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Baer Growls Archive: November, 2012
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More Losing PA Lawmakers Land Upright
Fri, Nov 30, 2012, 9:04 AM
In yet another example of how the culture of PA politics protects it own, two state lawmakers unable to hold onto the seats this year will...
Full Moon Madness
Tue, Nov 27, 2012, 9:09 PM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE) JB: Yo, boss, ya know Wednesday, Nov. 28 is a full moon, right? BE: Oh no...
Corbett Channeling Bush?
Tue, Nov 27, 2012, 9:38 AM
The Associate Press reported Tuesday that Republican Gov. Corbett believes that maybe the hardest job he's ever had is working with Republican...
Constitutional Clash on Pay Raise
Mon, Nov 26, 2012, 8:49 AM
It appears that the state Constitution, which is often ignored by our lawmakers and courts when it comes to getting stuff they really want...
Wed, Nov 21, 2012, 9:33 AM
Okay, kids, here it is: a gift from me to you. For the duration of the Thanksgiving weekend -- which, if you're a deer hunter (which in Pennsylvania...
Lawmakers Get Another Pay Raise
Tue, Nov 20, 2012, 8:30 AM
It's that time of the year again. Your 253 state lawmakers, members of the largest full-time Legislature in America, are about to collect...
Judicial Money Alert
Mon, Nov 19, 2012, 9:13 AM
In addition to the issue of whether Pennsylvania judges should retire at age 70 -- as mandated in the state Constitution, but under legal challenge...
Election Report Card & Quiz
Fri, Nov 16, 2012, 8:32 AM
The Pew Research Center and PBS' Newshour partnered on an interesting effort that offers both a national election "report card" and a short...
John Baer has written about politics and government for the Daily News since 1987. Neither subject ever fails to provide him with stories of policies and politicians walking on or skirting by paths to perdition.