Author Archives: Jon Geeting

Tom Wolf is Keeping His Campaign Promise to Expand Real Medicaid

We’re going to take a wee bit of credit for this one, since we were the first to ask about it publicly after CorbettCare was announced, and Wolf promised us first that he’d scrap CorbettCare and do the real Medicaid … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, Health

No More Corbett Appointees. Voters Chose a “Fresh Start”

Tom Wolf ran on a fresh start for the executive team in Harrisburg, and he won big. Voters kicked Tom Corbett to the curb. By definition, appointing the remainder of Tom Corbett’s people to important executive branch positions is not … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Crazed Tyrant Tom Wolf Wants to Appoint Agency Heads Who Agree With Him

The way “Governor” works is that, to fulfill the agenda you laid out in your campaign, you appoint a bunch of people to the various executive branch agencies who agree with that agenda, you retain some people who agree with … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

The 67 District Plan for Repairing PA’s School Tax Bases

The state funding cuts are still the biggest problem facing local school districts but the second biggest problem many are having is that they are too small. In the city centers and first ring suburbs, you’ve typically got some school districts without … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Economy, Education, Issues

PPP: Toomey Approval Rating Only 28%

Rightwing Senator Pat Toomey manages to out-poll all the Democrats at this time, according to PPP’s first 2016 poll, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t vulnerable in 2016. Check out that 28% approval rating. Four years into his first term, … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate

Yo Tom Wolf: Fix the State Assessment Law

The only reason you’re seeing this spot assessment wave is that the state of Pennsylvania doesn’t require all counties to reassess properties on a regular and predictable schedule. County commissioners shouldn’t have to vote to do this, that’s insane. It should … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Economy, Issues

Tom Wolf’s Agenda is Popular

Hopefully the Fresh Start PAC will stick around to remind southeast Republican lawmakers’ constituents about this, since so many of them ran as liberals on this stuff: Voters are generally supportive of Wolf’s progressive agenda. Wolf took a beating for … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues

Poll: Who Are You Currently Supporting in #PHL2015?

Time to weigh in.

Posted in Elections, Philadelphia 2015

Tom Wolf’s DCNR Pick Matters a Lot After Commonwealth Court Decision

Wolf can’t unilaterally stop drilling on state lands now. Not the end of the world, but this is now one important litmus test for Wolf appointees to DCNR.

Posted in Miscellany

The Littlest Leadership Crisis Befells Pretend Government

The top two officials of a 1300-person borough passed away within two weeks of one another, and now the borough is now in the throes of the cutest littlest leadership crisis you ever did see. 1300 people is much smaller … More after the jump

Posted in Miscellany