Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
It's not their money.
Pa. rainy-day fund has run its course
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
APNewsBreak: Pa. Legislature’s reserve $184M last year
Monday, May 7, is a critical date for the Property Tax Independence Act. On that day prime sponsors Rep. Jim Cox and Sen. David Argall, other members of the General Assembly who support our efforts, and taxpayers from across Pennsylvania will gather in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg for a rally to declare our independence from the tyranny of property taxes.
What: Capitol Rally for Property Tax Independence
When: Monday, May 7
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: The State Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg
This event is tremendously important to our efforts. We need to demonstrate to the Governor and to the Harrisburg lawmakers, in the most passionate manner possible, that we have had enough of ineffective property tax “relief” measures and that we will only settle for the complete elimination of this onerous and unfair tax through the enactment of House Bill 1776 and Senate Bill 1400, the Property Tax Independence Act.
If you believe in and support the total elimination of the school property tax through the Property Tax Independence Act your attendance at this rally is vital!
This will be a major media event that will help to publicize far and wide the news of the Property Tax Independence Act. Masses of taxpayers will make a huge impression, so please make every effort to be present for this historic rally. Bring your friends and neighbors, arrange car pools, spread the word as widely as possible, and do all you can to show your support. A flyer promoting the rally that you can print to post or distribute is available at the link below.
Some groups in various areas of the state have arranged for bus transportation at reasonable rates. The list of bus trips and the areas they serve are available on the PTCC website at www.ptcc.us/arc042312.htm
We absolutely need you to attend! Feel free to bring signs, too, but be sure to not attach them to sticks – they’re not allowed in the Capitol.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Rohrer campaign falls short
Republican Mackenzie beats Slattery in 134th House Dist. special election
Smith, who billed himself as a "conservative," defeated the Republican Party-endorsed Steve Welch, who finished third in a five-man race.
Party leaders were quick to embrace Smith under the Republican big tent.
U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement supporting Smith:
"I'd like to congratulate Tom Smith on a hard-fought victory and endorse his candidacy. Tom is a self-made man from humble origins who understand the value of hard work. His understanding of job creation and his vast private sector experience is exactly what our government needs right now. I look forward to supporting his candidacy in the coming months."
Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason issued the following statement:
"I congratulate U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith, Attorney General candidate David Freed, Auditor General candidate John Maher, and State Treasurer candidate Diana Irey Vaughan for their victories tonight and we are excited to help elect them in November."
"We have an incredible Republican grassroots network in Pennsylvania and I am excited to unite and focus on delivering big wins for our entire Republican team. We look forward to supporting Mitt Romney and all of our Republican candidates as we keep Pennsylvania red in November."
No word on Gov. Tom Corbett's reaction to Welch's embarrassing defeat.
Corbett, according to sources, insisted the party back Welch over better-known candidates like former state Rep. Sam Rohrer, who finished second in Tuesday's voting.
The Welch debacle is the latest political kiss of death involving Gov. Corbett, who has a habit of backing losing candidates.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Group trying to change direction of Chester County GOP
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
East Whiteland business owner seeks to unseat Milne
"Replacing all existing taxes with a single income tax levied on people for each level of government and the sales tax to fund schools would reduce the cost of tax collection, increase the efficiency, enable entrepreneurs to create jobs and reduce the price of everything."
Fund public schools with sales tax (4/19/12)
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Phyrillas, pictured here with state Rep. Tom Quigley, R-Montgomery, will be taking part in a Q-and-A session from 11 a.m.-11.:45 a.m., followed immediately by a free lunch. (Get there early for a seat; last year, 570 lunches were served.)
The Expo, co-sponsored by Rep. Quigley, Montgomery County Community College, the TriCounty Community Network and The Mercury, runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Along with more than 80 participating vendors, other Expo highlights include free caricatures by Alan MacBain, The Mercury's award-winning editorial cartoonist; musical performances by the Pottstown Middle School Woodwinds Ensemble and Pottstown High School Show Choir; as well as five cash drawings for $100 each.
