Monthly Archives: June 2012

Republican representatives from Adams and York counties vote for $27.7 billion state budget, say Harrisburg has to ‘spend responsibly, and use only the available revenue without raising taxes’

The state House approved a $27.7 billion budget on Thursday.The state Senate could vote on the bill today. “The people of Adams and York counties have the expectation that those of us in the General Assembly will budget as they … Continue reading

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Todd Platts weighs in on health care ruling, calls the law “bad public policy”

Congressman Todd Platts has weighed in on the health care decision: “A narrow majority of the Supreme Court may have upheld the constitutionality of the health care law, but that does not change the fact that this law is clearly … Continue reading

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Libertarian candidate Mike Koffenberger calls health care law “too dangerous and expensive”

Mike Koffenberger, a Libertarian running to represent the 4th Congressional District, said states shouldn’t cooperate with the law. “The best thing that could happen immediately, is for the states to nullify the law and refuse to open the state healthcare … Continue reading

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Democratic Party of York County says health care insurers “will now be held in check and will focus on what is important”

Statement from the Democratic Party of York County on the Supreme Court’s health care decision: “Today the Supreme Court made a historic decision for all Americans. The high court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act means thousands of Americans … Continue reading

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Reactions from 4th Congressional District candidates: Perkinson and Perry

Harry Perkinson, Democratic nominee for the 4th Congressional District: “It’s great to have clarification,” Perkinson said, “and know that the existing provisions are going to be maintained and … that we have a clear path forward.” He said it’s important … Continue reading

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Santorum calls health care outcome “the worst of all scenarios”

Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and former presidential candidate, issued a statement in response to this morning’s Supreme Court decision on the health care law: “Today’s outcome is the worst of all scenarios. Not only are our … Continue reading

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Stetler guilty on all counts

Former York state Rep. Stephen Stetler, D-York, has been found guilty on all six counts in his political corruption trial.

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York County Democratic Party leader criticizes Turzai’s voter ID comment

  From the York County Democratic Party: YORK, PA – The following is a statement from the Democratic Party of York County Chairman Bob Kefauver regarding the actual intent of the Voter ID legislation passed by Republicans in the State … Continue reading

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Stephen Stetler, Bill DeWeese, and the difference between forcing and assisting a crime

Jury still deliberating in the Stephen Stetler political corruption case. While we wait, a look at the difference between forcing and assisting a crime–and why the distinction matters for the prosecution and defense.

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Video: Ed Rendell praises Stephen Stetler, calls political corruption case against him “a mistake”

Paul Kuehnel  and I worked on this video, after former Gov. Ed Rendell testified as a character witness in the political corruption trial of Stephen Stetler. In the video, Rendell praises Stetler and calls the attorney general’s case against him … Continue reading

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