Monthly Archives: December 2011

36 House Democrats Need a Primary

People disagree about what all a political party is supposed to do, but at base, there is one core goal that binds all of its members together: electing members of the party to public office.

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Harrisburg Democrats Selling Out, Whipping Votes for GOP’s Gerrymandered Map

House Republicans do not have the votes to pass their own partisan map. So why are Democrats helping them? Tell your Reps and Senators NOT to pass this map!

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GOP Mayor of Carlisle Abruptly Resigns to Become News Reporter

Kirk R. Wilson announced Monday afternoon that after 6 terms as Mayor of Carlisle, he will resign his post on January 3rd to become a news reporter for CBS 21 in Harrisburg.  Wilson, who holds a journalism and communications degree … More after the jump

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PA House and Senate form LGBT Equality Caucus in Partnership with Equality PA

Great news from our friends at Equality PA: For the first time, members of the state House and Senate have formed an LGBT Equality Caucus. The idea to create a caucus was suggested to a number of members early in … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, LGBT / Gay Rights

Mike Sturla on the Blooper Reel That Is Republican Governance

Rep. Mike Sturla has a nice year-end listicle, enumerating the Top 11 indignities of life under Republican control of Harrisburg.

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Turzai: Republicans Don’t Care About Passing a Fracking Tax

It looks like the votes aren’t there for Harrisburg Republicans to pass any kind of fracking tax.

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House Committee Wants to Make PA’s Alcohol Laws More Insane

Good thing everybody seems to hate the gutted liquor privatization bill, because this thing is a mess. It’s time to start from scratch.

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FIGHT The Latest Redistricting Plan – Tell Your Reps NO

Use the Keystone Politics Action Center to send your Representative and Senator a message telling them to reject the latest redistricting plan and keep communities together. Tell the cronies in Harrisburg that enough is enough.

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Ridiculous Redistricting Plan Breaks Up Communities Across PA

Is Easton part of the Lehigh Valley? Not anymore, according to the latest redistricting plan unveiled by Republicans in Harrisburg. They’ve carved the entire state up into an unrecognizable mish-mosh of political districts to gain an advantage in the next … More after the jump

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Why You Can’t Buy Beer in PA Supermarkets

Scott Kraus does the liquor privatization debate a huge favor with this article on the politics of liberalizing PA’s beer laws.

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