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Hollywood Still Doesn't Understand Politics

Courtney B. Vance is a fine actor and deserving of his Emmy, and apparently he likes Hillary Clinton. But I don't really think a wealthy actor with a drama degree has much to add to the political debate. At least Mr. Vance was succinct in his endorsement of Clinton — perhaps he recognized ...

Posted on 21 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Another Harsh Lesson About TIFs for Retail

(September 20, 2016)--In the late 1990s and early 2000s, tax increment financing (TIF) became an oft-used financing scheme for local governments to use on development projects they wished to pursue. This was viewed as a way to repurpose property by using the future value of incremental tax ...

Posted on 20 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Old Friends and Presidential Politics

Well, I looked younger than anyone there.

Sitting at the bar in suburban Pittsburgh before a reunion party, I heard the same thing from two people entering the restaurant: "Um, these people are really old. Are you sure we're at the right reunion?"

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Posted on 20 September 2016 Keep Reading...

PA Should Repeal Vape Tax

Imagine you find a way to help others live healthier lives, and this passion leads you to invest your savings to start a related small business. Now, imagine state government taking it all away from you with the stroke of a pen.

This is the reality facing hundreds ...

Posted on 20 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Muhlenberg Poll: Hillary Up By 9 Points

Muhlenberg College/Morning Call
2016 Pennsylvania Election Survey
Mid September Version

Key Findings:

1. With about 7 weeks left until Election Day Hillary Clinton maintains a 9 point lead in a head-to-head matchup with ...

Posted on 20 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Toomey on Terror Attacks

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016
Contact: Melissa Ferdinand (717) 782-3951

Toomey Releases Statement on Recent Terror Attacks

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement ...

Posted on 19 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Road to Ruin

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is America's first superhighway. It also has become one of the most expensive roads in the country to travel. If you are in a passenger car driving the entire length of the turnpike from the Delaware River Bridge in the east to Gateway in the west it will cost you $42.30 ...

Posted on 19 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Roth, Borick, Mumford to Headline PLC October Briefing

Please join us!
PLC October Briefing
Monday, October 17, 2016
10 A.M. — 12 Noon
PMA Building
225 State Street
Harrisburg, PA

Speakers:

Andy Roth, Club for Growth
Overview of key U.S. Senate and House ...

Posted on 19 September 2016 Keep Reading...

ALCO: Long Term Changes

Since January 1, 2000, Allegheny County has operated under an Executive-Council form of government adopted as a result of voter approval of a home rule charter in 1998. Prior to that, the County was governed by a three-member board of commissioners. Under both forms of elected leadership is a ...

Posted on 15 September 2016 Keep Reading...

Water Infrastructure Bill

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2016
Contact: E.R. Anderson 202-224-8609

Toomey, PA Leaders Support Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill That Makes Major Investments in Commonwealth

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat ...

Posted on 15 September 2016 Keep Reading...

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