Editorials

How is the next RCAC Chair selected?

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As many of you know, D. Raja has resigned from his position as Chair of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County (RCAC), effective June 29, 2019.   RCAC will now hold ann election on Saturday, June 29, 2019 to select a new Chair. Nomination Procedures Under RCAC Rule 4.3, nominations for the RCAC’s Chair must […]

Editorials

Wolf and Casey Positive Ratings/ Toomey Mixed Reviews

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Two Democratic statewide officials are cruising, while one GOP Senator is treading water. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey enjoy double digit net approval ratings, while Sen. Pat Toomey is receiving mixed reviews. Wolf reached a new high in this poll with 54% approving of his job […]

Specials

HB 286: Informed Consent Protection Act

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HB286, primary sponsor, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, is legislation that upholds parental rights by requiring fair and equal access to medical treatment for children.  The legislation guarantees that children residing in the Commonwealth receive medical treatment irrespective of their vaccination status and removes the ability and incentive of healthcare providers to discriminate against families who may […]

Stateside

Who’s going to pick Pennsylvania’s Judges? HB 111

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HB 111, sponsored by Republican Representative Paul Schemel, proposes introducing a constitutional amendment to change how Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Court judges are chosen.  Versus appearing on the ballot for selecting by voters, a 13 member “Nominating Commission” would be convened by appointments from the Governor, the General Assembly and Commonwealth employees. Who is better […]

Editorials

Conversion Therapy Ban in Allegheny County

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Is it the place of our legislators to determine, by force of law, which categories of counseling are made available to the public?  The question alone suggests an overt violation of free speech but it also lurches into freedom of choice and, where minors are concerned, will be erosive to parental rights. The Allegheny County […]

National Scene

Toomey helps shrink the Ex-Im Bank and no one notices

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The only thing harder to roll back than big government is big government wrapped up with big business, and few outfits in Washington have been as impervious to reform as the Export-Import Bank. But the forces of light have been prevailing over the crony capitalists for a brief moment, if GOP reformers in Congress can […]