Category Archives: State Politics

#PA26: A DelCo Senate Race Primer

If you haven’t heard, there’s an extremely important race brewing in Delaware County for the District 26 Senate seat which will soon be left vacant by retiring Republican Edwin “Ted” Erickson. The Democratic candidate, John Kane, is the business manager … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Elections, Environment, Issues, State Politics, State Senate

PA Working Families Makes its First Endorsement

New-to-Pennsylvania progressive organization Pennsylvania Working Families has been quietly plugging away this year, collecting signatures to put a local education control question on the ballot in Philly for this fall, and campaigining on minimum wage  in suburban Philly Republican districts , and now they’re … More after the jump

Posted in Economic Development, Education, Greater Philadelphia, State Politics

What the CBS/NYT poll about Wolf and Corbett ACTUALLY says

There was an uproar among political observers in Pennsylvania over poll analysis posted on PoliticsPA. I’d like to take readers through, point by point, so they may have a better understanding of what the data shows and does not show. … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Governor, Miscellany, State Politics

#PABudget: A Timeline of Tom Corbett’s Excellent Misadventure

Trailing by double-digits in the polls entering the month of June, Tom Corbett needed to hit a walk-off homerun on the 2014-15 budget to have any real chance at re-election in the fall.  What we got instead from the Governor … More after the jump

Posted in Budget, Elections, Governor, State Politics

Shrinking the Legislature: Boon for PA Progressives?

It’s not a new narrative. Pennsylvania’s State Legislature is big, expensive, and inefficient. With 203 Representatives and 50 Senators, Pennsylvania’s 253-member legislature is among the largest in the nation considering the population it serves (beat out only by New Hampshire). … More after the jump

Posted in State Politics

Planned Parenthood PA Supports the Republican Version of VAWA

“Even Planned Parenthood supports the Republican version of VAWA.” That’s what Republicans can now say thanks to Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania. In what was either the worst-researched or most politically reckless mailer of the primary election cycle, Planned Parenthood PA’s political … More after the jump

Posted in Health, LGBT / Gay Rights, State Politics

Independent Voters Need to Stop Whining About Primaries and Register the Party They Probably Already Agree With 99% of the Time

This is the time of year when every non-party registered, Independent-registered, voter whines about having to pay for the primaries. On Tuesday in PA, if you’re politically independent, you’re forced to pay for an election you can’t vote it: — Matt … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, National Politics, Regional Politics, State Politics

Gene Stilp Hilariously Hijacks Entire Pro-Fracking Parade

Gene Stilp, who is well-known for his zany brand of political media-magnetism, is at it again. Today, he hilariously hijacked an entire 2,000 person parade put on by supporters of the Marcellus shale industry. Just as the pro-fracking marchers were … More after the jump

Posted in State Politics

#HD190: Vanessa Brown’s challenger wants answers about her corrupt behavior

According to Wanda Logan, Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown’s challenger in the 190th state legislative race, Brown has proven herself incapable of making the best decisions for seniors within her district. Logan’s growing concern stems from the recent revelation through a … More after the jump

Posted in Ethics, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics

#HD164: Margo Davidson grasping at even more dishonest straws

Shockingly, Representative Davidson has resorted to the misrepresentation of facts once again to pad her flimsy political resume, in the final weeks before her contested primary. In February, Davidson and a member of her staff resorted to voter intimidation both … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Greater Philadelphia, Miscellany, State House, State Politics