Monthly Archives: May 2009

Au Revoir

This is a tough post to write. Almost five years ago, I was frustrated with the scope and quality of political news in Pennsylvania. I had just graduated college and was temping while I waited to start graduate school. I … More after the jump

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The End is Near, So I Face The Final Curtain

Keystone Politics was started by Greg Palmer nearly five years ago to better inform Pennsylvania voters about the political issues and campaigns. At the time, there were only a handful of political websites reaching out reaching this audience. Although the … More after the jump

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State Budget Deficit Could Hit $3B

The state’s precarious fiscal situation is getting worse — much worse, the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said yesterday. Rep. Dwight Evans D-Philadelphia, said the revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30, is now projected … More after the jump

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New Legislative Proposal Supports Medicinal Marijuana

A state representative from Philadelphia is introducing a bill to permit the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania under certain restrictions. Democratic Rep. Mark Cohen said people in pain should not be forced to choose between moving out of state … More after the jump

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LCB Didn’t Break Law in Awarding Contract

The state Liquor Control Board didn’t break the law but showed impaired judgment and ignored red flags when it awarded a $173,820 contract to a regional director’s spouse, Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday. The liquor board last month referred … More after the jump

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Ban on Casino Contributions Struck Down

The Legislature went too far in barring casino owners and executives from making any political campaign contributions, Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Thursday in wiping out what had been touted as a major bulwark against the gambling industry’s influence. The Supreme … More after the jump

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