Team Rockey: Allegheny County citizens were entitled to a side-by-side comparison of the candidates for County Executive. We have two events lined up so the voters can see – and hear – the differences for themselves.
Here’s the lineup:
September 28 on KDKA.
October 3 on WTAE.
We intend to make certain voters see the vast difference between Sara Innamorato’s extreme positions and worn out “solutions” to the problems her own side has helped to create. And you’ll hear Joe’s commonsense proposals to stem crime, create jobs, and improve the lives of every Allegheny County citizen.
Allegheny County is at a make-or-break moment. The current path hasn’t worked for our families and business owners. We need a County Executive who knows how to lead and takes the time to listen. That’s Joe Rockey.
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8/25/23 RCAC: One of the largest labor organizations in town, the Laborer’s International Union, was quick to endorse Joe because he is the only candidate who understands that Allegheny County’s future depends on creating the kind of jobs that will make it possible for our children and grandchildren to stay here.
More recently, a group of public safety unions came together to support Joe. No one knows better than the men and women who keep us safe how important it is that we elect leaders who understand the threat unchecked crime poses to our ability to live in our neighborhoods, run our businesses, or simply go out for a meal with our family.
Joe’s calls for a series of debates with his opponent was widely heralded as the kind of serious approach to public service Allegheny County deserves—and it looks like those debates will take place this fall, so voters have a chance to hear just how stark the choice in November will be.
Finally, we just announced the formation of a “Veterans for Rockey” group headed by decorated Vietnam veteran and Steelers legend Rocky Bleier.
7/12/23 Epoch TV: There is a war on truth being waged in the United States, and by international powers. New systems are being established that could soon determine what can be discussed and what cannot be discussed. In the United States, it turns out government agencies have been involved in a campaign of censorship by proxy, and a judge has momentarily put a stop to this. Abroad, the European Union is paying visits to American social media companies to coerce them into censoring their users, in accordance with foreign laws. And even beyond these battles over truth and who defines truth, there is a looming system that could soon create standards for global censorship.
We discussed before that the United States is backing the so-called pandemic treaty. This would give the World Health Organization (WHO), through the United Nations, the unilateral power to declare public health emergencies and recommend policies. This would be a legally binding agreement of all member states. And members are expected to sign on sometime next year. See article
7/4/23 Epoch Times: A federal judge has made a historic ruling by partially granting an injunction that blocks various Biden administration officials and government agencies such as the Justice Department and the FBI from working with big tech firms to censor posts on social media.
The injunction came in response to a censorship-by-proxy lawsuit brought by attorneys general in Louisiana and Missouri, who have accused Biden administration officials and various government agencies of pressuring social media companies to suspend accounts or take down posts. See article
7/3/23 WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers today to be on the lookout for a new scam mailing that tries to mislead people into believing they are owed a refund.
The new scheme involves a mailing coming in a cardboard envelope from a delivery service. The enclosed letter includes the IRS masthead and wording that the notice is "in relation to your unclaimed refund."
Like many scams, the letter includes contact information and a phone number that do not belong to the IRS. But it also seeks a variety of sensitive personal information from taxpayers – including detailed pictures of driver's licenses – that can be used to by identity thieves to try obtaining a tax refund and other sensitive financial information.
"This is just the latest in the long string of attempts by identity thieves posing as the IRS see more
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three western Pennsylvania school districts are suing the state for requiring "culturally relevant and sustaining education."
The Mars Area, Penn Crest and Laurel school districts, as well as two teachers, several board members and parents, filed a lawsuit Monday trying to stop the Shapiro administration from implementing "culturally relevant and sustaining education," also known as CRSE, in every school district in Pennsylvania.
Leonard Rich, the superintendent of the Laurel School District, explained to KDKA-TV why he and the district joined the lawsuit.
"CSRE goes beyond and tells students what to think," he said. "I'm more driven to tell students and encourage students on how to think."
"The district's objection that we are being mandated to not teach our kids how to think but what to think," he added. "Freedom of expression is a First Amendment right." more
Jonathonturley.org 4/18/23: House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has revealed that there are not three but nine members of the Biden family that may have benefitted from suspected influence peddling efforts. For those of us who have long criticized the corrupt practices of the Biden family, the identity of these other family members is intriguing after the Committee secured new bank and financial records. Democratic members again insisted that there is no need to investigate such influence peddling. Read more
Victor Davis Hanson, 4/17/23 Twenty-first-century America was on a trajectory of gradual decline—until it began to implode.
