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Comments of Eric Epstein: Pension Cake Press Conference

By at September 12, 2017 | 5:53 pm | 0 Comment

Remember a long time ago, in a far off land when Governor Rendell, and the legislature declared that our pension problems were solved?

Act 120, the pension solution, was signed into law in 2010.

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Pension Cake Recipe

By at September 12, 2017 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

Pension Cake Recipe

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Op-ed: “Demagogues, Godwin’s Law and the Politics of Fear”

By at September 7, 2017 | 5:41 pm | 0 Comment

Godwin’s law, coined in 1990 and named after Mike Godwin, states that lengthy online discussions will ultimately degenerate into Hitler comparisons. Given enough space and time, the probability of referencing Hitler – no matter the issue -becomes more likely.

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Property Relief Through Act 50

By at August 30, 2017 | 9:07 pm | 0 Comment

We need to be sensitive to the impact of increased property taxes on “low-income” seniors or people living on a “fixed income.” However, not all  seniors on fixed incomes are also “low-income” households.

We have to be concerned for all low-income home owners, whether… Read the rest

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August 26: Time to dial ten digits

By at August 24, 2017 | 8:51 pm | 0 Comment

Starting on August 26, callers in the 717 area code region will need to dial ten-digit phone numbers,  including the area code. This change was caused by the depletion of new 717 telephone numbers. The Public Utility Commission approved a new 223… Read the rest

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Op-ed: Three Mile Island By the Numbers, What Exelon Won’t Tell You

By at August 15, 2017 | 10:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dear Editor:

Exelon has been targeting the media, elected officials, and the public with doomsday predictions regarding the closure of Three Mile Island Unit-1. Their numbers are misleading, don’t add up, and fail to account for the $1.1 billion rate… Read the rest

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History of Three Mile Island Unit-1, (1966-2016)

By at August 15, 2017 | 9:58 pm | 0 Comment

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Americans are feeling the effects of climate change

By at August 15, 2017 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

A climate change analysis, authored by thirteen scientists from across federal agencies, was leaked to the New York Times. Their findings reveal Americans are feeling the effects of climate change. The report is issued every four years as congressionally mandated, however,… Read the rest

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Statement of Eric Epstein: The Legislative Audit Advisory Commission’s Approval of a “Slush Fund”

By at March 21, 2017 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Every year the Legislature budgets more taxpayer money than it needs, and creates an artificial surplus which it refunds to itself. The  unspent funds from the “non-lapsing” accounts roll-over into discretionary  slush funds.

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The Smoke Behind the Mirror: The Property Tax Independence Act

By at February 17, 2017 | 1:05 pm | 0 Comment

Everybody hates property taxes. On that we can agree. But the current proposal floating around Harrisburg is more onerous than property taxes, and would actually increase taxes.

The Property Tax Independence Act will be introduced in the Senate. This proposal… Read the rest

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