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#PaGov: Pirates Fans Think Tom Corbett’s Education Policy is “Fracked Up”

#PaGov: Pirates Fans Think Tom Corbett’s Education Policy is “Fracked Up”

The NextGen Climate Super PAC released another video attacking, what else, Tom Corbett’s natural gas and education policy.  In the video, canvassers were asking Pittsburgh Pirates fans to stick “fracked up stickers” on Governor Corbett’s face.  Throughout the video, the canvassers brought up these three claims:

  1. The governor has refused to tax the oil and gas industry.  This is pretty simple,…

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That’s rich folks, another Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania Families First, is taking…

That’s rich folks, another Political Action Committee, Pennsylvania Families First, is taking a swing at Governor Tom Corbett’s education cuts and his handouts to the natural gas industry.  This ad is still scratching at the surface of Governor Corbett’s horrible education and natural gas record.  The governor has cut over a billion from public education and those cuts, and the refusal to restore…

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Parking Privatization Killing Harrisburg Businesses

Parking Privatization Killing Harrisburg Businesses

Privatization of public assets is good or the tapayers and local economy?

Wrong…

Via Pennlive:

With parking in Harrisburg costing $3 an hour, many city restaurant and bar owners say business is taking a hit.

For one, happy hour in Harrisburg is nearly dead while Saturday business at many city restaurants and bars is down. At least one restaurant, Zia’s at Red Door is closing, partly on account of…

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#PAGov: Corbett Exploits Made Up Pension Crisis for Moody’s Downgrade

#PAGov: Corbett Exploits Made Up Pension Crisis for Moody’s Downgrade

Earlier today, Pennlive reported that Pennsylvania’s credit rating by Moody’s was downgraded to “stable.”  Using the downgrade as fodder to pension reform talking points, Governor Corbett, unsurprisingly, placed the blame on the state’s made up pension crisis.  In a press release, Governor Corbett said that “it’s clear that this [made up] pension crisis has put a strain on Pennsylvania’s…

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#PAGov: What Tom Corbett Said about the Migrant Children Was Racist

#PAGov: What Tom Corbett Said about the Migrant Children Was Racist

The jury is still out whether Governor Tom Corbett is that racist uncle at the Thanksgiving Day table, but his “mather of fact” comments about the migrant children and the humanitarian crisis happening at the border were racist.  Plain and simple.  The governor took out his dog whistle and stated:

We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries,” Corbett said. “We want to make…

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Why I’m Ready for Warren

Why I’m Ready for Warren

In 11 sentences.

- “We believe that Wall Street needs stronger rules and tougher enforcement, and we’re willing to fight for it.”

- “We believe in science, and that means that we have a responsibility to protect this Earth.”

- “We believe that the Internet shouldn’t be rigged to benefit big corporations, and that means real net neutrality.”

- “We believe that no one should work full-time and…

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#PaGov: Tom Corbett Thinks Migrant Children Pose Health Risks in Pennsylvania

#PaGov: Tom Corbett Thinks Migrant Children Pose Health Risks in Pennsylvania

Earlier today, Corbett the Lesser has opined on the humanitarian crisis happening along the nation’s border and stated the following…

“We feel for these children that they are fleeing their countries,” Corbett said. “We want to make sure they are taken care of and returned to their countries. But we also are concerned about their health and what they may cause as far as health issues in the state…

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#PAGov: Corbett Deadenders Can Say Whatever They Want, It Still Won’t Matter

#PAGov: Corbett Deadenders Can Say Whatever They Want, It Still Won’t Matter

Tom Corbett’s numbers have been in the shitter for most of his time in office, and anything that Chris Pack, the communications director for Tom Corbett’s reelection campaign, says or does won’t matter because of the public’s distaste for Governor Corbett.  As the election gets close and polls are released and as more articles like this and this are published, attacks against Tom Wolf from Chris…

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#PAGov: Corbett at Pension Reform Presser: “We’re only Going After NEW Teachers”

#PAGov: Corbett at Pension Reform Presser: “We’re only Going After NEW Teachers”

Governor Corbett faces hecklers?  Never….

Earlier today in the Lehigh Valley, a retired, or current, teacher asked Governor Corbett about pension reform and while being heckled, the Governor said that they’re going after “new teachers.”  In other words, Governor Corbett wants more well educated Pennsylvanians to leave Pennsylvania because of the shitty atmosphere he and his republican colleagues…

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So, You Want to Go to College?

So, You Want to Go to College?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared over at Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a new progressive visual and literary publication based out of Easton, PA. Marlana Eck is the founder and Editor of the Lehigh Valley Vanguard. Be sure to check out their full site and give them some love. The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is sponsored by Raging Chicken Press. 

“Thank God, I never was sent to school
To be…

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