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Montco 'Baby Killer' Wants To File Charges Against Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 17:13
A man convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother is looking to press charges against the detective that investigated him.
Categories: Lower Merion

Upper Merion 'Baby Killer' Wants To File Charges Against Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 17:12
A man convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother is looking to press charges against the detective that investigated him.
Categories: Lower Merion

Train Victim In Montco Identified, Ruled Suicide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 16:59
The tragic incident occurred on Sunday evening.
Categories: Lower Merion

No Criminal Charges In Penn State Student's Suicide

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 14:56
Criminal charges will not be filed in the death of a Penn State student who committed suicide after alleged hazing, Attorney General says.
Categories: Lower Merion

Philly Cop Ambushed In Attempted Execution

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 13:46
The suspect, who shot 13 bullets at the officer, claims he did it in the "name of Islam."
Categories: Lower Merion

BREAKING: Philly Contractor Sentenced In Deadly Demolition

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 13:42
In June of 2013, a center city wall fell and crashed into a thrift store, killing six and injuring 13 more.
Categories: Lower Merion

Powerball Jackpot Soars To $800M: Where To Get Tickets In Montgomery County

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-08 13:12
If no one wins Saturday, lottery officials say the jackpot could reach $1 billion.
Categories: Lower Merion

After nearly a decade, Lower Merion has a new Comprehensive Plan

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-01-08 12:50
ARDMORE >> After nearly a decade, Lower Merion’s new Comprehensive Plan is no longer a work in progress.
Categories: Lower Merion

The Daily Numbers for Friday, Jan. 8

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-01-08 08:37
The Daily Numbers: 13 gunshots fired at Philly police officer at point-blank range.

3 bullets that struck Officer Jesse Hartnett, 33.

30, age of suspect from Yeadon, who also was wounded when officer returned fire.

2 people, a mother and child, killed in early-morning house fire in Philly.

49, age of Marcus Hook man who faces long list of charges after police say he tried to strangle his girlfriend. They say they found drugs and a gun in his home.

25,000 dollars donated to the Philabundance Fair And Share store in Chester by the Philadelphia Union soccer club in an attempt to push healthy nutrition in the city.

60, age of child sex suspect who took a swipe at a reporter’s camera after he waived his preliminary hearing in Radnor. 30 inches of snow that buried the region 20 years ago.

3.9 percent tax hike on tap in proposed Wallingford-Swarthmore School District budget.

30 foot leap by man after he fled fatal wrong-way crash in Philly. He died from the fall.

25 to 50 years in prison, sentence that will be sought today for 2 contractors convicted in fatal demolition collapse in Philly.

4-3 overtime win for Flyers vs. Minnesota Wild last night.

2 goals for Michael Del Zotto.

126-98 blowout loss for the Sixers to Atlanta last night.

35 point lead for the Hawks at one point.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

My guy’s name just popped up in the talks about the new Eagles coach. Jon Gruden says he’s not interested, despite some reports that he is.

I Don’t Get It: A Yeadon man is believed to be responsible for an assassination attempt against a Philadelphia police officer last night in West Philly. New Philly police boss Richard Ross putt it pretty simply: “He tried to execute him.” I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the Philadelphia Union for putting up $25,000 for Philabundance in the push to create healthy nutrition alternatives in Chester.

Quote Box: “It’s just an absolute ambush ... He tried to execute him.”

- Richard Ross, new Philly police commissioner, on ambush that wounded officer.
Categories: Pennsylvania

GOP backs Tom Killion for 9th District state Senate seat

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-01-08 07:47
That didn't take long.

The GOP has the man they hope will succeed state Sen. Dominic Pileggi - and keep the seat on Republican hands.

State Rep. Tom Killion, R-168, of Middletown, got the nod at GOP confab in Concordville Thursday night.

Killion had made no secret of his desire to seek the seat and he will be the endorsed Republican in the special election to succeed Pileggi, who resigned his seat after winning a spot as a Delaware County judge. The special election will be held on Primary Day, April 26.

The 9th District, which once was primarily a Delco district, now snakes its way along southern Chester County all the way out to Kenntt Square. The Chester County portion of the district has not always felt as if they've had their voices heard, and some clearly did not believe Pileggi was conservative enough for their taste. It will be interesting to see if any other Republicans look to get on the ballot.

