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  • Pennsylvania governor: End TV series ‘Amish Mafia’

    08/14/2014 10:04:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 13, 2014 9:55 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” …
  • PA-Gov: Rasmussen Poll: Wolf 51% Corbett 31%

    06/02/2014 1:43:27 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 23 replies
    Democratic nominee Tom Wolf has gotten quite the post-primary bounce. In the first poll released after the former Department of Revenue Secretary won the Democratic primary, Tom Wolf holds a twenty point lead over the Governor. According to Rasmussen Reports, 51% of likely voters would support Wolf while 31% would vote for Governor Tom Corbett. Only 14% of respondents were undecided. As expected, Wolf is supported by 83% of Democrats yet only 59% of Republicans favor Corbett. Wolf pulls away 25% of PA Republicans and holds a ten point lead among independents. Meanwhile, among those surveyed Governor Corbett’s job approval...
  • Pennsylvania Governor Won’t Fight Ruling That Allows Gay Marriage

    05/21/2014 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 29 replies
    NYT ^ | 5/22/14 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania said Wednesday that he would not appeal a judge’s ruling striking down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. With the decision, Pennsylvania became the 19th state, along with the District of Columbia, where same-sex couples are able to marry. Judge John E. Jones III of Federal District Court on Tuesday became the latest judge to throw out a series of state bans around the country, writing, “It is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.” Mr. Corbett, a Republican facing a difficult re-election this year, announced his decision the day after Democratic primary...
  • Don't Dump Pennsylvania's Governor

    04/17/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    Be careful, Pennsylvania people. You can't afford to blow it this fall. Your great state is, I'm sorry to say, already not so great when it comes to fiscal solvency. Don't make it worse by dumping your Republican governor, Tom Corbett. Despite the Marcellus Shale boom that's turned Pennsylvania into the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, the Keystone State's current fiscal condition is almost as dire as New Jersey's. According to a recent Mercatus Center study of every state's ability to balance its budgets and still pay for health care and pension costs, Pennsylvania is ranked No. 42. Jersey (50),...
  • Regaining Middle America - Republicans must stop putting moneyed interests ahead of the American...

    04/14/2014 7:06:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 49 replies
    National Review Online ^ | APRIL 14, 2014 | Robert W. Patterson
    Republicans must stop putting moneyed interests ahead of the American family.Now taking his third shot at the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from New Jersey, Jeffrey Bell has spent his career warning of the risks of kicking the cultural leg out from under Ronald Reagan’s coalition of defense, economic, and social conservatives. Indeed, his 2012 magnum opus, The Case for Polarized Politics, argues that social conservatism, rooted in the moderate Enlightenment that informed the Founders, is indispensable to American exceptionalism and to any Republican resurgence in our time. But the political theorist overstates the ability of even the most...
  • Unions to Spend $300 Million to Unseat Scott Walker, Other Governors

    02/22/2014 8:44:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 2-13-14 | Kyle Maichle
    HOUSTON, TX – The nation’s leading labor union will plan to spend $300 million in 2014 trying to unseat Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and four other Republican Governors. More: AFL-CIO to Target Walker, Other Governors People’s World reported that the AFL-CIO announced on Thursday morning during a press conference in Houston that they would spend money trying to unseat Governor Walker. Other Governors that the labor organization is targeting are John Kasich (R-Ohio), Tom Corbett (R-Pennsylvania), Rick Snyder (R-Michigan), and Rick Scott (R-Florida). The American Federation of Teachers backed the AFL-CIO’s plan. President Randi Weingarten said: “In many ways it...
  • Pa. gov asks court to reverse decision on voter ID

    01/27/2014 5:10:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2014 7:46 PM EST | Mark Scolforo
    A judge made a host of mistakes in deciding to throw out the Pennsylvania’s requirement that voters display photo identification, lawyers for Gov. Tom Corbett argued in a court filing Monday. The team of private lawyers and the attorney general’s office asked in 39 pages of post-trial arguments that the law be reinstated, the decision revised or a new trial ordered. The filing says Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley wrongly decided the law was unconstitutional because of how it was implemented, and took issue with his rejection of a Department of State-created ID card. …
  • Illegal Pennsylvania gay marriage licenses show stir in 'battleground states'

    07/24/2013 2:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 24, 2013 | Mark Guarino
    On Tuesday, an official in Pennsylvania's Montgomery County made a decision that he said would put him "on the right side of history and the law." He decided that he would issue a same-sex marriage license to anyone who wanted it. In Pennsylvania, same-sex marriage is illegal, but Register of Wills Bruce Hanes said in a press release that he made his "own analysis of the law." He also noted that the state's attorney general announced on July 11 that she would not defend that state's gay marriage ban against a legal challenge by the American Civil Liberties Union. At...
  • AG Kane won't defend Pennsylvania in same-sex marriage case

    07/10/2013 10:01:53 PM PDT · by HawkHogan · 17 replies
    philly.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | philly.com
    AG Kane refuses to represent the State in same-sex marriage case.
  • Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court [Ignore "We the People"?]

