Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.

A look at the latest polling news in the Pennsylvania governor’s race

A poll released Friday from Muhlenberg College and The Morning Call shows Democrat Tom Wolf with a double-digit lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. In the survey of 409 likely voters, 51 percent of respondents said they planned to vote … Continue reading

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Two polls released today show Corbett trailing by double digits

Two polls released Wednesday show Republican Gov. Tom Corbett trailing Democratic candidate Tom Wolf by double digits. In a Harper Polling survey of 680 likely voters, 50 percent said they would vote for Wolf, 40 percent picked Corbett and 10 … Continue reading

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What the AP and others said about George M. Leader’s gubernatorial victory in 1954

I stopped at the York County Heritage Trust this afternoon and looked up some old coverage of George M. Leader’s 1954 win as governor. Here’s what the Associated Press said about his victory:         “George M. Leader, … Continue reading

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More on Tom Wolf’s charter school proposals

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf’s “Fresh Start” plan cites a state auditor general’s report that estimated that taxpayers could save $365 million per year by changing the funding formula for brick-and-mortar and cyber charter schools. The 2012 report, done under … Continue reading

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Pa. governor’s race: More from supporters and outside experts on Gov. Tom Corbett

I’ve got a story that will  be post soon, looking at Gov. Tom Corbett’s time in office so far, his poll numbers and his strategy ahead of the Nov. 4 election against Democrat Tom Wolf. I talked to several supporters … Continue reading

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Republican York County Commissioner Steve Chronister plans to vote for Democrat Tom Wolf

We’ve written before about York County Republicans who are fans of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf. You can add one more to the list: Steve Chronister, a Republican and president of York County’s Board of Commissioners,  said he plans to … Continue reading

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Do it yourself data: How to compare education employment statistics

In case, you haven’t heard, my job title has  changed a little bit at the YDR. I’m now the gubernatorial campaign/data reporter, and Flint McColgan has taken over covering county government and a bunch of local political stuff. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The docs: What the state counts for its public school funding chart.

You may have seen this chart from the Pennsylvania Department of Education. I asked department spokesman Tim Eller for the line items that account for it. Here’s what he provided. 2008 09 to 2014 15 State Support of Public Schools … Continue reading

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Read Tom Wolf’s open letters to Gov. Tom Corbett, state lawmakers

After the jump, read Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf’s open letter to Gov. Tom Corbett, state lawmakers:

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How much has Ernie Merisotis raised for his state House campaign?

Here’s a look at the campaign finance reports for Ernie Merisotis, who is running in the 93rd state House race:

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