Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 late Tuesday night.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 to avert the fiscal cliff late Tuesday night. The vote was 257 to 167. U.S. Reps Mike Doyle (D-14), Mark Critz (R-12) and Tim Murphy (R-18) voted in favor of passing the legislation. Doyle's district covers Oakmont and Verona, Critz's district covers Plum and Murphy's covers nearby Monroeville. Murphy explained his vote in this statement: “The process and product are imperfect, but what has been achieved can’t be overlooked. We’ve overcome the impasse to permanently lock in lower tax rates for 99 percent of taxpayers. (The) vote opens the door for work to begin in the next session of Congress on significant cuts in federal spending, meaningful tax reform and …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Open Secrets has published a list of recipients of National Rifle Association campaign contributions that also includes outgoing U.S. Reps. Mark Critz of Johnstown and Jason Altmire of McCandless, both Democrats.
U.S. Reps Tom Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair), Mark Critz (D-Johnstown), Jason Altmire (D-McCandless) and Mike Kelly (R-Butler) of Pennsylvania accepted thousands in 2012 campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The NRA doled out more than $750,000 in campaign contributions in 2012, according to the center, a research organization that tracks money in politics and how it affects elections and policies and shares the information on OpenSecrets.org. The center obtained its data from the Federal Election Commission. Fifteen members of Congress from Pennsylvania accepted contributions from the NRA during their 2012 bids for office, according to the center's list. Three of the top…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Construction will soon be under way on a University Boulevard military commissary, marking the end of a six-year battle to bring the facility to Moon.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, said it was a testament to perseverance. Members of Pennsylvania's Congressional delegation and military officials from across the region attended the ground-breaking ceremony for the long-awaited Moon Township military commissary last week. The 43,000 square-foot facility, set to open in the fall of 2013, will house a grocery story for more than 170,000 military members and their families in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The regional hub will be located at the corner of University Boulevard and the Interstate 376 Business Route in Moon and will more than double the size of Oakdale's Charles E. Kelly Commissary, which is slated to close. The effort to bring the new commissary to Moon has been in the…
Friday, May 4, 2012
The game will be held Sunday, May 6, at Gateway High School in Monroeville.
Talented high school students from throughout the state will be competing in a football game to raise money for children's hospitals. The 2012 Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PFSCA) East West All-Star Game will be held Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. at Gateway High School's Antimarino Stadium in Monroeville. The school is at 5000 Gateway Campus Boulevard. The cost is $7, and tickets are available at the gate. The game, once an annual tradition, has been reinstituted to help recognize talented young high school football players from across Pennsylvania. The event will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Homer Delattre of Corry High School will serve as the West …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A roundup of the Pennsylvania primary election results.
The results are in! Here are some of the primary election results that affect your area: Romney Wins PA Primary Critz and Rothfus Will Compete in New 12th Congressional District D. Raja Wins GOP Nod in 37th District Unofficial Results Show Murphy Wins Congressional Race Maher Wins GOP Nomination For Auditor General Incumbent Mike Doyle Wins Democratic Nomination for Congressional Seat WATCH: Molchany Declares Victory in 22nd District Democratic Race Reactions: Schmotzer Beats Cratsley in 22nd District's Special Election Doyle, Markosek to Face Off in November Incumbent Rep. Metcalfe Moves on to General Election With No Challenger Nick Kotik Holds Off Challenger in State House Race 2012 Primary Election Results _______________________ Plum-…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A roundup of the region's top local stories.
Here are this week's top local stories from Patch sites in your area: Fire Destroys East Carnegie Flooring Business Car Windows Smashed in Edgewood, Rash of Overnight Vehicle Thefts UPDATE: Vehicle Vandalism in Multiple Communities Protesters Call On Murphy To Support Buffett Rule Romney Picnics with Pittsburghers While on Campaign Trail WATCH: Baldwin H.S. Musical Readies for Opening Night _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The annual Upper St. Clair Republican Committee Dinner took place Thursday night at St. Clair Country Club. Oakmont resident Jim Roddey, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee, was present.
Every year there's a presidential campaign, you hear people say it's the most important election ever. "This year, it may very well be true," said Jim Roddey, chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee. He said no president has ever won the presidency without winning Pennsylvania. Roddey, an Oakmont resident, predicts southeast Pennsylvania will vote Democrat and central Pennsylvania will vote Republican. "Western Pennsylvania could be the defining factor for one of the most important races for the presidential election," Roddey said. Roddey spoke at St. Clair Country Club on Thursday night, along with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, during the annual Upper St. Clair Republican Committee Dinner. "Get ready Mr. President, we (the …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
A roundup of the region's top local stories for Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Here are the week's top stories from Patch sites in your area: Car Fire Spreads to House in Upper St. Clair Bridgeville Pastor Leads Opening Prayer for Congress at U.S. Capitol WATCH: Jerome Bettis Honors Baldwin's Brown as Player of the Year Dormont Family Gets ‘One Shot’ to See House on the Big Screen A Simple Question Turns into a Merry Christmas for Local Kids
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Pastor of Journey Assembly of God Church will say the opening prayer and lead the Pledge of Allegiance today.
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The pastor of a Bridgeville church has been selected to give the opening prayer when the U.S. House of Representatives gather at noon today in the Capitol building. Bryan Thiessen, who is pastor of the Journey Assembly of God Church on Prestley Road, was selected by Congressman Tim Murphy to give the invocation and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. With 435 congressmen, it’s an honor that comes around to religious leaders in this area only once every few years. “I’m sure this is exciting for him,” Murphy told Chartiers Valley Patch. “To be able to give the opening prayer is very rare. I’m sure the issue is more about delivering the message. It’s still a good tradition every day that Congress (starts) with the prayer and the Pledge.” Murphy, a…