April 18, 2012

The Big Labor Wing of the Republican Party

4.18.12: Earlier this week the Post-Gazette published a story highlighting Big Labor’s influence within the Republican Party: “One prominent opponent of weakening the prevailing wage construction law, which has existed since 1961, is Rep. Gene DiGirolama from Bucks County, who has […]
April 11, 2012

CAP PAC Endorses Raja for 37th Senate District

4.11.12: Today the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) Political Action Committee (PAC) announced that they would be supporting D. Raja for the in the race to fill the Senate seat for the 37th district. Mr. Raja’s entrepreneurial spirit and business experience […]
April 5, 2012

A Successful Meet and Greet with a Candidate in Altoona

4.5.12: CAP candidate John McGinnis hosted a meet and greet at the Bavarian Club in Altoona PA. Approximately one-hundred and twenty people attended the April 3rd event. Attendees heard from several speakers including CAP Chairman John Kennedy and CAP supporter […]
March 29, 2012

Senator Dave Argall and Gutter Politics

3.29.12: Senator Dave Argall has mounted a desperate, false campaign against his primary opponent. For a little background, when Sen. Argall was a member of the House of Representatives, he not only voted for the great midnight pay-jacking of 2005 and […]
March 27, 2012

Yes, Senator Vance is Accepting a Pension

3.27.12:  It has come to our attention that Senator Pat Vance is stating that she is not in “legislative” pension system. This most recently occurred at the York Republican Club candidates debate last week. Here is the Right-to-Know request response from SERS […]
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 […]