At least one Democrat, former Kennett Square Magisterial District Judge Dan Maisano, a former Republican, has indicated he will run. But Delaware County Democrats have indicated they are not lining up behind Maisano and will have their own endorsed candidate on the ballot.

A split Democratic ballot will not exactly help their chances of capturing the seat.

Of course, a win by Killion would then create still another open seat, the 168th in western Delaware County.

In the meantime, the GOP brass were quick to laud Killion.

“Tom Killion is ready to bring his common-sense approach to governing to the Senate,” said Rob Gleason, chairman of the state Republican Party. “During his time in the state House, Tom Killion has been a vocal supporter of keeping taxes low, protecting our open spaces, and implementing much-needed pension reform. Our party looks forward to working hard to elect Tom Killion and maintain our historic majority in the State Senate.”

Killion first won a seat in the state House in 2003. He has sat on several key House committees, including the House Appropriations Committee, Insurance, Liquor Control and Consumer Affairs Committees. House leaders named Killion chief deputy whip for the 2015-16 legislative session.

Killion also is a former chairman of Delaware County Council, where he served from 1992 to 2000.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Rob Gleason Bob Asher losers and the biggest loser Pat Toomey 2016

The Liberty Blog - Tue, 2015-11-17 09:47

    Rob Gleason and Bob Asher have  lost 10 out of 11 statewide races since 2012.

Presidential race, US Senate race, AG Race (first time ever), Auditor General, Treasurer in 2012

2014 – Gov. Corbett  lost (Only Republican Governor to lose in the USA in 2014)

2015- Gleason lost 5 statewide races on Tuesday- Judicial sweep.

And Gleason lost his own home County’s courthouse.   Cambria went back to the Democrats. His incompetent cronies  lost. 

Bob Asher lost the Board of Commissioners in his home town of Montgomery in 2011  and ALL row offices in 2015 

As long as Rob Gleason Bob Asher and their network of incompetent crony consultants like Ray Zaborney/Red Maverick, Long & Nyquist, Charlie GID Gerow, Hallowell and Branstetter are in control of the party, losses follow as the rest of the country wins for Republicans. 

Obama Destroys Democrats at State Level but NOT in Pennsylvania, where the Gleason-Asher network of incompetent cronies were paid big money to lose big. Gleason Asher destroy Pennsylvania Republicans.

Gleason Asher  crony Ray Zaborney of Red Maverick ran the campaigns of GleasonAsher endorsed Michael George who raise over $661,000 through September 2015 and Gleason Asher endorsed Judy Olson who raised far less: Raised $268,960 through Sept. 14.

Gleason Asher endorsed Anne Covey Raised $495,923 through Sept. 14. and lost

Gleason Asher endorsed  Emil Giordano Superior Court Raised $173,674 through Sept. 14 and lost

Gleason Asher endorsed Paul Lalley Commonwealth Court Raised $323,260 through Sept. 14.and lost.

TheShellacking by the numbers.

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Sadly, this portends a loss for Pat Toomey in 2016

Categories: Pennsylvania

Republican Leadership Selling Out the Forgotten Taxpayer ….again $2 Bbillion Tax Increase

The Liberty Blog - Tue, 2015-11-17 09:37

   Today Jimmy “Romney Will Win Pennsylvania” Lee of Susquehanna Partners, Republican Leadership’s “go to” pollster when they need a poll to prove what they want proven, has been commissioned by PSEA financed Republican Majority Leader Dave “I want to be Tom Wolf’s BFF” Reed to do a poll proving that Pennsylvanians want a $2.1 tax increase masquerading as a property tax cut.  Street hustling three card monte players are more trustworthy than these self-righteous phonies. 

  Two Faced Double Talking Dave Reed, 7 terms from 2003 Indiana County (part), fronts for unions and ultra Big Government  Democrat Tom Wolf. Majority Leader Reed is leading the movement for a $2 billion tax increase.  Dave Reed, also, voted for the Corbett “gas tax” in the $2.5 billion dollar Highway and Transportation Act 89 of 2013 .

  Street hustling three card monte players have more integrity  than these self-righteous Republican phonies. 

   Is it a wonder that Republicans and the Taxpayers are losing in Pennsylvania? 

Statewide, Republican registration has declined by 320.430 from 2006 when Rob Gleason took control of state committee. Democrats increased their registration by 72, 430;  this is a swing of 392,860.

