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Order Terminating Rulemaking Proceeding, Initiating New Proceeding, And Establishing Additional Procedures

By at February 9, 2018 | 4:21 pm | 0 Comment

The Commission previously has taken steps with regard to reliability and other matters that have helped to address the resilience of the bulk power system.  The Commission recognizes that we must remain vigilant with respect to resilience challenges, because affordable and reliable electricity is vital to the country’s economic and national security.  As explained below, […]

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DEP Suspends Mariner East 2 Construction Permits

By at January 9, 2018 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/3/2018 CONTACT: Neil Shader, DEP 717-787-1323 DEP Suspends Mariner East 2 Construction Permits Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued an order suspending the construction permits associated with the […]

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Mellow Pension decision

By at December 23, 2017 | 12:10 pm | 0 Comment

Hi Eric – Responding to both of your morning e-mails here. The board’s opinion and order in the appeal, and the two dissenting opinions filed in the appeal, are attached. The vote by board member is below. Board Members Who Voted to Grant Mr. Mellow’s Appeal Board Members Who Filed Dissenting Votes David R. Fillman […]

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Decommissioning nuclear reactors is a long-term and costly process

By at December 23, 2017 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

Since 2013, six commercial nuclear reactors in the United States have shut down, and an additional eight reactors have announced plans to retire by 2025. The retirement process for nuclear power plants involves disposing of nuclear waste and decontaminating equipment and facilities to reduce residual radioactivity, making it much more expensive and time consuming than […]

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Request for Information: Legislative Audit and Payments to Settle Harassment Cases

By at December 22, 2017 | 12:50 am | 0 Comment

Representative Mark Keller Chairman, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission Ryan Office Building, Room 108 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2086 December 21, 2017 Dear Chairman Keller: The  Employee Liability Self-Insurance Program (“the Program”), in which each legislative caucus pays into the fund based on the number of employees, is not adequately discussed in the LAAC’s Annual Report. I want […]

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Tell Congress: Improve Healthy Food Access, Sponsor the Local FARMS Act

By at December 5, 2017 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

A bipartisan group of legislators recently introduced a new Farm Bill proposal aiming to boost local and regional food systems. The Local Food and Regional Market Supply (FARMS) Act would make new investments to help farmers reach new markets, expand access to fresh, healthy, local food in low-income communities, and connect producers with consumers. Read […]

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Decommissioning nuclear reactors is a long-term and costly process

By at December 5, 2017 | 11:37 am | 0 Comment

Since 2013, six commercial nuclear reactors in the United States have shut down, and an additional eight reactors have announced plans to retire by 2025. The retirement process for nuclear power plants involves disposing of nuclear waste and decontaminating equipment and facilities to reduce residual radioactivity, making it much more expensive and time consuming than […]

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Another Labor Voice Silenced

By at November 20, 2017 | 8:58 pm | 0 Comment

Today is a sad day in the Labor radio world as we mourn another outlet for worker based news and information being silenced due to falling revenue. That outlet, Worker’s Independent News, went dark today for the first time after nearly 2 decades of providing daily 3-minute news clips for broadcast on programs like mine. […]

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Dangerous states in America

By at November 15, 2017 | 8:56 pm | 0 Comment

Utilizing data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 24/7 Wall St. assembled a list of the most dangerous states in America. The survey examined the prevalence of violent crimes, which increased from 385 per 100,000 Americans in 2015 to 397 in 2016. The safest state is Maine (124 violent crimes per 100,000). Pennsylvania came in […]

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Rock The Capital’s Testimony on Slush Fund Audit

By at November 13, 2017 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital’s Testimony before the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, November 14, 2017. Download PDF

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