Once Upon A Turnpike

Once upon a turnpike

It’s like a recurring bad dream. A new year, a new turnpike toll hike. Now, driving the length of the highway costs upwards of $65.70—not counting the return trip. Only, this nightmare is real. We know the usual suspects: infrastructure…

Republicans Must Learn To Play The Long Game In Pa.

Republicans must learn to play the long game in Pa.

Op-Ed by Matt Brouillette. This piece originally appeared at RealClear Pennsylvania.  Weeping, gnashing of teeth, and lots of Monday-morning quarterbacking could describe Pennsylvania Republicans’ reactions to Novembers’ election losses. From poor candidates to poor messaging to poorly run campaigns to poor…

News & Brews February 7, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Americans who got free COVID tests from the gov't may have had their private info shared with unions  If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who…

News & Brews February 6, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Pa. GOP endorses Carluccio for state Supreme Court On Saturday, the state Republican Party voted to endorse Montgomery County Common Pleas Court President Judge Carolyn Carluccio for an open…

News & Brews February 3, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Rozzi does 'midnight lock swap' on offices used by Republicans  Can anyone say “drama”? Tuesday after hours, House Speaker Mark Rozzi had the locks changed on a Capitol office…

News & Brews February 2, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! What's in a word? Is the House 'working'? As House Speaker Mark Rozzi refuses to organize his chamber, Republicans have noted that Democrats are not showing up for work. Democrats…

News & Brews February 1, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Culver wins special Senate election  Republican state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver handily won the special Senate election to replace former Republican Sen. John Gordner, who resigned to become counsel…

News & Brews January 31, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! House committee holds hearing on school choice, charter schools  Yesterday, the House Republican Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Josh Kail (Beaver and Washington counties) held a hearing on school…

News & Brews January 30, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! 1st of 4 special elections happening tomorrow Much attention has focused on three special House elections happening February 7, but tomorrow, voters in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Luzerne…

News & Brews January 27, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Lawmakers appeal Krasner impeachment case to state Supreme Court Yesterday, House impeachment managers Rep. Tim Bonner (Mercer and Butler counties) and Rep. Craig Williams (Delaware and Chester counties) announced…

News & Brews January 26, 2023

Get News & Brews in your inbox each day: Subscribe here! Audit: School districts raising taxes while hoarding money  Yesterday, Auditor General Tim DeFoor released an audit of a dozen school districts across Pennsylvania, which found that districts are “increasing…