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Two Presidents, Two Popes

Editor's note: This article first appeared at Stream.org.

Thirty-five years ago, on June 7, 1982, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II met for the first time at the Vatican. The two were of one mind and one mission.

It had been a ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Is Your School District Hoarding Cash?

220 Districts Hold Questionable Reserves While Statewide Stash Soars to $4.4 Billion

May 23, 2017, Harrisburg, Pa.–When does a school district's "rainy day" fund start raising eyebrows? New information from the state Department of Education shows ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

House Committee Protects Rights of Religious Objectors

House Committee Protects Rights of Religious Objectors to Unionism
Lawmakers Vote to End Union Control over Public Employees' Charitable Contributions

May 23, 2017, HARRISBURG, Pa.–Most Pennsylvanians take for granted the right to donate to charities they believe in. But for some, ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

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.

A "Make the Second Amendment Great Again" rally in the Rotunda ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Toomey Statement on Trump Budget



For Immediate Release: May 23, 2017
Contacts: Kasia Mulligan 202-224-8609, Steve Kelly 610-434-1444

Senator Toomey Issues Statement Regarding President Trump's Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. — Senator Pat ...

Posted on 23 May 2017 Keep Reading...

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.

That declaration seems to run counter to what the committee, headed ...

Posted on 22 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Mike Kelly May Seek U.S. Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, has ruled out a run for governor but said he is "thoroughly considering" a campaign for U.S. Senate.

Gov. Tom Wolf and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, both Democrats, are up for re-election next year.

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Posted on 22 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Toomey Statement on Special Counsel

For Immediate Release: May 17, 2017
Contacts: Kasia Mulligan 202-224-8609, Steve Kelly 610-434-1444

Senator Toomey Issues Statement on Appointment of Robert Mueller to Special Counsel

Washington, D.C. — Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has issued the ...

Posted on 18 May 2017 Keep Reading...

NFIB Lauds Court Decision on Paid Leave

National Federation of Independent Business Applauds Decision on Pittsburgh Paid Leave Ordinance
Municipalities should not be mandating labor rules that put additional burdens on small business

HARRISBURG, PA (May 17, 2017) -- The National Federation of ...

Posted on 18 May 2017 Keep Reading...

Times Are Changing

Medical Marijuana laws have been enacted in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and 21 states have decriminalized marijuana in a variety of ways. Unthinkable even a decade ago, eight states and the District have made legal the use of recreational marijuana.

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Posted on 18 May 2017 Keep Reading...

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