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Pittsburgh's Sick Leave Bill

(July 24, 2015)--After decades of implementing legislation in Pittsburgh that is anti-free market and anti-business, now comes another assault in the form of mandatory paid sick leave. What is so infuriating is that most large employers already have such a provision. And certainly all government ...

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Haters of 'All Lives Matter'

Back in March, the pundits expressed horror at the alleged extremism of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

On ABC, NPR correspondent Cokie Roberts insisted "I think the person that won at CPAC was John Kasich. He didn't show up, and I think that's ...

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Metcalfe Pushes Kane Impeachment

Representative Daryl Metcalfe
12th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Ty McCauslin
724.772.3110
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2015


Metcalfe Reintroduces Greatly ...

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Budget Battle Heats Up

Things are heating up in Pennsylvania

As temperatures began to inch toward 100 degrees in mid-July, lawmakers across the state were being bombarded with attacks from Governor Wolf and his handlers claiming that the no-tax budget they passed in June is bad for ...

Posted on 22 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Municipal Spending in Allegheny County

(July 22, 2015)--Recently the Allegheny Institute released its annual report on municipal spending in Allegheny County (Report 15-03). This year, the data has been updated by looking at 2013 spending reports submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. All data ...

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GOP Spending Money to Elect Union Boss

A few weeks ago, we noted that the Delaware County GOP had selected the local AFL-CIO boss to be their candidate in an upcoming special election.

The state Republican Party is now getting involved in support of Paul Mullen. You may recall that Mullen campaigned against Sen. Pat Toomey and a ...

Posted on 21 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Greeks, Germans and Flying Crockery

"Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt," advised Benjamin Franklin.

That seems to be not exactly how the Greeks see things, where Franklin's cautionary advice on borrowing is likely to be swapped for an ethos that's more accepting of ...

Posted on 21 July 2015 Keep Reading...

PA Must Get Education Spending Under Control

I have spent a lot of time learning about the education system since I was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate. I have visited the majority of the schools in my district, as well as many others. I have also met with many school officials, talked to many teachers and parents, and I meet with ...

Posted on 21 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Entitlement and the Waldron Mercy Firing

The marriage between Waldron Mercy Academy and Margie Winters, the school's former director of religious education, was definitely not a match made in heaven. In fact, it ended in a nasty, very-public divorce, with reconciliation seemingly out of the question. And both sides in this contentious ...

Posted on 16 July 2015 Keep Reading...

Hands Off My Raisins!

Laura and Marvin Horne are raisin farmers. Early one morning in 2002, a truck appeared at their business and the drivers demanded a whopping 47 percent of their raisin crop. The truck was sent by the federal government and those demanding Horne's raisin crop claimed to be operating under a ...

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