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Pileggi: Pa. budget must be resolved

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Pileggi: Pa. budget must be resolved

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BREAKING: Justices decline to review Alabama immigration law

BREAKING: Justices decline to review Alabama immigration law | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review part of an Alabama law that makes it a crime to harbor and transport illegal immigrants.

 

Alabama asked the high court to hear the case after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the provision at the Obama administration's request. The White House said Alabama's law was trumped by federal immigration law.

 

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Jackie Frank)

 


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New Federal Website Offers Net Cost of Higher Education - NJ Today

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Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal for higher education spending reflects no increase

Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal for higher education spending reflects no increase | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
Gov. Tom Corbett's budget includes zero percent increase in state funding for state-funded colleges and universities and in the state grant program.
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Gov. Tom Corbett's budget: Many winners, few losers

Gov. Tom Corbett's budget: Many winners, few losers | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
There are more winners this year in the governor's previous budget proposals. Here's a roundup of how the budget affects you.
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What Rural & Urban America share: Poverty

What Rural & Urban America share: Poverty | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
UNIONTOWN, Pa. It is hard to imagine that this picturesque town, with its stately courthouse, charming narrow streets, cozy diners and cluttered antique shops, has
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Liquor privatization debate bumps Pa. budget talks, GOP leader says — NewsWorks

Liquor privatization debate bumps Pa. budget talks, GOP leader says — NewsWorks | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
The Pennsylvania Senate s top Republican is frustrated that lawmakers are taking time to debate liquor privatization as the deadline for the state budget draws ever closer A Senate committee is
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Maybe lawmakers will put this off until after the budget is passed, like they did with Marceullus Shale. 

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Why Not Registration and Licensing for Guns?

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by GREG RUSSAK

 

While Congress wrangles with what to do about gun safety, I’d like to propose a solution that I suspect lots of others are thinking about, too: Gun registration and licensing very much like how car ownership and licensing works.

 

Why can’t every firearm in America be registered, and why isn’t some sort of licensing required to own them? If I can’t sell a car to my son or daughter without going to a notary to legally transfer the title, why can’t gun owners do the same?

 

And if I can’t legally operate any class of motor vehicle without the proper license, why can’t gun owners be required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how to safely use a firearm, while at the same time demonstrating their mental competency to be trusted with such an incredible responsibility as owning an object capable of being used to take another’s life in an instant?

 

Here’s how in broad stokes I propose it would work.

 

First, Congress passes legislation that makes clips larger than 10 rounds illegal. There’s no denying that those large clips have played a central role in places like Newtown, Aurora and others. 

 

And while I’m no fan of assault rifles, I don’t see banning them as important as controlling the size of magazines. Banning assault weapons, frankly, seems more like a feel good measure than anything else. I admit that it would make me feel good, too, but I’m willing to concede the point that doing so may not have much effect on gun violence except in extreme cases like Newtown. Even then, there are lots of semi-automatic firearms that Adam Lanza could have used besides the AR-15. [MORE]

 


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I think that there's a lot more to be done than licensing and registering.

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Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported

Majority of U.S. citizens say illegal immigrants should be deported | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than half of U.S.
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Environment: Not what they were expecting

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The proposed budget zeroes out funding for the Conservation District funding, with a mix of additional spending and cuts elsewhere.
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Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it

Websites don’t kill newspapers, people kill newspapers.Scoop.it | Social Issues in Pennsylvania | Scoop.it
.The newspaper. One of the most sacred institutions of the publishing world and one of its oldest, most respected methods of knowledge gathering and collection of popular opinion, dating all the way back to the first printing presses ever created.
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