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An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

By at January 31, 2011 | 5:44 pm | 275 Comments

An Open letter to Pennsylvania’s General Assembly

Bill McIntyre, a longtime observer of Pennsylvania’s legislature penned an open letter to the general assembly following last Wednesday’s shouting match. McIntyre is all but imploring lawmakers to vote for a Constitutional Convention.

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Egyptian President Mubarak is hanging on by a Thread

By at January 31, 2011 | 4:46 pm | 5 Comments

Egyptian President Mubarak is hanging on by a Thread

esieged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly pulled the plug on all train service in his country to thwart a mass demonstration planned for Tuesday.

Activists are said to be working on bringing a million-man march to Cairo. If accomplished it looks as if that will be the final knockout of Mubarak’s 30 year reign.

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Game on in Pennsylvania’s House

By at January 31, 2011 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

Game on in Pennsylvania’s House

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to House following last weeks boisterous argument in a House Rules Committee meeting. Several very important pieces of legislation are expected to end up on the floor for a full vote. Will civility make a return?

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The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

By at January 31, 2011 | 1:15 pm | 41 Comments

The Air is just fine in Marcellus Land

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection says limited air quality tests in areas around drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale show no adverse impact for people or wildlife. The DEP had registered complaints about a foul smell coming from well sites, and the DEP determined what caused the foul oder.

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Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

By at January 31, 2011 | 11:18 am | 1 Comments

Turmoil in the House: What’s at Stake

Below the screaming, yelling, and storming for the doors in a Pennsylvania House Rules Committee last week were some substantial bills and amendments up for consideration. Tim Potts talks about the importance of that legislation that got swept under the rug in the flare-up.

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Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

By at January 30, 2011 | 9:55 am | 31 Comments

Demonstrators show no signs of letting up, as calls grow more violent for the removal of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak

Unrest shows no signs of letting up in Egypt. Mass demonstrators have defied the government’s curfew and continue to light buildings and military vehicles on fire. President Hosni Mubarak, as of Sunday, has not addressed the people, who say Mubarak’s government is corrupt. Mubarak came to power 30 years ago and now an opposition leader has surfaced to try and challenge Mubarak’s authority.

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The storm is over, but anger lingers in Pennsylvania’s House

By at January 28, 2011 | 6:30 pm | 94 Comments

The storm is over, but anger lingers in Pennsylvania’s House

The head of Pennsylvania’s Democratic Committee says the Republican House Majority Leader has brought shame to the state. For the second time in the last few days, Jim Burn called on Representative Mike Turzai to resign from his leadership position. That following a shouting match in a meeting, in which some Democrats stormed out of.

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Penn State throw out the welcome mat, here comes the President

By at January 28, 2011 | 2:40 pm | 0 Comment

Penn State throw out the welcome mat, here comes the President

President Barack Obama intends to take a tour of a lab at Penn State University. Obama is traveling throughout the countryside to sell his vision of a cleaner, greener future for all of America.

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PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

By at January 28, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 1,816 Comments

PACS be careful of whom you harass, it might cost more than a Donation

Its not business as usual for Political Action Committee’s as they ramp up for the 2012 Presidential Election, or at least that is what they will lead one to believe. But all PACS are not equal, and some such as the Republican Majority Campaign are historically more interested in lining their own pockets than rearranging Congress.

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Pennsylvania’s Auditor General says it makes Fiscal Sense to let Prisoners Go

By at January 27, 2011 | 5:39 pm | 1,053 Comments

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General says it makes Fiscal Sense to let Prisoners Go

Pennsylvania’s Auditor General Jack Wagner has come up with a plan to saving hundreds of millions of dollars. Wagner says the state could easily realize the savings if it reduced its prison population. Releasing nonviolent offenders will not only save on housing and food, but it will also mean not having to build more prisons now.

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