Turn PA Blue


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May 2021

Blue Pennsylvania: Larry Sings the Blues

These emails do not normally concentrate on Philadelphia, but since suburban conservatives like to evoke the name of Larry Krasner as a cautionary tale of what their communities might suffer if Democrats are elected to office, it might be beneficial to bring some balance to the negative press that Krasner has received, such as one...

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22

Apr 2021

BLUE PENNSYLVANIA – EARTH DAY SPECIAL

Happy Earth Day, This is the happiest Earth Day that we have had in many years.  On Joe Biden’s first day in office, he re-established the United States as a participant in the Paris Accords, which calls for limiting global average temperatures to well below two degrees Celsius. If only things were that easy at...

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15

Apr 2021

BLUE PENNSYLVANIA – LOOKING FOR FRAUD IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Yesterday, Bob Mensch introduced SB 528, with the short title of “An Act providing for reporting allegations of fraud relating to the 2020 general election and imposing duties on the Auditor General.” The bill, upon passage, requires the Auditor General to conduct an audit of each county’s election procedures and results – broken down under...

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03

Sep 2019

PENNSYLVANIANS NEED A SEVERANCE TAX ON MARCELLUS SHALE GAS PRODUCTION – REPUBLICANS KEEP BLOCKING IT

Pennsylvania is the only major natural gas producing state without a severance tax on gas extraction.  Ever since Governor Tom Wolf was sworn into office in 2015, he has been trying to institute a severance tax but has been stymied by the Republican controlled House whose leadership has steadfastly refused to even bring it up...

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02

Jul 2019

On the Issues: Winning Expanded Access to Healthcare

by Barb Bloomfield and Rose Johnson The idea of “Medicare for All” has gotten a lot of attention lately, but what does this mean? There are several approaches in the Senate and House of Representatives that would expand coverage to everyone in the U.S. For all these proposals, the basic ideas are that: All people...

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02

Jun 2019

It’s Time to Increase the Minimum Wage Increase in Pennsylvania

For the past 4 years, Democrats have tried to raise Pennsylvania’s minimum wage, and have been blocked by Republicans. Is the fifth time the charm? In this year’s budget, Governor Wolf has proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12.00, with additional increases to bring the wage to $15.00 in 2025. Across Pennsylvania, the...

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19

Jul 2018

TURN PA BLUE – FROM BLACK HEARTS TO BLACK LUNGS

For years Republicans have been telling us that a Marcellus Shale extraction tax would be a job-killer for the State, the thinking being that if a tax were imposed, the gas companies would take their business to a friendlier state such as – oh wait, there are no such places – and the jobs along...

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21

May 2018

TURN PA BLUE – WHY WE FIGHT

You have probably been asked recently to contact your representative in Congress to oppose the new Farm Bill, which would change the work requirements for certain able-bodied adults without dependents, (ABAWD) who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, better known as Food Stamps. Under the new bill, ABAWD would be defined as 18-65 years...

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15

Apr 2018

TURN PA BLUE – THE EARTH DAY EDITION – PART 2

In a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking states on the quality of their natural environment, Pennsylvania came in 45th out of 50. Of course, our Republican lawmakers defend the poor air and water quality within our dangerous natural environment by claiming that this is the price that we pay for a healthy economic...

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