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Julie Harhart

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  • Pension Disaster

     
    I got a call this week from a former math teacher who wanted to talk about the bad math involved in the huge public employee pension increases granted by our state Legislature and Gov. Tom Ridge in 2001. I'm more......
  • Constituent Service

     
    I did a column today about state Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Northampton), noting in part that people praise her -- and other incumbents -- because of constituent services offered by their offices. It infuriates me that so many incumbents benefit from......
  • Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate

    Julie Harhart 'too busy' for even one debate
    There is no more crowd-pleasing column than one that takes a swipe at the greed and arrogance of our state Legislature. Whether they're ignoring the state constitution to make themselves even more overpaid, crippling the budget by voting themselves...
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  • Four Lehigh Valley bridges to close in coming months

     
    In addition to the planned closure of Schreiber's Bridge, the historic stone-arch span linking Martin Luther King Drive and Parkway Road East in Allentown, three other bridges in the region will be closed by PennDOT in the next few months, according to...
  • Live-Blog: The last day of the 2011-12 legislative session.

     
    Today is the final day of the 2011-12 legislative session. State lawmakers are expected to work through the night today to try to wrap up any unfinished business before they depart for an Election Season break With the cancellation of......
  • PA House names its committee chairs for 2013-14 legislative session.

     
    Here it is, hot off the presses: The list of state House committee chairmen and ranking Democratic members for the legislative session that starts in January. The list answers two very important questions: Namely, who the House GOP tapped to......
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Sen. Orie Convicted On Corruption Charges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. State Sen. Jane Orie's conviction yesterday on corruption charges will trigger a special election for her suburban Pittsburgh seat, the Post-Gazette reports this morning. Orie's, R-Allegheny, predecessor in the seat,...
  • Rep. Vitali pushes for more funding for environmental programs.

     
    From Clara Ritger: Rep. Greg Vitali, D-Delaware, wants environmental programs to receive more funding in Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed 2012-2013 budget. At a Capitol news conference earlier today, Vitali said the money for the Department of...
  • Pennsylvania Voter ID

     
    I've made no secret of my opposition to Pennsylvania's Voter ID law, which I argued was part of a nationwide strategy to suppress the vote in the 2012 presidential election, not a response to any real voter fraud problem. State......
  • The lowdown on payday loans

     
    Payday loans aren't illegal in Pennsylvania, but you don't see payday lending stores here because a state law caps interest rates at a number that doesn't make the loans profitable. Still, some state residents are getting the loans illegally online......