Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rendell Slams Corbett’s Food Stamp Asset Test

God I miss Ed Rendell:

Posted in Miscellany

Piggie of the Week Robert Patterson Leaves Office on Tuesday

Yesterday the Inquirer reported that despite *resigning*, semen evangelist Robert Patterson was actually still employed by the Department of Public Welfare and hadn’t left office yet.

Posted in Health

Patrick Murphy Opposes Mortgage Settlement

The Murphy campaign sends over a HuffPo op-ed Patrick Murphy wrote¬†opposing the¬†pending mortgage settlement back in December. Here’s the key bit:

Posted in Miscellany

The “5K” Plan for Municipal Consolidation

What if Harrisburg passed a law stating that only political jurisdictions with 5000 people or more will be recognized as legal municipalities after 2015?

Posted in Environment Tagged

Where Do Dem AG Candidates Stand on the Mortgage Settlement?

All the Democratic Attorneys General I like think the mortgage settlement goes too easy on the banks, and would interfere with important investigations into the foreclosure fraud issue.

Posted in Miscellany

Why Not Let Beer Distributors Sell Marijuana

Mark Kleiman’s students at UCLA have devised an ingenious plan for taxing and regulating marijuana at the state level that won’t provoke a massive federal crackdown. Hope this finds its way to Daylin. Full summary of the plan is after … More after the jump

Posted in Economy Tagged ,

Occupy Electoral Politics

Randy LoBasso says Allyson Schwartz is getting a challenger from Occupy Philly:

Posted in Miscellany

Job Creating With Tom Corbett: Private Jet Tax Loophole Edition

Samantha Melamed says Tom Corbett is trying to play us for a bunch of suckers:

Posted in Budget, Economy

Dan McCaffrey Drops Out of Dem AG Primary

Tim McNulty: Chris Brennan at the Daily News reports that Philadelphia-area attorney Dan McCaffrey is dropping out of the three-way Democratic race for state Attorney General. McCaffrey had the support of US Rep. Bob Brady, but was having trouble distancing … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

PA-17: Matt Cartwright Challenging Tim Holden in Democratic Primary

Tim Holden’s new 17th District seat is a lot bluer than his former Republican-leaning seat, so he’s got a lot of ugly Blue Dog votes to answer for.

Posted in Miscellany