Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Tom Corbett’

How State Republicans Blocked an Investigation into Gov. Corbett’s Handling of Sandusky

On Monday, state House Republicans pulled a ridiculous parliamentary parlor trick in order to defeat a resolution calling for an investigation into Gov. Corbett’s handling of the Jerry Sandusky investigation while he was state attorney general. Since the resolution was blocked, House Democrats are now calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder directly to...

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And Now They Want to Frack Your College

And Now They Want to Frack Your College

Scene from Gasland Governor Tom Corbett signed Senate Bill 367, the Mineral Resource Development Act, last week. The new law will allow the “mining or removal of coal, oil, natural gas, coal bed methane and limestone found in or beneath land owned by the state or state system of higher education.” Or, in laymen’s terms: Your college campus can now...

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Gov. Corbett’s Meeting at the Art Museum Is Met With Angry Philly Protesters

Gov. Corbett’s Meeting at the Art Museum Is Met With Angry Philly Protesters

Last night, Gov. Corbett was in Philadelphia to participate in a town-hall-style meeting hosted by conservative radio personality Dom Giordano at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It didn’t go well. Giordano began by asking Corbett about the controversial voter-ID bill the governor signed in March. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 4-2 to...

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What Happened to the Liquor Privatization Debate?

What Happened to the Liquor Privatization Debate?

Will beer keg backpacks still be legal? Wasn’t the liquor debate supposed to be done by now? After some energy at the beginning of the week, the House has scheduled more debate for, well, next week. And after that, maybe the week after. And so on/so forth/etc. As punned by Capitol Ideas, the liquor privatization idea may have lost its fizz, but isn’t necessarily...

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Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

Community Action Groups Shut Down Center City, Protest Gov. Corbett

When Governor Corbett comes to Philly, he does so with good reason. Like, say, he speaks with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the one group in Southeastern Pennsylvania that may still support his budget priorities. That’s what happened yesterday at the Prince Music Theater—and protesters from several community action groups were ready for his...

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Seventy’s Stalberg Goes on Power 99 Radio to Discuss Voter ID

Seventy’s Stalberg Goes on Power 99 Radio to Discuss Voter ID

Zack Stalberg The fight over Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law has essentially become a war of information. Legislatively speaking, it’s over and the naysayers lost. But rather than resign in defeat, groups like the Committee of 70 and Cost of Freedom have taken it upon themselves to inform the public of what the law means so we’re not stuck with our tails between...

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Attn. Philly Students: Voter ID? There’s an App For That

Attn. Philly Students: Voter ID? There’s an App For That

A group called the Cost of Freedom has launched a Smart phone campaign to help people in Voter ID states figure out just what they’ll need to practice their Constitutional right to vote. And students who want to vote in Pennsylvania with your student ID? There are certain requirements of that ID, as per the legislation. So read on. As we’ve documented here,...

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DAILY GRINDER: AG Candidate Murphy Says he Won’t Enforce ‘Ultrasound’ Legislation

Former Congressman and current Pennsylvania Attorney General candidate Patrick Murphy claims he won’t enforce the ultrasound bill if it goes into law and he is elected in November. His Democratic primary opponent, Kathleen Kane, is also opposed to the bill but has stopped short of saying she plain old won’t enforce it. Gov. Corbett is now saying his “Close...

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Pennsylvania Voter ID Bill Close to Becoming a Reality

Pennsylvania Voter ID Bill Close to Becoming a Reality

The Pennsylvania state Senate Appropriations Committee passed the state’s Voter ID bill by a 15-11 vote yesterday. The Republican majority in the committee provided the 15 votes for the measure. One Republican, Sen. Mary Jo White of Vebabgo County, joined the 10 Democrats against. The bill, which would require voters to bring identification to polling places,...

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Philly Health Commissioner Lays Out Gov. Corbett’s Cuts by the Numbers

Philadelphia City Health Commissioner Donald Schwarz held a press conference this afternoon with regard to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget cuts. In no uncertain terms, Schwarz had a message: We’re fucked. “This budget takes apart many of the supports that have been in place for a very long time for people who are particularly vulnerable...

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