Posts Tagged ‘Rendell’

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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VIDEO: Mayor Nutter Urges Sen. Toomey to Support Background Checks

Because the world is a mysterious place, the stars have aligned so that conservative, tea-party backed Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, he of the “A” rating by the NRA just may be “gun control’s unlikely savior.” From the Washington Post this morning: Toomey, as The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent reported last week, is currently in talks with West Virginia...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Urges More Fracking—In New York!

DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell Urges More Fracking—In New York!

Former Governor Ed Rendell is attempting to peer-pressure New York Governor Andrew Cuomo into overturning that state’s fracking ban—because “it’s a good thing to do.” That’s at least what he’s telling the New York Post, which, unsurprisingly, has published a pretty not-so-flattering picture of the former guv, because that’s their thing (not...

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DAILY GRINDER: Obama Holds PA Lead, Clinton Coming to Town, Bishops Release Voting Guide

DAILY GRINDER: Obama Holds PA Lead, Clinton Coming to Town, Bishops Release Voting Guide

Former President Bill Clinton is all over the state today, rallying support for President Obama. At 10:15 a.m., he’ll be in Pittsburgh; at 2:30 he’s in Blue Bell; at 4 p.m., he’s in Philly, at the Palestra; and at 7:30 p.m. he’s in Scranton. Hide your girlfriends. Mitt Romney rallied his own supporters in Yardley yesterday. The Secret Service said there...

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Is Voter ID the Republicans’ ‘Ground Game’ in Pennsylvania?

Former president Bill Clinton made a point last night to denounce Voter ID laws, like the one still on the books in Pennsylvania. “If you want America — if you want every American to vote and you think it is wrong to change voting procedures just to reduce the turnout of younger, poorer, minority and disabled voters, you should support Barack Obama,” he...

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Rendell Goes on TV to Give Vague Support of Obama Tax Cut Plan

Rendell Goes on TV to Give Vague Support of Obama Tax Cut Plan

Two years ago, former Bush officials celebrated the then-apparent victory of extending the former president’s tax cuts for the wealthy. “We knew that, politically, once you get it into law, it becomes almost impossible to remove it,” former Bush communications director told the Daily Beast. “That’s not a bad legacy. The fact that we were able to...

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Rendell is Character Witness in ‘Bonusgate’ Prosecution

Rendell is Character Witness in ‘Bonusgate’ Prosecution

In the ongoing game of Decade-long Horrible that is the Bonusgate case, it’s now being reported that former Gov. Ed Rendell testified as a character witness for former House Legislator and Department of Revenue Secretary Rep. Steve Stetler. Stetler is being charged with—and pleaded not guilty to—theft, conspiracy and conflict of interest in actions related...

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GOP Wants You To ‘Stand With’ Gov. Rendell AGAINST Obama

GOP Wants You To ‘Stand With’ Gov. Rendell AGAINST Obama

Remember we asked you the definition of “unbelievable sleaze,” and you said…what did you say, again? Oh, right. In light of some Democrats weirdly coming out in favor of Mitt Romney’s former predatory management firm, Bain Capital, the GOP has begun using some of that criticism of the president’s criticism to “slam” the president. Their latest...

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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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DAILY GRINDER: $1.9 Million in State Budget to Honor Standup Comedian

After making the Philadelphia University “Arlen Specter Library” earmark a sticking point of his campaign against Pennsylvania Democratic uber spending and corruption in 2010, Gov. Tom Corbett recently signed off on $1.9 million for the very same library, claiming he had no choice! That building at PU will hold some of former Senator Specter’s papers...

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