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The Case for No New School Taxes

By at July 14, 2018 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

The Case for No New School Taxes Plan Proposed by Eric Epstein on June 25, 2018   On May 8 the Board voted for a 2.8% tax increase. That was over six weeks ago. School board members committed to discuss ways to reduce the proposed increase. In contrast to our rapid responses relating to safety […]

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Reformers Call for A Tax Break for Working Pennsylvanians

By at June 1, 2018 | 2:14 pm | 0 Comment

PRESS ADVISORY Contact: Eric Epstein 717-635-8615 lechambon@comcast.net   Reformers Call for A Tax Break for Working Pennsylvanians Amount Should Reflect the Legislature’s Annual Pay and Pension COLA (Harrisburg, Pa) – A press conference and visual display to announce a tax relief plan for working class Pennsylvanians will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at […]

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Public Input Hearings Regarding the Proposed Rate Increase Request of PECO Energy

By at June 1, 2018 | 2:11 pm | 0 Comment

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will hold five Public Input Hearings to gather information from ratepayers regarding the proposed rate increase request of PECO. Read more

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RTC Supports PHEAA Decision that Avoids Cuts to Student Grants

By at June 1, 2018 | 1:56 pm | 0 Comment

I am here to ask you not to cut the maximum state grant to college students by $705. We live in a community where the impacts of our actions do not occur in isolation. PHEAA is but one example. As a consumer advocate, I am compelled to tabulate the following annual increases endured by citizens, […]

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Eric Epstein’s Comments at the Annual Meeting of Exelon Shareholders, May 1, 2018

By at April 30, 2018 | 10:28 pm | 0 Comment

          I oppose yet another bailout for TMI. I do not support corporate socialism. TMI was built by hostage rate payers for $1.1 billion. TMI-2 was bailed out from 1981-1993 at a cost of $987 million under the Thornburgh Plan. TMI-1 was part of the $9 billion deregulation bailout from 1999-2009. […]

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Marcellus Shale: Let’s Find A Middle Ground

By at April 30, 2018 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Pennsylvania is strategically located to reap a windfall associated with Marcellus shale. But any mineral extraction policy should be balanced by environmental stewardship and equitable revenue strategies. Natural gas is not the magic bullet to cure our fiscal and energy woes. We need to avoid putting all our eggs into the Marcellus shale basket, and […]

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Summary of Mike Stack Statement of Financial Interests Forms

By at March 16, 2018 | 3:22 pm | 0 Comment

2011 Sources of Income Sand and Saidel, PC 113 S. 21st St Philadelphia, PA 19103 PA Army National Guard Building P-0-47, Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville Office, Directorship or Employment in any business Sand& Saidel, PC Brehon Law Society, Member Executive Board 1628 Pine St. Philadelphia Financial Interest in any legal entity or business for profit […]

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Lt. Gov. Mike Stack’s Hotel Expenses 2016

By at March 16, 2018 | 3:04 pm | 0 Comment

1-3 to 1-4-16 – Philadelphia $154.08 Hotel Philadelphia Mayor & Council Inauguration 1-14 to 1-15-16 – Philadelphia $154.08 Hotel Visit Philly Naval Support Activity Base 1-29 to 1-30-16 – Philadelphia $187.04 Hotel Speak at the Asian Pacific American Affairs Gathering 2-5 to 2-7-16 – Philadelphia $308.16 Hotel Discuss PA National Guard with Military Officials 2-16 […]

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Request for Information: Legislative Audit and Payments to Settle Harassment Cases

By at December 22, 2017 | 12:50 am | 0 Comment

Representative Mark Keller Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Ryan Office Building, Room 108 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086 December 21, 2017 Dear Chairman Keller: The  Employee Liability Self-Insurance Program (“the Program”), in which each legislative caucus pays into the fund based on the number of employees, is not adequately discussed in the LAAC’s Annual Report. I want […]

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Dangerous states in America

By at November 15, 2017 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

Utilizing data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 24/7 Wall St. assembled a list of the most dangerous states in America. The survey examined the prevalence of violent crimes, which increased from 385 per 100,000 Americans in 2015 to 397 in 2016. The safest state is Maine (124 violent crimes per 100,000). Pennsylvania came in […]

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