    07/10/2013 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 10, 2013
    Pennsylvania's AG Might Not Even Defend Their Gay Marriage Ban in Court Facing a lawsuit from the ACLU, it looks like Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is going to refuse to defend the state government's ban on gay marriage. Pennsylvania, the only state in the northeast without provisions for same-sex civil unions or marriages, was one of the first states with gay marriage bans targeted by a suit in the wake of the Supreme Court's partial striking of the Defense of Marriage Act. If it's true, the news, reported by the Philadelphia Daily News, based on multiple anonymous sources, isn't...
  • Lawmakers point to poor roads report amid PA transportation debate (Pennsylvania RINOs!)

    05/31/2013 8:30:32 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 3 replies
    The Pennsylvania Independent ^ | May 31, 2013 | Gary Joseph Wilson
    Pennsylvania politicians seeking increased spending on roads and bridges point to a new report that outlines the unseen costs of the state’s crumbling infrastructure. (snip) The report states that the average driver in Harrisburg will incur $1,646 in annual expenses related to poor road conditions. (snip)Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed uncapping the gas tax as a way to eventually generate $1.8 billion dollars over five years for transportation funding. The proposal would affect the oil-franchise tax, a tariff applied to the wholesale price of gasoline. Currently, the tax only applies to the first $1.25 of the cost of a gallon,...
  • Rise of the Republican Governors - A new liberal era? Not according to these reformers.

    05/11/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | Steven Malanga
    Shortly after Barack Obama won reelection in November, New Jersey governor Chris Christie pointed out that Republicans’ cloudy political prospects had a bright silver lining. “One of the reasons you have 30 Republican governors in America, and why we’re the only organization to add Republican strength,” Christie said, “is because people see us getting things done.” Christie’s stance countered most of the elite postelection commentary, which gleefully pronounced the Republican Party’s political irrelevance. But the governor was right. Since Obama first took office in 2008, Republicans have picked up a net nine governorships, bringing their total to 30 states,...
  • Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett: GOP Has to Agree to Raise Taxes

    12/09/2012 3:33:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 08 Dec 2012 01:30 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Congress will have to raise taxes to resolve its budget impasse, making him yet another top Republican to suggest that the no-higher-taxes pledge may be outdated. … If taxes aren’t raised, Corbett said, “every state is going to be affected” through cuts to military contracts and spending for senior citizens, special education and other programs relied on by millions. …
  • Tom Smith [for PA Senate] Sporting Double-Digit Lead in Own Poll [PA GOP Establishment Losing]

    04/22/2012 6:00:18 PM PDT · by JediJones · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 4/18/2012 | Sean Sullivan
    The poll shows Smith at 35 percent, leading former state Rep. Sam Rohrer, who registers 16 percent in the poll. Businessman Steve Welch, who was endorsed by Gov. Tom Corbett and the state Republican Party is at just ten percent in the survey. Thirty-one percent remain undecided and two minor candidates register single-digit percentage support. Smith -- who has infused his campaign with millions of dollars in personal money and is outspending the competition -- led Rohrer 29 percent to 14 percent in the previous internal poll his campaign released. That survey was conducted from April 9-11. The primary election...
  • Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimes

    01/08/2012 6:54:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies · 2+ views
    Penn Live ^ | 1/08/12 | SARA GANIM
    Jerry Sandusky's book, 'Touched,' helped police investigation into alleged sex crimesBy SARA GANIM, The Patriot-News Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 12:01 AM The investigation of Jerry Sandusky took three years. And it took Sandusky himself — through the pages of his autobiography, “Touched” — to help police find Victims 3, 4, 5 and 7. At the end of 2009, police had spent almost a year trying to corroborate claims by a single boy — a 17-year-old Clinton County teen later known as Victim 1 — who had alleged years of sexual abuse by Penn State’s legendary defensive coach. Only one...
  • Rendell calls bid to curb guns in Pennsylvania 'a lost cause'

    11/30/2010 11:42:28 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Nov. 30, 2010 | Amy Worden
    HARRISBURG - For eight years, Gov. Rendell has lobbied hard in the halls of the Capitol for what he calls "commonsense" handgun laws. He wanted to limit sales to individuals to one handgun a month. He wanted owners to report lost or stolen weapons. He wanted to close a loophole in state law that he believes lets criminals use gun permits obtained in other states. At each turn, the legislature - including some of his allies in the Democratic-controlled House - knocked down the proposals like so many slow-moving clay birds on a skeet-shooting range. On Monday, Rendell defended his...
  • Gas tax talks still mired after letters to Rendell (Pa. Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction tax)

