Politics

The Pro-Market Plan for Zoned Trash Hauling in Bethlehem

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 23:35
A single trash hauler is the cheapest, greenest, and most efficient option for Bethlehem residents and city government without question, but Bob Donchez and Eric Evans think keeping a handful of...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Government Should Promote, Not Discourage, Renting Stuff to Each Other

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 16:21
Lots of liberals slagged Tom Friedman’s column on the “sharing economy” because they don’t like Tom Friedman, but this is an area that lefties need to get behind in a big way...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

What’s the Case for Sameness in Housing?

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 15:52
One annoying opinion I often see while reading the housing development news from around the state is that all new buildings should be “contextual,” which really just means “the same...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Redistricting Conflicts Highlight the Absurdity of Districting

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 14:58
Nobody likes the PA redistricting process, but there also doesn’t seem to be much of a consensus about what districting should try to do. Some people are upset that there are so few politically...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

#PAGov: Punk Rock Braddock Mayor John Fetterman Fundraising for Allyson Schwartz

Keystone Politics - Sat, 2013-12-28 13:11
Have to wonder if I am being micro-targeted with this fundraising email. I love post-industrial turnaround stories and hardcore punk, but can’t imagine that most PA voters share the same...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

PA’s Draft Climate Plan Doesn’t Have a Target for Emissions Reduction

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2013-12-27 12:27
Recently confirmed Corbett DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo thinks Pennsylvania, the nation’s third largest source of energy pollution, has already done it’s “fair share” to stop...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

Pay for LOVE Park Redesign With Its Own Parking Tax Revenue

Keystone Politics - Fri, 2013-12-27 09:30
Selling the garage under Philadelphia’s LOVE park is a very good idea, but if the price a garage company is willing to pay for it won’t cover the cost of rebuilding the park,...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics