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How To Grow Cancer in Pennsylvania

By at January 28, 2010 | 10:22 pm | 0 Comment

by Eric Epstein Pennsylvania is the only state that does not impose an  excise tax on “smokeless” tobacco, cigars or pipe tobacco.  We were also one of the last states to join the cigarette  tobacco suits. Yet the public health costs, loss of revenue, and decreased worker productivity due to illnesses from  these products are […]

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How Much Is David G. Argall Worth?

By at January 11, 2010 | 10:19 pm | 2 Comments

April 8, 2008 House Reform Committee Member Socks Taxpayers (Harrisburg, Pa) – State House Minority Whip David Argall’s (R-Schuylkill & Berks Counties) expense records reveal that the incumbent is collecting an exorbitant amount of supplemental, tax-free income in the form of “per diems.” A thorough review of Rep. Argall’s expenses for the period 2005 through […]

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“Electric Deregulation: The Great Failed Experiment”

By at January 10, 2010 | 10:18 pm | 0 Comment

Comments of Eric J. Epstein, January 6, 2010 On August 4, 2000 Governor Tom Ridge announced 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 benefits to Pennsylvanians.” Gov. Ridge added, “And, according to […]

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