Browsing Month April, 2014

Electric Deregulation: The Great Failed Experiment

By at November 17, 2009 | 10:16 pm | 1,152 Comments

By Eric Epstein

Governor Tom Ridge predicted that electric competition  would lead to job growth, economic expansion, and decreased  rates. According to Governor Ridge, “Pennsylvania’s national  leadership in electric competition continues to bring dramatic  savings and economic

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History of the Stealth Pay Raise – Act 51 of 1995: Automatic COLAs

By at November 17, 2009 | 10:15 pm | 1 Comments

(Harrisburg, Pa November 9, 2009) – Lawmakers, the Governor and his cabinet, and all judges are set to receive an automatic, annual cost of living adjustment (“COLA”). Lawmakers get the COLA on December 1. The Executive and

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Political Gas

By at November 4, 2009 | 10:14 pm | 6 Comments

by Eric J. Epstein

The question is when – not if – natural gas extraction  will be subject to an assessment. Drilling comes at a price,  and a severance tax looms as next year’s budget deficit is already starting to… Read the rest

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