Category Archives: Elections

PA GOP Choosing a Worse Overall State Business Climate Over a Severance Tax on Marcellus Shale Coalition

The latest reports seem to suggest there is once again some fragile agreement on a state budget framework, but in case it isn’t finalized yet, everybody really needs to step back and reflect on how insane the legislative Republicans’ revealed … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Issues, State House, State Senate

Wolf Says He Won’t Sign a 5th Corbett Budget. Agreement on Budget Framework or No Dice.

The key questions to ask about any stop-gap budget are going to be “does it extend the Tom Corbett budget?” and “is there agreement on a new framework” that will be embodied in the stop-gap? A stop-gap that extends the … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues

PA in Line for $626 Million in Savings from Medicaid Expansion

Elections have consequences: Department of Human Services Sec. Ted Dallas Tuesday announced the end of the transition from Healthy PA to traditional Medicaid expansion—known as HealthChoices in Pennsylvania—as the last of the expansion insurance plans took effect. According to Sec. … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Health, Issues

A Stop-Gap Budget is a Political Bailout for Republicans and Tom Wolf Should Veto It

Voters are currently blaming legislative Republicans much more than Tom Wolf for failing to compromise on a state budget. 54%–more than half!–blame the legislature, and only 29% blame Wolf. Naturally, this has Republicans looking for an exit, and you can see … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, Issues

Replay: *Racial Conservative* John Morganelli Slams “Illegal Aliens”

Rerunning this as the John Morganelli for AG trial balloon has unfortunately surfaced once again, and must be popped as quickly as possible. Whether you like it or not, there are about 12 million people living in this country without … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Elections, Issues

Rendell: Candidates Who Run Against Sestak for #PASen “Do So At Their Own Peril”

Wonder if he still thinks this: “Anyone who thinks Joe Sestak will be easy to beat in a primary is crazy. Joe has worked extremely hard the last four years,” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), who backed Sestak’s … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate

#PASen: Rendell Chairing McGinty for Senate Campaign

Ed Rendell has a pretty mixed track record as a political king and queenmaker in the races he’s chosen to get involved with, but obviously you’d rather have his backing in a Democratic primary than not. Rendell’s already made it … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, US Senate

#PA161: Leanne Krueger-Braneky Win Takes Veto Override Off the Table

Former Sustainable Business Network executive director Leanne Krueger-Braneky’s impressive victory over Paul Mullen last night on Republican turf in the 161st District special election sends a clear signal that Delaware County voters are unhappy with their Republican state representatives’ behavior … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Issues, State House

Elections Have Consequences: Tom Wolf Supports Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Tom Wolf’s reaction to the Obama White House’s Clean Power Plan, which would regulate emissions from existing energy producers for the first time, is a perfect example of why it’s so important for Democrats to vote every single November, not … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

#PASen: NRSC Slams Joe Sestak for Transportation Funding Idea Supported by Republican Bill Shuster

The NRSC is running some billboard ads against Joe Sestak, over his stated support in his book for a vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) fee to replace the gas tax. Reasonable people can debate whether it makes more sense to switch to … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Issues, Transportation, US Senate