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Pennsylvania (GOP Club)

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  • Grim Signs for Democrats in OH and PA

    09/01/2010 10:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politics 365 ^ | September 1, 2010 | Charles Ellison
    Distressing signals for Democrats keep streaming in as key polls in two major electoral bellwether states show the prospect of major gains for Republicans in November. Long considered two critical and accurate measures of the electorate’s mood in Presidential and other federal races, recent polls in Ohio and Pennsylvania are showing signs of voter disappointment with Democrats, particularly in hard fought Senate and Gubernatorial races gaining national attention. In a soon-to-be-released survey by Raleigh, NC-based Public Policy Polling, a majority of Ohio-based respondents surveyed claim they’d prefer former President George W. Bush in the White House than current President Barack...
  • Lingenfelter Off Ballot In Pa-8

    08/21/2010 4:31:54 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    The Republican's road to returning as the party representing Pennsylvania's 8th District in Congress got a little easier after a successful petition challenge knocked conservative independent Tom Lingenfelter off the ballot, Thursday. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled that 769 signatures on the petition were invalid because they were obtained by circulators who lived outside the district. snip Among those circulating the petitions for Lingenfelter were two interns working for Democrat incumbent Patrick Murphy. The Republican in the race is former Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, who Murphy beat by 1,518 votes in 2006.
  • Judge Told To Unseal Orie Info

    08/19/2010 1:46:08 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    The state Supreme Court, yesterday, ordered the trial judge to unseal documents relating to the cases of state Sen. Jane Clare Orie (R-40) and her sister, Janine Orie. The Ories have been charged in Allegheny County with theft of service and other crimes relating to the allegation that they improperly assigned state employees to work on the successful election campaign of their sister Joan Orie Melvin to the state Supreme Court last fall. The 40th District includes part of Allegheny County. The District Attorney is Stephen Zappala, a Democrat and a political enemy of the Ories.
  • Site Flunks Delco (Pa) GOP On Liberty

    08/17/2010 1:29:36 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies run by Bob Guzzardi of Bryn Mawr is a fascinating site full of useful information where each bill passed by the Pennsylvania legislature since 2003 is analyzed with regard as to how it effects the liberty of the residents of the Commonwealth. The legislators are then graded on their support for liberty based on their votes. The site defines The Liberty Index rating as an "assessment of whether a piece of legislation advances or restrains individual liberty, particularly, economic freedom to spend your money the way you think best." The highest grade for a Delaware County legislator is the...
  • The 3rd-Party Candidates In Pa. Races

    08/03/2010 7:29:33 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 4 replies
    Pennsylvania's filing deadline for minor and independent candidates for state-wide races was yesterday. Among those who appear to have acquired the needed number of signatures are John Krupa, who is running for governor under the "Tea Party" banner; engineer Douglas Jaimson who is running for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian; and York County homosexual activist Marakay Rogers who will be the Libertarian candidate for governor. Ms. Rogers running mate will be Kat Valleley.
  • Pa. Republicans stumble in cash race

    08/01/2010 9:53:36 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies · 4+ views
    The Politicio ^ | July 19, 2010 | Alex Isenstadt
    Republican House candidates in Pennsylvania, a state expected to be rich with electoral prizes for the GOP this fall, have fallen almost uniformly short in the competition for cash, imperiling their party's prospects in a knot of crucial congressional battlegrounds. In five districts, Republican challengers ended the second quarter of 2010 vastly outgunned in the fundraising department. Democratic Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper, who represents the 3rd District, reported having $1 million in the bank at the end of June, compared with $104,000 for challenger Mike Kelly, who raised a meager $79,000. In Rep. Jason Altmire's 4th District, the incumbent had $1.5...
  • Pa. In Top 4 In Legislative Pay

