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Pennsylvania Independent


    Fri, February 18, 2011

    Week in Review


    Weekly political news straight from the halls of power in Harrisburg. This is the Pennsylvania Independent weekly newsletter. Read these stories and more at WWW.PAIndependent.com

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    Fri, December 17, 2010

    PA Independent: Week in Review


    On The Record: Sen. Jeff Piccola
    An interview with the Senate Education Committee chairman
    DECEMBER 13, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM
    State Sen. Jeff Piccola (R-Dauphin) is chair of the Senate ...

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    Thu, November 18, 2010

    Smaller Government


    Editor's Note: These are the first two parts of our "Capitol Projects" series. Between Election Day and the beginning of the new legislative session in January, this series of special ...

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    Fri, November 12, 2010

    Liquor Store Privatization Could Yield $2 Billion


    NOVEMBER 11, 2010 | by DARWYYN DEYO

    Editor's Note: This is part one of our "Capitol Projects" series. Between Election Day and the beginning of the new ...

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    Fri, October 29, 2010

    Toomey, Corbett Could Lead GOP Wave


    Toomey, Corbett Could Lead Republican Wave In State House

    Inside: 2010 General Assembly election guide (Part 2 of 3)

    OCTOBER 27, ...

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    Fri, October 01, 2010

    Severance Tax Going Nowhere in Senate


    Final House vote: 104-94, with 12 Republicans in support, nine Democrats oppose

    SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    The state ...

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    Tue, September 14, 2010

    House Dems Craft $1.2 Billion Transportation Plan


    Would raise gasoline tax, PennDOT fees, and create new oil company profits tax
    SEPTEMBER 14, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    House Democrats have crafted an alternative ...

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    Fri, September 10, 2010

    Legislative Fiscal Office Awaits Action


    Legislative Fiscal Office Awaits Action During Fall Session
    House, Senate pledged to act by October 1

    SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

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    Wed, August 04, 2010

    Pittsburgh's Tunnel to Nowhere Heads Bad Stimulus Projects


    AUGUST 3, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    A Pittsburgh commuter rail project called "a tragic mistake" by none other than Gov. Ed Rendell and described as a ...

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    Fri, July 09, 2010

    PA Independent Week in Review


    Five Years Later, Pay Raise Legislators Still in Office
    Moving onwards and upwards to Senate, Congress

    JULY 7, 2010 | Investigative Report by DARWYYN ...

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    Wed, June 30, 2010

    Budget Agreement: $28 Billion


    Increases spending by $182 million next year

    JUNE 29, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

    After legislators met long into the night on Monday ...

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    Sat, June 19, 2010

    PA Independent: Week in Review


    Alternative Energy Standards Reports Missing
    Due every year from PUC, 2007 was last issue

    JUNE 16, 2010 | by DARWYYN DEYO

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    Fri, June 04, 2010

    PA Independent Week in Review


    PA Supreme Court Gives Gaming Board Special Treatment

    Court has exclusive jurisdiction over gambling issues

    JUNE 3, 2010 | ...

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    Fri, April 09, 2010

    Federal Government Denies I-80 Tolls


    Federal Government Denies I-80 Tolls
    Special session of General Assembly will address transportation funding hole

    APRIL 6, 2010 | by ERIC BOEHM

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    Fri, April 02, 2010

    PA Independent Week in Review


    The Week in Review | Pennsylvania Independent


    Pennsylvania Returns Census Above National Rate
    Still below participation rate for 2000

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    Fri, March 12, 2010

    Week in Review


    PA AFL-CIO, PSEA Join Forces
    Will coordinate strategy, political giving

    MARCH 9, 2010 | by JIM PANYARD

    The state AFL-CIO and ...

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    Fri, February 19, 2010

    Congressmen Want Dr. Mann's Stimulus Funds Investigated


    Pennsylvania Independent Week in Review

    Congressmen Want Dr. Mann's Stimulus Funding Investigated

    Members of Congress from ...

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    Fri, February 12, 2010

    Debate Begins Over Marriage


    Senator wants constitutional amendment to define marriage

    Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) has introduced Senate Bill 707, which has been referred to the Senate ...

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    Fri, February 05, 2010

    State News Round-Up


    Capitol Eatery Unsanitary
    New bill would free up church kitchens

    The state Capitol Café once again failed an inspection from the Department of ...

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    Fri, January 29, 2010

    PA Independent: Week in Review


    Economic Outlook: Growth Might Be Years Away

    2010 should be better than 2009, but state still in deep hole
    Recovery is on the way, but Pennsylvania will have ...

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