Politics

#PABudget: “Republicans in Disarray” Narrative is a Direct Result of Democrats’ Party-Line Vote

Keystone Politics - Sun, 2014-07-13 23:04
Just to make sure Democrats understand the political success of their budget strategy, the circular firing squad we’re seeing play out between the Corbett administration and Republicans in the...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

#PABudget: The Republican Budget in One Photo

Keystone Politics - Thu, 2014-07-10 13:46
All you need to know: Nick Field has the actual details, but the photo suffices. (photo credit: Bradley Bauer, AP)
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

These Five Philly-Area Lawmakers Voted Against the Cigarette Tax

Keystone Politics - Wed, 2014-07-09 09:07
Anthony Williams was the only Democrat to vote to delay the cigarette tax, and that’ll cost him in the Democratic primary for Philly Mayor next year. But forget about that for now. These...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

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...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

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...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

#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...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics

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...
Categories: Pennsylvania, Politics