Pennsylvania

Fair Districts PA Rally To End Gerrymandering March 23rd

February 19, 2020

Voters from across PA will be gathering in Harrisburg on March 23 to demand redistricting reform. Supported bills (HB 22 and 23 and/or SB 1022 and 1023) must pass by summer recess sometime in June so there are just a few months remaining. Now is the time to increase pressure and demand this essential change.  In 2018, Fair Districts PA and partners lined the hallways and filled every floor overlooking the Capitol rotunda. With your help even more will attend […]

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TBOR Stops in PA

September 17, 2019

Executive Director John Pudner was spreading the word on FixIt America and other reforms throughout the state BEFORE visiting the Capitol today. Travel between meetings  included a day of passing Amish buggies in the west followed by meeting people in a heavily Polish Community in the east where they erected a large statue of “Jan Pawell II” (John Paul) and spoke in Polish to each other until flipping to English for Johns benefit. Legislative Office between Allentown and Philadelphia (Buck […]

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Take Back Our Republic Makes Stops In 4 States

March 11, 2019

Take Back Our Republic meets with legislators and other opinion leaders in a third Capitol in as many weeks – this time in Harrisburg PA. Time was also spent in Austin, Texas, and Columbus, OH along with a brief non-capitol stop in Charleston, South Carolina to pay respects and attend the funeral of longtime strategist Pat Caddell. TBOR does not have legislation in any of the four states but is working to provide information to legislators and in particular, learn […]

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Trump Could Have Blown Out Clinton with Ranked Choice Voting

November 16, 2018

Conservatives reading this Washington Post report on the first instant Ranked-Choice Vote (RVC) resulting in the Democrats picking up an extra Congressional seat in Maine may be surprised to hear a judge appointed by Trump provided the strong decision allowing the process. In upholding the law, the Trump appointee states: “…there is no dispute that the RCV Act, the product of a citizens’ initiative, was motivated by a desire to enable third-party and non-party candidates to participate in the political process, […]

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Rasmussen Calls for Fundamental Reform

February 26, 2018

AUBURN, AL- Scott Rasmussen, a highly respected pollster, author, and commentator, has joined the chorus in calling for sweeping reform to our election system. The founder of Rasmussen Reports was already well-known but saw his credibility increase all-the-more as perhaps the pollster most bullish on Donald Trump’s 2016 chances. Citing the court ruling which shakes up the landscape in Pennsylvania- and, therefore, nationally- for congressional campaigns, he declared it is “time to change the election game.” The ruling, where district […]

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Control of the Legislature and the State’s with the Highest Lobbyist Growth Number

March 29, 2017

In our last article, we looked at the ten states we have identified as seeing the highest growth rate in the number of state lobbyists: California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Dakota, Maine, New York, and Delaware. In that article, we examined the relationship that growth rate had with the Party that held the governorship. We saw that the ten states were skewed toward a Democrat preference and that the trends indicated higher growth when Democrats were in […]

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A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Governor’s Mansion and States with the Highest Growth Rate

March 22, 2017

A Study on State Lobbying: The Relationship Between Party in Governor’s Mansion and States with the Highest Growth Rate #4, 3.22.17 By TBOR Staff AUBURN, AL- As we continue our study on state lobbying, we take a closer look at the ten states we have identified as seeing the highest growth rate in the number of state lobbyists: California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, North Dakota, Maine, New York, and Delaware. In looking at these states, we see a […]

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Shelly Sponholz KY, OH, PA, WV

March 9, 2017

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The Reform Push in Pennsylvania

March 2, 2017

Informative piece in LNP + LancasterOnline.com about the desire for campaign finance reform in Pennsylvania. “Legislators determine how billions in taxpayer dollars are spent. Taxpayers deserve the assurance that policy is not being made on behalf of the highest bidder.” Read more HERE.

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Grove City, Pennsylvania Coordinator Ian Jones Lays Out the Need for Campaign Finance

December 5, 2016

      Why America Needs H.R. 4177   Voters in both parties agree that we need to take our government back from the special interests.   The first step should be the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act.  All the members of the House Administration Committee – from both parties – already support the bill so strongly that they are cosponsors of it.  Now we just need to get Congress to pass it.   I know, from personal […]

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