Was the accelerant the COVID-19 pandemic and unhinged lockdowns? Or was the catalyst the woke revolution fueled by the 2020 summer of exempted rioting, looting, arson, and violence? Or was it perhaps the deranged fixation on removing Donald Trump from the presidency and destroying the rule of law in the process? Or all that and more?
Now with the election of Joe Biden, what had been a fast-tracked decline has accelerated at such an astonishing rate we can scarcely recognize our country. Read more
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By Keith Rothfus, former Congressman, 3/15/23: Liberal Democrat Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, recently raised more than a few eyebrows when he observed, “When we took prayers out of schools, guns came into schools.” While the mayor’s traditional liberal allies expressed concern with his words, his remarks should be the cause of significant reflection for a nation soaked in violence that echoes other carnage across the globe.
During my years in Congress in the 2010s, I received regular Global War on Terror updates from the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington think tank that published frequent reports on Afghanistan and Iraq. The violence and deaths the ISW reported were all too routine; that, tragically, is the nature of war. Read article in the American Spectator
PITTSBURGH – The mounting evidence implicating both John Weinstein, and Bethany Hallam in the most unsavory sort of politics, demands action.
I am not a lawyer, and will not pretend to know all the nuances of the law, but as a citizen and a member of Allegheny County Council, I know that the allegations raised against both Weinstein and Hallam call for a close examination. Legalities aside, the seemingly quid pro quo alleged in news reports is exactly the kind of backroom politics Allegheny County cannot afford.
10/18/2022 CNN: Pennsylvania Democratic Senate Candidate John Fetterman said in a national television interview last week that he has always supported fracking in his state, but in 2018 Fetterman said he never supported the industry and “never” will.
The comments are part of a long and often contradictory series of positions from the Senate candidate on the industry, which provides tens of thousands of jobs and contributes millions to Pennsylvania’s economy.
Fetterman’s message about the industry has often depended on his audience and he has attempted a balancing act – supporting a transition to green and renewable energy, while also pledging support for the Pennsylvanians employed by it – according to a review of his past interviews by CNN’s KFile.
......Said he did not support fracking and never has in 2018 “I don’t support fracking, at all and I never have,” Fetterman told a left-wing YouTube channel in 2018 when running for lieutenant governor. “And I’ve, I’ve signed the no fossil fuels money pledge. .........
In 2016 when running for US Senate, Fetterman said in a comment published on Reddit, that fracking was a “stain” on the state but he worried about the ability to get a ban passed with the industry so entrenched in Pennsylvania." see article
10/18/2022 WTAE: WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. —
The Allegheny County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 91 announced its support for Dr. Mehmet Oz on Tuesday in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race.
Oz made an appearance at the lodge in West Homestead, and spoke on crime, including the recent shooting on Pittsburgh's North Side that left three people dead. The candidate said he spoke to Steelers fans on Sunday, who were tailgating.
"Two of them we now know were innocent bystanders," he said of the shooting victims. "People weren't shocked. They were sad. They weren't shocked because it's happening too much."
Oz also received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Fraternal Order of Police. He and other speakers Tuesday spoke against his opponent, John Fetterman, who was once the mayor of nearby Braddock.
"I know he (Fetterman) says he was the law and order candidate, I have to disagree with that," said Vincent DiCenzo Jr., the president of the Allegheny County FOP and the retired police chief of North Versailles Township. "He was always good to show up for a photo opportunity, but as the crime was going on in Braddock, you did not see Mr. Fetterman." See more
10/07/2022 Townhall.com: In the midterm battleground of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Senate race has some Democrats crossing party lines to vote for GOP nominee Mehmet Oz over current Lt. Governor John Fetterman.
Enter Democrat Tom Knox, a former deputy mayor of Philadelphia and one-time candidate for governor of the Keystone State. Knox endorsed Oz on Friday, citing rising crime in his city and Democrats' failure to crack down on violent offenders.
"I am a lifelong Democrat," Knox explained in his endorsement of Oz over his Democrat opponent. "I have met with John Fetterman, and I personally like him," Knox continued. "But I am sad to say, as a resident of Philadelphia, that our city has become increasingly dangerous, and John Fetterman's policies on crime will make things much worse." See article
10/11/2022 New York Post: Former Democratic House member and presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced she was leaving the party Tuesday — blasting it as an “an elitist cabal” driven by “cowardly wokeness” and trading in “anti-white racism.”
