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Halloween Press Conference “Pension Bandits”

By at October 27, 2019 | 9:45 pm | 0 Comment

Contact: Eric Epstein (717)-979-8767 lechambon@comcast.net On October 30, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the East Wing of the Rotunda, Rock the Capital will release “The Class of 2018: Pension Bandits” detailing the 10 most questionable legislative pensions of 2019. Following Halloween there are a number of events – including retirements – that remind us how […]

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Bill Repurposing Lieutenant Governor’s Mansion Advances

By at October 26, 2019 | 9:41 pm | 0 Comment

The Senate unanimously passed legislation on Wednesday to repurpose the Lieutenant Governor’s Residence at Fort Indiantown Gap to support veterans and active duty military personnel. Pennsylvania is the only state that provides a residence for its Lieutenant Governor. Senate Bill 750 requires the Department of General Services to transfer the Lieutenant Governor’s mansion to the […]

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This Is the Actual Transcript From NRC Hearing on Defective Steam Generator Tubes

By at October 26, 2019 | 9:38 pm | 0 Comment

This actually reads like Lewis Carroll and Franz Kafka collaborated on the transcript. Classic example of government in-action beginning on p. 12. Download: ML19184A466 Download: ML19189A333

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Joseph Mangano: Need to focus on health, not money

By at October 26, 2019 | 9:29 pm | 0 Comment

In late September, the Three Mile Island unit 1 closed permanently after 45 years, joining the better-known unit 2, only several months old at the infamous 1979 core meltdown. The recent shutdown continues the trend of closing old, corroding and leaking U.S. reactors — 10, to be exact, since early 2013. More will shutter in […]

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Fact Sheet

By at October 26, 2019 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital is a good-government watchdog group formed after the Pennsylvania legislative, judicial and executive branches conspired to enact a pay raise in violation of the state constitution. RTC tracked legislators who took the pay raise, refused to pay the money back, and profited from a “pension bounce.” Accomplishments • Advocated for eliminating annual […]

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Roadmap To Reform

By at October 26, 2019 | 8:42 pm | 0 Comment

Lobbyist Control Ban gifts and entertainment Quarterly reporting for lobbyists with expenses greater than $2,500 per quarter Restoration of reporting requirements that were modified in the House. Over by October End session on or before October 1 by joint resolution. Propose an amendment to the Constitution to prohibit lame-duck session. Open Records Require the General […]

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Chronic Wasting Disease

By at October 26, 2019 | 8:39 pm | 0 Comment

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has sounded the alarms, as many wild deer in the state have died from chronic wasting disease (CWD). Similar to mad cow, CWD plagues 26 states around the country, and Pennsylvania has battled it for the better part of seven years. Since its entrance into PA, the Game Commission has followed a series […]

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Pramaggiore exits Exelon amid federal probe

By at October 26, 2019 | 8:37 pm | 0 Comment

In a surprise move, the CEO of the utilities business at ComEd parent Exelon abruptly retired. Her departure comes as ComEd and Exelon are entangled in an investigation into the company’s lobbying activities in Springfield. Read more

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House Environmental Committee Testimony: Eric Epstein, Three Mile Island Alert

By at October 26, 2019 | 6:38 pm | 0 Comment

Download: House Testimony, April 29, 2019

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History of Blue Ridge Country Club

By at October 26, 2019 | 5:53 pm | 0 Comment

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