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Pittsburgh should stand with Philadelphia in the currency wars

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In this political climate finding points of unity is a little like panning for gold.  While the rally cry isn’t “gold, gold, gold,” it could be “got cash?”  Our eastern brethren have taken the step of officially keeping cash in play in their city.  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law a bill introduced by […]

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Parents of School-Age Children, Think About This

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Two bills introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly should be of interest to all parents of school-age children:  HB112 and SB199. HB112 lowers the compulsory schooling age from 8 years to 6.  There are pros and cons to this measure which should be carefully considered by parents.  Many citizens are under the impression that the […]

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The Truth About HB 2060

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By Joshua Prince, Esq. Prince Law Offices, P.C. October 4, 2018 The Truth About HB 2060 That YOUR Representatives Don’t Want You To Know Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB 2060 (Prime Sponsor Marguerite Quinn, Republican Bucks), after declining to amend it to address the plethora of constitutional and statutory issues with it, while certain Senate […]

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HB 2227, Gun Confiscation Bill

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Danger Extreme Risk Protection Order- Critical Votes in Pennsylvania Monday :: 09/24/2018 USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Pennsylvania House has announced plans to take two anti-rights bills off the table and bring them to a vote on the House floor this Monday and Tuesday. Rights supporters in Pennsylvania Must Act NOW!!! If you live in Pennsylvania, […]

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A creative solution to put retired officers in our schools, HB 2563

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Creativity is still alive and well in the Pennsylvania legislature.  Representative Karen Boback (R) has referred to committee the Real Property Tax Credit for Security Services Act which would authorize school districts to establish programs permitting retired law enforcement officers to volunteer to provide security services within the school district in exchange for real property […]

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Re-assessment of testing in Pennsylvania. Yes, let’s do it!

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An honest, thorough re-examination of our Pennsylvania assessment and accountability system is needed if “fixing our broken education system” in Pennsylvania is truly a priority.  Query as to whether or not the SAT is an appropriate assessment of mastery of subject matter; nevertheless transparent, concerted evaluation of our academic accountability measures is well worth the […]

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Turnpike Pilots Cashless Zones

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At the end of April, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will implement a cashless tolling program across the state to include I-576  in Washington and Allegheny counties.  Four locations on the Turnpike have been selected to operate as “cashless zones.”  A “cashless” toll location will simply no longer offer coin baskets or be manned by toll […]

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Depression Screening Mandate

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Guy Reschenthaler

Without doubt more and more Americans are on high alert as tragedy continues to envelop our culture.  Desperately attempting to isolate and identify the catalyst of the suffering and rage we see in so much of our youth, we look to mental illness.  In an effort to harness one component of the mental illness dilemma, […]

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Saccone’s HB 561 and HB 168

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Rick Saccone has a unique collection of life experiences which will render him particularly useful in government at times such as these.   With both extensive military service as well as civic public service, Rick is prepared to confront the national and international challenges we face in America.   His military background includes: 19 years […]