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Katie McGinty to resigns as Wolf's chief of staff,

Posted by DPOYC on July 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM


Democrats Score Sought-After Senate Candidate in Pennsylvania

But Katie McGinty's entrance into the Senate race ensures a heated, divisive primary for the right to challenge Sen. Pat Toomey.



July 22, 2015 Pennsylvania Democrat Katie McGinty will resign her position as chief of staff to Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday in pre...

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Jim Burn, the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party resigns

Posted by DPOYC on July 26, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Breaking news... Jim Burn, the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, announced this morning that he is stepping down as Chair effective September 12.

Burn filmed a two and a half minute YouTube video,,  to explain his reasoning. He started by acknowledging the controversy that has surrounded his tenure over the last year or so.

After winnin...

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York County Dems don't have quorum to elect new chair

Posted by DPOYC on July 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM





POSTED: 07/21/2015 08:29:47 PM EDT | UPDATED: 46 MIN. AGO0 COMMENTS

York County Democrats will remain under the leadership of Bob Kefauver after its committee failed to meet a quorum to elect a new chairperson Tuesday.


The Democrats will hold another meeting for committee members to vote on a new leader in the coming months, Kefauver said.


Carla Christopher, former poet laure...

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Oh really, Mr. Perry?

Posted by DPOYC on July 19, 2015 at 5:20 PM

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POSTED: 07/17/2015 10:36:20 AM EDT | UPDATED: 2 DAYS AGO1 COMMENT

From getting cut off and dismissed on live TV to helping shut down the government over what even he admitted was lost cause, Scott Perry is no stranger to cringe-worthy performances.


Now comes another — this one enough to make us pine for the Goodling or Platts eras.


During those 40 years, we at least knew what our representatives stood for, and they were...

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Event at the Governor's Residence

Posted by DPOYC on July 11, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf Invite Visitors to Good Gardening, Great Health Event at the Governor’s Residence.

Stop by the Governor's Residence from 1-4 pm Sunday, July 12." target="_blank">https://www.gover...

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Dems ax annual picnic, urge people to attend York's Equality Fest instead

Posted by DPOYC on July 8, 2015 at 12:50 AM





POSTED: 07/06/2015 06:44:33 PM EDT


The Democratic Party of York County canceled its yearly picnic that was to be held in August because another festive event it is sponsoring falls on the same day.


The organizer of the picnic axed the event, which was to be held at Codorus State Park, after learning it falls on the same day as the second annual Equality Fest in York City, said Bob Ke...

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PA-Sen: FEC May Probe Toomey Super PAC Contribution

Posted by DPOYC on July 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM


Written by Jason Addy, Contributing Writer

Pat-ToomeySen. Pat Toomey could face a Federal Elections Commission inquiry after reports surfaced of a $50,000 donation from his political action committee to another one expected to back him for re-election next year.

In January, Toomey’s leadership PAC, Citizens for Prosperity in America Today, made the contribution to Prosperity for Pennsylvania, a Super PAC run by former Toomey aides.

Prosperity for Penns...

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Commonwealth Court Strikes Down Act 192: The pro-gun law was rejected by PA's appellate body

Posted by DPOYC on June 27, 2015 at 6:25 PM

Written by Nick Field, Managing Editor, PoliticsPA

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down Act 192 today.

Act 192 is a piece of legislation passed last year that would allow gun owners to sue municipalities over any regulation of firearms. Not only that, it would also force those municipalities to pay any attorney fees.

The law was fiercely opposed by gun control advocates since it would allow the National Rifle Association (NRA) to sue any cities that tr...

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CMS Grants Approval for Wolf's Obamacare Contingency Plan

Posted by DPOYC on June 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

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Written by Christina Martin, Contributing Writer

As the Supreme Court hears King v. Burwell, a case that could decide the future of federal marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Governor Wolf works to find a solution to replace the money that could be lost as a result of a Supreme Court ruling against subsidy eligibility. This ruling has the potential to affect 382,000 Pennsylvanians.

The Supreme Court case concerns the inter...

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Gov. Wolf waives fees for background checks

Posted by DPOYC on June 10, 2015 at 2:15 PM

Gov. Tom Wolf waives the fees for the state police background checks and child abuse clearances that adult volunteers who come into direct contact with children are required by the state's Child Protective Services Law to obtain. For employees who have interaction with children in their paid capacity, the fee for each of those clearances will be dropped to $8, starting July 25.  

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