Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

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

Read the full news release about Rep. Mike Regan running for state Senate

State Rep. Mike Regan, R-Carroll Township, plans to run for state Senate. You can read the full news release of his announcement below.

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Pennsylvania now ranks 46th for the state share of K-12 education funding

Earlier this year, we wrote about how Pennsylvania compares to other states when it comes to state funding for education. We found that for the fiscal year ending in 2012, Pennsylvania ranked 44th, slightly ahead of Florida, when it comes … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s favorability ratings

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Tracking Gov. Tom Wolf’s job approval ratings

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What people are saying about Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto

On Tuesday evening, Gov. Tom Wolf said he would veto the entire budget bill, which the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Here’s what people are saying about the decision (comments below came from statements): House Democrats praised the move. “Republicans wasted a … Continue reading

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U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said he’s concerned about National Park Service’s Confederate flag decision

I asked U.S. Rep. Scott Perry’s office about the National Park Service’s request that vendors that run its stores voluntarily remove Confederate flag-related merchandise, specifically stand-alone Confederate flags. Perry, R-York County, represents Pennsylvania’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Gettysburg. Here is Perry’s … Continue reading

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Mailers target Republicans opposed to Wolf’s extraction tax

In April, we wrote about mailers targeting the districts of 15 lawmakers, including Republican state Sen. Scott Wagner of York County. Those mailers criticized Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. Andrew Staub at PA Independent has a story about mailers targeting lawmakers for … Continue reading

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How state senators voted on Senate Bill 1

On May 13, the state Senate voted 28-19 to pass Senate Bill 1, which would make big changes to Pennsylvania’s public pensions systems. All of the Democrats in the Senate and one Republican voted against it. Here is how lawmakers voted, … Continue reading

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Did your state representative vote for the House property tax plan?

Here’s a map showing which state representatives voted for the House plan to cut school property taxes by raising state sales and personal income tax rates. The map below represents the final vote on May 13. Dark red = Republican yes … Continue reading

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Independent Fiscal Office says Pa. would have highest severance tax under Wolf’s plan

An analysis from the state Independent Fiscal Office estimates that Pennsylvania would have the highest effective severance tax rate under Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal, compared to other major gas producing states. You can read the analysis below:     Testimony 6 … Continue reading

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