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JRB18 on Oct 24, 2022 2:30 AM
Election day is two weeks away! Let's make sure we reach out to friends and family to get out the vote, critical races this year both at the national AND local levels. See Comments
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Opinion

Gen Z is a Gamechanger

May 25, 2023
“Z” may be the last number of the alphabet, but in politics, it’s becoming the first priority for political experts. That’s because Generation Z is rapidly being recognized as… Read More

Three Women We'd Like to Run

May 25, 2023
Although the GOP Presidential field for 2024 is shaping up to be racially and ideologically diverse, former Secretary of State Nikki Haley remains the sole female to brave the front lines. As Prime… Read More

Republican-led Immigration Policy

May 25, 2023
American immigration policy has entered a new, terrifying era with the expiration of existing Trumpian policy. The Biden administration declined to renew the pandemic-related restrictions designed to… Read More

The Age Issue

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The Kamala Problem

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As President Biden gears up to begin his bid for the 2024 nomination, the world assumes his running mate will remain Kamala Harris. The sitting Vice President has kept a low profile throughout the… Read More

Bye Bye, Buybacks?

March 3, 2023
The recent derailment in Ohio of a train hauling toxic chemicals revealed several things. One, the tragic rollback of key safety and environmental regulations by the Trump administration (such as… Read More

“We Don’t Need no (Dept. Of) Education…”

March 3, 2023
I was Today Years Old when I learned that the Department of Education was created by President Jimmy Carter in 1979. And conservatives have been trying to eliminate it ever since. The most recent… Read More

The Changing Ways of Work

March 3, 2023
It began in March of 2020 when the pandemic lockdown changed literally everything -- including how we work. Millions of workers turned to technology to allow them to do their job from home, and the… Read More
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Governor Shapiro Visits the West Shore Senior Center in Cumberland County to Highlight Proposal to Expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program

From: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
May 8, 2023
New Cumberland, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the West Shore Senior Center in Cumberland County to highlight his proposal to expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate for Pennsylvania… Read More

First Lady Shapiro Visits Fort Indiantown Gap to Support Pennsylvania National Guard, Veterans

From: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
May 8, 2023
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania First Lady Lori Shapiro today visited Fort Indiantown Gap (FTIG) in Lebanon County, to show the Shapiro Administration’s support for the Pennsylvania… Read More

Shapiro Administration Announces All Commonwealth Agencies Take Critical Step in Improving Licensing, Permitting, and Certification Processes

From: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
May 5, 2023
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced that all Commonwealth agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction have completed a comprehensive review of their licensing,… Read More

ICYMI: "We Should Have Done This Years Ago:" Governor Shapiro Touts Plans to Expand the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and Provide a Lifeline for Pennsylvanians in Erie

From: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
May 5, 2023
Harrisburg, PA – Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro visited the Erie West Senior Center to highlight his budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PTRR) program to… Read More

Federal Safety Agency Takes Critical Step to Implement Casey-Led STURDY Act

May 4, 2023
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is applauding the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) adoption of furniture safety standards, a critical step towards implementation of… Read More