PA Budget Impasse 2010: Hi

Well. Here we are again. It’s 2010.  For the eighth year in a row, the Pennsylvania state budget is in trouble.  After last year’s major nightmare, you’d think we’d be done with this nonsense. You’d think that after the public outpouring of outrage, our elected officials would go out of their way to pass a…

Rendell and the Furloughs

Sounds like a really, really, really bad college band, doesn’t it? Anyway, I don’t want to brag, but I told you so.  According to a story on WHTM: The state Supreme Court said Monday it agreed with state workers’ unions and ruled against the position that Gov. Ed Rendell had taken leading up to the…

Media Coverage of PA’s Budget Impasse

Note:  This is part of a series of posts detailing the 2009 Pennsylvania budget impasse.  To see all posts in this series, click here. Dear The Media, Where are you? I know that a lot of you have already run stories on Pennsylvania’s 2009 budget impasse, and that’s good.  Thanks.  This is a matter of…

Chuck Ardo is Wrong

Note:  This is part of a series of posts detailing the 2009 Pennsylvania budget impasse.  To see all posts in this series, click here. There was a very enlightening story in today’s Patriot-News.  In it, Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo is quoted as saying: “The Pennsylvania Constitution outranks federal law, and that constitution bars us from…