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Long-awaited liquor bill amendments mostly met with disappointment

Long-awaited liquor bill amendments mostly met with disappointment

As promised, Sen. Charles McIlhinney unveiled his amendments to Senate Bill 100, the liquor privatization bill, on Tuesday afternoon. As expected, no one seems too happy about it. McIlhinney (R-Bucks) had been a Republican hold-out on the legislation, which would change Pennsylvania’s liquor selling system from a state retail- and wholesale-run operation to…something...

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DAILY GRINDER: Senate Passes Budget; Adds $500 Million to Corbett Proposal

DAILY GRINDER: Senate Passes Budget; Adds $500 Million to Corbett Proposal

How dare you edit my blueprint for human extinction! The Pennsylvania State Senate approved a new version of the state budget which would restore all the governor’s cuts to higher education and half his cuts for county-run human services programs. The plan, as a whole, adds $517.2 million to Corbett’s plan—or, increases it by 1.9 percent. Mike Stack of...

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Welfare Drug Testing Rolls Out in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has taken the first baby step toward its drug testing for welfare recipients program. The program, which passed the Legislature and was signed into law last year, has begun as a pilot program in Schuylkill County and will move throughout the entire state assuming it’s cost effective — which may sound odd assuming you heard about the latest...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum Takes 2nd in Iowa

DAILY GRINDER: Rick Santorum Takes 2nd in Iowa

Rick Santorum is on the cover of every newspaper in America this morning (besides Philadelphia Weekly, and probably some others). And he deserves it. He didn’t show so strong last night in Iowa, losing by 14 8 votes to Mitt Romney (by 10 p.m., pundits were saying even if he didn’t win, he won) just because there are some anti-gay corn farmers somewhere. He’s...

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