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Release of Legislative Audit for 2015

By at January 5, 2016 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment

January 5, 2016

Representative Mark Keller
Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission
Room 108, Ryan Office Building
P.O. Box 202086
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086
717-705-7012 (fax)

Dear Chairman Keller:

In recent years, Pennsylvania citizens have… Read the rest

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State by State Budget Comparison for FY 2015 and FY 2016

By at December 29, 2015 | 6:46 pm | 0 Comment

Group Proposes Solutions to Avoid Future Impasses

December 29, 2015

(Harrisburg) – Rock the Capital released a state by state comparison of budget data that includes the following:

  • Target date for passing the budget.
  • Date

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Kitchen cabinet

By at December 22, 2015 | 5:43 pm | 0 Comment

by Andrew Staub

Gov. Tom Wolf campaigned on a promise he’d be a “different kind of governor,” but his most recent nomination raised concerns that political patronage is afoot.

Wolf late Friday afternoon announced he had nominated Michael Newsome, a… Read the rest

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PPL’s Rate Request Reduced By $46.5 Million

By at October 16, 2015 | 11:11 am | 0 Comment

PPL Electric Utilities negotiated a settlement with advocates and interest groups who intervened in the Company’s rate case.

In March, PPL sought to increase the total bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours per month by 6.9%, or $10.19… Read the rest

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The Pay Raise Hangover

By at September 19, 2015 | 9:40 pm | 0 Comment

On September 26, 2005 an angry crowd greeted legislators who were returning from their summer hiatus following their July 7, 2:00 am stick up of taxpayers. Parking spots were nameless, petitions organized by Bob Durgin draped the Capitol steps, and… Read the rest

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Eric Epstein’s Comments in Support of Judge Panepinto

By at July 31, 2015 | 3:44 pm | 0 Comment

On July 7, 2005, the legislature suspended democracy, the Governor looked the other way and the judiciary went on moral recess.

On July 7, 2015, the legislature is locked in a budget stalemate with the Governor, and the judiciary’s standing… Read the rest

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Top Ten Nations with Proven Oil Reserves

By at July 27, 2015 | 4:56 pm | 0 Comment

Top Ten Nations with Proven Oil Reserves

This data is based on “the stock of proved reserves of crude oil in barrels (“bbl”). Proved reserves are those quantities of petroleum which, by analysis of geological and engineering data, can be estimated with a high degree of confidence… Read the rest

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Ten Tips to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave: American Red Cross

By at July 20, 2015 | 11:14 am | 0 Comment

Ten Tips to Stay Cool During a Heat Wave: American Red Cross

• Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.

• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.

• Avoid extreme temperature changes.

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Top Ten Highest Baseball Players

By at July 13, 2015 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten Highest Baseball Players

#1 Clayton Kershaw
2015 Earnings: $31.2 million
Salary: $30 million

#2 Jon Lester
2015 Earnings: $30.4 million
Salary: $30 million

#3 Justin Verlander
2015 Earnings: $28.5 million
Salary: $28 million

#4 Robinson Cano
2015 Earnings: $27.5 millionRead the rest

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Ten Greatest Civil War Movies of All Time

By at July 7, 2015 | 6:23 pm | 0 Comment

Ten Greatest Civil War Movies of All Time

10. Cold Mountain (2003)

9. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

8. Gone With the Wind (1939)

7. Shenandoah (1965)

6. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)

5. Gods and Generals (2003)

4. North and South (1985)

3. An Occurrence at… Read the rest

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