Monthly Archives: December 2012

What’s on state Rep. Keith Gillespie’s agenda

“Jobs and the economy continue to be major challenges,” state Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-Hellam Township, said in a recent interview. He hasn’t sent out any co-sponsorship memos yet for the 2013-14 legislative session. But he plans to bring back some … Continue reading

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What else state Sen. Richard Alloway II hopes to accomplish

I wrote about how state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Hamilton Township, hopes to ban shark fins in Pennsylvania and phase out the inheritance tax by 2021. Here are’s a look at what else is on his agenda:

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Take our poll: So what do you want lawmakers to accomplish?

I outlined some of their priorities for the 2013-14 legislative session, but let me know yours. Take our poll, leave a comment or both: poll by

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Saylor says education funding formula makes property tax reform hard

State Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Windsor Township, has an op-ed about why property tax reform is hard to achieve in Pennsylvania: The biggest obstacle to reforming property taxes is the 20-year-old funding “formula” in the state Education Code which states that … Continue reading

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Top political stories for York County (the final countdown)

The final countdown:

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York County’s top political stories for 2012 (part one)

In York County politics this year, seven Republicans competed to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County during the primary. A presidential campaign bus, minus the candidate, visited Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market in July. A state lawmaker who … Continue reading

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More from Gov. Tom Corbett on Newtown, Conn., shootings

From spokeswoman Janet Kelley: “This horrific tragedy reminds us that we must do everything in our power to prevent it from ever happening again. “Our schools and law enforcement are already working together, making sure our children are as safe … Continue reading

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Scott Perry’s full statement on Newtown, Conn., shootings

Below, the full statement from Scott Perry on the Newtown, Conn., shootings: “As a parent, I’m trying to place myself in the shoes of the families and loved ones of this horror at Sandy Hook.  My heart is broken and I cannot … Continue reading

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Todd Platts’ full statement on Newtown, Conn., shootings

I have a story online about some of the solutions to gun violence lawmakers are considering and debating. Below, the full statement from U.S. Rep. Todd Platts, R-York County: “As parents, Leslie and I share the overwhelming anguish and heartache that … Continue reading

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Seth Grove pushing for changes to Electoral College system for PA

State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, is pushing to change the Electoral College system for Pennsylvania. “I believe that the Congressional District Method will increase voter turnout and encourage candidates to campaign in all states rather than just those that … Continue reading

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