Browsing Month May, 2018

The IPP Means A Late, Expensive Budget

By at May 24, 2010 | 10:31 pm | 41 Comments

by Eric Epstein Imagine a system that allows you to draw your own political districts, pick your personal voters, steal from taxpayers, raise your pay, vacation in far away places without spending any of your own money – and best of all – provides you with guaranteed lifetime employment, health care and a pension, no […]

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Citizen Activist Stilp to File the Following 10 Complaints and Requests for Investigation in Chief Justice Castille – Philadelphia Courthouse Deal Scandal Before 10 Am Monday

By at May 24, 2010 | 1:35 pm | 1 Comments

ASKS FOR CHIEF JUSTICE CASTILE’S RESIGNATION Judicial Conduct Board complaint against PA Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille for violation of Judicial Conduct Code Canons 1, 2, AND 3b; PA Supreme Court Justice Ronald D. Castille will be asked to resign and all the other justices of the PA Supreme Court are being asked […]

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Debates , Political , Uncategorized

Tea Party, with help from York County, plans grassroots takeover of GOP

By at May 24, 2010 | 1:35 pm | 2 Comments

From the York Daily Record: At first glance, Tuesday’s primary went badly for York County’s contingent of the Tea Party. Most of the candidates they backed — for local congressman, governor, lieutenant governor and two statehouse seats — took a beating from the Republican mainstream they’d identified as the enemy. But they also managed to […]

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Marcellus drilling spurs calls for higher bonds

By at May 24, 2010 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

From the Scranton Times Tribune: To avoid future pollution cleanup problems, a bipartisan consensus is emerging that Pennsylvania needs to significantly increase the bond amounts drillers post to cover the cost of plugging or closing natural gas wells. Policymakers have yet to decide on a specific course of action. The current bond requirements date to […]

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Business , Energy & Environment , Pennsylvania Issues

State will seek bids for new Family Court building

By at May 24, 2010 | 1:33 pm | 971 Comments

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Gov. Rendell said Friday that the state would take over development of a new Family Court building, a decision that apparently kills a no-bid deal approved by the state’s top judge. Rendell said he would release the $200 million for the huge courthouse at 15th and Arch Streets, but would require […]

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Business , Economy

Mike Argento: Smeltzer puts the blame where it belongs — on Bush

By at May 18, 2010 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

By Mike Argento, first appearing in the York Daily Record: For eight years, conservatives bent over backwards, sometimes to the point of violating the laws of physics, to defend the previous occupant of the White House. They defended his decision to invade a country that had nothing to do with the attacks of Sept. 11, […]

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Legal , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Kansas AG: State’s history with Phelps drives Snyder support

By at May 18, 2010 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

From the York Daily Record: Most of the nation learned of the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church in the last decade, from news coverage of the church’s anti-homosexual protests at the funerals of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But residents of Kansas have seen the Phelps family spreading their message — […]

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Here’s how Corbett campaigns on the public dime ‘legally’

By at May 15, 2010 | 1:30 pm | 1 Comments

“Please hold and someone will be with you shortly.” It’s a phrase that don’t hear from an elected official. Included in this email is a link to a file recorded from the Attorney General’s on hold ‘commercials’. The commercials, paid for with tax dollars promote Tom Corbett every step along the way. Interesting the ‘on […]

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The Green Machine

By at May 14, 2010 | 10:30 pm | 1,052 Comments

by Eric Epstein Sometimes one must go to the past to rescue the future. This is one of those times. Discussions, debates, and diatribes relating to global warming and the development of a green economy invariably fail to account for the dark underbelly and economic burden associated with coal and nuclear energy. Pennsylvania has paid […]

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Statement of Eric Epstein, Business Manager Central Dauphin Bus Drivers Association

By at May 14, 2010 | 1:58 pm | 67 Comments

The Board continues to plan for a 2010-2011 budget under  the illusion that all of its assumptions will come to pass. Historically, this Board does not have a good track record handicapping revenue, reserving Rainy Day funds or securing public support for drastic staffing and program cuts. Some of the problems you inherited from the […]

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Education , Legal , Pennsylvania Issues