Monday, April 8, 2013
Multiple media outlets reporting Schwartz has filed to run in 2014 on Monday.
We've been hearing the rumors for months, but it is finally official. U.S. Rep. Alyson Schwartz filed paperwork today to run for governor in 2014. According to philly.com, Schwartz said she hopes to beat out current Gov. Tom Corbett and his “failed leadership” that "has crippled the Pennsylvania economy in a competitive world." “He’s just missing in action most of the time,” Schwartz, of Montgomery County, said in an interview with philly.com. Schwartz told the online news source the state’s unemployment rate "has been well above the national average during Corbett’s term." “What I’m hearing from people around the state is that they know we need a fresh perspective about the economy and growth,” she said. According to The Hill, Schwartz "…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The incumbent candidate for the 19th District defeated his challenger, Chris Amentas.
State Sen. Andrew Dinniman was reelected Tuesday night to serve a second full term as a Pennsylvania state senator representing the 19th district. Dinniman defeated Republican challenger Chris Amentas, an East Fallowfield Township Supervisor, by about 16 percentage points. He celebrated the victory at his Exton campaign headquarters with more than a dozen supporters—family, staff and volunteers, and his dog Henry. Dinniman was a Chester County Commissioner when he was elected to state senate in 2006 to serve out the term of the late state Sen. Robert Thompson. He was re-elected to a full term in 2008. Looking to the six years ahead, Dinniman said he hopes to improve the state's education system, avoiding a "one-size-fits-all" approach to …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The steroids have caused at least five deaths by infecting patients with a rare form of fungal meningitis. They've been shipped to 23 known states.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Pennsylvania patients seeking relief for back pain, may have gotten more than they bargained for in their steroid injections. According to many health news sites, those that have recently took steroid injections may be at risk for a rare form of fungal meningitis. As of Sunday, the illness had taken at least five lives in the U.S. after the patients were given a contaminated steroid medication. Three have died in Tennessee, one in Maryland and one in Virginia according to reports. Four more now have the illness in Tennessee, bringing a national total to 39 in six different states as of Oct. 5. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the steroids have been shipped to 23 states, including Pennsylvania, causing concern that…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Judge Robert Simpson ruled Tuesday that implementation of Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A judge ruled today that Pennsylvania's tough new Voter ID Law should be put on hold until after the Nov. 6 general election, according to an Associated Press report. The ruling can be appealed to the state Supreme Court, which said it would expedite any further action in the case since Election Day is just five weeks away. Do you agree with the ruling? Tell us in the comments section below. Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson heard two days of testimony last week, as directed by the Supreme Court, to determine whether the state has made it easy enough to get a photo ID in order to vote. Opponents say the law, and the process to get an ID, disenfranchises voters. Supporters say the law will prevent voter fraud - but that justification …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Dozens of bills become law in the state of Pennsylvania this week.
Governor Tom Corbett has just released this list of new state laws, all signed on July 5. While we gather details and local impact, what catches your eye? Can't wait that long? Get the full text of any bill at www.legis.state.pa.us. Let us know what you think about these laws in the comments area. House Bill 3 (PN 3769) – Amends Title 74 (Transportation) providing for public-private transportation partnerships; and making a related repeal. House Bill 17 (PN 2466) – Act designating the Pickertown Road Bridge carrying Pickertown Road over the U.S. Route 202 Parkway in Warrington Township, Bucks County, as the Robert V. Cotton Bridge. House Bill 48 (PN 3846) – Amends Medical Practice Act, adding definitions; and providing for licensure of …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jerry Sandusky probably will spend the rest of his life in prison. Do you agree with the verdict? Vote in our poll.
Disgraced ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sex abuse Friday night, resulting in an effective life sentence for the 68-year-old. The guilty verdicts include 25 felony counts. Combined, Sandusky could be sentenced to 442 years in prison. Dressed in a brown sports coat, Sandusky immediately was taken into custody and led from the courthouse in handcuffs. The jury—which included many people with close ties to Penn State—deliberated for only 20 hours on 48 charges against Sandusky. The two-week trial featured damning testimony against Sandusky, who was accused of performing anal and oral sex on boys as young as 8. Despite the lack of physical evidence and the time lapse since the sex abuse, …