Pa House – Now 120 R to 83 D

PA Watercooler - Tue, 2015-03-24 22:40
Philly.com Martina White became the city’s second Republican member in the state House on Tuesday night, with a commanding win in a special election for Northeast Philadelphia’s 170th District. Her victory – by a margin of 14 percent with 97 percent of the vote tallied Tuesday night – prompted Republican celebrations and Democratic recriminations. White […]
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The Congressional GOP had one job

PA Watercooler - Sun, 2015-03-22 21:54
You had one job, Republicans – oppose the Obama agenda. Lying, horse-trading, and compromise are part of politics.  Much as sometimes we would like to live in a universe where this is not true, the fact is that governance can be dirty work.  But there comes a point where one wonders whether the compromises and […]
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On Being a Property Tax Scofflaw

PA Watercooler - Fri, 2015-03-20 19:13
ABC27.com A Pennsylvania legislator wants to change the state Constitution to prevent government agencies from seizing homes for unpaid property taxes. Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks) said property taxes in the state have risen to the point where many citizens can no longer afford to stay in their homes. He said the burden of property taxes […]
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