2015-2016 State Budget to Become Law


    Representative Dave Reed, Majority Leader
    62nd Legislative District
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    Media Contact: Stephen Miskin
    717-705-7173 (Office) 717-756-3936 ...

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    Mon, October 05, 2015

    In PA: Carson, Trump Tie in Mercyhurst Poll


    Tue, September 29, 2015

    Remembering Doris O'Donnell


    (Editor's Note: Doris O'Donnell was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc. This article first appeared in the Pittsburgh ...

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    Wed, September 16, 2015

    Jeff Lord Emerges as CNN 'Conservative Rock Star'


    Mon, September 14, 2015

    Toomey Launches Re-Election Bid


    Mon, September 14, 2015

    Scott Walker Pushes Union Restrictions


    Thu, August 06, 2015

    Special Election Strengthens Conservatives, Not Wolf


    It didn't take long for Democrats to try to spin the loss of a union boss in the 161st district as a referendum on Republicans. According to the statement from the Democratic Representative-elect, as ...

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    Tue, August 04, 2015

    Former PA Senator Schweiker Dies


    By Brad Bumsted and Salena Zito
    This article appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

    NORRISTOWN – Former U.S. Sen. Richard S. Schweiker of Pennsylvania, a liberal Republican ...

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    Tue, July 28, 2015

    McGinty Conflicts of Interest Abound


    Mon, May 11, 2015

    Toomey Lead Continues to Grow


    Thu, May 07, 2015

    Santorum to Announce Presidential Bid


    Tue, April 21, 2015

    Gizzi: Walker Wins PA Straw Poll


    Mon, April 20, 2015

    Sharyl Attkisson Addresses PLC


    Thu, January 08, 2015

    Grand Jury Recommends Kane be Charged


    Wed, November 05, 2014

    CAP Scores Election Wins


    Although the Governor's race will receive the lion's share of attention, there were some important victories for taxpayers last night in House and Senate races.

    CAP's lone endorsed ...

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    Wed, July 23, 2014

    Sen. Wagner: Union Wages War on Taxpayers


    Wed, July 23, 2014

    Santorum Considers Presidential Run


    Tue, July 15, 2014

    Convicted Leaders Now Identified


    Fri, May 30, 2014

    Woerner Files Complaint Over Mailers


    Wed, April 16, 2014

    Tax Breaks for Small Business?


    By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

    As people across the country rushed to file their tax returns on time Tuesday, a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers offered up a ...

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    Thu, November 14, 2013

    Toomey Statement on Obamacare 'Fix'


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2013
    Contact: E.R. Anderson (202) 224-8609
    SEN. TOOMEY: PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT POSTPONES DISASTER UNTIL AFTER ELECTION
    WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. ...

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    Wed, September 11, 2013

    Gun Control Lawmakers Recalled in Colorado


    Fri, September 06, 2013

    State Rep. Dick Hess Dies


    Thu, June 20, 2013

    Time to End Capitol Stock and Franchise Tax


    Have you ever had a nightmare and no matter how many times you try to wake up, it just keeps coming back? Businesses in Pennsylvania that are paying the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax know this ...

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    Tue, June 04, 2013

    State Education Funding Made Easy


    Wed, May 08, 2013

    Castor Won't Challenge Corbett


    Thu, May 02, 2013

    Campbell Strikes a Blow for Transparency


    Pennsbury School Director Simon Campbell posts factfinder's report on his web site: upholds both right to free speech and state open records law:

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    Mon, February 18, 2013

    Ten GOP Lawmakers Forego Pensions


    Mon, February 18, 2013

    Toomey on the Fast Track


    Wed, January 23, 2013

    Union Membership Falls to 70 Year Low


    Wed, November 28, 2012

    Toomey 'Fiscal Cliff' Compromise Revived


    Bowles, Simpson: Deal won't get done with people being absolutists
    By: John Gizzi
    11/28/2012 12:45 PM

    The co-chairmen of the now-famous Simpson-Bowles ...

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    Tue, November 27, 2012

    Santorum 'Open' to 2016 Run


    Tue, August 07, 2012

    Santorum to Speak at GOP Convention


    Mon, July 23, 2012

    Smith Blasts Casey Record on Tax Hikes


    SENATOR ZERO'S HAZY RECORD ON OBAMA TAX HIKES
    "Casey Walking A Tightrope"

    In The 2006 Campaign Casey Opposed Tax Cuts For Individuals Making More Than $200,000:

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    Tue, November 15, 2011

    November is National Adoption Month


    ***NEWS RELEASE***

    For Immediate Release
    November 15, 2011


    CONTACT:
    Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096,

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    Mon, October 10, 2011

    Citizens Alliance Targes GOP Senators


    Mon, August 08, 2011

    Citizens Alliance Targets Pensions


    Mon, August 08, 2011

    Buck's County Women Tea Party Darlings


    Fri, August 05, 2011

    Toomey Solidifies Himself as GOP Fiscal Authority


    Tue, July 19, 2011

    Citizens Alliance Takes Aim at Pensions


    Tue, June 28, 2011

    Toomey Signs Cut, Cap ~Balance Pledge


    Mon, June 06, 2011

    Santorum Launches White House Bid


    Tue, May 10, 2011

    Toomey Proposes New Federal Budget


    Fri, November 05, 2010

    GOP Lays Out Priorities


    Leaders defer to governor-elect for budget plans

    NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    After a wave of victories on Election Day ...

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    Tue, September 14, 2010

    House Dems Craft $1.2 Billion Transportation Plan


    Would raise gasoline tax, PennDOT fees, and create new oil company profits tax
    SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    House Democrats have crafted an alternative ...

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    Fri, August 06, 2010

    State Takes Private Property


    Pennsylvania Earns a 'D' in Civil Asset Forfeiture Law
    Millions in property seized from individuals not chaged with crimes

    AUGUST 4, 2010 | by DARWYYN ...

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    Wed, August 04, 2010

    Pittsburgh's Tunnel to Nowhere Heads Bad Stimulus Projects


    AUGUST 3, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    A Pittsburgh commuter rail project called "a tragic mistake" by none other than Gov. Ed Rendell and described as a ...

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    Thu, July 15, 2010

    Sanctum Santorum


    Wed, June 30, 2010

    Budget Agreement: $28 Billion


    Increases spending by $182 million next year

    JUNE 29, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    After legislators met long into the night on Monday ...

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    Wed, October 28, 2009

    FBI Raids PA Turnpike HQ


    Click here to read report in Toll Road News:

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    Fri, October 09, 2009

    Let Freedom Ring Plays Hardball to Keep Congress Accountable


    Wed, April 15, 2009

    PA Pro-Life News


    April 15, 2009

    Pennsylvania Pro-Life Online News from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

    A twice-monthly publication of the ...

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    Fri, April 10, 2009

    Conservative Reform Network


    Conservative Reform Network
    The Newsletter for Independent, Conservative Political Activists

    In This Issue
    Conservative Reform Network

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    Wed, March 25, 2009

    Specter Trails Toomey by Double Digits in New Poll


    March 25, 2009, 9:05 a.m.
    By Shira Toeplitz
    Roll Call Staff

    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) trailed his likely primary opponent by double digits in a poll released Wednesday by ...

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    Tue, February 10, 2009

    Toomey Heartens His Supporters in Harrisburg


    By Bradley Vasoli, The Bulletin
    Published: Monday, February 09, 2009

    Harrisburg – Pat Toomey stoked fervent interest in his possible gubernatorial ...

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    Fri, December 19, 2008

    A Conservative Lion Passes


    By John Rossomando, The Philadelphia Bulletin
    Published: Friday, December 19, 2008

    Few people have had as great an impact on American politics as Paul M. ...

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    Fri, December 19, 2008

    Conservative Icon Paul Weyrich Dies; Fueled Reagan Revolution


    By Bill Steigerwald
    TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Friday, December 19, 2008

    Paul Weyrich, on whose intellectual footer much of the foundation of the modern conservative ...

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    Fri, November 21, 2008

    PA Family Update


    FAMILY UPDATE
    Volume 4, Issue 28
    November 20, 2008
    The Pennsylvania Family Institute's weekly update to concerned ...

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    Thu, November 13, 2008

    Lt. Governor Catherine Baker Knoll, 78, Has Died


    HARRISBURG (AP) ― Catherine Baker Knoll, who at age 72 became the first woman to be elected as Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, died Wednesday. She was 78.

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    Mon, October 13, 2008

    Conservative Reform Network News


    Conservative Reform Network
    The Newsletter for Independent, Conservative Political Activists

    In This Issue
    Conservative Reform Network

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    Wed, September 24, 2008

    From www.grassrootsPA.com:

    Perzel ~Ally Face Suit Over Anonymous Robo Calls


    GrassrootsPA has learned that former Republican State House candidate Lowell Gates has filed a massive 7 figure lawsuit against former House Speaker John Perzel, his close political ally Michael ...

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