Leo Knepper, Author at Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania - Page 28 of 30
February 8, 2012

There Will Be Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

Lemoyne (2.08.12) – No we aren’t talking about the apocalypse. But, you can expect to hear big government special interests raging about the Governor’s 2012 budget that was proposed yesterday. The Governor had the audacity to propose a budget that called […]
February 6, 2012

Here Comes a Job Killing Marcellus TAX

Lemoyne (2.6.12) – According to the Patriots News, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate is getting ready to ram through legislation in the Senate on a Marcellus “impact fee” as early as tonight. This is a “fee” in name only; in reality […]
February 2, 2012

That Can We Learn from Indiana?(Or, What if PA Republicans Weren’t in League with Big Labor?)

Lemoyne (2.2.12) – You might recall that CAP posted a blog in November about leadership in the Indiana House and Senate…well actually leading. The Speaker of the Indiana House ran advertisements paid for by his own campaign account educating voters about Indiana’s environment of […]
January 30, 2012

Taxpayer Contribution to Pensions to Triple

Lemoyne (1.30.12) – A number of news outlets have started to report about the drastic contribution spike taxpayers will be forced to make Pennsylvania’s woefully underfunded pension system. From the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: “The Corbett administration is projecting that its school […]
January 17, 2012

Subsidizing Solar Through Your Electric Bill

Lemoyne (1.17.12) – How do you solve a problem of too much supply caused by government interference in the energy market? According to Rep. Chris Ross and 106 other sponsors of HB 1580 you “solve” the problem by forcing people to buy […]
January 6, 2012

Nothing Fair About It

Lemoyne (1.06.12) –  In Pennsylvania, workers can be forced to support a union as a condition of employment. According to the labor unions, requiring workers to pay a “fair share” fee is necessary because the employee benefits from the unions […]
December 27, 2011

Rep. Tom Creighton: Prime example why people don’t trust politicians

Lemoyne (12.27.11) – In 2000 Tom Creighton ran for Representative and assured voters that he would not accept a pension. According to LancasterOnline: “In the 2000 Republican primary, Tom Creighton — in an apparent attempt to separate himself from a crowded […]
December 19, 2011

ObamaCare Moving Forward in Pennsylvania

Lemoyne (12.19.11) – Over the weekend Dr. Nick Pandelidis, Vice President of the PA Chapter of Doctors for Patient Care brought the following to our attention: “Governor Corbett recently (and very quietly) decided to move ahead with a federally approved health insurance exchange for Pennsylvania. This move serves […]
December 8, 2011

Four Senators Trying to Jack Up Auto Insurance Rates

Lemoyne (12.8.11) – At a time when many Pennsylvania families are struggling to make ends meet, four Pennsylvania Senators have introduced legislation that would make that harder. Senate Bill 1339 would double the minimum insurance requirements for automobile insurance.This legislation is sponsored by Senators […]
December 1, 2011

Great Example of What’s Wrong with the Unemployment System

Lemoyne (12.01.11) – Should someone who collected a $900,000 “buy-out” be eligible to collect unemployment benefits? The commonsense answer is no, but the Pennsylvania answer is yes: “Apparently the $905,000 in public buyout money wasn’t enough. Former Philly schools Superintendent Arlene […]
November 30, 2011

House and Senate Leaders Make Right to Work a Priority (Not in Pennsylvania)

Lemoyne (11.30.11) – The Speaker and President Pro Tempore who are advancing Right to Work are from Indiana, (but wouldn’t it be a great headline here). Not only is the Speaker of their House (Rep. Brian Bosma) making the issue a […]
November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Proclamation of George Washington

New York, October 3, 1789  By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his […]
November 21, 2011

CAP highlights Representative Fleck’s Voting Record in Ads

Lemoyne (11.21.11) – The ad’s targeting Rep. Fleck (PA House 81) build on the ad campaign CAP launched on November 14th. The first round of ads targeting House members exposed some “so-called” conservative members’ less than stellar voting records. The advertisements […]
November 19, 2011

State University Professors Vote to Strike

November 19, 2011: Imagine two parents each working to save enough money to help send a son or daughter to college in Pennsylvania. Assuming they choose a state supported university like Shippensburg, West Chester, etc. the eager young student who worked summer […]
November 16, 2011

Picketing Replaces Financial Prioritization for Prisons

Lemoyne (11.16.11) – What’s missing in the discussion about the possibility of outsourcing nursing care at Pennsylvania’s state prisons: common sense and details. The “Anti-Nursing Privatization Legislation,” House Bill 1985, which will be outlined Nov. 16, was penned in opposition to […]