In the first case challenging bans on gay marriage since the United States Supreme Court issued its decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Pennsylvania is now front and center. The ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging Pennsylvania’s restriction of marriage to relationships between one man and one woman. As the skirmish begins, here … Continue reading
New legislation in the Pennsylvania State Senate – Senate Bill 303 – would cut the inheritance tax for small businesses. If the company has 50 or less employees, the net book value of assets is less than $5 million, and the business stays open for 7 years after the transfer, the inheritance tax would be … Continue reading
Most people in the political world know Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor and Governor Tom Corbett have a long history dating back to the 2004 Attorney General race. They were at it again recently with regard to Commissioner Castor’s potential primary challenge to the Governor. Can’t either one take the high ground on this? If … Continue reading
Governor Corbett has made the monopoly of the Commonwealth on liquor sales a signauture issue this year. His plan to sell the state stores has signifciant public support, will raise immense amounts of money for the state budget, and would mark a fundamental shift toward a free market system. All of these things are good. House … Continue reading
Recent news from Pennsylvania State Committee weekend is that Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz is likely to run for governor. Her official entry into the race would certainly shake things up given that she has over $3 million on hand and that she has a long proven ability to raise money.