Monthly Archives: January 2012

Why Not Eliminate the State House Altogether?

Eric Boehm says there’s some life in the movement to shrink the state House from 203 members to 153 members:

Posted in Miscellany

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

PA Supreme Court Throws Out State Legislature Maps

I have not had a chance to read the court’s majority opinion yet, but this is great news via The Republic: (UPDATE: The court order was released. Link is below.) A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court is invalidating a plan to … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Miscellany, Open Government

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