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Happy New Year! Save $1 million a day!

August 30, 2012 by


Democracy Rising Pennsylvania ~ On September 1, it will be 122 days until New Year’s Day. At last report, the General Assembly continues to sit on a surplus of $122 million, and they gave none of it back to taxpayers for this year’s budget. Last year, they gave back $62 million of their $184 million […]

Get Your Talking Points Here!

July 11, 2011 by


The (Pennsylvania) state budget is negotiated in secret and put to a vote before rank-and-file lawmakers know what’s in it. To keep lawmakers from looking like fools, and to put the politically correct spin on things, legislative leaders often provide “talking points” for their members. This year, for the first time, DR was able to […]

PA Legislature’s New Budget

June 28, 2011 by


Think of the Emperor’s new clothes, and you’ll have an idea of what’s coming below. Click here  for the current spreadsheet for the state budget as negotiated among House and Senate Republicans. Democrats were not part of the negotiations. The legislature’s budget begins on page 14. Altogether, it will cost taxpayers $1,221,180 per work day […]

Gov. Corbett WAMs PA Again

March 15, 2011 by


By Tim Potts of Democracy Rising PA As he allowed 42,000 working poor citizens to lose their AdultBasic health insurance for want of $54 million, Gov. Tom Corbett quietly approved $48 million in WAMs (walking around money) for lawmakers’ pet projects. He also did not ask lawmakers to give up any of their $188.5 million […]

Budget Pain – Not for Lawmakers or Corbett Staff

March 4, 2011 by


By Tim Potts DR News: Budget Pain: Not for Lawmakers, Corbett Staff On the day that 42,000 working poor in PA lost their health insurance because Gov. Tom Corbett and lawmakers couldn’t find money to pay for the Adult Basic health insurance program, a Pittsburgh TV station revealed that lawmakers have their own private doctor for […]

March 1st Press Conference in Harrisburg Introducing State Immigration Enforcement Package

February 28, 2011 by


March 1st Press Conference Introducing State Immigration Enforcement Package Although this is not a NumbersUSA event,  information is being forwarded to members in Pennsylvania who may be  interested in attending or watching the live web cast. Dear Pennsylvania activist, The message below is from Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a champion of  state immigration enforcement legislation, who […]

What a Difference a Day Makes

January 6, 2011 by


By Tim Potts The PA House of Representatives this week showed a bipartisan attitude toward improving public integrity for the first time since the Pay Raise of 2005. While neither party can claim to advocate the highest standards of public integrity in America for PA citizens, House Republican leaders since 2009 have put forward ideas […]