    07/28/2010 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Pennsylvania's state legislators are the fourth best paid in the nation, according to The Pew Center of the States. At $78,314, it puts the wonders of Harrisburg just behind third place New York ($79,500) and second place Michigan ($79,650) but with a ways to go to catch the champ which is California at $95,291. What's interesting about the rankings is that it correlates nicely with the listing of states with the greatest fiscal problems.
  • Joe, Give Back The Dough

    07/23/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 7 replies · 2+ views
    GOP senate nominee Pat Toomey has sent a letter to Dem opponent Congressman Joe Sestak (D-Pa7) asking he return $119,650 in campaign contributions. Why? The donor has received federal earmarks through Sestak's office and Sestak says "If an organization or individual has made a request for an appropriations project, and has made a contribution to his campaign, he returns that contribution"
  • Blood From Stones In Springfield (Pa)

    06/29/2010 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies
    Here are two of the four homes for sale in the 100 block of West Springfield Road, Springfield, Pa. Note, that's just in the 100 block. The tax pain suffered by the people of this state can be laid solely at the feet of government corruption; mostly by Democrats but the Republicans are far from innocent bystanders. It's only going to get worse and, no, the pending reform is not going to help.Enshrine this in gold: it is every bit as decent and moral to cut a public employee's pension as it is to force someone to sell their home...
  • Pennsylvania: Palin 24, Gingrich 23, Huckabee 20

    06/28/2010 8:33:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | June 28, 2010 | AllahPundit
    That’s actually not the most intriguing data point from this poll, but I know the Palinistas will whine forever if I don’t highlight the fact that she’s leading somewhere, so there you go. Don’t get me wrong: It is interesting that she’d do well in a northeastern state, which traditionally aren’t thought of as “Palin country.” But of course these are primary voters we’re talking about, and Pennsylvania Republicans are sufficiently red-meat that Specter abandoned ship before having to face them in a primary. No shocker, really, that a “true conservative” would fare well with them. So what’s the intriguing...
  • Proposed Pa Pension Fix Just Another Scam

    06/10/2010 8:43:30 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 41+ views
    A bill being considered by the state House to ease the pain of Pennsylvania taxpayers about to take an unforeseen hit to fund the pension plans of public employees is just going to postpone the pain until those who vote for it are themselves collecting pensions and probably residing in another state. HB 2497 would limit taxpayer contributions in the near term only to jack them up in later years , according to the always excellent Commonwealth Foundation. This plan would ultimately put Pennsylvanians on the hook for another $52 billion over 30 years according to CF.
  • Progressive Pa. Dem Praises Political Hackery

    06/09/2010 5:44:11 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies · 27+ views
    State Sen. Daylin Leach whose 17th District includes Haverford and Radnor appears to be just peachy with the practices that caused Bonusgate. In a column on his website he takes issue with the report of the Grand Jury that investigated the crimes implying the Grand Jury could be just as easily called "The Doofus Patrol" and dismissing the anger expressed by those who after sitting through months of testimony indicted several lawmakers and staff members for taking taxpayer money to finance political campaigns. The indictments, btw, have already led to several convictions. Among the objections in the report that...
  • Pennsylvanians Are Right Wing Fanatics

    05/26/2010 7:12:17 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 20 replies · 524+ views
    A Rasmussen poll this month shows that by the definitions of some most Pennsylvanians are right-wing extremists.
  • Corbett Quits Scheduled GOP Debate

    05/06/2010 5:40:51 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 257+ views
    PCN, the non-profit cable network covering Pennsylvania government and culture, has announced that it is canceling the debate scheduled for tomorrow between State Rep. Sam Rohrer and Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbet after Corbett announced he would not attend. Rohrer and Corbett are the candidates in the GOP gubernatorial primary which is May 18. Rohrer said both teams had confirmed participation and that he remains willing to debate.
  • Live Free Pa Is A Week Away

