Browsing Month March, 2019

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

By at July 5, 2012 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania Politics Continues to Trump Health and the Environment

Politics continues to threaten the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians. The latest is how the Republican-dominated legislature and Gov. Tom Corbett separated one of the wealthiest and more high-tech/industrial areas of the state from the rural areas. Less than a week before the 2011–2012 fiscal year budget was scheduled to expire, June 30, the majority […]

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Fault Lines

By at July 4, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Fault Lines

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Comics , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Pennsylvania’S Parallel Governments: A Journey to the Outer Limits

By at July 3, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania’S Parallel Governments: A Journey to the Outer Limits

  For decades, science fiction has been telling of parallel universes. I was introduced to the idea in my youth by “The Twilight Zone,” a weekly television show that ran 1959 – 1964 and featured people in strange situations – often in places they thought they recognized, but were not where they thought they were […]

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Economy , Political

Legislative Compensation Packages: July, 2005 vs July, 2012

By at July 2, 2012 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

•    Base salaries in July, 2005 for the rank and file – excluding per diems, perks, PSAs, pensions and paid health insurance – was $69,648. •      Lawmakers automatically receive pay increases – or COLA’s – on December 1.  The “shared sacrifice” budget of 2011 allows the legislature to keep their COLAs, per diems […]

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Auditor General Jack Wagner Says No Way to Verify Whether $1B in Economic Development Funds Were Well-Spent

By at July 2, 2012 | 1:34 pm | 0 Comment

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Steve Halvonik 717 787-1381 Auditor General Jack Wagner Says No Way to Verify Whether $1B in Economic Development Funds Were Well-Spent Calls for more accountability in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program HARRISBURG, June 27, 2012 – Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that the commonwealth paid $1 billion in grants […]

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Press Releases

PPL’s Top Twenty Statewide Recipients of Campaign Contributions: 2004 to 2012

By at July 2, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

PPL’s Top Twenty Statewide Recipients of Campaign Contributions: 2004 to 2012

Total Given by PPL from 2004 to 2012: $1,302,035 Recipient Time Period Amount 1) Sen. Pat Browne (R) 2004-2012 $42,880 2) Gov. Tom Corbett (R) 2008-2012 $33,100 3) Rep. Jennifer Mann (D) 2004-2010 $28,750 4) Sen. Jake Corman (R) 2004-2012 $24,525 5) Sen. Jeff Piccola (R) 2004-2010 $20,850 6) Rep. Sam Smith (R) 2004-2010 $18,750 […]

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