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The Sky is Pink

By at June 29, 2012 | 12:01 pm | 0 Comment

The Sky is Pink

“With the gas-bearing Marcellus Shale formation underlying 50 percent of the state (of New York), and with the gas industry proposing upwards of 100,000 gas wells (in the state), (Gov. Mario Cuomo’s decision to repeal a moratorium on fracking) could… Read the rest

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Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues

Meet the FOCers

By at June 27, 2012 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment

Meet the FOCers

Meet the FOCers, Friends Of Corbett. FOCers are rich, well-connected, and used to getting what they want. And so red-state proud.

The FOCer of-the-week is Shell Oil. Their announced profits for second quarter 2011, is $8,000,000,000, and yes, that’s quarterly… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Meet the FOCers

For Sale

By at June 27, 2012 | 9:21 am | 0 Comment

For Sale

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Comics

Marcellus Shale Welfare Fund May Benefit From Increased State Revenues

By at June 26, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Marcellus Shale Welfare Fund May Benefit From Increased State Revenues

It’s looking as though Pennsylvania lawmakers may repeat last year’s performance and get the 2013 budget approved in time for them to go home for the July 4 holiday.

That’s important. The hot dog industry is depending on them. Well,… Read the rest

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Marcellus Shale , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Haste Makes Waste: The Central Dauphin School Board’s decision to privatize its bus transportation service. The flawed process to save money.

By at June 25, 2012 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

Haste Makes Waste: The Central Dauphin School Board’s decision to privatize its bus transportation service. The flawed process to save money.

Executive summary

The Central Dauphin School Board’s decision to outsource its bus transportation services was touted as a way to save money.

However, the decision has generated multiple legal conflicts that have delayed the start-up of the private transportation service… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Haste Makes Waste

Dauphin County Watch

By at June 25, 2012 | 12:20 pm | 0 Comment

Dauphin County Watch

Rock the Capital is introducing a new feature to our website, Dauphin County Watch. Dauphin County is one of the most important counties in the Commonwealth based on its location, economic assets, and historical lineage.

Dauphin County is home to… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Top 15 State PAC Donors to Federal Candidates in PA

By at June 25, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Top 15 State PAC Donors to Federal Candidates in PA

Donor Amount
1) Comcast $2,073,550
2) John Templeton Foundation $ 640,800
3) United Steelworkers $ 582,750
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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Lack of GED, Diploma, or Degree Not Necessarily Indicator of School’s Failure

By at June 22, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Lack of GED, Diploma, or Degree Not Necessarily Indicator of School’s Failure

I graduated from Eighth Grade at Roosevelt Grammar School in 1961.

When I was young, Eighth Grade graduation marked the limit of many students academic career. I was raised in rural Maine, where young people helped their families on the… Read the rest

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Education , Featured

Follow the Money

By at June 22, 2012 | 12:11 am | 0 Comment

The roadmap to political influence is paved with campaign contributions. Pennsylvania has soft campaign finance laws and business interests, consultants, contractors, engineers, lawyers and lobbyists are among the heaviest investors in political campaigns.

There is nothing illegal about contributing to… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch

Hershey – the Sweetest Place on Earth, the Sweetest Deal on Earth (Part 1)

By at June 21, 2012 | 11:04 pm | 0 Comment

Hershey – the Sweetest Place on Earth, the Sweetest Deal on Earth (Part 1)

Hershey – the sweetest place on earth, where Milton S. Hershey built the biggest candy factory in the world in the middle of a corn field, used fresh milk from dairy farms and the pure water from Derry Church spring… Read the rest

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Dauphin County Watch , Featured , Meet the FOCers

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