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Toomey Outraged Over Blocking of Vets Funding Bill

TOOMEY OUTRAGED BY SENATE DEMOCRATS BLOCKING FUNDING FOR VETERANS, ZIKA, AND PITTSBURGH'S 911TH AIRLIFT WING

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa) today voted for important funding to provide health services to our veterans, $1.1 billion to ...

Posted on 28 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Conscience and GOP Convention Delegate Voting Rules

Over the weekend a reporter on Fox News said something that struck my attention: "There is a move to have the Republican Convention Rules Committee enact a measure that would prevent bound delegates from abstaining from votes on the first ballot, based on their conscience." This reference ...

Posted on 28 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Don't Just 'Get it Done'

State Budget: Don't Just 'Get it Done,' Get it Done Right
Hiking Taxes to Meet Budget Deadline Is Price Too High

June 24, 2016, HARRISBURG, Pa.–With less than one week until the June 30 budget deadline, legislative leaders should resist the temptation to ...

Posted on 27 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Feedback Etiquette: A Guide

Writers tend to have thicker skin than most politicians and, unlike the latter, can handle criticism. In fact, publishing email contact information encourages reader feedback. With few exceptions, my emails, pro or con, receive responses, usually beginning with thanks for readers' interest.

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Posted on 27 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Good News, Bad News on State Budget

News about the 2016-2017 budget negotiations is starting to trickle out of the Capitol. The good news is that Governor Wolf has dropped his demands for increases in the sales and personal income tax. His original budget request was completely detached from reality and included an eleven percent ...

Posted on 23 June 2016 Keep Reading...

PA on Wrong End of Debt, Solvency Ranking

Spending restraint and opposition to tax hikes by Republican lawmakers over the past five years have likely kept Pennsylvania from entering a fiscal death spiral. A new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, which compares solvency and other fiscal health indicators among the ...

Posted on 23 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Hopelessness of Gun Conversation

For millennia, the ability to interpret hieroglyphics had been lost to the ages. So when Jean-Francois Champollion decoded the Rosetta Stone it was a monumental breakthrough. Since then, a "Rosetta Stone" has come to refer to anything that offers a roadmap for understanding the ...

Posted on 23 June 2016 Keep Reading...

PA House Passes Dismemberment Ban

The Pennsylvania Pro Life Federation would like to congratulate the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for passing, in a bipartisan vote of 132 to 65. House Bill 1948 a common sense piece of legislation which bans brutal dismemberment abortions.

"These ...

Posted on 22 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Online Gaming? Not Worth Pursuing

(June 21, 2016)--Recently the Pennsylvania House of Representatives'
Committee on Gaming Oversight considered a bill to allow internet
gaming in the Commonwealth. While the idea of internet gaming in
Pennsylvania has been bandied about for a couple of years, House Bill
649 lays out ...

Posted on 21 June 2016 Keep Reading...

Restoring Consent of the Governed

Every American student learns that our government has three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. The legislature makes the law, the executive enforces the law, and the judicial branch adjudicates disputes arising under the law.

In recent decades, ...

Posted on 21 June 2016 Keep Reading...

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