    05/01/2010 6:28:16 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 80+ views
    The Commonwealth Foundation's celebration of "freedoms we enjoy but are under attack by Harrisburg and Washington" is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 8, at the Elstonville Sportsman’s Associaton in Manheim. Live Free Pa. comes with breakfast, lunch, beer, shooting activities, cigars and live rock ‘n’ roll by Jump the Gun and features a chance to shoot up a car.
  • A Million Pa. Independent Voters To Miss A Primary Choice

    04/14/2010 10:22:33 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 14 replies · 296+ views
    Pennsylvania's primary election is May 18 and, third-party romantics aside, from it will be chosen the candidates who will be the people who lead this state. A little over a million of Pennsylvania's 8.4 million registered voters will not participate in this choice because they have registered as something other than a Republican or Democrat. Pennsylvania is one of 14 closed primary states. The actual breakdown of labels is 36,473 Libertarians; 484,597 "no affiliation" and 490,526 "other voters.
  • Admiral Joe Knocks Regular Joe Off Dem Ballot (Pa Senate)

    04/13/2010 8:10:17 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 15 replies · 477+ views
    Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled today that Joe Vod Varka failed to get the 2,000 valid signatures required to be on the May 18 ballot for the Democrat Party senate primary election. Vod Varka, a small business owner from Allegheny County, shocked the political establishment by appearing to get the signatures last March. He describes himself as a conservative Democrat. He is against ObamaCare and has been an NRA member for 36 years.
  • Rohrer Gets Bachmann Endorsement (Pa Gov Primary)

    04/02/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 220+ views
    GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Rohrer has gained the endorsement of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN6) who has been called the second most dangerous woman in American. . . . . .Mrs. Bachmann met Rohrer in 1998 when Rohrer went to Minnesota to discuss federal mandates regarding schools. She says it was he who inspired her to run for office as a state senator.
  • Bill Would Make Election Franking A Crime (Pa)

    03/25/2010 8:02:49 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 8 replies · 183+ views
    The Pennsylvania House State Government Committee, March 23, unanimously gave its OK to House Bill 2271 that would make it a criminal offense for a legislator to mail tax-funded pieces within 60 days of an election in which the legislator is a candidate for public office. State House and Senate rules now prohibit the practice and they are generally followed but the act is not yet criminal. The bill would subject a transgressor to "a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for not more than one year or both".
  • Clear Road For Lou Barletta (Pa primary)

    03/23/2010 12:06:58 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 2 replies · 178+ views
    Chris Paige has withdrawn from the Pennsylvania 11th Congressional District Republican Primary leaving Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta the last man standing to face the Democrat candidate this November.
  • Proven Cost-Cutter Seeks To Fill Rohrer Seat (Pa)

    03/13/2010 9:05:23 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Mark M. Gillen, the man who won an election in 2001 for Berks County Jury Commissioner to eliminate the $18,000 part-time job, is seeking the 128th District seat in the State House being vacated by Samuel E. Rohrer to pursue the Republican nomination for governor.
  • Tenacious Rohrer Marches On (Pa)

    03/04/2010 8:33:49 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 151+ views
    Most observers figure the GOP nomination for this year's governor's race has been wrapped up with a pretty bow on top for party-endorsed Attorney General Tom Corbett but by the slew of stops he has slated for for March last-challenger-left Sam Rohrer seems determined to see them surprised.
  • African-American Republican To Seek (Pa) Gov. As Independent

    03/03/2010 7:35:39 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 12 replies · 421+ views
    Robert Allen Mansfield, a sergeant in the National Guard with service in Iraq, has announced he is dropping out of the May 18 Republican primary election to run for governor as an independent. The state Republican committee voted overwhelmingly, last month, to endorse Attorney General Tom Corbett for the spot. Still in the primary race is state Rep. Sam Rohrer (R-128) Mansfield is an African-American from Philadelphia, born in 1971, whose heroine addicted mother put him up for adoption. He spent two years in foster care before being adopted by the Mansfield family.
  • Singel Backs Critz For Murtha Seat (PA)

