Fitzpatrick To Promote Land Conservation

Bucks County Courier Times Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will be in Doylestown on Thursday to promote legislation that would extend federal land conservation tax credits. Fitzpatrick will be on hand with several area land conservancy leaders at 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Conservancy at Aldie Mansion, 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown. Jeff Marshall, chief preservation officer of […]

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‘Fair Share’ Civil Liability Now Law In Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Business Journal Business interests scored a big victory Tuesday as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation into law that will alter the mechanics of civil liability in negligence cases. As he promised when he ran for office last year, Corbett signed The Fair Share Act, which essentially eliminates the current doctrine of joint and […]

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Credit Republicans For Getting Budget Done On Time With No Tax Increases

Editorial Harrisburg Patriot-News When The Patriot-News endorsed Tom Corbett for governor in October, we wrote, “The bottom line on his success will be how the new governor balances the budget without significant tax increases.” It largely looks to be “Mission Accomplished” for Gov. Corbett and the Republican controlled state House and Senate on the annual […]

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Democrats Block Funding To State-Related Colleges

Tracie Mauriello and Laura Olson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pitt, other major state schools held hostage in impasse over budget cuts The University of Pittsburgh was among the casualties of budget wrangling Monday night as Democratic lawmakers flexed what little muscle they have in a Capitol controlled by Republicans. Rebelling against GOP budget cuts, House and Senate […]

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Marino Supports Disaster Assistance For Area

The Daily Review Two Pennsylvania congressmen have written a letter to President Obama supporting Gov. Tom Corbett’s request for federal disaster assistance for five counties, including Bradford and Sullivan. On Friday, U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, PA-10, and Glenn Thompson, PA-5, sent a joint letter of support to President Obama regarding the governor’s request for help […]

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Fair Share Act Limiting Damages In Civil Lawsuits Advances

Brad Bumsted and Sari Heidenreich Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The state House today is expected to give final consideration to one of Gov. Tom Corbett’s top legislative priorities: limiting who would have to pay damage awards in civil lawsuits. After defeating amendments to weaken the bill on Sunday, the legislation is positioned for a vote that would […]

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Corbett May Get Most Budget Items On His Wish List

Angela Couloumbis Philadelphia Inquirer Gov. Corbett played a game of give and take throughout this year’s budget negotiations and appears to be walking away, for now, with most of the big-ticket items on his wish list: no new taxes, sharply reined-in spending, and no drama.The $27.15 billion budget deal struck late last week with the […]

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‘We Don’t Estimate Speeches’

Yuval Levin On June 22, the Congressional Budget Office released its annual “Long-Term Budget Outlook.” To call the document grim would be a grave understatement. It describes a massive wave of debt that threatens very soon to drown us—and that, thanks to the weak economy and the continuing growth of spending, is coming at us […]

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46% Say Obama Doing Poor Job On The Economy

Rasmussen Reports Nearly half of U.S. voters give President Obama poor marks for his handling of the economy, but he continues to earn higher respect for his performance in the area of national security. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 34% rate the president’s handling of economic issues as […]

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RNC Chair Priebus: “Republicans Will Win Pennsylvania In 2012”

Keegan Gibson Politics PA Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus boldly predicted that Pennsylvania a become a red state in 2012, in advance of President Obama’s speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. “In 2008, Pennsylvania went for Obama based on his rhetoric. In 2012, he’s going to be judged on his results,” said Priebus. […]

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