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PA gov’t unions are ignoring SCOTUS ruling
Former Rep. Margo Davidson pleads guilty
Former state Rep. Margo Davidson, who resigned in July after being charged with misusing campaign funds and stealing from taxpayers, pleaded guilty yesterday and will be permanently banned from holding public office in Pennsylvania. The latest reports don’t seem to mention whether Davidson will keep her pension, as early reports suggestedAttorney General Josh Shapiro had given her a sweetheart deal so she could retain this taxpayer-backed perk.
Op-Ed: America’s energy future depends on Pennsylvania
Senator John Yudichak (Carbon and Luzerne counties) writes in an op-ed in RealClear Energy that “[a]ffordable, Pennsylvania-produced natural gas is a foundational component of our national economy, fueling America’s manufacturing plants, farms, hospitals, schools, and homes.” Attempts by “environmental extremists” to undermine the natural gas industry not only destroy jobs and hike utility bills, he writes, but also threaten our economic capabilities. Read more here.
Op-Ed: A ‘who’s who’ of Johnny Doc patronage
Who’s gotten lots of money from convicted Philly labor leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty? And will they give it back? Yours truly wrote a piece for Broad + Liberty looking at some of the recipients, including a state Supreme Court justice, our governor, our attorney general, and the new head of a “good government” group (oh, the irony). Read more here.
Objections rise to potential loss of majors as PA universities merge
Wolf vetoes constitutional carry legislation
Coming as no surprise, Gov. Wolf vetoed legislation that would have ended the requirement that Pennsylvanians obtain a separate permit to carry a concealed weapon. Legislative support for the bill is insufficient for a veto override.