    02/27/2010 8:36:50 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 4 replies · 203+ views
    Former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel, who ended his bid Thursday to replace fellow Democrat John Murtha as Pennsylvania 12th District's representative in Congress, has endorsed Mark Critz for the seat. Critz is Murtha's former district director.
  • Pastor Watkins Ends (Pa) Lt. Gov. Bid

    02/24/2010 6:39:59 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 220+ views
    Joe Watkins, the pastor of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church which is the oldest African American Lutheran Church in Philadelphia, has announced he is ending his bid to be the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor making the road for party-endorsed Joe Cawley, a Bucks County Commissioner, that much smoother. Watkins was expected to Cawley's biggest threat. Those saying they are still in the race are: Chet Beiler -- former Lancaster County GOP chairman Steve Johnson-- York County businessman Russ Diamond, founder of PaCleanSweep Candidates who still have their campaign websites up include: Billy McCue, a businessman John Kennedy, a former state...
  • More Seek Murtha Seat

    02/23/2010 12:50:35 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 169+ views
    The ballot to replace Democrat John Murtha as the representative for Pa-12 in Congress has gotten longer with announcements by Murtha's former district director Mark Critz and Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic Jr. that they will seek the seat. They join fellow Democrats former Lt. Gov Mark Singel and former State Treasurer Barbera Hafer in the race along with Ron Mackell Jr. and 34-year-old Ryan Bucchianeri who had begun primary challenges before Murtha's Feb. 8 death. Meanwhile, Murtha's widow, Joyce, has announced she will not run.
  • Welch Quits (Pa) 6th District Race

    02/20/2010 1:52:11 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 7 replies · 469+ views
    Chester County businessman Steven Welch announced this morning that he is ending his quest to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District in Congress preventing what could have been a costly primary battle with incumbent Jim Gerlach.
  • Singel Seeks Murtha Seat

    02/20/2010 7:28:41 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 4 replies · 365+ views
    Former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel has announced that he will seek the 12th District Pennsylvania congressional seat left vacant by the Feb. 8 death of fellow Democrat John Murtha. A special election will be held, May 18, the same day as the primary election, to fill the remaining months of Murtha's term. An election for a fresh term will occur in November.
  • Should We Cut The Size Of The Pa. Legislature?

    02/17/2010 2:50:23 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 218+ views
    It seems a crusade is trying to be started to cut the size of the Pennsylvania state legislature to make it more like California, a significantly larger state in terms of geography and population which has 120 legislators compared to Pennsylvania's 253 and which spends less on legislative salaries than Pa. Of course, as poorly as Pennsylvania is run I'm not so sure we would want to trade places with the not-so-anymore Golden State. And why would we want to give up representation? It sounds more like a ploy to increase the influence of city machines, such as that of...
  • 4 Staffers Leave Sestak

    02/16/2010 9:44:16 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 9 replies · 563+ views
    Important cogs of Congressman Joe Sestak’s (D-7) Senate campaign have come off the wheel. . . Political Director Rich Culbert and press operative Garry Ritterstein left soon after the Democratic State Committee, Feb. 7, endorsed Specter over Admiral Joe. Others who left were Jason Henry, who was effectively the campaign’s political director for western Pennsylvania who took his leave in mid-January and Andrew Blum of volunteer operations who left in late January.
  • The GOP's Post-Murtha Challenge

    02/13/2010 8:14:19 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 484+ views
    CBS News ^ | February 10, 2010 | Jim Geraghty
    The winner will proceed to face a Democrat in the special election; since the special election and the primary will take place on the same day, it is possible that two different Republicans could win - the special-election winner would serve out the remainder of Murtha’s term, and the primary winner would run in the general election in November. Barley notes that this has happened in lower-ticket races in the past, and the Hoffman experience opens the door for any Republican who’s passed over for the special-election ticket to denounce a "backroom deal." Sources close to the Russell campaign are...
  • Barletta Endorses Corbett

