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Baer Growls Archive: July, 2013
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Fun facts on voter ID
Mon, Jul 15, 2013, 8:39 AM
With yet another trial underway on Pennsylvania's voter ID law, we offer a few fun facts. For those you might still believe the whole voter...
The Kane Mutiny
Fri, Jul 12, 2013, 9:04 AM
In a state where change or progressive politics is as rare as a woman in high public office, Democratic Atty. Gen. Kathleen Kane is certainly...
Yet another legislative ripoff
Wed, Jul 10, 2013, 8:32 AM
Okay, you all know there are plenty examples of how your 253 state lawmakers serve themselves a lot better than they serve you. You know the...
Guess who's the "education governor?"
Mon, Jul 8, 2013, 8:49 AM
Okay, if you guessed Gov. Corbett, well, you just haven't been paying attention. I mean, come on, you know organized education awards are...
'Geezers with gavels' still alive
Wed, Jul 3, 2013, 8:25 AM
Despite the fact the state Supreme Court recently and unanimously rejected litigation to change the state's constitutionally-mandated retirement...
Gov. Corbett's governor buddy
Tue, Jul 2, 2013, 8:56 AM
Gov. Corbett isn't alone in not getting what he wants from his own party. While Corbett flopped in efforts to convince fellow Republicans...
Mon, Jul 1, 2013, 8:35 AM
In yet another example of how politicians and governments tend to exaggerate their own importance and impact comes a fascinating report in...
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.