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  • The GOP's voter ID strategy gets a boost in Pennsylvania

    The GOP's voter ID strategy gets a boost in Pennsylvania
    At the heart of a Pennsylvania judge's decision to let that state's voter ID requirement stand for the fall election is the notion that people can get those documents easily and cheaply, in many cases for free. Echoing the sentiments of the backers of such laws across the nation, Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson no voter need be disenfranchised because they are poor or minority.
  • Pa. Legislature looks out for itself

    Hoping that the Pennsylvania Legislature will act on pension reform is like hoping the foxes will fix the hole in the chickens' fence. There's too much self-interest. The main reason this giveaway of our money occurred was so the Legislature could get...

    Madonna and Young: Gov. Corbett's gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    It's a trite but true political aphorism: "Where you stand depends on where you sit." If you're a Pennsylvania Republican, no matter where you sit, it's hard to see what Gov. Corbett did with the 2014-15 budget as anything but a divisive, last-gasp...

    Corbett signs $29 billion budget, slams lawmakers over pension inaction

    Corbett signs $29 billion budget, slams lawmakers over pension inaction
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this morning said he has signed the state's 2014-15 budget, but also accused lawmakers of doing too little to repair the state's finances. Corbett said he was using his line-item veto authority to eliminate $65 million...

    Pennsylvania General Assembly passes bill to screen babies

    Just when you're ready to dismiss state politicians at budget time as a collection of hopeless cranky children, they went and passed a bill that makes sense. The General Assembly last week passed Sen. Daylin Leach's bill to mandate pulse oximetry testing...