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  • Bipartisan effort secures FEMA funding for Pennsylvania

    Bipartisan effort secures FEMA funding for Pennsylvania
    Exhibit A of what can be accomplished when members of Congress work together across that wide party aisle: For two months Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans implored FEMA to reimburse the state for its Hurricane Sandy preparation efforts. Late...
  • Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff

    Local U.S. Reps. vote to avert fiscal cliff
    After a full day of will they, won't they, the U.S. House passed a bill late Tuesday night to avert the perilous fiscal cliff with the support of all of the region's lawmakers. Though most Republicans voted against (85-151) the measure to raise taxes on...
  • Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision

    Local U.S. lawmakers reaction to Corbett health insurance exchange decision
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett decided Wednesday to let the federal government run a health insurance exchange mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act for Pennsylvanians rather than set up a state-based site. Read The Morning Call's full story on the...
  • Rep. Holden to the Lehigh Valley?

     
    As state legislators toil over redesigning the congressional map, one rumor making the rounds is that U.S. Rep. Tim Holden's district could be redrawn to include Easton. Holden, a Democrat and the longest serving Pennsylvania congressman, called it a...
  • A Pennsylvania Society Geography Lesson.

     
    The annual Pennsylvania Society weekend is about many things. And nearly all of them involve some variation on glad-handing, networking, celebrating and socializing. Also food and alcohol — lots of food and alcohol, paid for out of campaign money,...
  • The Top 5 Political Stories Of 2011: No. 4 Maps and Legends.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Our countdown of the year's top political stories continues this morning with a geography lesson. Or, more specifically, a lesson about the inherently political nature of mapmaking in Pennsylvania. To quickly...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Charles Snelling, RIP.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you've spent any time moving through Pennsylvania's political circles, particularly Republican ones in the Lehigh Valley, then there's a pretty good chance you met Charles Snelling more than once. Loud, gregarious...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: The Weekend Warm-Up.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Ordinarily, we'd be using the preamble to this morning's post to urge you to ease into the weekend. But for some among us -- budget staffers, particularly -- the next 48 hours will be filled......
  • Cutting Tariffs -- an unexpected perk of the campaign game?

     
    So here's an intriguing piece from Emma Jacobs at WHYY-FM's Newsworks site. Turns out that if you give money to your favorite local congressman, you, too, can get an onerous trade tariff targeted for reduction. Who knew? "Four Philadelphia-area...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The Thursday Five.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. We're a little under-caffeinated this morning, so we'll dispense with the usual preambles and formalities and just dive right into the Top Five stories making news this 19th day of April. 1. For the second......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Cork Finally Popped On Booze Debate.

     
    The debate over liquor privatization got a kick in the pants yesterday with the release of a long-awaited report showing that selling off the state stores would generate as much as $1.6 billion in uprfront proceeds for the taxpayers. Gov. Tom Corbett said...