All programs, health screenings, demonstrations and entertainment are free to the public. Parking is also free.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Voters should be concerned that out-of-state special interests are running a propaganda campaign to prevent the Legislature from enacting tighter controls over abortions in Pennsylvania in the wake of the Philadelphia abortion clinic scandal.
Republican Ryan Mackenzie is the reform candidate for the 134th House District seat formerly held by Rep. Doug Reichley.
For more on Planned Parenthood's campaign, see Politico.com
For more information about Ryan Mackenzie, check out his campaign website, http://ryanforpa.com/
The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56 | CNSNews.com
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
If you're wondering why nothing changes in Harrisburg, here's an interesting fact reported by The Associated Press: 10 state senators and 85 state representatives face no opposition in the April 24 primary election, and the other 133 districts will in most cases be contested only in November. Just four sitting senators and 28 incumbent representatives have an opponent in the primary.
In Pa. legislative primary, good year for incumbents
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Antietam School District will hold a public forum to present the proposed 2012-13 school year budget next Wednesday evening, April 25, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mt. Penn Primary School auditorium.
All community members are welcome to attend.
Budget Secretary Certifies $782.5 Million for Statewide Property Tax Relief
Top Obama advisor endorses Romney for President - HUMAN EVENTS
EDITORIAL: 'Tilted' property taxes a serious issue in Pa. - delcotimes.com
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Voice your support for property tax reform
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Only voters can stop insidious spread of socialism
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
From The Washington Free Beacon:
Obama White House pays women less than men, records show
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show.
According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
Calculating the median salary for each gender required some assumptions to be made based on the employee names. When unclear, every effort was taken to determine the appropriate gender.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Study: Newspapers Dominate Local Web
The open house is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, at the Limerick Township Municipal Building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick.
The public will have an opportunity to learn from NRC staff members about the plant’s safety performance during 2011 and the NRC’s oversight of the facility. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss plant-related topics on a one-on-one basis with NRC inspectors assigned to the plant and their NRC Region I supervisor.
From and NRC press release:
According to the NRC, the Limerick plant operated safely during 2011. Regarding Unit 1, all findings were of very low safety significance). Therefore, for the rest of 2012, Limerick Unit 1 will receive the very detailed inspection regime used by the NRC or plants that are operating well.
Limerick Unit 2, however, will receive additional oversight from the agency this year as a result of receiving a “white” (low-to-moderate safety significance) inspection finding involving inadequate procedures related to the operation of two main feedwater system valves.
“Our expectation is that Exelon will thoroughly address the issues that contributed to the ‘white’ inspection finding finalized for Limerick late last year. Ensuring that occurs will be a focus for the NRC in 2012,” NRC Region I Administrator Bill Dean said. “Looking back on 2011, our inspectors spent time checking on whether there were any immediate safety concerns at U.S. nuclear power plants following the March events at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan. Those reviews indicated the plants remained safe for continued operation.”
An NRC team inspection is planned for the week of June 11 at the plant to review the company’s root cause and contributing cause evaluation for the problems; its assessment of potential similar issues; and its corrective actions to prevent a recurrence.
In 2011, the NRC devoted approximately 5,260 hours of inspection to the Limerick plant under its normal reviews.
Routine inspections are carried out by the two NRC resident inspectors assigned to the plant and by inspection specialists from the agency’s Region I Office in King of Prussia.
Among the areas of performance at Limerick to be inspected this year by NRC specialists are activities associated with radiological safety, the plant’s problem identification and resolution program, emergency preparedness and the facility’s implementation of a voluntary industry initiative to address potential degradation of underground piping.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Because PP isn't about helping women find affordable health care. It's all about pushing a far-left political agenda.
From columnist Gil Spencer:
The main reason that PP doesn’t need Tucker’s lousy five hundred grand is because it already gets hundreds of millions of dollars from YOU, the American taxpayer. Every single year. Tucker’s half a mil is chump change to the billion-dollar, taxpayer-subsidized operation that is Planned Parenthood.Gil Spencer: Planned Parenthood aborts donation
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Pa. House approves measure to reduce Legislature
Flood-stranded drivers face $500 fine under Pa. bill - ABC27 WHTM
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
State Rep. Jim Cox - Cox Unveils Property Tax Independence Act