HARRISBURG (Oct. 14) – U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who spent nearly 50 years as a public figure making national history, died Sunday morning at his home in Philadelphia at the age of 82 due to complications from non-Hodgkins cancer.
Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, Tom Smith, has two simple campaign strategies: emphasize his business background to voters and highlight the voting record of incumbent U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Lackawanna).
“He votes with the President over 90 percent of the time,” Smith said in an interview after speaking at PMA headquarters on October 15.
Toomey Report: Manufacturers Face Job-Killing Tax Hike Under Obama Plan
While excuses continue to be made for President Obama’s dismal record on job creation, it’s more difficult to rationalize a policy that actually drives jobs away.
A report prepared by U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Lehigh) shows that the Administration’s tax policies will undermine the very sector that has the strongest multiplier effect on job growth - manufacturing.
A planned tax increase in 2013 will raise the marginal rates on many manufacturers from 35 percent to 41 percent.
Keep Competition Thriving in Education: Approve Charter School Reform
Lawmakers have an opportunity in the few days left in the 2012-13 legislative session to make a 15 year-old charter school system, with a shining track record in Pennsylvania, even better. These reform proposals, however, are stalled in the General Assembly. The differences are over the approach.
Following is the Governor’s speech at the Marcellus Shale Insight Conference. In his remarks before the Shale Gas Insight Conference, Gov. Corbett captured both the promise and challenges of Pennsylvania’s expanding energy sector and its potential to restore prosperity to our state.
Manufacturing has a friend in Pennsylvania. The Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council (GMAC) has issued its report.