Monthly Archives: December 2012

What Was the Romney Campaign Doing in the Field?

Michel Kranish: Rich Beeson, the Romney political director who co­authored the now-discredited Ohio memo, said that only after the election did he realize what Obama was doing with so much manpower on the ground. Obama had more than 3,000 paid … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

All I Want for Christmas is Rob Gleason

I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree. I just want another term for Rob Gleason as Chair of the PA GOP. When I … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany

Happy Holidays! See You Next Week

I’m taking off early to drive down to Tennessee for Christmas with the wife’s family. Hope you all have a nice relaxing holiday. See you next week!

Posted in Miscellany

PA Transportation Bill Should Aim to Grow Taxi Market

One thing that I would like to see discussed in the 2013 state transportation bill is taxi reform. More, better and cheaper taxis would be a great way to help ease some of the growth fears in PA’s cities. If … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Land Use, Transportation

Pittsburgh Getting a Skyscraper That Can “Breathe”

No political point to make about this, just a really cool building.

Posted in Land Use

Land Tax Would Cushion the Blow of AVI

Sandy Smith is making great points about AVI and land taxes: For now, revenue neutrality is the right strategy to follow, especially after upset residents and Council members lambasted Nutter’s early attempts to generate more revenue from the new tax … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Land Use

Who Will Be the New Speaker of the House?

Ezra Klein on what Plan B’s embarrassing defeat at the hands of backbencher House conservatives means for the House Speaker election on January 3: The failure of Plan B proved something important: Boehner doesn’t have enough Republican support to pass … More after the jump

Posted in Budget

Barry Schoch: Bike/Ped Funding Safe

This Jon Schmitz article is so dense with transportation news, it could power like 4 blog posts. I’ll pull two items of interest to this blog and send you over to the P-G . First, bike/ped funding is safe. Washington … More after the jump

Posted in Land Use, Transportation

Split Between Corbett and House GOP on Transit Funding

Jon Schmitz says Tom Corbett’s PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch has been telling the smart growthers that the Corbett administration has no intention of doing separate funding bills for transit and auto infrastructure: Mr. Schoch also said the governor’s plan will … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Land Use, Transportation

Boehner’s Plan B Only Uniting House Democrats

Wisdom from Stan Collender: Second, Boehner’s response to the White House’s latest offer — his Plan B — is making things worse not better and is going to leave him in a worse rather than a better negotiating position. Bringing … More after the jump

Posted in Budget