Posts Tagged ‘PA House’
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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DAILY GRINDER: Rendell Says Papers, Owners to be Separated by ‘Firewall’

Buzz Bissinger hosted Michael Smerconish’s radio show yesterday and featured Ed Rendell to talk about the potential purchase of the Philadelphia Media Network. Rendell said he doesn’t personally have any money to invest in the company and that if he and others owned the PMN, the newsroom would be a “firewall” between reporters and people like himself...

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Philly State Rep. Apologizes for ‘Year of the Bible’ Vote

This afternoon, Philly State Rep. Mark Cohen held a press conference in Harrisburg urging his colleagues to reconsider last month’s resolution which labeled 2012 the “Year of the Bible” by the state government. Cohen was joined by the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, the American Civil Liberties Union and American Atheists. At the press conference, he...

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Invasive Abortion ‘Ultrasound’ Bill Passes House Committee

The Pennsylvania House Health Committee voted yesterday to advance something they’re calling the “Women’s Right to Know Act,” which would allow a woman to take a look at an ultrasound and listen to the fetus’ heartbeat before getting an abortion. And by “allow,” we mean “force.” House Bill 1077 was introduced by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett Declares ‘Obamacare for All’?

Looks like Pennsylvania may get its Obamacare after all. The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has filed its application for $33 million to begin the development and design of a health insurance exchange in the state. When asked about the whole ordeal—especially since Corbett sued to block health care reform while Attorney General—State Insurance Commissioner...

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PA House Unanimously Declares 2012 “Year of the Bible”

On Tuesday, the PA House decided it made sense to declare 2012 the “Year of the Bible”—and unanimously passed a resolution doing just that, 193-0. The resolution, primarily sponsored by state Rep. Rick Saccone, of Allegheny and Washington Counties, is about a page long and according to some bloggers, is probably a violation of Church and State. And if not,...

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Milton Street to Run for PA House of Representatives

Milton Street to Run for PA House of Representatives

Former State Rep. and candidate for Philadelphia Mayor Milton Street says he’s running for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, again. A few minutes ago, he posted a Facebook message saying, “To all my facebook followers… I DECLARE MYSELF A CANDIDATE FOR THE 195th DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE OF REPRESTATIVES !!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP ME...

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As Redistricting Passes House, Philly Cut to 3 Districts; Check out this Street-View Map

As Redistricting Passes House, Philly Cut to 3 Districts; Check out this Street-View Map

Every ten years, there’s mass-hysteria from the state minority party about redistricting, mostly because they have little-to-no say over the final map’s passage, and sometimes one or more of their districts get Nagasaki’d, metaphorically speaking. That was certainly the case this year (two western PA Democrats have been drawn into the same district),...

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DAILY GRINDER: Occupy Philly Polling Positively in Pennsylvania

Don’t look now, but while the Tea Party sinks into the nightmare of yesterday’s news, the Occupy Movement is gaining steam. A full forty-nine percent of Pennsylvanians support the protests, 37 oppose them and 14 percent have no opinion, according to a Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College Poll. The Tea Party, on the other hand, is polling at 39/48/14...

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PW Kicks It With Brian Sims, Candidate for PA House

PW Kicks It With Brian Sims, Candidate for PA House

As we reported yesterday, LGBT activist Brian Sims is running for a seat in the Pennsylvania House. He will be challenging Democratic Rep. Babette Josephs for the 182nd District, which covers much of Center City, including the Gayborhood. Sims told PW over the summer that he’s a “professional gay” because he gets paid to tell his coming-out story at...

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