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Baer Growls Archive: June, 2013
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Our "full-time" Legislature
Fri, Jun 28, 2013, 8:35 AM
Pennsylvania's Legislature is one of only four full-time legislature's in America and -- as perhaps you've noted, since I mention it nearly...
Democratic deja vu
Thu, Jun 27, 2013, 8:51 AM
Of the issues hanging fire in the PA Legislature as its leaders rush to meet a Sunday budget deadline, the one with real bipartisan support...
Tue, Jun 25, 2013, 8:49 AM
Kathleen Kane surprised attendees at the monthly PA Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg on Monday when she began her remarks with a stand-up...
PA parties know how to spin numbers
Mon, Jun 24, 2013, 8:58 AM
Of all the oft-confusing, sometimes-conflicting numbers used to measure the state and national economy, the most reliable seems to be the monthly...
After the crash
Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 8:44 AM
In what can fairly be called auto tips for the profoundly stupid, your state government is offering advice on what to do if you're in a car...
Gosnell goes to Washington
Wed, Jun 19, 2013, 8:49 AM
The case of Kermit Gosnell, the convicted baby-killer who ran a Philly abortion clinic, is seen as the spur for a U.S. House vote Tuesday that...
Ye olde judges
Tue, Jun 18, 2013, 8:57 AM
(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a/k/a BE) BE: Hey, JB, I see your favorite court tossed that case allowing judges 70 and...
City schools get national attention
Mon, Jun 17, 2013, 8:47 AM
One of the reasons I suggest in a Monday column that the fiscal puzzle to funding Philly schools isn't as unsolvable as it might seem is played...
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.