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Legislature’s Audit of Itself to be Released After Delays

By at April 30, 2012 | 7:49 pm | 0 Comment

(Harrisburg) – Six months months behind schedule, the Legislative Audit Advisory Committee (“LAAC”) is set to release the audit of the General Assembly for fiscal year 2010-11.  The LAAC has scheduled the meeting for 9:30 on May 1 in Hearing… Read the rest

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Top 10 Fat Foods

By at April 30, 2012 | 8:28 am | 0 Comment

Top 10 Fat Foods

Highest in Saturated Fats

  1. Hydrogenated Oils
  2. Dried Coconut
  3. Butter
  4. Rendered Animal Fats
  5. Dark Chocolate
  6. Fish Oils
  7. Cheese
  8. Nuts and Seeds
  9. Processed Meats
  10. Whipped Cream

Highest in Trans Fats

  1. Spreads
  2. Packaged foods
  3. Store Soups
  4. Fast Foods
  5. Frozen Foods

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Primary Results: Incumbents Beware

By at April 27, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Primary Results: Incumbents Beware

Tuesday’s primary results indicate that incumbents and power brokers from both parties at all levels are vulnerable. For the first time since the 2005 pay raise debacle, this year’s state budget will have consequences politicians will feel in November.

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Speaking of Bullies, Case In Point

By at April 27, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Speaking of Bullies, Case In Point

Vermont residents would like to know what the heck is in their food. Particularly, they would like to know whether they are buying genetically engineered produce, or the naturally occurring kind.

So they went to their legislature to ask for… Read the rest

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Ethics Commission Order – Senator Robert Mellow

By at April 26, 2012 | 6:52 pm | 0 Comment

For Immediate Release

Contact For More Information: John J. Contino, Executive Director (717) 783-1610

April 26, 2012

 

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has issued a final adjudication in the following matter under The Ethics Law

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The GX60

By at April 26, 2012 | 10:48 am | 0 Comment

The GX60

Last week, I outlined the failure and folly of the North Korean rocket launch.

Failure was launching a 100 kilo payload with a 50 kilo rocket at latitude  39.4 ° N where there is little linear velocity, at an angle… Read the rest

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How Did We Do? Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

By at April 25, 2012 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

How Did We Do? Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

  • Congressional District 4: Wrong
    Prediction: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R).
    Deciding factors: Money and Scott Wagner.
    Perry: 53.7%
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  • Congressional District 17: Right
    Prediction: Attorney Matt Cartwright (D) unseats Rep. Tim Holden (I).
    Deciding factors: Environment, health

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Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tales: Tale #3

By at April 25, 2012 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Governor Tom tells tall tales. Here is Tom’s Top Twelve Tall Tale Number Three – I will not let them poison the water.

This rises from Tall Tale to two and a half Pincchios.

One problem is gas permits. Pennsylvania… Read the rest

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Facts vs Truth; Asking Questions The Only Way To Get Answers

By at April 24, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Facts vs Truth; Asking Questions The Only Way To Get Answers

In a television news piece, the interviewee said: “We’ve lost three trillion dollars to tax evasion in the past 10 years.”

Is that true? The reporter did not ask how that number was derived.

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Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

By at April 23, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Pennsylvania Primary Upset Predictions

  • Congressional District 4
    Prediction: Commissioner Chris Reilly (R) tops Rep. Scott Perry (R).
    Deciding factors:
    Money and Scott Wagner.
  • Congressional District 17
    Prediction:
    Attorney Matt Cartwright (D) unseats Rep. Tim Holden (I).
    Deciding factors
    : Environment, health care

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