“I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to undermine our God-given freedoms that are enshrined in our Constitution,” Gabbard, 41, said in a searing video posted on Twitter. See article
9/22/2022 Wall Street Journal: I’m writing in disbelief at Corey DeAngelis’s op-ed “A Democrat Defects on School Choice” (Sept. 20) about gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro of Pennsylvania. Under the veil of school choice, Mr. Shapiro wants people to forget the incalculable harm that he and other Democrats caused via draconian school shutdowns and other excessive Covid-mitigation measures. I haven’t forgotten.
By the summer of 2020, the science had already clearly shown that children were at minimal risk from Covid complications. When President Trump alluded to withholding federal funding from school districts that fail to offer in-person learning, Mr. Shapiro, as Pennsylvania’s attorney general, threatened to sue the Trump administration to keep schools closed. See more
9/21/2022 Fox News: America does have a student loan problem. But it’s not the problem Joe Biden wants you to believe it is. The real issue with student debt today is that the cost of college tuition has skyrocketed, yet the value of a college diploma has plummeted. What’s worse is the federal government created this problem by writing blank checks to colleges, with little effort to control the cost or quality of higher education. My Student Loan Reform Act of 2022 would end this academic Gilded Age, reduce the cost of tuition, and give colleges a much-needed reality check.
Here’s what liberals aren’t telling you: almost one-third of college students now drop out before graduation. Nearly two in five college graduates regret their major, over 40% of recent graduates are underemployed, and more than half work in fields they didn’t study. Yet, in the past 20 years, tuition prices have risen over 180% and total student loan debt is now nearing $2 trillion.
9/5/2022 Post Gazette: The Biden administration’s reckless decision to arbitrarily cancel student loan debt is bad policy, worse precedent and legally questionable. It’s also a slap in the face of hardworking Americans at a time when our country needs to help them overcome economic hardship and achieve the American dream.
The problems with President Joe Biden’s plan are well-documented: It will increase inflation with half a trillion dollars of taxpayer money; redistribute Americans’ hard-earned income to upper-middle class college-goers; and make college something the government pays for, which will only make college even more expensive. All this comes on top of the Biden team spending billions ignoring the needs of working Americans to push an extreme climate agenda, while rejecting the reality that our economy is spiraling in a dangerous direction.
9/6/2022 WSJ: .....Pennsylvanians should hope they don’t have to pick a Senate candidate this year without getting to see the two nominees argue their cases.
Democrat John Fetterman and Republican Mehmet Oz had been invited to a debate Tuesday. Last week Mr. Fetterman declined, citing the lingering effects of a stroke he suffered in May. “As I recover from this stroke and improve my auditory processing and speech, I look forward to continuing to meet with the people of Pennsylvania,” he said. “They’ll always know where I stand.”
But do they? To pick one example, Inside Climate News reported in July that Mr. Fetterman “has dropped his support for a fracking moratorium he espoused during his 2016 Senate run, saying recently that ‘right now our energy security is paramount.’”
Would he vote for Medicare for All? Mr. Fetterman’s website says he thinks that healthcare is a human right and he’ll support “any legislation” that moves the U.S. toward universal coverage. What if that bill also makes private insurance illegal, as Bernie Sanders has proposed? It’s a question Mr. Fetterman should be asked. See full article
See the murderers John Fetterman worked to pardon as Lieutenant Governor. Many of them are already back on our streets because John Fetterman will always put criminals ahead of our communities, and he cannot be trusted with even more power in the U.S. Senate.
Disturbing Facts on John Fetterman
9/6/2022 Post-Gazette: ....legitimate concerns. If Mr. Fetterman’s communication skills have not yet recovered sufficiently to effectively debate his opponent, many voters will have concerns about his ability to represent them effectively in Washington. While he has gamely undertaken more campaign events and media interviews in recent weeks, Mr. Fetterman still speaks haltingly and relies on closed captioning to fully understand his conversation partners.
.... Voters have a right to know whether their prospective senator can do the job — including handling the give-and-take of a vigorous debate. See article
8/25/2022 CNN: Jake Tapper said, “legitimate questions do remain about [Pennsylvania Senate Democratic nominee John] Fetterman’s health,” during a segment on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper on 8/24/2022. At a steelworkers rally, Fetterman speaks in halting speech, using the wrong words and even dropping words mid-sentence. See video
John Fetterman has made it clear that he wants to release one-third of Pennsylvania prisoners, eliminate life sentences for murders, and get as many criminals back on the streets as possible.
