Category Archives: State Politics

#HD164: A New Keystone Politics Feature

A fellow constituent in Upper Darby forwarded me a campaign email that they found especially devoid of truth, and I’d like to share it with everyone. In it, Representative Margo Davidson claims that one of her two primary challengers, Billy … More after the jump

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

#HD182: Babette Josephs is disappointed. Me too.

My two cents. I was present at the hearing today that ended in Former Representative Josephs’ removal from the May 2014 ballot. This ongoing story has been a real experience for me, not only as a fairly green addition to … More after the jump

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

#PASSHE Secession: Senate Ed Committee Hearing Postponed

We’ve received word from knowledgeable parties within APSCUF (the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty) that the Senate Education Committee hearing scheduled for April 8th, which would be devoted mostly to the issue of West Chester University’s secession … More after the jump

Posted in Education, State House, State Politics, State Senate

Breaking #PAGOV: McGinty Statement on PASSHE Secession Legislation

Mike Mikus, a spokesman for the McGinty campaign, released this statement exclusively to Keystone Politics, regarding the upcoming legislative discussions about the future of the PASSHE system: “Katie understands the concerns on both sides of this important issue. Her priority … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Governor, State House, State Politics, State Senate

Dinniman will answer your PASSHE secession legislation questions

Senators Dinniman and Folmer will be on PCN’s “Call-In” program tonight between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM to discuss SB 1275, the PASSHE Secession bill on the table. If you have questions for them, you can call  1-877-PA6-5001 (1-877-726-5001). You can … More after the jump

Posted in Education, State Politics, State Senate

#PAGOV: Vague Response or No Comment (So Far) on PASSHE Secession Legislation

Indeterminate answers to reporters’ questions are not new to the Pennsylvania governor’s race, or even politics in general, but the PASSHE secession question seems to have hit a nerve. Only two of the current four candidates for governor have responded to … More after the jump

Posted in Education, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate

#PA13: Brendan Boyle – A Pro-Life “All Star”

State Representative Brendan Boyle (D – 170) is one of dozens who helped to pass Act 122, a law that has resulted in the closure of five women’s clinics so far, since its enactment on December 22, 2011. This wasn’t … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, US House

PA’s bipartisan TRAP law risks medical safety of young woman (w/ video)

As Rachel Maddow reported a few weeks ago, Pennsylvania has indeed returned to the days before Roe v Wade, before a safe pregnancy termination procedure was a right of all women, no matter their socioeconomic status or zip code. Maddow … More after the jump

Posted in Civil Rights, Health, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate

Should the PA gift ban be accompanied by real campaign finance reform?

Politicians have been jumping on the bandwagon to create new laws in the wake of Attorney General Kane’s “scandalous” handling of a government corruption case, but do their attempts for reform go far enough? As it stands, corporate and union … More after the jump

Posted in Elections, Ethics, Miscellany, State House, State Politics, State Senate

Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund: The Left’s Nullification Cranks

One of the most evil organizations working in PA politics today isn’t a right wing group but a left wing group called the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. They go around trying to get different municipalities to adopt a Community … More after the jump

Posted in Environment, State Politics