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Signed, Sealed & Fracked

By at September 30, 2010 | 5:50 pm | 0 Comment

      The “Halliburton loophole” is still wide open. Congress has not found enough energy, support, or both to stop the whole fracking ordeal that surfaced in 2005.  At the behest of then Vice President Dick Cheney (Cheney was a former chief executive at Halliburton), Congress in essence created a “look the other way approach.” Freeing […]

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Knocking on a gas tax

By at September 30, 2010 | 2:35 pm | 1 Comments

Rancor has barely subsided over the House’s rammed through tax (SB 1155) on natural gas. Representative Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) stood in lock-step with most House Republicans in a failed attempt to stop the tax bill dead in its tracks. “There is no excuse for the manner in which the House Democrat leadership crammed this legislation […]

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Epstein Hits the Air

By at September 29, 2010 | 7:21 pm | 1 Comments

One of RocktheCapital’s resident deans, Eric Epstein, takes to the airwaves on Thursday. Epstein will be a featured guest on WCHE — 1520 am -starting at 9:15. For intelligent insight on politics, the governor’s race, and more –it truly is a show you don’t want to miss.

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PublicK NuisancE

By at September 29, 2010 | 6:43 pm | 1 Comments

PublicK NuisancE

Forget special sessions and shale taxes — if our state Senators and their junior partners in the House would pass laws about partying at Bricco, they’d have some work product to show us every year. Nothing elaborate, or controversial, — just something easy — like, An Act for the Preservation of Chef Jason’s Sicilian Calamari […]

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Toms Takeout Cartoon

By at September 29, 2010 | 4:50 pm | 4 Comments

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House gears up to vote on Gas Tax

By at September 29, 2010 | 2:51 pm | 1 Comments

House lawmakers are ready to vote Today on a gas tax – after a marathon debate, and  favorable vote on an amendment last night. The amendment sets aside $70 million dollars in gas tax revenue for the general fund, the next $5 million goes for training. Once it reaches the $75 million threshold, municipalities, and environmental protection gets to divide up […]

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The Radical Pragmatist: A Tale of Two Cities

By at September 28, 2010 | 4:57 pm | 3 Comments

Generally this column addresses things that need changing. In the name, of fairness good happens in the state of Pennsylvania, a lot of good. Today I am going to talk about two perfect nights, one each in our two largest cities. I am not a go to the game baseball fan – whole gubernatorial terms […]

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Onorato Cartoon – The Glass is Half-Taxed

By at September 28, 2010 | 4:48 pm | 999 Comments

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Top Ten Jobs for Ed Rendell in 2010

By at September 28, 2010 | 2:04 pm | 2 Comments

10) Doorman at Savannah’s Gentlemens’ Club. –
9) Comcast repairman. –
8) Host for Miss. America pageant. –
7) Curator at the Specter Library. –
6) Parole officer. –
5) Spokesman for the pork industry. –
4) Movie star. –
3) Stunt double for Jenny Craig. –
2) Psychiatrist. –
1) Proctologist.

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A Natural Gas Tax is nearly in the Pipeline, but for how long?

By at September 27, 2010 | 8:19 pm | 0 Comment

At this hour, (4:45 pm) the House is debating a severance tax. If the House approves the Democratic sponsored severance bill, it will open the door to tax energy companies. At 39 cents per thousand cubic foot to start – it would become the most expensive tax in the nation for drillers working from Pennsylvania’s […]

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