John Fetterman is SO CRAZY that he’s even caught the attention of local law enforcement. This past week, a group of 13 Pennsylvania sheriffs sent a letter to John Fetterman asking him to reverse his support for decriminalizing all drugs, demilitarizing police, releasing one-third of Pennsylvania prison inmates, lightening sentences for convicted murders, and lowering bail for arsonists. The letter also asks John Fetterman to recant his endorsement of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner.
Crime in the United States - See the video
8/28/2022Joe talks about the pandemic and the rise in the number of registered republicans.. See the video
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8/22/2022 HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — Ten days ago, Doctor Oz agreed to five debates in Pennsylvania. John Fetterman has agreed to zero debates. The Doctor Oz for Senate Campaign released the following statement:
“Doctor Oz has agreed to five debates. John Fetterman has agreed to zero debates. If John is too sick to debate and is concerned he can not stand in front of cameras for more than 10 minutes, then he should just say so. We’re sure voters would understand and so would we. Otherwise, he should pick some of the many debates Doctor Oz has agreed to or explain why he won’t agree to debate on KDKA on September 6th,” said Oz Campaign Communications Director Brittany Yanick.
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7/28/22 Washington Free Beacon:A group of 13 Pennsylvania sheriffs urged Senate candidate John Fetterman (D.) on Thursday to clarify his positions on criminal justice reform, saying they "share concerns" about his soft-on-crime record....The sheriffs also pressed Fetterman on his endorsement of Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner, whose progressive policies have been blamed for skyrocketing crime in the City of Brotherly Love.
"We believe such measures would add to already rising crime rates in Pennsylvania, particularly in Philadelphia," the sheriffs said of Fetterman’s crime policy positions. They noted Fetterman in September 2020 criticized a judge for setting bail too high for rioters charged with felony arson. They also took issue with his support in 2015 for decriminalization of all drugs, not just marijuana. Fetterman, who presides over Pennsylvania’s Board of Pardons, has voted to release several violent criminals, including murderers, the Washington Free Beacon reported. Read full article
711/2022 Fox News: Pennsylvania's Democratic governor vetoed a high-profile bill that would have barred biological male athletes who are transgender from competing in women's sports, calling it discriminatory against "marginalized youth." .....The legislation would have required athletic teams sponsored by a public school "be expressly designated" based on biological sex, and that athletic teams designated for "females, women or girls" may not "be open to students of the male sex."
Republicans, who hold legislative majorities in both chambers, pledged to continue pressing the issue, while a handful of Democrats also broke with Wolf to support the legislation. See article
7/6/2022 Daily Wire: Despite the Pennsylvania Department of Health warning against non-essential travel, lieutenant governor and pro-COVID lockdown advocate John Fetterman used tax-payer funds for a Jersey Shore family getaway three months into the coronavirus pandemic.
Records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show Fetterman spent $3,500 on security detail for overtime, food, and lodging from June 24-27, 2020, in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Fetterman’s family vacation came two days after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a crackdown on maskless beach goers amid a spike in COVID-19 cases at the time. See article
7/8/2022 Butler Eagle: HARRISBURG — Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the main Pennsylvania state budget bill Friday, more than a week after it was due — a plan fattened by federal stimulus cash and unusually robust state tax collections.
Big winners were public schools, environmental programs and long-term care facilities, but the budget also will leave some $5 billion in the state’s rainy day fund, create a multibillion-dollar cushion for next year and cut the tax on corporate net income.
The Senate approved the bill 47-3 after the House passed it by a similar margin the prior evening. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the bill into law Friday. See article
7/7/2022 Daily Wire: The Biden administration sold close to one million barrels of oil from the United States’ strategic reserve to a Chinese company that one of his son’s equity companies once bought a $1.7 billion stake in.
In March, the Energy Department announced that it was releasing 30 million barrels of crude oil out of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The “emergency sale” was conducted to “provide a wartime bridge that will support American consumers and the global economy in response to Vladimir Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine.”
.....The revelation comes after a Wednesday Reuters report revealed that the Biden administration had recently released five million more barrels of crude oil from the strategic reserve to other countries. China received about one million barrels of the latest release. See article
7/7/2022 AZ Central: Prosecutors are seeking a one-year prison sentence for a school board member in southern Arizona for illegally collecting four early ballots during the 2020 primary election.
But if probation is imposed instead, prosecutors said the judge should then enforce a provision of Guillermina Fuentes’ plea deal that bars her from holding public office while on probation. Fuentes and another woman, Alma Juarez, were scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon on a ballot abuse conviction in Yuma, but the hearing has been postponed until Sept. 1.
