Corbett Signs 46 New Laws

Sari Heidenreich Pittsburgh Post-Gazette As his first six months in office draw to a close, Gov. Tom Corbett gave Pennsylvania 46 new laws Thursday. Signing bills and resolutions into law that had been sent to him by the House and Senate before they recessed a week ago, Mr. Corbett put the final stamp on legislation […]

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RNC, Pa. GOP Roll Out Attack Ad Against Obama

Meghan Schiller Politics PA The Republican National Committee recently launched a video challenging President Obama’s alleged failed battle with the economy. The GOP’s video says, “Don’t let Obama drive us to disaster, change direction.” The web video compares the President’s decision making to images of cars driving at uncontrollable speeds, off of cliffs, and into ominous […]

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PA GOP Counts On Obama To Beat Casey In 2012

Pennsylvania Republican Chairman Rob Gleason has no idea yet who Brand X will be, but he is confident that whomever the party nominates next April will be able to beat Democratic Sen. Bob Casey in the fall. The reason: a weakened President Obama at the top of the Democrats’ ticket. “When the president goes down, […]

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Turzai Launches Effort To Sell State Stores

Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Post-Gazette House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, today launches the debate over state store privatization by filing a document seeking co-sponsors for his bill that would end the state’s liquor monopoly. Pennsylvania’s 644 state-owned liquor stores and its wholesale operation would be scrapped under Turzai’s bill. His bill is expected to […]

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Analysts: Corbett Kept Promises

Caleb Taylor PA Independent Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget strategy reduced state spending and avoided a difficult vote on a natural gas drilling fee, while setting himself up for a three-year run toward re-election, according to political analysts. The consensus among political analysts is that Corbett accomplished most of his goals in the first half of […]

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Obama’s Debt Plan Fails The Truth Test

The Detroit News Credit counselors offer standard advice to clients overwhelmed by debt: Tear up the credit cards and start paying down the balance before spending another dime on nonessentials. That’s just common sense. Yet President Barack Obama is trying to sell us on the opposite approach for an overextended federal government. He wants us […]

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‘No Drama’ Obama Losing His Cool

Washington Times Something unexpected happened along the president’s breezy cruise to re-election. “No drama” Obama is suddenly looking about as calm as Jerry Lewis in a French film, about as brave as Ted Kennedy after an evening drive through Chappaquiddick. Witness Team Obama’s recent panicky behavior. Obamanomics anxiety. The White House is reeling as its reverse Midas touch […]

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Welfare Overhaul Under Way

Robert Swift Scranton Times-Tribune Pennsylvania will scale back welfare benefits and place new demands on recipients under terms of a law enacted with the state budget. The measure signed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett is designed to produce an estimated $400 million in savings from the state Department of Public Welfare this fiscal year. […]

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RNC Launches Ad Attacking Obama On Economy

Michael O’Brien The Hill The Republican National Committee (RNC) launched a new ad Wednesday accusing President Obama of “left turn after left turn” when it comes to his economic policies. The RNC launched a 30-second ad in what was described as a “light national cable buy,” which will be supplemented by online and digital advertising […]

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Tom Corbett Achieves Much Of First-Year Agenda As Governor Of Pa.

Peter Jackson Associated Press Lawmakers, lobbyists and outside observers give the administration mixed marks overall. Freshman Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett achieved much of his austerity agenda in the General Assembly this year, but his push to establish school vouchers collapsed and the clamor for imposing a levy on natural gas drilling showed no sign of letting […]

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