Monthly Archives: December 2013

What were the most read posts on the YDR Politics blog in 2013?

Enjoy the memories. 5.) Read Tom Wolf’s message to supporters, announcing his candidacy for governor. (That was pretty big news in April.)

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Butter sculpture to be unveiled Thursday

This year’s butter sculpture will be unveiled Thursday in the Main Hall of the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, according to a news release. Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary George Greig will join Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Important election dates for 2014

Pennsylvania’s 2014 primary will take place May 20. After the jump, some more important dates to know from the Pennsylvania Department of State:

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16 photos that pretty much sum up the year in York County politics

The 16 pictures below pretty much sum up the year in York County politics. They include former governors, adorable children, two memorial services and one cat. Enjoy. 1. Scott Perry became York County’s new congressman. Jason Plotkin and I traveled … Continue reading

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Two people from York County appointed to state Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

York County apparently has a strong interest in pedalcycles and pedestrians. That informal conclusion is based on some appointments and nominations that Gov. Tom Corbett recently announced. Joseph M. Stafford, of the Dallastown area, and Patricia Tomes, of the Dover … Continue reading

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York County commissioners approve more than $25 million worth of contracts for 911 upgrades

York County commissioners on Wednesday approved more than $25 million worth of contracts to modify and upgrade the 911 communications system. The county has a relatively new emergency radio system. So what’s going on? Commissioners said action by Congress is … Continue reading

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York County commissioners approve 2014 budget with no tax increase

York County commissioners approved a 2014 budget with no tax increase. Here are seven other things to know about the York County budget. And here are six reasons the county plans to spend less on its nursing home.

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State Reps. for York County vote in favor of shrinking the Pa. General Assembly

All of the state representatives for York County on Tuesday voted in favor of shrinking the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The York County House Republican delegation released a statement about House Bill 1234 to reduce the number of House members from 203 to … Continue reading

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The EPA response to Springfield Township man’s data concerns

In November, I wrote about a Springfield Township man who is seeking help from municipal and local leaders to fix incorrect data in an interactive map that’s maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Catherine C. Milbourn, a spokesman for … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Scott Perry explains his vote on the budget deal

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, voted in favor of the two-year budget agreement that passed the House this evening. After the jump, his explanation for why:

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