PENNSYLVANIA VOTER REGISTRATION STATISTICS

2006 3,900,685(D) 3,300,894(R) 36,070 (L)  17,762 (G) 3,046 (C) 924 ,419(Other)   8,182,876 (TOTAL)

2015 3,973,115 (D) 2,980,464  (R)  1,119,596 (other) 8,073,175(TOTAL) 

 

   Sad but not surprising, Republican Leadership, is it  not? 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Senate Transportation Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, championed $7.5 billion tax increase, the biggest tax increase since Bob Casey Sr. 1991 $3 billion

The Liberty Blog - Fri, 2015-10-16 06:46

Pennsylvania Okays Biggest Tax Hike in More Than Two Decades

By: Jim Panyard | November 22, 2013

http://mediatrackers.org/pennsylvania/2013/11/22/pennsylvania-okays-biggest-tax-hike-two-decades

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Thursday passed a transportation funding package that will cost residents a cumulative $7.5 billion over the next five years, primarily in gasoline and diesel fuel tax increases and a wide variety of fee increases for motorists.The package has been pushed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, now seeking reelection, who promised in his 2010 campaign he would not raise taxes or fees. The measure passed the House 113-85 and was identical to a measure the House defeated twice on Monday night.The last tax increase of this magnitude was a $3 billion hike in business taxes engineered by the late Gov. Robert P. Casey, Sr., a Democrat, in 1991. That tax hike was in a single hit and remains today

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Suicide Pact: Pennsylvania Republicans Ready $2.5 Billion Tax Increase

By: Jim Panyard | November 21, 2013  http://mediatrackers.org/pennsylvania/2013/11/21/suicide-pact-pennsylvania-republicans-ready-2-5-billion-tax-increase

 The vote on Senate Bill 1, championed by Senate Transportation Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, happened after about an hour of comments from senators on both sides of aisle. http://paindependent.com/2013/06/watchblog-senate-passes-2-5b-transportation-funding-package /

 WATCHBLOG: Senate passes $2.5B transportation funding package – PA…

PAINDEPENDENT.COM

Rafferty said that in order to get public support for Act 89, the Senate Transportation Committee went on the road. It held numerous meetings around the state for two years to inform people about what kind of improvements the Act would bring if it was passed.http://www.pennlive.com/pol…/index.ssf/2015/02/act_89.html

 Crumbling roads: New gas tax, increased fees means billions for Pa. bridge and…

PENNLIVE.COM

John Rafferty engineered Highway tax Bipartisan Collusion: Corbett and Rendell collude with John Rafferty to hammer Pennsylvania motorists with higher taxes

Pennsylvania Increases Gas Tax, Modifies Prevailing Wage, Gives Transit Big Money

http://www.transportationissuesdaily.com/pennsylvania-increases-gas-tax-modifies-prevailing-wage-gives-transit-big-money

Fiscal Note House Committee on Appropriations Act 89 of 2013  HB 1060

$7.307 to $7.584 billion revenues/tax over five years

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/FN/2013/0/HB1060P2697.pdf

Categories: Pennsylvania

Long and Nyquist Dennis Owens abc27 Cronyism and John Rafferty

The Liberty Blog - Thu, 2015-10-15 15:18
Substantive investigative reporting by a real journalist Dennis Owens abc27  The chart of the nest of nepotists is dramatic.    Long and Nyquist are managing John Rafferty’s campaign for Pennsylvania Attorney General  https://vimeo.com/132287127   July 2015
Categories: Pennsylvania

Do we want lobbyist Foxes in the Attorney General’s Hen House? Cronyism and John Rafferty

The Liberty Blog - Thu, 2015-10-15 12:50

  Mike Long and Todd Nyquist are John Rafferty’s campaign managers and have been entwined for more than 12 years when Rafferty was first elected to the Senate. 

      

 

​John Rafferty Mike Long Two Peas in a Pod

Long and Nyquist are the  lobbyists for the deadly duo of Republican Corporate Cronies AND  Democratic Union Wendell Young IV’s United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the primary opponent to Liquor Control reform and, of course, pension reform in Pennsylvania.

