It's been three years since Pennsylvania House Republicans retook the majority in the tea party wave that also ushered into office fellow Republican Governor Corbett.
Since then there have been three on-time state budgets, no new broad-based state taxes and little growth in the state budget. The conservatives with the Republican caucus can take a big share of credit for defeating a transportation bill this summer, largely because it would have increased gas taxes.
But the question now is whether they've found a winning formula for governance or sown the seeds of eventual downfall. Some state House Democrats see their opponents as having essentially been captured by a conservative majority faction that prevents the sorts of bipartisan compromises that were more common when the two parties shared power.
Monday March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page
Dr. Mirkin on Twitter
Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
Sara, Altoona 381-8008
Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
Deadline for applications March 10th
Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm