After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Elections, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


Formerly a heavy-hitter in Pennsylvania politics, at least in Philadelphia and its suburbs, Ironworkers’ Local 401 has spent far less during the 2014 election cycle than any others in recent history.

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New Pennsylvania Senate seat key in battle for control of chamber

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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The newly created 40th state Senate District in Monroe and Northampton counties might not have an official incumbent, but Pennsylvania state Rep. Mario Scavello might be as close as it gets.

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Examining Gov. Corbett’s record of no-tax pledges and big tax breaks

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Gov. Tom Corbett stood at the podium in the state Capitol media center, flanked by representatives of business, labor and government from all parts of Pennsylvania, to announce the biggest tax break in state history.

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Bizarre videos put Diamond on defensive as Election Day nears

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Russ Diamond was just protecting himself — at least that’s how the Pennsylvania state House candidate has described an altercation with an ex-girlfriend that’s the subject of a bizarre video that surfaced this week.

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In Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton supports Tom Wolf’s taxing agenda

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Elections, Energy and Environment, Pennsylvania, Politics, State Elections, State Politics, Taxes, Watchdog Citizen News  /  No Comments

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Bill Clinton uses the same message he has used for other candidates, personalizing his speech to Tom Wolf, and keeping in step with his folksy brand.

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Week in review: Tom Wolf’s tax plan goes under the microscope

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has been trying to paint his Democratic opponent, York County businessman Tom Wolf, as a taxman who wants Pennsylvanians to fork over more of their money to state government.

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