    02/01/2010 2:22:41 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 10 replies · 164+ views
    Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta who is seeking a rematch with Democratic incumbent Paul Kanjorski to represent the 11th District of Pennsylvania in Congress has endorsed Tom Corbett for governor. Corbett is getting a tenacious battle in the GOP primary from underdog Sam Rohrer, who represents the 128th District in the State House.
  • Poll: Toomey over Specter by 14 points

    01/27/2010 4:39:32 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 25 replies · 700+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 1/27/2010 | CHRIS BRENNAN
    Former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey has opened up a 14-point lead among likely voters in his bid to deny U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter a sixth term, according to the latest Daily News/Franklin & Marshall Poll. Poll director G. Terry Madonna said that the results reflect a growing national Republican resurgence mixed with a lack of Democratic enthusiasm as the two parties battle over issues like health care and the economy.
  • Luzerne County Commissioner Enters (Pa) GOP Lt. Gov Race

    01/25/2010 5:59:44 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 199+ views
    One steps out, one steps in. Nine days after former Erie County Executive Rick Schenker announced that the was quitting the crowded race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, Luzerne County Commissiner Stephen Anthony Urban took his seat at the table. Urban, 57, made his announcement Saturday. He is a retired U.S. Army ieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War.
  • Welch Remains In (PA) 6th District Race

    01/21/2010 1:57:43 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Venture capitalist Steve Welch said an interview Thursday that he will remain in the GOP primary race for the 6th Congressional seat despite incumbent Jim Gerlach's late decision to seek re-election.
  • Are the (Pa) GOP's Boyars Sam Rohrer Ignorers?

    01/13/2010 7:41:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 1 replies · 243+ views
    Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-Pa6) has ended his quest for governor but two other Republican candidates remain besides front-runner Attorney General Tom Corbett, and today's Philadelphia Inquirer has a story about how the supporters of one of them -- state Rep Sam Rohrer who holds the seat for the 128th District in Berks County -- feel the GOP establishment is unduly dismissing their man. Which is probably true and is a shame since Rohrer, who has held his seat since 1992, has some interesting ideas and is not afraid to take on the special interests about the most pressing problems facing...
  • Pa. House Speaker Will Not Seek Re-Election

    01/12/2010 12:06:46 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 17 replies · 738+ views
    Keith R. McCall, the Democrat from the 122nd District (Carbon County) who is Speaker of the State House is not seeking re-election. He said he wants to spend time with his family.
  • Curt Schroder Drops Out Of Pa6

    01/11/2010 5:50:05 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 493+ views
    State Rep. Curt Schroder (R-155) has announced that he is ending his bid to represent the 6th District of Pennsylvania in Congress due to incumbent Jim Gerlach's decision to seek re-election upon aborting his run for governor. Schroder said: I am ending my candidacy for the 6th Congressional District. I know to many of you this will come as a bitter disappointment. It certainly is to me. . .
  • State Senator To Challenge Rep. Tim Holden (PA)

    01/09/2010 10:16:12 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 442+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | January 8, 2010 | Shira Toeplitz
    Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.) might have his firs serious re-election challenge since winning a Member versus Member contest in 2002. State Sen. Dave Argall (R) will announce Monday morning in Harrisburg that he is going to challenge Holden for his central Pennsylvania House seat. Holden has always won re-election with at least 57 percent of the vote over the course of his nine terms in Congress, except for when a GOP-led redistricting plan pit him against then-Rep. George W. Gekas in 2002. But even though Holden has won by convincing margins over the course of his career, national Republican candidates...
  • Gerlach To Try To Keep His Congressional Seat

    01/08/2010 11:15:28 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 313+ views
    Congressman Jim Gerlach (R) has made it official that he will seek re-election to represent Pa6. Gerlach had announced he was leaving congress to seek the governor's office and several Republicans candidates lined up to replace him in what otherwise would have been an uncontested primary.
  • Killion Drops Lt. Gov. Bid

