Posts Tagged ‘Corbett’

The Corbett Administration’s resident birther

Our friends at Keystone Politics recently re-ignited the publicity fire around the fact that former Tea Patriot activist and birther Ana Puig was hired by the Corbett Administration as legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. According to KP: Puig is as tea party as they come. In recent years, she has promoted an event featuring topics...

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Fight for Voter ID far from over as PA Republicans continue war of words

The infamous Pennsylvania Voter ID law is not dead. Far from it, actually. So far, in fact, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley is deciding whether to keep it legal or throw it away—right now. And when he decides, the case’s appeals are expected to continue for a long while. How do we know? Well, it’s not just because both sides have...

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Medicaid expansion’s complex politics: The other Corbett poll revelation

Medicaid expansion’s complex politics: The other Corbett poll revelation

Show me the unskewed poll, please. You may have heard yesterday that things keep getting worse for the company man in the Capitol, Gov. Tom Corbett. A new poll found Pennsylvanians consistently see him as a nuisance they’re ready to get rid of, come 18 months from now, as just 24 percent of the state believes he deserves re-election, and 56 percent do not. Those...

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Union hits Corbett on liquor privatization; says will ‘destroy business’

Governor Tom Corbett says he wants the state Senate to give him a liquor privatization bill by June 30th. And until that time, the union representing liquor store workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1776, will be airing television and radio commercials calling an end to the state monopoly a “reckless scheme” that will “raise our...

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Corbett Has No Excuses Left on Medicaid Expansion

As if things couldn’t get worse for Pennsylvania’s governor, an independent report was released this week showing his administration’s stubborn rejection of Medicaid funds to lock the rings of Obamacare in place in the commonwealth is, probably, the wrong one. The report was released by the Republican-controlled state Legislature’s Fiscal Office. It noted...

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Poll Shows People Still Opposed to Liquor Board as Corbett Logs More Face Time

It’s full speed ahead for Pennsylvania’s liquor privatization advocates. Yesterday, the conservative Commonwealth Foundation released a poll they commissioned through public opinion research group Fairbank, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates — a firm, it was correctly pointed out by CF, with a majority Democrat client list — and found the same results...

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Did Corbett Budget Live Up To Post-Newtown Mental Health Comments?

Did Corbett Budget Live Up To Post-Newtown Mental Health Comments?

Come view my Modest Proposal. When Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was asked about how to respond to the Newtown tragedy in December, he told reporters it wasn’t really an issue of guns, but of mental health. “It doesn’t matter if it’s an assault weapon or a handgun,” he said. “It’s a mental health issue that we have to...

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Corbett Universally, Deservedly Panned for Penn State Lawsuit

Corbett Universally, Deservedly Panned for Penn State Lawsuit

Nothing to see here. As has been the case through much of his governorship, Gov. Tom Corbett recently made what was probably the wrong decision. He announced—via pep rally!—that he’d be filing a federal law suit to, as the New York Times put it. “force the NCAA to revoke the highly deserved sanctions imposed on the school and its powerful football...

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Corbett Stresses Mental Health After Newtown—But His Record Says Otherwise

Corbett Stresses Mental Health After Newtown—But His Record Says Otherwise

Nothing to see here. During questions on last week’s Newtown massacre, in which 27 people were killed, Gov. Tom Corbett told reporters that mental illness, not guns, is to blame for the tragedy. “It doesn’t matter if it’s an assault weapon or a handgun,” he said. “It’s a mental health issue that we have to work as hard as...

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Here’s What Gov. Corbett’s Health-Care Rejection Means

Here’s What Gov. Corbett’s Health-Care Rejection Means

Gov. Corbett issued a seething statement regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act yesterday, as he rejected a state-run insurance exchange. In his rejection letter, he noted that the federal government continuously dismissed his administration’s questions and that Health and Human Services secretary Katherine Sebelius admitted the laws...

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