Elections

After indictments, Ironworkers’ union staying mostly on electoral sidelines

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

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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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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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The Tom Wolf income tax plan – Part 3: Legislative and legal hurdles

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

MONEY BACK: The IRS continues to improperly grant billions of dollars in tax credits, a new government audit says.

Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls Nov. 4 and may very well choose Tom Wolf, a York County businessman, to be their next governor.

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The Tom Wolf income tax plan: Making the rich pay their ‘fair share’

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Budget + Tax, Budget and Spending, Elections, Issues, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Source: Tax Foundation

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he wants to make taxes in Pennsylvania more fair.

Some of the state’s wealthier residents might question his definition of the word.

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Virginia AG says e-signatures OK, despite security concerns

By   /  October 3, 2014  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Virginia’s attorney general has given his legal stamp of approval to electronic signatures on voter registration forms submitted by third parties.

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Citizen poll watchers expose need for scrutiny of elections

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  Elections, Issues, News, Politics & Elections, State Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

FAIR ELECTIONS?: Citizen poll watchers say elections aren't being administered properly.

Counting votes behind closed doors, letting uncertified voters vote, stacking wards with majority party poll workers — questionable activities at Burlington polling places reveal a need for greater scrutiny of elections, two citizen poll watchers say.

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