Posts tagged Michael Young

Corbett tries similar campaign tactic the second time

   July 29, 2014 2:36 pm    0

Political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that  Gov. Tom Corbett is trying something unusual in his re-election campaign. While Corbett first ran for the governor’s job, they wrote that he took on the culture of Harrisburg — including “exploding budget deficit, bloated bureaucracy and a Democratic Party eight years…


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Analysts: Dem governor could lead to gridlock

   April 17, 2014 1:44 pm    0

Statewide political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young say that the Democratic primary for governor is finally moving into high gear. “Over the next several weeks, Pennsylvania voters will be treated (if that’s the word) to a veritable barrage of political ads, press releases, debates and other assorted arcana of political campaigns heading for the wire,”…


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State analysts list 5 key factors in Democratic governor’s race

   January 29, 2014 12:06 pm    0

Pennsylvania political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young have presented a case for a path to victory  in the 2014 state Democratic gubernatorial primary. As many as eight Democrats could be on the May 20 ballot, with the winner advancing to face Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. Their full column, called “Politically Uncorrected,” can be found at Madonna and Young…


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Kane’s stock could be rising

   January 2, 2014 3:03 pm    0

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s meteoric rise in state politics may be the start of something bigger. State political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, say that Kane, in less than one year, has become the state’s “reigning political star.” Speculation about the Democrat’s political future, they say, range from a late…


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One-term presidents?

   December 18, 2013 3:07 pm    0

Should U.S. presidents serve one, six-year term instead of a maximum of two four-year terms? Pennsylvania columnists Terry Madonna and Michael Young make that suggestion as President Barack Obama enters what is becoming a common dynamic for presidents – the second-term blues. They argue that Obama’s “inexorable erosion of political support is a depressingly old pattern…


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Latest poll: More bad news for Corbett

   October 3, 2013 9:49 am    0

Gov. Tom Corbett’s approval numbers are still down, based on a Republican polling firm’s latest poll. PoliticsPA has the story here. But political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young, in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column spell out why it’s too soon to write off the governor. Do you think Corbett will rebound before the November…


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Reduce state Legislature? Not so fast

   August 28, 2013 10:54 am    0

Reducing the size of the Pennsylvania Legislature is a popular topic, both in Harrisburg and on the editorial pages. Three bills in the current session have been introduced to reduce the size of the House, now at 203 members, and the Senate, now at 50, according to state political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young. But Madonna…


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Pundits: Corbett will run for re-election

   July 23, 2013 9:05 am    0

Statewide political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young have a message for anyone who thinks Gov. Tom Corbett will not seek a second term. Quit expecting Corbett to quit, they write in their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column.   In the column, they write: “A failed attempt at Tom Corbett’s legislative agenda, a long and likely hot summer…


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Why Corbett’s agenda failed

   July 5, 2013 2:56 pm    0

Here’s a piece showing why Gov. Tom Corbett’s agenda didn’t get through the state Legislature. In their latest “Politically Uncorrected” column, entitled “A House Divided,” Pennsylvania political analysts Terry Madonna and Dr. Michael Young address the state lawmakers’ failure to adopt that agenda. Madonna is professor of public affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, and Young is managing…


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Columnists analyze Corbett’s first two years

   February 4, 2013 3:51 pm    0

The news for Gov. Tom Corbett doesn’t seem to get much better. Low approval ratings have some people wondering about his chances for re-election. He’ll come out with a budget Tuesday that’s sure to draw criticism from some quarters. And now political analysts Terry Madonna and Michael Young have come out with a column spelling…


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