Category Archives: State Senate

Sen. Wagner: Democrats trying to ‘scare the public’ for higher taxes

Following Wednesday’s mid-year budget briefing by Gov. Tom Crobett-appointed Budget Secretary Charles Zogby and a later news conference from Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, a York County state Senator has some observations. Read more on those topics: Eight things to know about … Continue reading

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Sen. Wagner fires back against attack ad with his own TV ad campaign

A political group from Philadelphia began airing an ad against an outspoken, York County state Senator nearly two weeks ago to highlight statements he made in June comparing union leaders to Hitler and Putin. Now, Sen. Scott Wagner, R-Spring Garden … Continue reading

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Linda Small, Democratic candidate for state Senate, now running TV ads

The Democratic candidate for the 28th state Senate seat began running a television ad campaign Thursday on NBC affiliate WGAL. In the 30-second ad, Linda Small, D-New Freedom, said that after 27 years of service with the U.S. Navy, she’s … Continue reading

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Recap of the editorial board meeting with Senate candidates

The York Daily Record editorial board is interviewing the candidates in the March 18 special election for retired state Sen. Mike Waugh’s term.

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Dallastown ACTION forum to feature York County candidates

Candidates from several state House and Senate seats will face off Saturday at an Americans for Christian Traditions In Our Nation (ACTION) event.

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York College to host hearing on future of Pennsylvania’s cities

The second in a series of statewide joint hearings on the future of Pennsylvania’s cities will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at York College, according to a news release. The state House Urban Affairs and Senate Urban Affairs and … Continue reading

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PA Senate passes legislation to increase penalties for stealing secondary metals

The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Mike Waugh, R-Shrewsbury Township, that would amend the Crimes Code to establish and define the offense of theft of secondary metals, according to a news release. Such metals are often … Continue reading

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Poll: Do you think Pennsylvania will legalize your March Madness pool?

  poll by twiigs.com Justin Peters wrote for Slate last week that your March Madness office pool is probably illegal, but you shouldn’t worry about getting arrested. Are these pools actually illegal? Technically, yes: office basketball pools count as illegal … Continue reading

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Sen. Smucker visits New Hope Academy Charter School

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, who is running for re- election in the 13th district, visited New Hope Academy Charter School in York on Wednesday. He took a tour led by students.

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Keeping tabs of endorsements: Clean Water Action endorses Teplitz for state Senate

Know of other endorsements for other candidates? Let me know. The blog could be a handy tool for keeping track of them. Full release after the jump:  

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