Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fracking Tax Revenue Must Support the General Fund

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s position on the Marcellus Shale is a useful reminder of why it’s so important for the Democrats to kill Scarnati’s “impact fee” on a party-line vote:

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Santorum Close to a Tie With Obama in PA Polls

This is just downright scary. The President needs to step up his game and let us all know why we should re-elect him, and fast. Daily Santorum readers know about the ex Senator’s bid to solidify support in his home state, even … More after the jump

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Majority Opposes Pileggi’s Electoral College Scheme

Colby Itkowitz looks at the numbers from Quinnipiac:

Posted in Miscellany

How the No Tax Pledge Leads to Dumber Government

The debate over transportation funding is a good example of how Grover Norquist’s No Tax Pledge doesn’t actually result in smaller government – just dumber government.

Posted in Transportation Tagged

Reading Has Highest Poverty Rate in America

Sad that this is what we’ve let our state and our country become: Ashley Kelleher supports her family on the $900 a month she earns as a waitress at an International House of Pancakes. Louri Williams packs cakes and pies … More after the jump

Posted in Economy Tagged

Raja Releases Transit Plan for Allegheny County

In the ongoing battle between two candidates who agree on everything, Allegheny County Executive candidate D. Raja released his transit plan. His Democratic opponent Rich Fitzgerald agrees with pretty much all of it. D. Raja held his fifth policy announcement … More after the jump

Posted in Pittsburgh / SW Region, Transportation Tagged , ,

FEC Fines Callahan For Campaign Fund Misuse

Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan has been fined by the Federal Elections Commission, reports the Morning Call. He improperly used money from his local campaign account to fund research for his congressional campaign: The complaint was filed by state Republican Chairman … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Ethics, Lehigh Valley Tagged ,

Time to Forgive Student Loan Debt

A MoveOn email blast tells me that an online petition to forgive student loan debt in the name of economic stimulus has now received 400,000 signatures.

Posted in Economy

Amazon’s Allentown Sweatshop… The New American Way?

What happened to the America where employers protect and respect workers and where the government is tasked with making sure that’s the case? …what the story revealed about Amazon could be said of the country, too: that on the road … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Labor and Unions

Platts Not Conservative Enough for Tea Party Nut Jobs

The York Daily Record reported Wednesday on an feud between Congressman Todd Platts (R-PA19) and the York 912 Patriots.  Platts, a lifelong Republican and arguably the safest GOP Congressman in PA, was accused in a press release of being a … More after the jump

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