Friday, March 1, 2013
President Obama insists the cuts will hurt the local economy.
Several departments in Allegheny County may be impacted by the sequester, the automatic budget cuts will begin officially at midnight. U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus said in a recent op-ed piece that the cuts are indiscriminate and fail the first step of good budgeting: prioritization. "We need to control spending so that we do not run out of money for critical items such as seniors’ and veterans’ health care, infrastructure projects, and a robust military capable of deterring aggressors. This is not the way to do it," Rothfus, R-Sewickley said. Instead of these arbitrary, across the board cuts, which will impact selected domestic and military programs, Rothfus said prior to the sequester that President Obama and the Senate should work with the …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Congressman-elect Keith Rothfus will be sworn in Jan. 3.
Despite GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s loss on election night Nov. 6, Sewickley Republican and U.S. Rep.-elect Keith Rothfus pulled out a big win in a hard-fought battle against Democratic opponent Mark Critz. Rothfus, 50, a lawyer and father of six, went to work immediately after the election, spending the past week thanking supporters, volunteers and others who helped along the way to that victory. "I'm making a lot of phone calls, and doing a lot of emails" since then, Rothfus toldSewickley Patch during a recent interview. A thankful note on his website conveys a similar message : “To all who gave so much for this victory, and all those who voted in PA-12, thank you! I look forward to my duties as your employee, and I am …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Democrats dominate statewide races for treasurer, attorney general and auditor general.
2012 ELECTION RESULTS President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected to a second term Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. As he did in 2008, Obama also carried Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes. In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton also won re-election, drawing 53 percent of the vote and defeating Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Shelocta. With 99 percent of votes recorded in races for three state offices: In the congressional race in the newly redesigned 12th District, Republican Keith Rothfus of Sewickley defeated …
Rothfus was the lone Republican on the Ross and West View ballots to win Tuesday night.
Republican Keith Rothfus of Sewickley defeated incumbent Democratic Rep. Mark Critz of Johnstown, Cambria County, by a margin of 52 to 48 percent to win election in the newly re-drawn Pennsylvania 12th Congressional District. Rothfus said his No. 1 priority is the economy. "We've got to get the economy rolling again," he said Tuesday night after delivering a victory speech at the Holiday Inn on McKnight Road in Ross Townshipt. "I'm concerned about tax policy, about the possibility of another tax increase on our small businesses on January 1st. The president said a couple of years ago you don't want to raise taxes in a slow economy. And so we have to convince the president of the wisdom of his argument from a couple of years ago." Rothfus …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The candidates and issues most important to North Hills voters in 2012.
For a comprehensive look at all of North Hills' Patch coverage of the election, click on our election topics page. As we look ahead to November’s elections, North Hills Patch is devoted to bringing you information you need about races in town. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Bookmark this page for updates. President Barack Obama vs. former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. History Pennsylvania has delivered its 20 electoral votes to the Democratic nominee for President in the last five elections. If current polls hold steady, Mr. Obama will make it six in a row in November. The president has not taken Pennsylvania’s support for granted and has made several trips to Western Pennsylvania…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
All you need to know about the Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, statewide and local races and issues facing voters on November 6.
Monday, October 22, 2012
All you need to know about the Presidential, Senatorial, congressional, statewide and local races and issues facing voters on November 6.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Patch editors will be blogging live from the Meet the Candidates breakfast in Wexford featuring the Democratic and GOP nominees for the 12th Congressional District seat. The event begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 11. You can join the conversation, too.
Rep. Mark Critz, the incumbent Democrat from Johnstown, Cambria County, and Republican challenger Rothfus, of Edgeworth, are scheduled to take part in a Meet the Candidates breakfast forum sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce Inc. The event begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at The Chadwick in Wexford. Each candidate will be given time to answer questions and to speak on topics related to business growth, job creation and economic development. They will not be discussing social issues. Our live chat for the first forum begins at 7:30 a.m. Join us then to share your thoughts.