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Ed Rendell's Plot to Pillage Pennsylvania's Forests, Consequences be Damnednew

Ed Rendell's office confirmed to City Paper that Rendell intends to lease more land for drilling this year — some $120 million worth of it. The governor has the authority to do so, with or without the legislature; he could act in a matter of months, if not sooner.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  02-23-2010  |  Politics

Pa. Gov. Ed Rendell is Urging a Stronger Effort to Enforce Anti-Sweatshop Policiesnew

Pennsylvania is the first state to pledge its support for a proposed anti-sweatshop consortium, made up of states, counties and municipalities from across the country. "Rendell has taken the leadership of states nationally," says Kenneth Miller, who has long been active in local anti-sweatshop campaigns.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Adam Fleming  |  07-28-2008  |  Business & Labor

Who's Obama Gonna Bring as His Partner to the Dance?new

The importance of vice-president selections is always overrated. But in Obama's case, it will have more importance than usual, since voters will use this first "presidential" decision to size up his approach to governing. And in a close election, the selection could prove critical.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  06-19-2008  |  Commentary

Pennsylvania May Get Its Turn to Consider a Celebrity Guvnew

Lynn Swann, the Hall of Fame wide receiver and catalyst for four Steelers Super Bowl titles, is the all-but-declared Republican candidate for governor.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Charlie Deitch  |  09-23-2005  |  Politics

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