Monthly Archives: November 2013

See You Next Week

I’m traveling to Montreal with my family for the rest of the week for Thanksgiving, and won’t have access to the Internet for a few blessed days. See you next Monday!

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How Much Is Sandusky Dogging Corbett?

Commenter phillydem thinks one reason for Corbett’s incredibly stable unpopularity is the botched Sandusky investigation: I’ll say it again, there are many Penn State alumni and Penn State affiliated voters who are going to vote for whoever Corbett’s opponent turns … More after the jump

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The Transportation We Could Have

I’m writing about the City Climate Leadership Awards for Next City, looking at last year’s winners, and I wanted to share this description of Singapore’s Intelligent Transport System. Just to jog the political imagination a bit, this is the kind of … More after the jump

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Keep Neighborhood Politics Out of Land Distribution

Joe DiStefano boils down the Philadelphia land bank debate: Some City Council Democrats, led by Chairman Darrell Clarke, want more power than they already enjoy, under the new Land Bank. What use is it being a Councilman if you can’t … More after the jump

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The Political Space in #PAGov is All to Tom Corbett’s Left

If you just saw a headline saying Republicans weren’t happy with Tom Corbett’s job performance, you might guess it’s because they think he’s not a True Conservative. But if you actually look at who’s disappointed with Corbett in today’s PPP … More after the jump

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What’s Up With Tom Corbett’s Fake Medicaid Expansion Plan?

Randy LoBasso has a helpful post mapping out the process for getting CorbettCare approved by the federal government. Basically they haven’t even applied yet for the 1115 waiver they need, and when they do, we’ll have to go through a … More after the jump

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PPP: Everybody Beats Corbett

A hot new poll from PPP says a supermajority of voters still hate Tom Corbett’s policies, and every semi-viable Democrat beats him by at least 12 points. Aside from Jack Wagner though, most Democrats still face a big name ID … More after the jump

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Bethlehem Mayor-elect Bob Donchez Picks a Sprawl Booster for DCED

Bernie O’Hare says Bethlehem Mayor-elect Bob Donchez’s pick for Director of Community and Economic Development, Alicia Karner, was a primary booster of one of the most wasteful sprawl projects in recent memory when she was working as outgoing Northampton County … More after the jump

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Partially Blame Zoning for Food Deserts

Part of the problem with grocery stores not moving into lower-income neighborhoods is the gap between what residents can afford to pay, and what grocery stores have to charge to maintain a profit margin. Even in downtown Pittsburgh grocery stores have … More after the jump

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The PLCB Is Not a Real Regulator: Hunting Season Edition

Albert Brooks on the PLCB’s extended hunting season hours: However, I really can’t figure out why the PLCB has extended the hours of some stores for hunting season. Drinking and driving isn’t enough we have to add firearms into the … More after the jump

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