Metcalfe in the Media
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Pennsylvania welfare employees targeted in crackdown
From TribLIVE
Welfare caseworkers who review applicants' incomes to determine whether they qualify for food stamps and cash benefits are the target of a state Ethics Commission crackdown for refusing to reveal details of their finances.

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Impeachment, law license suspension or removal for reasonable cause: Options to oust Kane
From The Patriot News
If indicted state Attorney General Kathleen Kane won't resign, Gov. Tom Wolf, legislators or the state's Supreme Court still have options if they want to forcibly remove her from office.

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State Rep. Continues Calls For Impeachment Of PA Attorney General
From WESA
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) re-introduced a House resolution to impeach PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane “due to the pattern of misbehavior that we have seen in office for the last two years,” he said.

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Proposal Would Base Teacher Furloughs On Performance, Not Seniority
From WESA
The last time Pittsburgh Public Schools furloughed a substantial portion of its teachers was in 2012, when 190 teachers got pink slips. Those layoffs were based on area of certification and seniority, as is required by the district’s contract with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers.

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Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage opponents are disappointed and discouraged, but vow their fight isn't over
From The Patriot News
Two prominent opponents of same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania conceded a big loss today in the wake of Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling enshrining a right to marriage equality nationally.

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Three takeaways from state House hearing on pension system reforms
From The Patriot News
The Pennsylvania House's State Government Committee held the first of two days of scheduled hearings on the Senate-authored public employee pension reform bill Tuesday.

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House addresses municipal pension issue
From Times Shamrock
HARRISBURG — Two House committees appear to be headed on a divergent path Wednesday in addressing the complicated issues of fixing problems with hundreds of financially distressed municipal pension plans and more than $7 billion of mounting pension debt.

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Taking care of business
Published in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
“Mr. (Daryl) Metcalfe should worry about his own business,” Gov. Tom Corbett told the media on July 2.

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Impeach officials who issue gay ‘marriage’ licenses, refuse to defend marriage laws,: PA lawmaker
From LifeSiteNews.com
HARRISONBURG, PA, August 2, 2013 – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has followed the lead of Barack Obama and Jerry Brown by refusing to uphold the state's law protecting marriage between one man and one woman. At least one legislator thinks it is time she paid for violating her oath of office.

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Report turns up Philadelphia voting irregularities
From The Philadelphia Inquirer
A report on Philadelphia voting irregularities issued Wednesday by Republican City Commissioner Al Schmidt was immediately overwhelmed with partisan rhetoric over Pennsylvania's new voter ID law.

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Supreme Court on illegal immigration: Sides await ruling, prepare for battle
From Post Local
With the Supreme Court expected to rule next week on Arizona’s tough law against illegal immigrants, activists on both sides are preparing to pounce on the issue, whether manning voter registration drives in Georgia and Arizona, reviving lawsuits in Alabama and Indiana or dusting off stalled copycat bills in Pennsylvania and Mississippi.

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In Arizona law's wake, other states to forge ahead
From USA Today
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court's split ruling Monday on Arizona's controversial immigration law did nothing to settle the debate — providing little clarity on how far states can go to police their borders and solidifying the topic as a key election-year issue.

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House OKs overhaul of Pa. wiretapping law
From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG -- The state House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a package of changes to the state wiretap law that would allow victims to record offenses against them and allow police to secretly respond to texts if they suspect they communications are crime-related.

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PA lawmakers tell TSA to lay off searches
From The PA Independent
HARRISBURG — A radiation-emitting scanner used to screen airplane passengers is, some say, nothing more than a digital strip search.


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Potential legal battle ahead for Pennsylvania’s voter ID law
From Fox News, On the Record w/Greta van Susteren

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Strict voter ID law passes in battleground Pennsylvania
From CBS Evening News
(CBS News) NEW YORK - In an election year rush pushed primarily by Republicans, Pennsylvania has become the 16th state to adopt a strict voter photo ID law and the ninth state to do so in the past year.


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States make daily life harder for illegal immigrants
From USA Today
State legislators looking to crack down on illegal immigration in 2012 are turning away from the law enforcement laws that dominated state houses this year, and instead are pushing other measures that can make life just as difficult for illegal immigrants.

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Daryl vs. Babette: Round 1 For a Statewide Race?
From
The Philadelphia Public Record
In other years, the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee hasn't been an arena that sets pulses pounding.

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Pennsylvania bills would crack down strongly on illegal immigrants
From The Harrisburg Patriot
It’s not every day that lawmakers in Harrisburg gird themselves for votes against illegal immigrants.

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Analysis: Pennsylvania budget is lean and on time
From The Harrisburg Patriot
Pennsylvania soon will have a state budget that cuts spending more deeply than most folks have seen in a generation.

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Budget passes House, on its way to governor
From The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
HARRISBURG -- A $27.15 billion state budget that cuts funding for higher education, K-12 schools and environmental and economic development programs passed the House Wednesday night and is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk.

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Pa. House sends budget to Corbett
From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG -- After almost six hours of contentious debate, the state House late Wednesday sent Gov. Tom Corbett a $27.15 billion spending plan that allows him to keep his campaign promises of signing a budget on time and with no tax increases.

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Bill passes requiring ID at voting booths
From The Delaware County Daily Times
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved a bill late Thursday night that would require all Pennsylvanians to show an official photo identification card every time they vote at the polls.

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Pennsylvania House looks set to approve voter-identification bill
From The Philadelphia Inquirer
HARRISBURG - With a controversial voter identification bill set for approval by the Pennsylvania House, Democrats and advocacy groups from Philadelphia and around the state are voicing concern that the move could end up hurting voter turnout.

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