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York Dispatch: Let market forces dictate TMI future

By at June 28, 2017 | 9:14 am | 0 Comment

It appears market forces are about to do what even the nation’s worst nuclear accident couldn’t: permanently close the Three Mile Island nuclear plant.

Exelon Corp, owner of the nuclear facility located some 10 miles south of Harrisburg, has announced… Read the rest

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Exelon Announces TMI Closure – As the Nuclear Age Draws to an End

By at May 31, 2017 | 1:17 pm | 0 Comment

PRESS STATEMENT

May 31, 2017

David A. Kraft, Director, NEIS

 

Exelon Announces TMI Closure – As the Nuclear Age Draws to an End

It’s not nearly

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TMI Alert Press Release – planned closure of Three Mile Island

By at May 30, 2017 | 12:53 pm | 0 Comment

for immediate release: 5/30/17

Three Mile Island Alert

Contact: Scott D. Portzline 717-232-8863 and cell 717-421-7574

Three Mile Island Alert suspects that the announcement of Three Mile Island’s planned closure is actually an attempted “shot across… 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.

According to last year’s audit, the slush… Read the rest

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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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FAQ: The Pension Debt Clock

By at February 7, 2017 | 10:41 pm | 0 Comment

by Richard Dreyfuss

What is a defined benefit pension plan?

A defined-benefit (DB) pension plan provides formula-based monthly benefits to qualifying members at retirement.

The technical term for these benefit payments is an “annuity”.

Generally, members are required to contribute… Read the rest

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Jewish Federation on Greater Harrisburg Statement on Immigrants & Refugees

By at February 7, 2017 | 6:22 pm | 0 Comment

This statement of the Jewish Community Relations Council was unanimously approved by the Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg at its meeting on February 2 on refugees and immigrants following the White House Executive Order of January 29,… Read the rest

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Pension Debt Clock – Press Briefing 1/24/17 – State Capitol

By at January 25, 2017 | 1:28 pm | 0 Comment

by RC Dreyfuss

I would like to take 10 minutes to share my perspectives as a retired HR executive & actuary (>35 years). I am currently a self-employed consulting resource to several public policy organizations.

I appreciate Barry (Shutt’s) friendship… Read the rest

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Advocates letter to AG’s Chief Integrity Officer, (1/23/17)

By at January 23, 2017 | 7:30 pm | 0 Comment

January 23, 2017

TO:

ATTORNEY ERIC FILLMAN
CHIEF INTEGRITY OFFICER
PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
16TH FLOOR
STRAWBERRY SQUARE
HARRISBURG, PA 17120

FROM:

GENE STILP
TAXPAYERS AND RATEPAYERS UNITED
1550 FISHING CREEK VALLEY… Read the rest

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Beyond Nuclear Calls for Immediate Shutdown of Reactors with Defective Parts

By at January 23, 2017 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment

Beyond Nuclear, a leading national anti-nuclear advocacy group, today called on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to make public the full list of U.S nuclear power plants that are known to be operating with potentially defective parts imported from… Read the rest

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