Joe Preston

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Lawmaker Wants To Increase Speed Limit On Pa. Turnpike

A local state lawmaker wants to increase the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The House transportation committee has approved a bill that would allow the Turnpike Commission to raise the speed limit to 70 mph.

05/14/2012

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State Rep. Joe Preston Accused Of Forging Petition Signatures

Six years ago, Ed Gainey, an aide to Mayor Ravenstahl, came within 94 votes of defeating long-time incumbent State Representative Joe Preston. Now he’s back for another try, and Gainey has sharpened the rhetoric against his adversary, saying Preston condoned the use of forged signatures to get on the ballot.

03/29/2012

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