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Justin J. Simmons

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  • Justin Simmons opposes new, higher taxes

    Justin Simmons opposes new, higher taxes
    Justin Simmons is an honest and hardworking man in our 131st District. As state representative, he supports policies that are creating jobs and he opposes costly new taxes. He voted to eliminate school property taxes, sponsored legislation to help move...
  • Beyer, Simmons spar over severance tax, education

    The race between Republican incumbent Justin Simmons and Democrat Michael Beyer for the 131st District state House seat has already been more personal than most. That was in evidence Friday when they squared off at a candidates forum recorded at PBS39 in...
  • Political odd couple gets education group endorsement

    Political odd couple gets education group endorsement
    Republican state Sen. Pat Browne and Democratic state House challenger Mike Beyer won the endorsement of a pro-public education advocacy group Thursday. Browne is a two-term state senator and influential majority whip in the Republican controlled...
  • Allentown developers cultivating political influence

    The two men who have bankrolled much of the billion-dollar transformation of downtown Allentown are hoping to convert that commercial revival into a political force. City Center Investment Corp. co-owners Joe Topper and J.B. Reilly have launched a...
  • Simmons supports needs of farmers

    I write this in support of Justin Simmons, state representative for the 131st District. Ever since I met him when he knocked on my door during his first campaign, I have found him to be sincerely interested in people and in what matters to them. As owner...
  • Musikfest announces speaker for opening ceremonies

    Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett will speak at the opening ceremony for Musikfest, which starts the 10-day run of its 31st year Friday, the festival just announced. Corbett will speak at 6 p.m. on the stage at Americaplatz at the Levitt Pavilion...
  • Wolf, Corbett surrogates trade barbs in Pennsylvania governor's race

    Wolf, Corbett surrogates trade barbs in Pennsylvania governor's race
    Surrogates for Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf skirmished Tuesday, trading familiar shots in dueling attacks. Former Wolf primary election opponent Katie McGinty appeared in Bethlehem with Northampton County District...
  • Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations

    Hall of Fame selectors await final nominations
    Nominations have dried up for my Hall of Fame of the area's most colorful characters and Mount Rushmores for the greatest Hall of Famers ever and the greatest men and women from the Lehigh Valley. In fact, the only Hall of Fame mail I've received in the...
  • Pa. congressional map now awaits Corbett's signature

     
    Legislation carving Easton out of the Lehigh Valley's congressional district now awaits Gov. Tom Corbett's signature to become law. The state House passed a new congressional map Tuesday; the Senate passed it last week. The new map shifts the city......
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Legislative Retirements Round Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Sorry we're late, Things were a little on the hectic this side this morning and were punctuated by a presentation for Little Miss Capitol Ideas' first-grade class that required us to dust-off some seriously underused.....
  • It'll Be A Lonely Primary For A Lot Of Lawmakers This Year.

     
    Good Afternoon, All. If there was any doubt, it looks like the vogue for reform has passed and the wave of anger from the 2006 cycle has officially subsided. We've just gone and checked the list of candidates from the......