Sunday, February 17, 2013
An extension filed through Friday will allow Corbett more time to consider options.
Gov. Tom Corbett's chance to accept a bid from a British firm to manage the Pennyslvania lottery was about to run out. Had it not extended its offer, the firm's $3.5-billion bid would have expired Saturday at 5 p.m. According to 6ABC, a "top budget aide to Gov. Tom Corbett" has announced the extension. The extra time is designed to allow Corbett's office more time to consider options. The changes come on the heels of last week's announcement by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane who rejected Corbett' initial plan. "It is our duty to defend and protect the Constitution of our Commonwealth and that is what our office has done by declining this contract," Kane said on Friday. "She said the contract infringes on the Legislature's …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Abington
Friday, June 15, 2012
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Abington Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. President of the United States Barack Obama (D) Mitt Romney (R) United States Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D) Tom Smith (R) Attorney General David Freed (R) Kathleen Kane (D) Auditor General John Maher (R) Eugene DePasquale (D) State Treasurer Robert McCord (D) Diana Vaughn (R) Representative in the United States Congress, District 13 Allyson Schwartz (D) Joseph Rooney (R) Representative in the General Assembly, District 151 Todd Stephens (R) Will Sylianteng (D) Representative in the General …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Casey, Kane shrug off primary challenges; Montgomery County results.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had little trouble winning the Pennsylvania Republican primary for President of the United States, with his closest competition coming from a man who no longer is in the race. Romney finished with 57 percent of the vote, followed by former Sen. Rick Santorum at 19 percent. Santorum withdrew from the race earlier this month. Texas congressman Ron Paul finished third with 13 percent, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was last with 11 percent of the vote. Montgomery County Republicans gave Romney a more emphatic nod than the rest of the state, awarding him about 67 percent of the vote. Santorum captured about 13 percent of the county vote, which still gave him 44 more votes than libertarian …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Addressing an audience of over 500, President Bill Clinton discusses his endorsement of state attorney general candidate Kathleen Kane.
By 5:15 p.m. Thursday afternoon, Warren Rosen and his wife Carol had been patiently waiting in line for a little over a half-an-hour. Standing in the Upper Moreland High School parking lot, the Rosens marked the halfway point in a line easily hundreds of people thick – and quickly growing by the minute. The couple, who travelled from Rydal, were waiting to attend a “Get Out the Vote” rally in support of Democratic state attorney general candidate Kathleen Kane. Neither was shy in expressing his or her excitement over seeing the rally’s special guest speaker: former President Bill Clinton. “He’s a great man, why wouldn’t we want to come see a great man?” Warren Rosen asked. “He’s always entertaining, and it’s enjoyable listing to him give a…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Former President Clinton will attend a ‘Get Out the Vote’ Rally at the high school in support of State Attorney General Candidate Kathleen Kane.
In support of veteran prosecutor and Democratic State Attorney General candidate Kathleen Kane, President Bill Clinton will attend a major “Get Out the Vote” Rally, this Thursday, April 12, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Upper Moreland High School. According to a recent press release on the visit, the rally follows President Clinton’s recent endorsement of Kathleen Kane as Pennsylvania’s first elected female Attorney General. “Kathleen Kane is the most experienced and qualified candidate to serve as Pennsylvania Attorney General,” President Clinton said in the release. “I am confident that Kathleen will use the legal system to protect and advance the lives of all Pennsylvanians. She is smart, tough and experienced, and she will make a great Attorney…