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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
Many people in Pauline Konrath's situation live in a nursing home. At 85, she has dementia and Parkinson's disease and uses a wheelchair. But she doesn't live in a nursing home because her son, Joe, moved her in with his family. It's not an easy...
The state may overhaul the system that protects us from getting ripped off at the gas station, grocery store and even the parking meter. Some lawmakers want to do less-frequent inspections to make sure fuel pumps, home heating oil trucks and parking...
Tags: Diesel Fuel, Bucks County, Vehicles, Consumers, Trucks
SACRAMENTO -- Not every proposed law is historic or sweeping. Some merely are pretty good ideas — perhaps even important for a low-income kid. One such bill is among the hundreds awaiting action as the Legislature heads into its final month. The...
Tags: Jerry Brown, Trials, Judges, Personal Income, Justice System
President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
No What is the administration in Harrisburg willing to pay to suppress more than 90,000 votes? Some say it's between $4 million $11 million — depending on who you ask. House Bill 934 will make one of your constitutional rights contingent upon...
Tags: Elections, Fraud, Corporate Crime, Voting, Politics
The state has extra money but will that money come back to you? You're supposed to get a refund once the state goes over a certain amount of savings but the cost of mailing checks to Hoosiers may outweigh the original surplus. "I'm just happy there is a...
If the late U.S. Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., could find a way to communicate with U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., he'd probably say: "What took you guys so long?" As reported Wednesday in The Morning Call, Toomey, who is from the Lehigh Valley, is a...
Capitol IdeasYo! The other day when the 3H’s descended on Pennsylvania, my wife asked me if the Capitol was air conditioned. I said I guess so, it seems cooler inside. Then I stepped into the Senate Rules Committee chamber for the......
Capitol IdeasYo, If you see smoke coming from the Capitol on Tuesday, don’t panic. It’s senate Democrats trying to light a fire under Public Welfare Department to get Gov. Tom Corbett to accept Medicaid expansion that is being offered under the......
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — Looks like Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer might get to keep his seat on a new regional toll authority after all. A bill, SB 952, advancing through the Senate would fold the expressway authorities in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake...
Central Florida Political Pulse - Orlando SentinelTALLAHASSEE — The Senate's released its $74.3 billion budget, and it looks a lot like the House's $74.4 billion spending plan in a lot of places — with the exception of education funding where the Senate takes an approach closer to Gov. Rick...
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