    01/08/2010 10:11:31 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 312+ views
    State Rep. Thomas Killion (R-168) announced today that he is ending his bid for lieutenant governor. He said he will support the gubernatorial campaign by Pa. Attorney General Tom Corbett. Still in the race for the GOP nomination are:
  • Sestak Says Dems Not Transparent; Votes Anyway

    01/08/2010 5:35:33 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 4 replies · 366+ views
    Congressman Joe "Clueless" Sestak told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the Democrats in Washington are a "real disappointment" “We aren’t transparent, not just to thepublic but at times to the members,” Sestak said.
  • Gerlach Quits (Pa) Gov. Race

    01/07/2010 2:25:49 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 26 replies · 892+ views
    Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-6) announced today he was quitting his gubernatorial bid. Still in the race to represent the GOP in November are front-runner Attorney General Tom Corbett, National Guardsman Rober Allan Mansfield and State Rep. Sam Rohrer (R-128). (snip) There is speculation that Gerlach will seek re-election in his remarkably gerrymanded district which includes Lower Merion in Montgomery County, Coatesville and Yellow Springs in Chester County, a large section of Berks County and a small part of Lehigh County.
  • Money Rolls In For Meehan (Pa7 Seat Being Vacated By Sestak)

    01/05/2010 9:40:34 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 382+ views
    Pat Meehan, the party-endorsed GOP candidate for the Pa7 congressional seat being vacated by Joe "People Love Me" Sestak has raised raises $580,000 in the 4th quarter $790,000 if you count September.
  • Russ Diamond Enters (Pa) Lt. Gov Race

    01/05/2010 7:15:35 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 14 replies · 627+ views
    Russ Diamond, the force behind PaCleanSweep which shook the state legislature in 2006, has announced a run for lieutenant governor as a Republican. His platform calls for a convention to reform the state constitution, eliminating property taxes and protecting Pennsylvania from federal intrusion. Those against whom he will be running in the May 18 primary include:
  • The Delaware County Daily Joe (Pa)

    01/04/2010 12:49:48 PM PST · by Tribune7 · 4 replies · 252+ views
    With the closing of embassies in the Middle East, with the airline security system apparently dependent on ad hoc Dutch militia action, and with the unemployment rate at over 10 percent, today's Delaware County Daily Times devoted a half-page to how Congressman Joe "Arlen's Got The Money Honey But I Got The Times" Sestak intends to introduce a bill to improve food-recall notices for schools.
  • Pa. Expected To Lose A Congressional Seat

    01/02/2010 6:34:14 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 39 replies · 1,348+ views
    Pennsylvania's congressional delegation will drop by one to 18 according to census estimates. This will be exactly half the number of congressmen the Keystone State sent to Washington in 1930.
  • Rate Hike For Pa.'s Self-Inflicted Traffic Snarls

    12/30/2009 7:41:41 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 411+ views
    Pennsylvania's self-inflicted traffic snarls become more expensive, Jan. 3, when the Turnpike Commission raises the rate by 3 percent. The PTC raised the rate by 25 percent last January.
  • Thornburgh Say End 'Top Heavy' (Pa) Turnkpike Commission

    12/29/2009 8:04:11 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 6 replies · 588+ views
    Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh is the latest to call for ending the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He notes that the " top-heavy" PTC, with more than 2,000 employees, manages 537 miles of turnpike highways; compared to PennDOT which manages nearly40,000 highway miles along with tens of thousands more miles of localroads, railways and bridges.
  • GOP Has The Frontrunners In Pa. Senate, Gov Races

    12/22/2009 6:49:49 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 5 replies · 483+ views
    Corbett, the front-runner among GOP hopefuls for the job, captures 48% to former Congressman Joe Hoeffel’s 26%. Against Scranton Mayor Christopher Doherty, Corbett wins 46% to 23%. Likely GOP Senate nominee Pat Toomey holds a slight lead over both Specter and Sestak in a look at potential 2010 general election match-ups,