Category Archives: Governor

Lame Duck Corbett Trying to Sabotage Real Medicaid Expansion

Tom Wolf thumped Tom Corbett on Election Day running on, among other things, real Medicaid expansion. But apparently Corbett didn’t get the message the voters sent him, because he’s apparently planning to spend his remaining months in office trying to lock … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, Health

What Shall Jim Cawley Do Now?

Continue his excellent work as a top lobbyist and spokesperson for Pennsylvania’s filthiest extractive industries without skipping a beat, probably.

Posted in Elections, Governor

Tea Party Garbageman: GOP House Leadership Cost Corbett the Election

Quite true: by passing all of his legislative priorities! Thus do we find [Senator Scott] Wagner, who was elected to his first term a week ago today, telling WPHT-AM host Chris Stigall that lapses by the House GOP leadership helped contribute … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, State House

#PAGov: Tom Wolf Must Keep His Promise and Do Real Medicaid Expansion

We asked Wolf on Twitter, and he answered in the affirmative: “Yes, as #PAgov I’ll do real Medicaid expansion.”  As health law professor Rob Field says, Wolf can’t exactly just snap his fingers, but he absolutely does have the power … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

Don’t Carve Philly Out of Uber Legalization

We got pretty close to legalizing Uber X and Lyft-type ride-sharing services this session, but the clock ran out and the fight has been pushed into next year. That’s why it’s so important now that we kill this stupid idea … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Elections, Governor, Issues, State House, State Senate, Transportation

#PAGov: “Every Corner of the State”

That’s all, folks! Now make sure to get out there and vote, and drag about ten of your least-likely-to-vote friends out too.

Posted in Elections, Governor

Gerry Lenfest Won’t Let the Philly Inquirer Make the Most Obvious Endorsement in Pennsylvania History

For the past four years, Philadelphians have gotten an up close and personal look at what happens when a Governor and his party caucus govern like they fucking hate a city. On education particularly, as well as economic development and … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor

#PAGov: Tom Corbett Kept All His Promises and Now PA is Dead Last in Job Growth

Tom Corbett keeps saying that he’s kept all his campaign promises, and that’s true. But when we look at the results of those promises, that’s actually devastating to Corbett’s case for reelection. The story of the last four years is … More after the jump

Posted in Economy, Elections, Governor, Issues

#PAGov: Post-Gazette Spotlights the Methane Pollution Issue

The excellent Greg Victor at the Post-Gazette reprinted some of my methane post from the other day in his Cutting Edge column: Center-left environmentalist opinion in this state has generally taken the view that growing natural gas market share can be a … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Energy, Environment, Governor, Issues

GOPers Want You to Focus on the One Democrat in the 50+ GOPer Circle Jerk Scandal

Yes, Seamus McCaffrey is a Democrat, yes he was in on the circle jerk porno scandal, but I fear that the sideshow between Ron Castille and McCaffrey has been turned into a purposeful distraction to try to make the masturbation … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor