Author Archives: Jon Geeting

Video: Sophie Masloff Defends Land Value Tax Swap

Around 3 minutes in. Also a good moment for Jack Wagner. (h/t Chris Briem)

Posted in Economy, Issues, Land Use

#PAGov: Republican Poll Confirms Corbett Non-Surge

The surge of Republicans remembering they are Republicans continues! This new Republican-affiliated Magellan poll shows more Republicans are coming home to the Republican nominee for Governor, after flirting with voting for Wolf for a time. Corbett hit bottom around 30% against … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PAGov: Corbett Ads Taking No Toll on Tom Wolf’s Polling

I bet Larry Ceisler’s been having a fun summer watching PoliticsPA go from being essential political reading to being less essential even than the Morning Call’s basically non-existent politics blog. What the hell yo? Anyway, this was one of the … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PA3: Mike Kelly: Everything Basically Terrorism Now

When the usual predictable messaging on environmental regulations fails to resonate with voters, what’s a Republican Congressman to do? Use harsher and nuttier words to make the same point: “You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Environment, US House

The Onion: ExxonMobile and Chevron Locked in Bidding War for Pat Toomey

File under “barely false”: With both sides increasing their initial offers for the prized asset, multinational energy companies ExxonMobil and Chevron Corporation are currently locked in a fierce bidding war to obtain a lucrative Pennsylvania senator, sources confirmed Monday. “This … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Issues, US Senate

#PAGov: Wolf Wants to Go Halfsies With Localities on Education Funding

The national average for state share of education funding is 48%. Tom Wolf is proposing taking the state share up to 50%. During the Rendell administration, the state’s share of education funding got up to a high of 44%, and under … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Elections, Governor, Issues

#PAGov: No, the Wolf Organization Isn’t Using the Delaware Loophole

Thomas Fitzgerald cleared this up last week, and now the Wolf campaign has an ad up refuting it. A new attack ad from Gov. Tom Corbett (R) accuses Democratic opponent Tom Wolf of hypocrisy because, it says, his building-products company … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Why Is This Guy Still Allowed to Buy Alcohol in Pennsylvania?

This asshole got arrested for drunkenly ramming his car into an SUV with a pregnant woman and kids inside. This is his second DUI. Why should he still be allowed to buy alcohol in Pennsylvania? Shouldn’t we create a list … More after the jump

Posted in Health, Issues

Audit of DEP Finds Shocking Evidence of Republican Environmental Policy

The 146-page report, prepared by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, was sweeping in its criticism of the Department of Environmental Protection’s handling of gas-well inspections, and its failure to provide timely and thorough information to citizens between 2009 and 2012. “The … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany

#PABudget: Pension Payments and Tom Wolf’s First Term

Bram Reichbaum is right that Tom Wolf is probably going to have to do…something about pensions. It’s not worth talking about on the campaign trail, but it is time to start tuning in to this issue because pension payments are about … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues