Pennsylvania Issues

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

By at November 25, 2014 | 1:25 pm | 0 Comment

How Americans Came to Oppose Fracking

For the first time since high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as nonconventional fracking, was developed, more Americans oppose it than support it.

According to a national survey conducted by the independent non-partisan Pew Research Center, 47 percent of… Read the rest

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Energy & Environment , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Gift ban legislation to get second chance as PA Gov.-elect Wolf pushes his own ethics reform

By at November 21, 2014 | 2:54 pm | 0 Comment

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has already asked his transition team to sign a code of conduct prohibiting members from accepting gifts, and he plans to implement a similar ban for the executive branch… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political , Watch Dog

Department of Health to Offer Free Potassium Iodide

By at November 14, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Department of Health to Offer Free Potassium Iodide on Nov. 20 for Pennsylvanians who have Tablets Expiring in December 2014

The Department of Health will provide free potassium iodide, or KI, Thursday, Nov. 20, to Pennsylvanians who currently… Read the rest

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Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

By at November 3, 2014 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment

Top 10 Job Prospects for Tom Corbett

10. Ghost employee for the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

9. Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

8. Spokesman for the state lottery.

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Featured , Pennsylvania Issues , Political

Up in Smoke

By at November 1, 2014 | 3:21 pm | 0 Comment

Up in Smoke

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Comics , Featured , Pennsylvania Issues

Spectrum Features Syndicate

By at October 30, 2014 | 9:39 pm | 0 Comment

Spectrum Features Syndicate

HARRISBURG—Three days before he blocked proposed animal cruelty legislation, Rep. Mike Turzai (R-McCandless), chair of Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, received a $3,000 campaign donation from the Flyers Victory Fund.

The Fund is the lobbying and campaign… Read the rest

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Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:59 pm | 0 Comment

Justices behaving badly: PA Supreme Court has embarrassing history

Checking in on the state of the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court isn’t for the weak of constitution these days.

That’s thanks to the stunning development from earlier this week, when the state Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery from his… Read the rest

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Pennsylvania Issues , Political

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

By at October 28, 2014 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

For Pennsylvania Politicians Crime Pays and Pays Some More

Having spent my early career working for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I have thought long and hard about why, for decades now, one public official follows another when it comes to indictment, conviction and jail. Pennsylvania has a special… Read the rest

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Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

By at October 23, 2014 | 5:22 pm | 0 Comment

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the… Read the rest

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Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

By at October 22, 2014 | 6:02 pm | 0 Comment

Google blinded: Corbett administration wants links to Jerry Sandusky trial transcripts removed from web

Pennsylvania state official says links to public
court transcripts ‘removed
from Google’

‘Right to be forgotten’ comes to US?

Not so fast, Google says

A close ally to Pennsylvania Gov.

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