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March 19, 2012

Even Members of the Media Support Prevailing Wage Repeal

3.19.2012:  The Harrisburg Patriot-News Editorial Board published a great analysis of our state’s “prevailing wage” law. They note: “The mandate adds an extra 5 percent to 30 percent onto the costs of public school, municipal and state building projects compared […]
March 16, 2012

Why is Senator Vance Using her Staff in a Campaign Mailer

4.16.2012: Last week Senator Pat Vance’s re-election campaign sent out a mailer to voters.  Featured on the front of the mailer along with Senator Vance were her Chief of Staff and a Legislative Aid. At the very least this shows incredibly […]
March 14, 2012

Another State Legislature Takes on Union Bosses, Pennsylvania Has Still Done Nothing

3.14.12: Last week the Michigan state legislature passed a piece of paycheck protection legislation that bars the state teachers union from using members’ dues for political purposes. Paycheck Protection measures require unions to receive written consent from members before any […]
March 6, 2012

Republicans: Priming for the Pennsylvania Primary

March 6, 2012:  The deadline to register to vote is quickly approaching. Voter registration forms must be postmarked by Monday, March 26 in order to vote in the Pennsylvania Primary Election, which is held Tuesday, April 24. While the general election […]
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 […]