    10/28/2010 10:28:17 AM PDT · by Qbert · 5 replies
    Mainline Media/King Of Prussia Courier ^ | 10/26/2010 | Mark Scolforo
    HARRISBURG (AP) — An effort by Gov. Ed Rendell to jump-start negotiations on a tax on natural gas extraction from the Marcellus Shale formation produced no movement Wednesday after legislative leaders responded to his call for counterproposals. The Democratic governor reacted forcefully and blamed Republicans, suggesting the already remote prospects for a deal before he leaves office at the end of this year had become even less likely. “I am extremely disappointed in the Senate and House Republicans for failing to provide any reasonable compromise on a severance tax rate,” Rendell said in a statement. “Not only have they broken...
  • Rendell issues forest drilling moratorium (Rendell executive order on Marcellus Shale drilling)

    10/27/2010 8:38:08 AM PDT · by Qbert · 20 replies
    Daily Review ^ | 10/27/2010 | Robert Swift
    HARRISBURG - About 700,000 acres of state forest land in the Marcellus Shale region is being placed off-limits to any natural gas drilling under an executive order signed Tuesday by Gov. Ed Rendell. Rendell said a moratorium on new leasing of forest land to drillers is needed to protect Pennsylvania's ability to manage the forests in a sustainable manner and protect the state's forest products and tourism industries. He said an executive order is necessary because the Senate didn't act this session on a House-passed bill to place a three-year moratorium on additional leases while environmental impact issues are studied....
  • Pennsylvania Dems blast Tom Corbett for decision to join anti-health care lawsuit

    03/23/2010 7:38:49 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 790+ views
    March 23, 2010, 12:01PM On the day that President Barack Obama signed health care reform legislation, Attorney General Tom Corbett, a Republican candidate for governor, was slammed by Democrats for his decision to join a lawsuit that calls the bill unconstitutional. Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer, whose Bonusgate prosecution against state legislators and staffers resulted in mixed verdicts Monday night, said the suit "seeks to protect the citizens of Pennsylvania whose rights will be violated when the health care reform legislation ... is signed into law by President Obama.' "It is wrong for candidate Corbett to use the office of...
  • Attorney General Corbett analyzing constitutionality of "Nebraska Compromise" in health care bill

    12/24/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 18 replies · 954+ views
    HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett said today that his office is conducting a legal analysis of the constitutionality of the provision granting Nebraska a permanent exemption from paying Medicaid expenses that all other states, including Pennsylvania, are required to pay. Corbett said that Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson secured this special provision for Nebraska in exchange for his support of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act. Corbett said, "The result of the Nelson amendment, which the media has dubbed 'The Nebraska Compromise,' could have dire financial consequences for Pennsylvania taxpayers, forcing them to help offset the cost of Nebraska's...
  • Republicans Called to Testify on Bonusgate

    10/22/2009 12:17:30 AM PDT · by MurrietaMadman · 2 replies · 327+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | Mario F. Cattabiani
    HARRISBURG - Prosecutors have offered Rep. John M. Perzel of Philadelphia, the former speaker of the Pennsylvania House, a chance to testify before the so-called Bonusgate grand jury in what lawyers say is a sign that criminal charges may soon be filed against him. Perzel's former chief of staff, Brian Preski, and as many as 10 other current and former House Republican aides have received similar letters, according to lawyers with knowledge of the investigation.
  • PA Gov Poll: Corbett (R) Leads All

    09/30/2009 8:05:36 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 20 replies · 940+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | 9/30/09 | moose2004
    Attorney General Tom Corbett (R) is the most well known of the candidates looking to replace the term-limited Gov. Ed Rendell (D), and therefore leads his potential opponents by wide margins, a new Quinnipiac survey finds (Sept. 21-28, 1100 RV, MoE +/- 3%).
  • Frankie Thomas, starred in "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," dies at 85

    05/17/2006 10:32:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 256+ views
    Frankie Thomas, who became famous in the 1950s for his starring role in the TV children's show "Tom Corbett, Space Cadet," has died. He was 85. Thomas died Thursday of respiratory failure at Sherman Oaks Hospital, said his stepdaughter, Julie Alexander. Thomas began acting on Broadway in the early 1930s and soon ventured west to Hollywood, where he appeared in films including "A Dog of Flanders," "Boys Town" and "The Major and the Minor," as well as four Nancy Drew movies. In 1950, he beat out actors including Jack Lemmon to win the title role of Tom Corbett, a Space...