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AlCO's Certified Property Values for 2017

(February 15, 2017)--Summary: Allegheny County's property values in 2017 stand at $100.7 billion, with $77.7 billion being taxable and $22.9 billion exempt from taxation–a ratio of $3.39 in taxable value for every $1 in exempt. These figures are based on the 2017 County Certification Roll ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Westmoreland Watchman

THE WESTMORELAND WATCHMAN
A PUBLICATION OF THE WESTMORELAND COUNTY CONSERVATIVE COALITION
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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 2 ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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.

As such, the proposal has gotten a chilly reception from the commonwealth's business ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Jenny Beth Martin, Andy Schlafly to Speak at PLC

(Harrisburg, PA) — Jenny Beth Martin, President of the Tea Party Patriots and Andy Schlafly of the Phyllis Schlafly Eagles will speak at the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), ...

Posted on 14 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Sen. Toomey Meets Judge Gorsuch

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement following his meeting with President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch:

"It was a pleasure to meet with Judge Gorsuch in my office today.
"We ...

Posted on 14 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Obama's Historically Weak Economic Performance

On January 27, the Commerce Department reported that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of only 1.9 percent for the fourth quarter and that the overall rate of growth for 2016 was a feeble 1.6 percent. During the eight years of Barack Obama's presidency, the average annual real GDP growth was ...

Posted on 13 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Bipartisan Rivers of Red Ink

When President George W. Bush took office in 2001, the national debt was $5.73 trillion. When he left eight years later it was almost $10.7 trillion, a near doubling, adding approximately as much red ink as all the nation's previous presidencies combined.

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Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

The Zealots Who Cried 'Big Foot'

We all remember the young shepherd's credibility deficit in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Nonetheless, today, Democrats and media allies are engaged in the same adolescent behavior, but with a difference: Wolves are real; the "menace" about which the left is shouting is more fable ...

Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Boy Scouts: Kind No More

The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doing they have joined a movement whose understanding of gender would make perfect sense to a typical 3-year-old, but would confuse a typical 6-year-old.

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Posted on 10 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Wolf's Mathematically Magical Budget

On February 7th Governor Wolf gave his latest budget address. Since he has his eye on re-election, this was the Governor's most realistic budget to date. There are still a lot of problems with what he's asking for, but it's much less terrible that what he has wanted in the past.

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Posted on 9 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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