PA Local Gov Employment Down 5.9% Since the Start of the Recession

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:59
Obviously there’s a lot of duplication and waste inherent in Pennsylvania’s fragmented system of local government. When there are 2562 municipalities for 67 counties, clearly a great many...
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Why Tom Corbett Might Not Sign the #GOPBudget

Keystone Politics - Tue, 2014-07-08 08:32
With all his priorities dashed, and no nice things to take on the road this fall to show the voters, it looks like Tom Corbett may have decided his best chance of hanging on to his office is to break...
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#PA8: Fitzpatrick the Moderate? Not so much.

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:37
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick’s campaign website is all about the concept of political “moderation.” That’s probably because PA-8, the district he represents, is a swing district that President Obama...
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Peduto: Senator Fontana Introducing Bill to Override Tom Corbett’s PUC Appointees, Legalize Uber X and Lyft

Keystone Politics - Mon, 2014-07-07 08:34
Charlie Deitch reports that state Senator Wayne Fontana (and we’ve heard Erin Molchany in the House, though not sure if that’s been reported yet) is introducing a bill to create a new...
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The Daily Salvo for July 4, 2014 - "Happy Birthday America"

The Daily Salvo - Fri, 2014-07-04 15:15
The Daily Salvo for July 4, 2014 - "Happy Birthday America"
A tribute to America on her 238th birthday!!! From: The Daily Salvo Views: 9 0 ratings Time: 01:01 More in News & Politics

Ride-Share Fix Must Apply to Philly Parking Authority as Well as PUC

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-07-03 08:36
By some weird accident of history, the city of Philadelphia doesn’t have the same taxi regulator as the rest of the state. Whereas the Public Utilities Commission sets the rules for taxis in...
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#PABudget: Why Aren’t We Talking About a Statewide Cigarette Tax Increase?

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-07-02 21:08
With the local cigarette tax for Philly schools passing out of committee, it’s a good time to zoom out and ask why we haven’t been talking about raising the cigarette tax all across the...
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