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Two Democrats apply for seat being left by McGarrigle

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:22am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

A pair of Democrats announced Wednesday that they have applied for the vacant county council seat created by Chairman Tom McGarrigle’s departure for the state Senate.

Former Lansdowne Mayor Jayne Young and Media tax collector Bob Dimond submitted their information to the county clerk earlier this week, the Delaware County Democratic Party announced.

Wolf Calls Current Fiscal Situation “Unacceptable”

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:42am -- jevans

Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor, PoliticsPA

Governor-elect Tom Wolf is not happy about the state’s current financial situation and he wants everyone to know it is Governor Corbett’s fault.

In light of today’s news that the state has an approximate $2 billion budget gap, Wolf condemned the fiscal actions of Gov. Corbett.

“It is not acceptable simply because it doesn’t work mathematically,” Wolf said. “The commonwealth of Pennsylvania deserves a lot better so we need to get beyond this.”

Governor-Elect Wolf Releases Statement On IFO Report

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:45am -- jevans

November 13, 2014 by Wolf Transition

 

YORK, PA - The Independent Fiscal Office today released budget projections showing that Pennsylvania is facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit. Governor-elect Tom Wolf released the following statement concerning the report:

 

"The budget deficit projection released today by the Independent Fiscal Office is bad news for Pennsylvania, but the depth of the financial hole being left by the Corbett Administration is still not known.

 

Editorial: Vote Wolf to give state new leadership

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:44am -- jevans

Nobody should be surprised by what Tom Corbett has done the last four years.

He’s done exactly what he said he was going to do.

And that’s the problem.

On Tuesday, the state will hold what amounts to a referendum on Corbett’s shaky first term as he is challenged by Democrat Tom Wolf, a York businessman.

Corbett, who gained popularity as a corruption-busting state attorney general, swept into office with a no-tax-hike pledge.

Then reality, in the form of a $4 billion deficit left for him in the governor’s mansion by Ed Rendell, smacked him in the face.

Millions spent on Delco races: 'Unprecedented' amount of cash pours into local campaigns

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:42am -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

Delaware County candidates seeking state office have combined to spend more than $6.2 million this year, thanks to an unusual number of down-ballot races being waged on television.

The hotly-contested state Senate race between John Kane and Tom McGarrigle has cluttered network television with campaign advertisements while a trio of state House races have played out on cable television.

Editorial: Voters face choices in races for state House and Congress

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:26am -- jevans

Delaware County Daily Times Editorial Board

 

In five days, voters in the 163rd Legislative District will be confronted by something they have not seen in more than 30 years.

A ballot without the name Micozzie on it.

Fortunately, they will have two strong candidates to pick from as they attempt to do the impossible, fill the imposing legacy left by Republican state Rep. Nick Micozzie.

Meehan looks to fend off Balchunis in 7th District race

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:50pm -- jevans

By John Kopp, Delaware County Daily Times

U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan spent portions of his first two terms in Washington seeking buyers for three regional refineries slated for closure and negotiating an agreement expanding the Philadelphia International Airport without vacating Tinicum Township residents.

“Every day I wake up doing the best I can for the citizens of the 7th District and Pennsylvania,” said Meehan, a Republican from Upper Darby. “That’s the pledge that I have.”

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