Authorities say Fuentes and Juarez participated in “ballot harvesting.” That's a practice once used by both political parties to boost turnout but was made illegal by a 2016 state law that barred anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person. It’s the only case filed so far by the state attorney general under the law, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld last year. Read more
1/13/2022 Tom Cotton uses Chuck Schumer's exact speech to argue in favor of keeping the filibuster.
1/24/22 UPPER ST. CLAIR (KDKA) — For students in one of the largest school districts in Western Pennsylvania, they’ll be required to pack a mask for classes on Monday.
A federal appeals judge granted an emergency ruling to require universal masking, despite the Upper St. Clair school board’s voting to make masks optional two weeks ago.
This means that everyone will have to wear a mask in the Upper St. Clair School District.
On Sunday, a federal appeals judge with the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency request for a restraining order to continue universal masking. Read more on KDKA
As the lawsuit from 5 families continues against the school district, we wanted to thank everyone for your continued support for the School Board and Administration.
Unfortunately the NEW Health and Safety plan is on hold with no ETA in sight. Some students will be going maskless to school with their parents approval and we encourage you to speak with your family and make a decision that is right for you.
Additionally, there is a school board meeting at 7pm on Monday night. Please try and attend to show your continued support for the School Board. You do not need to speak, but you are more than welcome to. Please make your comment supportive for the board. See School Board Meeting details
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1/22/22 A federal judge on Friday refused to grant a temporary restraining order that would force students and staff in the Upper St. Clair School District to wear masks again.
U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said in a 32-page opinion that granting the request would "damage the independence and authority of the school board" and place the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control "beyond their appropriate level of authority and to the exclusion of local, democratic authority over matters of prudential judgement.
11/3/21 Republican candidates running for the state’s appellate courts were nearing victory across the board on Wednesday, with GOP candidates emerging victorious in races for seats on the state Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.
Republican Kevin Brobson, the current president judge on the Commonwealth Court, defeated Democrat Maria McLaughlin for the seat up for grabs on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
10/13/21 Tucker's take on FJB and "Let's Go Brandon" is hilarious!
9/22/21 Ted Cruz grills Dem witnesses on voter ID laws, he cites that 35 states have it, 81% of American voters support it, 77% of black voters support it, 78% of Hispanic voters and 81% of low-income Americans support it. In addition, voter turnouts are higher for these groups in states that have it.
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Joseph Patrick Murphy (Democratic Party, Republican Party) is a true conservative running for judge of the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. He is on the ballot in the general election on November 2, 2021. He advanced from the Republican primary on May 18. Click here to read his Ballotpedia survey answers. Born in Abington, Pennsylvania, Murphy's professional experience includes working as an attorney for 20 years. He earned a bachelor's degree from Stockton State College in 1993 and a J.D. from Duquesne University Law School in 1998.Murphy has been affiliated with the National Rifle Association, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sons of the American Revolution, Roman Catholic Church, and Millvale Sportsmen's Club.
9/20/2021 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: PennDOT moves forward with controversial plan to charge for bridges, names potential development teams.The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation took the next step toward replacing and charging tolls on as many as nine bridges Monday, but motorists won’t pay to use the bridges until 2023 at the earliest......The department’s goal is to turn the bridges over to private firms to design and replace them, then maintain them for 30 years with the tolls covering the costs. Tolls haven’t been set but are expected to be $1 or $2. Read more
9/11/2021 Dr. Marty Makary speaks out: I have medical concerns around Biden's new vaccine mandates. The rigidity of the new vaccine is worrisome to me as a physician. Mandates ignore natural immunity. If you recovered from a COVID infection, you have natural immunity which is 27 times more effective than vaccinated immunity......Read more
4/27/2021 Pennsylvania Senator Devlin Robinson today voted to reform the Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3) statute and to void the PennDOT plan to toll nine Pennsylvania bridges, including the I-79 bridge near Bridgeville, Allegheny County.
“This legislation is designed to correct the P3 board that has operated in a manner that was not intended when it was created,” Senator Robinson said on the Senate floor today. “The P3 board overstepped its authority to impose a toll of $2.2 billion on Pennsylvania residents. This legislation is about giving a voice to the people who will be paying this tax.” Read more
Read our April Newsletter with important updates on the Board of Commissioners meeting, School Board, May 18 elections, PA ballot measures, polling location changes and more!