Republicans Long and Nyquist, also, lobby for the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the largest special interest in Pennsylvania and the largest funder of Democrats.  http://longnyquist.com/clients.shtml   

 

 And Nepotists. http://longnyquist.com/team.shtml

 Who is Megan Callahan married to? Ask Speaker of the House Turzai. http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/why-were-broke-government-workers-making-100k-or-m/ndJxd

 Who is Megan Compton married to?   Who employs Drew Compton and Casey Long?   President Pro Tem Joseph Scarnati can answer that. http://www.senatorscarnati.com/staff-listing-2/

 

Democrats at CasablancaPa give us some well-sourced analysis about John Rafferty, Mike Long, Todd Nyquist, Bonusgate, Turnpike Pay to Play http://casablancapa.blogspot.com/search?q=rafferty

 

CasablancaPa informs: http://casablancapa.blogspot.com/2011/12/maybe-rafferty-will-give-us-bonus-too.html FTA Long received more legislative bonus money than any other staffer of either party. (Tribune Review 2/1/07)  Not only did he perform an incredible amount of campaign work over the years, he was renowned solely for his political skills.  As a senior staffer who received enormous bonuses and with a long history of campaign work, Long is one of the suspects the state wide grand jury is still examining.

Furthermore, one of the “associates” in Long’s operation is Megan Crompton, the wife of Drew Crompton.  Mr. Crompton is the poster boy for the political bonuses doled out in 2006 by the Senate GOP caucus after receiving a $20,000 taxpayer-funded bonus for working four months on the Lynn Swann for Governor campaign in 2006. (Tribune Reveiw 2/4/07)

 

Categories: Pennsylvania

Meanwhile in Pennsylvania ….Two Faced Double Talking John Rafferty Disingenuous…Harrisburg Hack John Rafferty wants to be Republican nominee for Attorney General.

The Liberty Blog - Wed, 2015-10-14 18:31

John Rafferty wants the Republican endorsement for Pennsylvania Attorney General 

Two Faced Double Talker Corporate Crony and Union Endorsed — Higher Taxes for all 

JOHN RAFFERTY DISINGENUOUS?    OCTOBER 14, 2015  BILLLAWRENCE

    

FTA  Rafferty, a Republican, has been accused of trying to kill the bill, SB 501, which would keep money from being involuntarily taken from the paychecks of public employees for political purposes.

The law would not stop the deduction of money for collective bargaining.

When the bill first came up for a vote in early March it failed 24-24. Sen. Scott Wagner (R-28) laid blame specifically at the feet of Rafferty and Dominic Pileggi (R-9), both of whom voted against the bill at the time.

“I have found Senator Rafferty to be the most disingenuous member of the Republican Caucus,” Wagner said. “To be honest and direct, I have watched Senator Rafferty repeatedly undermine our new leadership – Senator Rafferty is self-serving and badly wants to be Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.”

 

Corbett signs $2.3 billion Pa. transportation bill engineered by John Rafferty as Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee

   (Democrat Ed Rendell and Republican Tom Corbett in the lobby of the Capitol Building promoting higher taxes for Pennsylvania Motorists and Commercial Truck Drivers.

​​Bipartisan Collusion: Corbett and Rendell collude with John Rafferty to hammer Pennsylvania motorists with higher taxes

Pennsylvania Increases Gas Tax, Modifies Prevailing Wage, Gives Transit Big Money

Posted on November 24, 2013 by Larry Ehl

FTA  Getting to final passage wasn’t easy. The House rejected a similar bill last week (103-98) before passing the bill the next day. “Without enough Republican votes, leaders knew they needed Democrats who – particularly in Philadelphia – were reluctant to vote against unions on the prevailing-wage provision. In a last-ditch push midday Monday, [Governor] Corbett mobilized union leaders, among them Philadelphia Building Trades business manager Pat Gillespie, and others, including former Gov. Ed Rendell, to join him at a rally in the Capitol to urge passage of the bill.” The Senate had approved the plan last June.

The vote on Senate Bill 1, championed by Senate Transportation Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, happened after about an hour of comments from senators on both sides of aisle.  Rafferty said that in order to get public support for Act 89, the Senate Transportation Committee went on the road. It held numerous meetings around the state for two years to inform people about what kind of improvements the Act would bring if it was passed.

Crumbling roads: New gas tax, increased fees means billions for Pa. bridge and road work  PENNLIVE.COM

 

WATCHBLOG: Senate passes $2.5B transportation funding package – PA…  PAINDEPENDENT.COM

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John Rafferty was endorsed by the AFL-CIO for Senate



   John Rafferty votes to authorize $27,000,000,000 new debt for Pennsylvania Taxpayers

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