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Stevieslaw: Pennsylvania aims to be number one

Stevieslaw: Pennsylvania aims to be number one Pennsylvania is stuck at number two, behind Nevada, as the second largest gambling venue in the nation. That will soon change! When faced with a huge budget shortfall, Pennsylvania legislators did just what … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Poetic Justice

Stevieslaw: Poetic Justice My brother Barry, a New York City transplant, spent more than half his life in Florida. Not much went right for him down there, so I was surprised to learn in a 2008 phone call that he … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Our Monday Political Briefing

Stevieslaw: Our Monday Political Briefing There was disturbing news out of the Senate this week, as our representatives were unable to override an Obama veto of their bill to stop an Environmental Protection Agency plot to protect the quality of … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: The gift that will keep giving

Stevieslaw: The gift that will keep giving. Marc Levy, writing for the Associated Press, discussed the growing disparity between what wealthy and poor districts spend to educate children in Pennsylvania. He noted that this “funding gap” has more than doubled … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Corbett Brief Defines Poor, Pregnant and Disabled as Icky

I’m certain that Marc Levy, writing for the Associated Press, did not intend to write a coma inducing article about Tom Corbett’s plan to bring Federal Medicaid dollars to Pennsylvania for the purpose of not using them. Writing sensibly about … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Somebody Help Me

Stevieslaw: Somebody Help Me I woke a week ago Monday to find three representatives from Americans for Prosperity; the superpac formed by the billionaire Koch brothers, in my living room. They had somehow learned that I was a registered independent … Continue reading

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Stevieslaw: Tom Corbett to Seek Historic Site Legislation

The news that fracking firms could drill at will at archeological sites of importance created a furor today in the offices of Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania and man of the people. Our own intrepid reporter, Smokey Diamond, was dispatched … Continue reading

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