Posts Tagged ‘PA House’
On second thought, PA House now passes Transportation bill

On second thought, PA House now passes Transportation bill

*This is an update to Tuesday’s column, Bicycle Coalition, SEPTA impacted by Transportation Bill failure and Wednesday’s print column, Why We Can’t Have Nice Things. For the upteempth time in human history, doomsday has been averted. After a total fail on the transportation bill Monday night, Tuesday found the Pennsylvania state House singing a different...

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Huh? PA House Declared April 30 ‘Day of Fasting’

Proving there’s still a little ‘Year of the Bible’ in all of us, last month the Pennsylvania House of Representatives declared the fast-approaching April 30 as “National Fast Day.” And at least one church-state watchdog isn’t too happy about it. The legislation, introduced as a “noncontroversial resolution” by Rep. Saccone (R-Allegheny)...

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Rep. Boyle Dissents from PA House’s Vote to Honor Margaret Thatcher

Rep. Boyle Dissents from PA House’s Vote to Honor Margaret Thatcher

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Philadelphia) There was unexpected drama this morning as a resolution honoring late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was debated — and eventually, passed — in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Thatcher, nicknamed the “Iron Lady” by a Soviet journalist during her tenure as prime minister, died last week. Her death...

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PA Senate Unanimously Votes for Online Voter Registration

PA Senate Unanimously Votes for Online Voter Registration

The Pennsylvania State Senate just passed a bill—unanimously, 49-0—that would allow Pennsylvanians to register to vote online. The bill, introduced by Sen. Lloyd Smucker (R-Lancaster), was similarly introduced last session, but did not get anywhere. Several groups, including Common Cause PA, Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania and the Philly-based Committee...

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Voter ID ‘Your Ideas Suck’ Comments Used in Republican Attacks

Voter ID ‘Your Ideas Suck’ Comments Used in Republican Attacks

Last week, State Sen. Daylin Leach organized a press conference to give notice to House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s comments regarding the recently-passed Voter ID legislation. During said presser, Leach reminded voters of Turzai’s recent statement that “Voter ID…is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania.” He then said of the...

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Pennsylvania Legislators Fight United Nations Effort to Strip Parental Rights

Pennsylvania Legislators Fight United Nations Effort to Strip Parental Rights

"The U.N. lets me go to bed an hour later!" From today’s WTF files (with the way things are going, it might become a thing) comes the prolonged fight in Pennsylvania to stop United Nations’ control of your child. According to the American Family Association of Pennsylvania and ParentalRights.org, there’s been an ongoing effort on behalf of...

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Update: Rep. Babette Josephs Concedes Race

Update: Rep. Babette Josephs Concedes Race

While most believed the race for Pennsylvania’s 182nd District had ended Tuesday night, the Babette Josephs campaign was still counting votes, believing there was a chance Sims’ 226-vote lead could have been overturned after all votes, including absentee ballots, were counted — and, you know, they’d analyzed all the hanging chads. But it wasn’t...

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DAILY GRINDER: Priest Abuse Case Gets Sicker

Priest abuse cases are always bad. Sure. But there’s something about the Philadelphia case, specifically, that sort of makes me throw up a little, each time I read about it. Maybe it’s the detailed, alleged maniacal perversion of the individual, uncharged priests who will never see the inside of a jail cell or that Cardinal Lynn apparently let it all happen....

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House GOP Jobs Plan: Cuts, Marcellus Shale, Tort Reform

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai held a press conference at 2 p.m. today with regard to the job climate in Pennsylvania. During the conference, which was livestreamed on the GOP House’s Facebook page (Thanks guys!), Turzai and others outlined their main ideas, which include a laundry-list of small government initiatives for which many have been...

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Pennsylvania House Honors Yuengling Brewing Company

Pennsylvania House Honors Yuengling Brewing Company

Don’t say they’re wasting all their time on Year of the Bible resolutions, Voter ID bills and anti-abortion measures! Because finally, the Pennsylvania House has put forth something we can all agree on: It’s H.R. 567, which honors and congratulates Pennsylvania brewing company, D.G. Yuengling & Son, for being awesome. After Anheuser sold out...

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