GOP Victory Could Boost Natural Gas Drilling

Marc Levy Associated Press The Republicans’ big election victories in Pennsylvania and on Capitol Hill could be Christmas-come-early for the drilling companies that are rushing to exploit the Marcellus Shale, the biggest known deposit of natural gas in the nation. Republican Gov.-elect Tom Corbett is seen as a lot friendlier toward the industry than outgoing […]

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ObamaCare Hits The Most Vulnerable

Mona Charen Town Hall Everyone agrees that the burden of dealing with escalating health care costs should not fall on the most vulnerable, right? Democrats in particular are always at pains to convince us that they are sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate. Yet among the many new taxes Obamacare will impose is […]

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Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Announces Members Of Transition Team

Angela Couloumbis The Philadelphia Inquirer Gov.-elect Tom Corbett drew on top names in the state’s Republican establishment as he began assembling his transition team Wednesday, saying they would help him shape his administration as well as draft a plan for reforming state government by his first week in office.Speaking to reporters at the Capitol, Corbett […]

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As Gov.-Elect Tom Corbett Follows The Lead Of N.J.’s Christie, Expect Quick Reform, Deep Budget Cuts

Cynthia Burton and Angela Couloumbis The Philadelphia Inquirer Surrounded by his family and Pennsylvania’s Republican elite, Gov.-elect Tom Corbett looked into the election-night crowd in Pittsburgh and said, “Throughout the campaign, people asked me, ‘What kind of role model do you have?’ I reminded them: Just look across the Delaware River to New Jersey. Take […]

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GOP Picks Smith, Turzai As New Pennsylvania House Leaders

Amy Worden The Philadelphia Inquirer House Republicans chose two Western Pennsylvanians to lead them Tuesday, ushering in an era of GOP control in the state Capitol amid darkening skies on the commonwealth’s fiscal horizon.Rep. Sam Smith of Jefferson County was voted speaker and Rep. Mike Turzai of Allegheny County majority leader. They are to take […]

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Luzerne County GOP Will Celebrate Its ‘Historic’ Victory

Bill O’Boyle Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader The announcement that came from the Luzerne County Republican Committee said they were calling Thursday night’s Victory Celebration a historic event “because it truly is.”The county GOP will host a victory party 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., because the local GOP […]

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Gleason Savors Victories By Republican Candidates

Sandra K. Reabuck Johnstown Tribune-Democrat What a turnaround it has been for Johnstowner Robert A. “Rob” Gleason Jr. from four years ago, when he took over the helm of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party and saw the Grand Old Party suffer major election losses just a few months into his chairmanship. It was in 2006 that Democratic […]

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Chairman Gleason Congratulates State House Republican Leadership Team

HARRISBURG — Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason released the following statement regarding the reorganization session of the State House Republican Caucus. “Today, our Commonwealth continued the process of restoring responsible leadership to the State House,” Gleason said. “With the election of Sam Smith as our next Speaker of the House, Majority Leader Mike […]

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Red Letter Day For Lou Barletta

Bill O’Boyle and Jerry Lynot Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader Mr. Barletta is going to Congress. Mr. Kanjorski is going home. Hoping that his seniority would be an asset, U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski’s his bid for a 14th term ended Tuesday when Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta beat the 13-term Nanticoke Democrat. Barletta had a buffer of more than […]

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