Lieutenant Governor Tours Leroy Well Site

Scranton Times-Tribune Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley on Thursday toured the site of the April 19 natural gas well blowback incident in LeRoy Twp. and said steps are being taken to ensure such an accident doesn’t happen again. “We are working with not only with this company (Chesapeake) but the industry itself in order to make […]

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Under Pressure On Gas Prices, Obama Shifts On Domestic Drilling

The Hill The White House will take a series of steps — including expediting drilling plans on government lands in Alaska — designed to show that the administration is serious about expanding domestic oil production and lowering gas prices. President Obama announced Saturday the government would hold annual onshore lease sales in Alaska’s National Petroleum […]

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Sen. Toomey Releases ‘Balanced Budget Proposal’

The Daily Caller Sen. Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican, released his “balanced budget proposal” on Tuesday afternoon. “I’m not aware of any country that has ever dramatically grown its government, generated massive spending beyond its means, run up huge deficits, accumulated massive debt, monetized part of it and then lived happily ever after,” Toomey said. “We won’t […]

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Analysis: The Push Toward Privatizing

John Micek Allentown Morning Call When officials in Connecticut needed to renovate 23 highway service plazas, they entered into a 35-year agreement with a private company that will invest $178 million in the repair work in return for a share of state revenues. In Illinois last year, officials privatized management of the state lottery, agreeing to a […]

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U.S. Senator Pat Toomey, Governor Tom Corbett And Lt. Governor Jim Cawley Endorse Stabile For Superior Court, Covey For Commonwealth Court

Momentum continues to build behind the campaigns of Vic Stabile and Anne Covey HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding U.S. Senator Pat Toomey’s, Governor Tom Corbett’s and Lt. Governor Jim Cawley’s recent endorsements of Vic Stabile for Superior Court and Anne Covey for Commonwealth Court: “We are […]

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Superior Court Candidate Vic Stabile Endorsed By NRA

Vic received an “A” rating for his consistent support of Second Amendment issues HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the National Rifle Association’s recent endorsement of Vic Stabile for Superior Court: “We are excited that Superior Court Candidate Vic Stabile earned the endorsement of the National Rifle […]

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Pennsylvania House Panel Advances Plan To Require ID To Vote

Harrisburg Patriot-News The House State Government Committee approved a measure today that would require voters to show a photo ID at the polls before being allowed to vote. The bill, by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Butler, would allow any state or federal government-issued ID, such as drivers license, state ID and passport to be used. […]

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Wisc., Pa. Governors To Address Pro-Voucher Group

Associated Press Two Republican governors are scheduled to speak at a Washington conference hosted by a nonprofit that pushes for private school vouchers and charter schools. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania will address the American Federation for Children’s second annual policy summit Monday. Both are expected to talk about […]

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Toomey Set To Announce His Own Budget

Peter Schroeder The Hill Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) plans to throw another budget plan into the ring next week, when he unveils his own fiscal 2012 proposal. The freshman senator will unveil a separate budget proposal Tuesday, which would balance the budget within nine years. “Right now, our country stands on the verge of a […]

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