Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

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

What the candidates for Pa. governor say about the transportation spending plan

The four Democratic candidates for governor have mixed views on the major transportation spending plan that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law in November. Here’s what they said about the issue in a questionnaire we sent to all of the … Continue reading

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates stand on increasing the minimum wage

All four Democratic candidates for governor support raising the minimum wage above the current federal rate of $7.25 an hour. Here’s a look at the issue, based on their responses to a questionnaire. Plus, a look at where the Republicans … Continue reading

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates on privatizing management of the state lottery

Here’s a look at where the candidates for governor stand on privatizing management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. The information below is based on a questionnaire we sent to all of them, as well some other public statements. Democrats All four … Continue reading

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A look at where the Pa. guv candidates stand on selling the wine and liquor stores

We sent out a questionnaire to all of the candidates for governor. We asked them about whether they support selling the state owned-wine and liquor stores, if the state should have more laws to regulate gun ownership, what’s their favorite … Continue reading

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Tom Wolf releases tax return information

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf on Thursday released tax return information for four years. For 2012, his total income was more than $2.2 million. Wolf, a York County businessman, is running in the primary against U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, state … Continue reading

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What U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said about a Senate hearing on Caterpillar’s tax strategy

The tax strategy for Caterpillar Inc., which has a distribution center in York County, was the subject of a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Some details, plus what U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-York County, had to say about it, … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5 endorses Rob McCord for guv

State Treasurer Rob McCord was endorsed by Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5, his campaign announced Tuesday. Full release, after the jump:

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State Sen. Rob Teplitz endorses Democrat Tom Wolf in guv race

State Sen. Rob Teplitz, a Democrat from Dauphin County, today endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf in the gubernatorial race. Full release from the Wolf campaign, after the jump:

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A look at the latest campaign finance report for Scott Wagner

Scott Wagner Campaign Finance Report (PDF) Scott Wagner Campaign Finance Report (Text) Scott Wagner’s campaign received $55,895 in contributions from March 4 through March 28, according to a campaign finance report for that period. Those contributions included $40,000 Wagner gave … Continue reading

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Who won the March 15 straw polls for the York County chapter of ACTION of PA

The York County chapter of ACTION of PA, which describes itself as a pro-life, pro-family political action committee, held straw polls for some legislative races, following a March 15 candidate forum, according to a news release. For the 169th Legislative … Continue reading

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