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PA Needs Clean Energy. Why Are Legislators Stuck on Nuclear?

By at February 5, 2019 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

From NRDC: According to news reports, state legislators in Pennsylvania will soon introduce one or more bills to provide financial support to the state’s nuclear power plants. Such legislation has been anticipated since last November, when the General Assembly’s nuclear caucus issued a report making a case for subsidies. We criticized the caucus report for failing to […]

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Upcoming Grove bill to improve budget transparency: Does it go far enough?

By at February 5, 2019 | 5:19 pm | 0 Comment

From The York Dispatch: State Rep. Seth Grove has announced he will soon be introducing legislation to improve the administration and state departments’ budgetary transparency — but one watchdog is demanding the Legislature follow suit. The Dover Township Republican drafted a legislative memo Tuesday, Jan. 15, announcing his plans to re-introduce legislation from last session to expand […]

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Citizens’ group accuses legislative panel of violating open meetings law

By at February 5, 2019 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

From PennLive: A citizens’ watchdog organization filed a lawsuit in Commonwealth Court accusing the state legislative commission tasked with annually issuing an audit on the legislative branch’s finances, of potentially violating the state’s open meetings law. In the document filed on Wednesday, RocktheCapital’s coordinator Eric Epstein points to a Legislative Audit Advisory Commission news release […]

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Rock the Capital Sues the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission for Violating the Sunshine Act

By at January 22, 2019 | 10:38 pm | 0 Comment

Rock the Capital Sues the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission for Violating the Sunshine Act

Cover Letter Analysis: Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act (Open Meetings’ Law) The Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Enclosure: Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Accepts Audit of General Assembly’s 2018 Finances     Photo credit: 6SN7

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Gregorry Jaczko: Author, Confessions of a Rogue Nuclear Regulator

By at January 20, 2019 | 6:28 pm | 0 Comment

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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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