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Legislature sitting on $137.9 million surplus – enough to cover four months of expenses, auditor says

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:57 pm | 0 Comment

The state’s legislative branch closed the books on the 2017-18 fiscal year sitting on a $137.9 million financial cushion, according to an audit released on Thursday. This latest annual review of legislative spending approved by the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission shows the size of the legislative surplus grew from the $94.9 million left over at […]

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Follow The Money

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

The nonpartisan, nonprofit National Institute on Money in Politics promotes an accountable democracy by compiling comprehensive campaign-donor, lobbyist, and other information from government disclosure agencies nationwide and making it freely available at FollowTheMoney.org.

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Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Accepts Audit of General Assembly’s 2018 Finances

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:48 pm | 0 Comment

The bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, chaired by Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland), today voted to accept the audit report of the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s finances for the 2017-18 fiscal year as conducted by an independent certified public accounting firm. Download PDF

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The Perils of Bailing Out Aging Nuclear Stations

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:36 pm | 0 Comment

In the aftermath of the Three Mile Island accident, policy makers were consumed with our ability to keep pace with energy demand and at the same time foster diversity. We were dependent on coal and nuclear for electrical generation in Pennsylvania. Part of the goal of diversification was to focus on “energy efficiency.” A dramatic […]

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PA DEP News Release : Wolf Administration Announces State Investment to Install Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Montgomery County

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:17 pm | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/21/2018 CONTACT: Neil Shader, DEP 717-787-1323 Wolf Administration Announces State Investment to Install Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Montgomery County Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding to implement a stormwater infrastructure […]

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Recognizing Eric Epstein

By at January 5, 2019 | 4:14 pm | 0 Comment

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Experts Propose New Process for Nuclear Reactor Retirements to Protect Ratepayers, Local Communities, and the Climate

By at November 26, 2018 | 2:33 pm | 0 Comment

Media Advisory – November 28, 2018 at 11am EST Experts Propose New Process for Nuclear Reactor Retirements to Protect Ratepayers, Local Communities, and the Climate Nuclear Subsidy/Bailout Programs are Costing Consumers Billions of Dollars, Failing to Protect Workers and Communities Lessons Learned from States Show Faster, Cost-Effective Approach to Reactor Closures is Needed to Advance Climate […]

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Freshman Guide To Reform

By at November 26, 2018 | 2:24 pm | 0 Comment

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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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