Posts Tagged ‘Corbett’

Now, Corbett compares marriage equality to incest

Gov. Tom Corbett related marriage equality to incest during an interview segment on CBS 21 Harrisburg this morning. While being interviewed by CBS anchor Sherry Christian, Corbett was asked about previous remarks made by his lawyers against an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit for marriage equality, in which they compared same-sex marriage to two “12-year-olds”...

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New poll has Corbett down, but ‘imagine what a real poll would show’

New poll has Corbett down, but ‘imagine what a real poll would show’

It was reported earlier today that Tom Corbett’s approval rating sucks. Susquehanna Polling and Research has found that the Pennsylvania governor’s poll numbers have him at 33 percent approve and 58 percent disapprove. That information, released to PoliticsPA, is a 12-point drop from their February poll, in which the governor’s numbers were 39 percent...

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Corbett’s Medicaid work mandate may be illegal

Corbett’s Medicaid work mandate may be illegal

As we’ve been noting here since the rumors began flying, Gov. Tom Corbett may be willing to expand Medicaid to more than 500,000 of the state’s poor under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, but he wants to do so with many strings attached. Perhaps the most controversial of those strings: a “work search requirement” the governor says would...

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Yep, Santorum will actively support Gov. Corbett

Yep, Santorum will actively support Gov. Corbett

"This Corbett guy is just what I'm looking for!" In a world where it pays to say things that aren’t true just to get your name shared on social media, Rick Santorum and Tom Corbett are virtual gold mines. Both public figures have been known to let their crazy and/or discontent with humanity show on occasion, and both have the tendency to follow...

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Will Corbett’s ‘Medicaid-like’ expansion require work searches for the employed?

Will Corbett’s ‘Medicaid-like’ expansion require work searches for the employed?

Come view my Modest Proposal. So, it’s come to this. Gov. Tom Corbett’s strategy of quiet spite is finally leading to the place it’s supposed to be: Anonymous sources feeling out their own rumors released to the media. After a year of non-answers on Medicaid expansion—then a truly terrible episode in which the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act...

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Despite evidence, Gov. Corbett denies Pennsylvania’s massive drop in job growth

Despite evidence, Gov. Corbett denies Pennsylvania’s massive drop in job growth

While a guest on a Pennsylvania radio show recently, Gov. Tom Corbett attempted to combat the talking point which says the state has suffered in job creation under his watch—and that our ranking gone from 7th all the way to 46th when compared with the 49 other states. “He’s wrong,” Corbett said of a person who submitted a question which blamed the governor...

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Does Corbett, like Christie, have guts to ban ‘gay conversion therapy’?

At Gov. Corbett’s victory party on Election Night, 2010, after beating Democratic rival Dan Onorato by a whopping nine points, he told enthusiastic supporters exactly what to expect of his time in office: “Look across the river,” he said. Across the Delaware River, that is. Corbett was promising his supporters one thing: He was going to be like then-GOP...

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Sen. Tartaglione bill would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage

Philadelphia State Sen. Christine Tartaglione recently joined with the Restaurant Opportunities Center to announce plans to introduce a bill which would raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. The state senator, who represents the second district, has been one of Harrisburg’s champions of labor and workers’ rights during her tenure in the...

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Corbett Administration defends comparing LGBT community to “12-year-olds”

Corbett Administration defends comparing LGBT community to “12-year-olds”

We knew it was going to be hard for the Corbett Administration to come out on top in their fight against marriage equality in Montgomery County. Considering we’re nearing election season, and Pennsylvanians are quickly evolving toward supporting more LGBT rights, the state’s case against rogue marriage licenses, we thought, would likely have to be...

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Is Tea Partier’s role in PA Revenue Dept. a conflict of interest on Transportation Bill?

Is Tea Partier’s role in PA Revenue Dept. a conflict of interest on Transportation Bill?

Image from Kitchen Table Patriots FB page (via Keystone Politics) The state and national media have blown up over the past week over Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration hiring former Tea Party activist Ana Puig as legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, given her past positions and oft-radical statements, which have been widely circulated...

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