Post Tagged with: "Pennsylvania"

September 1, 2011 06:34

State Takeover of Pennsylvania State Capital Harrisburg Likely Coming

[O]ne nice bankruptcy will lead to another, and another, exactly the relief cities need. Public unions will get what they have coming to them: slashed benefits and contracts tossed out by the courts.

March 15, 2011 07:12

Budget Tightening in Pennsylvania—and Around the Nation

[S]ince the total indebtedness (including unfunded obligations) of all units of government in Pennsylvania now exceeds $194 billion, it would be fiscally insane for Corbett and the legislature not to trim spending. Actually, a three-percent trim is not enough.

January 27, 2011 07:05

Democrats who lost power in PA throw a fit a rules committee meeting

Democrats lost big in 2010 on the state level, so now they are resorting to theatrics, temper tantrums, shouting and throwing things to obstruct Republicans during a PA State House Rules Committee. If they have legitimate concerns about the rules reforms sponsored by Republican members, they should argue the issue on the floor, not stage a phony protest and media event. One of the libs even tried to invoke the “Tea Party”, saying they would side with the Dems against the “monarchical” Republicans. This is ridiculous; the Tea Party does not support this type of unruly behavior from our elected Representatives! It’s one thing for supporters to rally outside the House and exercise their freedom to assemble, but for the elected officials to try and disrupt the orderly process of governing this way is an embarrassment.

January 4, 2011 05:53

Immigration Battles in 2011 will Shift to States

With the possibility of a stalemate in Congress over immigration issues, legislators in at least half a dozen states are moving to approve laws similar to the one adopted by Arizona last year, according to a story published in The New York Times.

November 30, 2010 07:46

Lame duck governor vetoes popular ‘stand your ground’ gun bill

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed a bill that would have expanded the state’s so-called Castle Doctrine to expand the permissible use of deadly force in self-defense outside of the currently allowed home and workplace.

November 8, 2010 05:35

Time to Tackle Right to Work

… there is one reform that stout-hearted Republicans running those five rust belt states should definitely do: pass right to work laws. The Taft-Hartley Act allows each state the option of enacting right to work laws, which allow workers to not join a labor union as a condition of employment.

October 25, 2010 14:24

Inhofe Predicts GOP Will ‘Definitely’ Take The Senate

Inhofe is confident the GOP will win: “We’ll take over the following seats where there are Democratic incumbents: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Washington state, Wisconsin, West Virginia — where I’ll be Monday — North Dakota, and I think California.”

September 13, 2010 06:42

States opposed to healthcare overhaul pin hopes on Florida court hearing

Attorneys general from 19 other states joined the Florida suit. They represent Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Washington.

July 19, 2010 08:35

Pennsylvania Shifts from Toss-Up to Leans GOP

New polling from Pennsylvania moves that state’s Senate race from the Toss-Up category to Leans GOP. Pat Toomey now leads Joe Sestak by seven points.

April 26, 2010 04:31

Getting paid by taxpayers to watch porn

Enough is enough. More than just a slap on the wrist is needed for these employees—and the supervisors who manage them