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Governor’s Budget Proposal Faces Familiar GOP Objections

Gov. Tom Wolf’s final budget proposal of his term Tuesday set the stage for familiar battles with the Republican-controlled Legislature over imposing an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas and increasing the minimum wage. But state Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, said there also weren’t any far-reaching objectives outlined in Wolf’s address to the General Assembly that might derail negotiations.

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Delco Reps Explain Votes for Bringing Shale Tax to the House Floor

Alex Charlton said now is the time for legislators to discuss the merits of a shale tax. “We need to be able to have that debate on the value of that for the state,” he said. “This is a Pennsylvania commodity, this is a product that’s being taken, one of our resources, I don’t think a shale tax is a bad idea.” Charlton said it’s time to bring this issue to a close, having been banded about for at least a decade. “This is the year we need to finalize this,” he said. “Let’s put the vote out there. This is something that has shown its viability.”

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Delco Legislators Split Mostly Along Party Lines on PA Budget Fix

Staring at a budget deadline that could see the state running out of money, the state House approved a spending plan Wednesday night. But it did nothing to bridge the partisan divide in the state Capitol. State Rep. Alex Charlton, R-165 of Springfield, was the only county legislator to vote against his party as he opposed the legislation.

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In Debate, Alex Charlton Shows He’s the Clear Choice for the 165th Legislative District

Following tonight’s debate in the Springfield Township Building, Virginia Davis, spokesperson for Alex Charlton, issued the following statement:  “On issues of taxation, education funding, health care, the economy and open space preservation, Alex Charlton showed a command of the issues and a deep understanding of how to tackle these challenges in Harrisburg.” “Alex offered straightforward […]

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Guest Column: Community must join together to battle substance abuse

Guest Column: Community must join together to battle substance abuse By Alex Charlton, Times Guest Columnist Wednesday, October 5, 2016 One in three families nationwide must cope with addiction and substance abuse, and Pennsylvania is no exception. In the past year alone, an estimated 20 million people in the United States were classified with substance […]

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Charlton Statement on Trump Comments

Alex Charlton, the Republican candidate to replace retiring Rep. Bill Adolph in Pennsylvania’s 165th Legislative District, today issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s recently-publicized remarks on women: “As a husband and father of three young girls, I am extremely disappointed by what Donald Trump said in that video and it’s inexcusable. Let me be […]

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Letter from Bill Adolph

Dear Friends: Please Join Me in Supporting Alex Charlton for State Representative. It’s A Vote You Will Not Regret. Alex Charlton is the clear choice to fill my seat in the Pennsylvania State House when I retire at the end of this year. As the former President of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and current Chief of Staff for […]

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Alex Charlton Earns Support of Local Law Enforcement Across Delaware County

Springfield, Pa. – Alex Charlton, candidate for State Representative in the 165th District, announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, Delaware County Lodge #27; Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Delaware County Sheriff Mary McFall Hopper. “I am deeply gratified to receive these important endorsements.  One of my […]

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Delco Times Guest Column: It’s time to fix education funding in Pa.

Guest Column: It’s time to fix education funding in Pa. By Alex Charlton, Times Guest Columnist Friday, September 2, 2016 The problem of ever-increasing school property taxes is a major challenge for many residents in our community. The property tax burden puts pressure on hard-working families struggling to raise their children and balance their household […]

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Alex Charlton’s State Rep. Campaign in Full Swing as he Knocks on his 10,000th Door

Alex Charlton, candidate for State Representative in the 165th District, announced today that he has knocked on 10,000 doors across the district 10 weeks before Election Day. “As we approach Labor Day, our campaign for State Representative is already in full swing.  It has been a tremendous privilege to meet voters, be invited into their […]

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Charlton Op-Ed: Why Chaput should donate the Don Guanella tract

Why Chaput should donate the Don Guanella tract Monday, July 18, 2016 To the Times: The future of the archdiocese’s former Don Guanella property in Marple has been a source of concern for many in our community. A proposed agreement to sell the property to a developer has fallen through. The property’s future now rests […]

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Delco Times Editorial: Pave Paradise? Can Marple tract be saved?

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Alex Charlton has a novel idea about what should be done with the grounds of the former Don Guanella School off Route 320 in Marple. Charlton is a Republican who is running for the state House 165th District seat that is being vacated by longtime state Rep. Bill Adolph. That would […]

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Charlton to Archdiocese: Preserve Don Guanella Open Space

Marple Township residents joined Alex Charlton to call on Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to donate the property that housed the Archdiocese’s former Don Guanella home to the Natural Lands Trust for preservation.

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Contests in 161st and 165th state legislative races

Snow may still be on the ground and temperatures may be low but the election field is heating up as Democratic and Republican contenders have emerged in the 161st and 165th state legislative districts.

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Politics: Two Vying for 165th District

At least two candidates have thrown their hat in the ring to replace Rep. Bill Aldoph, who is retiring as representative of the 165th Legislative District.

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