4/6/2021 Prior to the start of the April Commissioners meeting, Todd Burlingame was sworn in as At-Large Commissioner filling the vacant seat of Rex Waller, who resigned last month. Congratulations to Todd. The appointment fills the position until January 2022. An election to fill the remaining term of Rex Waller (expires 12/31/2023) must be held prior to January 2022. At this time, the election is expected to be part of the regularly scheduled November elections.
Todd is running for election on the May 18 ballot for the Ward 4 Commissioner position.
4/6/2021 The Almanac reports: In November 2016, Upper St. Clair commissioners granted final approval to Tuscany Pointe, a planned residential development with the address listed as 1500 McLaughlin Run Road.
On Monday, the board denied developer Jeffrey Thomas’ request for a two-year extension of the approval. Robert Orchowski was the lone commissioner to vote in favor.
The request was scheduled for a March 1 vote, but action was tabled until the board’s April regular meeting.....in March, several residents of neighborhoods overlooking the Thomas property spoke against granting an extension to develop the property, which is zoned to allow for multifamily dwellings.
3/17/2021 During the March Committee Meeting, we unanimously elected new leadership:
USCRC Chair: Louis Oliverio
USCRC Vice Chair: Heidi Chakos
With that said, we would also like to express our gratitude for former Chair Eric Williams. Over the past year under his guidance, the Committee has grown to 36 active members and has established a better connection with all Republicans in the community.
Congratulations again to both Louis and Heidi as they continue leading us into the future!
3/2/2021 The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper St. Clair announces with regret the resignation of Rex A. Waller, At-Large Commissioner, effective March 2, 2021.
In accordance with the Home Rule Charter, the Township is seeking a resident to serve the remainder of this year following Commissioner Rex A. Waller’s resignation. The individual appointed to this position will serve through January 2, 2022. A special election to fulfill the remainder of the term (January 3, 2022 – January 1, 2024) will be scheduled.
Any resident interested in being considered for appointment to this vacancy.... see press release
33/2/2021 - The Pennsylvania Republican Party has voted to rebuke Senator Pat Toomey, but not censure him for his vote to convict former President Trump during the impeachment trial. As Yahoo News reports, some Republicans aren't really sure what it all means. Read the story
2/16 Allegheny County has not moved either to rebuke or censure, but the Post-Gazette reports Sam DeMarco, the county GOP chair, "...said a number of Allegheny County Republicans had expressed anger at Mr. Toomey’s vote, and if more do, he planned to schedule a meeting for the whole committee to consider the matter." Read why he delays
2/22/2021 This is the dissent from Justice Thomas, Justice Alito and Justice Gorsuch regarding the denial of a writ of certiorari for the court case regarding the mail in ballots in Pennsylvania. SCOTUS declared the case to be moot! The final paragraph from the dissent: "One wonders what this Court waits for. We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence. Our fellow citizens deserve better and expect more of us. I respectfully dissent." See the dissent
2/18/2021 The Upper St. Clair Republican Committee voted (by quorum) to send a Letter of Censure to Senator Pat Toomey regarding his vote to impeach & convict Donald J. Trump. The letter states: "As a fellow Republican, I ask you to make your decisions going forward on a more informed basis. Facts as generated by objective research, not facts as generated by mainstream pro-left media and DNC." See the letter
2/18/2021 Natalie Mihalek's weekly update includes information from the budget hearings regarding Wolf's proposed increase. She "followed up this hearing with a proposal of my own as an alternative to what the governor offered. My legislation would assist recovery efforts by providing tax relief for families and foster a climate aimed at attracting businesses and the economic opportunities they present." See more
2/16/2021 Sen. Bill Cassidy: Cancel student debt? Better solutions exist – here are answers Republicans should offer.
Student debt forgiveness has become the policy du jour of the left... Read the article
2/18/2021 The barred owl is back, on his perch in the same sycamore! What a treat to see him back, first time this year! Audubon Society says their call sounds like "Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all". From Morton field, take the Farm Road, it's a short way past the path to the upper Morton field.
2/6/2021 Electricity prices are already going up because of the 'wasteful, duplicative solar and wind on our grid' https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/biden-climate-actions-to-jolt-electricity-prices
2/5/2021 Pennsylvania Democrats have proposed a bill that would grant drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. Read more....
2/2/2021 Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise taxes on wealthy residents and the natural gas industry to help pay for new investments into education and coronavirus relief. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pennsylvania-gov-wolf-increase-taxes