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This is a video from my new show, Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.
In this video, I use graphs from a Pennsylvanian Budget and Policy Center policy brief to debunk the commonly heard conservative talking point that PA Republicans didn't really cut education, there were just temporary federal stimulus funds that went away, and show that at the very same time PA Republicans saw fit to not only replace all the stimulus funds for prisons with state funds when the stimulus ran out, but actually increased prison funding above even the stimulus levels, all the while blaming the stimulus for slashing education funding.
For a transcript, links to the sources used in this story, and to browse the new categorized video archive, go to http://counterpointpa.org.
Stay tuned throughout this week for two more PA Headlines, including:
DOMA Repeal Sets Off Dramatic Stand-Off in the PA House; LGBT Equality Legislation Introduced
Proposed Gun Restrictions in the PA Legislature; Study Shows PA with Highest Lost/Stolen Firearms from Dealerships
As well as The Breakdown, which this week will feature an exclusive interview with Sue Lyons, author of the resolution calling for a moratorium on fracking recently formally adopted as the official position of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party about fracking and her resolution.
All that plus Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!