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    •  Pennsylvania? Yeowch. (0+ / 0-)

      What's your state legislature like?  I'm a little embarrassed to know very little about PA politics, despite having lived next door twice (Ohio, NYC).  I do get the big picture of a sort of three-way divide between Philly, Pittsburgh, and the rural "T," but I don't know how those actually play out in Harrisburg.  I recognize that of late the state seems to be safe Dem in the Presidential category; Republicans seem to waste a lot of money in its pricey media markets but don't get much traction.  But then again, you've also had some pretty crappy GOP Senators.  No offense, I know that you didn't pick'em :).

      I haven't been clear on if state governors alone can accept the expansion through executive order or if the legislatures are involved?  They've certainly got to be involved eventually, once the states start paying their 10% or whatever the next gradation is.

      Ironically, when I moved from Ohio to NYC, our car, a tiny 4-door sedan my father had just inherited from his mother with the intent of driving it to death, broke down in Harrisburg - to be precise, on the eastbound I-81 bridge over the Susquehanna River.  It was not awesome at all.  We're lucky we didn't all get squished by an 18-wheeler.

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 04:21:44 PM PDT

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