Author Archives: Flint McColgan

About Flint McColgan

I’m a journalist covering York County, Pa., government and politics. Reach me by email at fmccolgan@ydr.com or call me at (717) 487-0823.

Wagner endorses a candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General. But is there more to it?

York County state Sen. Scott Wagner today threw his support behind a member of the lower state House, state Rep. Todd Stephens, for Pennsylvania Attorney General. But is there more to the endorsement? Stephens is a third-term Republican state representative … Continue reading

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Wagner’s Chopper parody account ‘funny,’ but serious discussion needed, said Sen. Wagner’s office

What seemed like it might have been a short-lived parody of one state senator’s unique way of making a point in local media continues to grow in followers and topics. Tweeting live from the “Commonwealth’s Skies,” Twitter account Wagner’s Chopper … Continue reading

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New website: Rep. Perry a ‘Dirty Air Villain’

Note: This post has been updated to include a statement by Rep. Scott Perry and some clarifications by a spokeswoman for the group. Congressman Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, is considered a “Dirty Air Villain” by new website WhoVotesDirty.com. Put together … Continue reading

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April Fools Day news release targets Sen. Wagner

This post, originally posted April 1, 2015, was updated April 2, 2015, to include comments from Keystone Progress: According to Keystone Progress, children across Pennsylvania are big fans of state Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden Township, for his stances on … Continue reading

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Sen. Wagner targets another colleague

It looks like state Sen. Scott Wagner hasn’t quite finished with former Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and has also found a new foe among his colleagues. Related: Pileggi might resign from Senate The Spring Garden Township Republican took aim … Continue reading

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Late Sen. Waugh honored on House floor

Sen. Mike Waugh, a York County Republican who died on Oct. 8, 2014, was honored today in speech by Rep. Stan Saylor, R-Red Lion, on the floor of the Pennsylvania House. Related: Mike Waugh, longtime York County Republican lawmaker, dies … Continue reading

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Perry: Obama’s ‘radical ideology’ driving Keystone veto promise

Now that both chambers of the U.S. Congress have passed the U.S. Senate’s Keystone XL Pipeline bill, the project’s fate moves to President Barack Obama, who has promised to veto. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township — who represents York and … Continue reading

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Pileggi might resign from Senate

The man who served as the Pennsylvania Senate majority leader for eight years announced Friday that he might pursue a seat as a Delaware County Court of Common Pleas judge. If elected to the court, he would resign from the Senate. … Continue reading

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Friday to be ‘Ronald Reagan Day’

Start planning your parties now because Friday is Ronald Reagan Day in Pennsylvania. Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 53 making Feb. 6, 2015, the day to celebrate all things Gipper in Pennsylvania. State Rep. Stan Saylor, … Continue reading

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Byrnes: ‘My Republican roots are very deep’

Susan Byrnes, the namesake and founder of York’s Byrnes Health Education Center, is defending her Republican bona fides against an opponent who challenged her in the race for York County Commission. Also of interest: Six now in the race for … Continue reading

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